Claire Pelletier Door Knob May 28th, 2018 - 10:03:06
Some antique door knob collectors are very serious about their trade. They know all there is to know about antique door knobs. If you think a door knob is a door knob youre dead wrong. In the last century antique door knobs have gone through a number of personality and design changes. Instead of just being something used to open and close a door door knobs back then were just as much a part of the house as the rest of the décor and were expected to make a statement. For a while the job was relegated mostly to glass artists who created beautiful bubble glass knobs lead crystal cut into jewel-like shapes as well as amazing pieces of brass that were carved into extremely ornate patterns.
The first thing to do is to go out and get the new door knob pick the one you like even if it is different to the ones you already have around the house. The mechanism in all of them works in much the same way and their fit on the door is standard. You will need a flat and a Phillips screw driver ( the Phillips screw driver is the one that has a round star shaped tip) and maybe a small hammer. The process of changing the door knob is simple and easy to do because all you will be doing is exchanging one for the other.
Now you have everything all set to slide the door knob assembly into position place the part in first which receives the screws the spindle will have to go all the way through the latching assembly and simply fit the opening properly. When you are grasping it just gently spin the knob forwards and backwards this allows you realize that you already have it in properly. Now place the additional knob set up directly into place and screw it into place again; simply sung the screws and ensure the door knob moves freely.
Look at the base of the knob close to the door itself and you will see a small hole with a little separation inside of it. Take a key like piece of metal that is included in the new doorknob set and put it in the small hole prying it open. Pull the door knob out as you pry the hole until it comes out completely. You will have removed the decorative part of the mechanism and the operative part will be exposed. Against the door itself you will see a round piece of metal which is held in place by two large screws remove these screws all the way.