Paige Migneault Door Knob May 31st, 2018 - 10:55:56
The kind of door knob you need depends on whether or not they are an exterior door or an interior door. Exterior door knobs will certainly be required to have a good lock on the door and are required to be weather resistant and a more heavy duty kind door knob than an interior knob set. Any time you replace the outside door knob you are going to have a deadbolt latch which should be replaced at the same time so that you can have matching keys for each of the locks. Interior doors have a practical door knob and are available in two standard general sizes; 2-3/8 inches and also 2-3/4 in.
There are people who collect all sorts of thing. From dolls to bottle caps there is a collection for nearly every personality. Some people even get all worked up over the old knobs on doors and have started collections out of antique door knobs. Were not sure how this collection happened. Maybe is started when an old door was going to be thrown out and there was a nostalgic moment and the knob was kept as a memory. Then that knob called out for more knobs and a collecting frenzy was underway. No matter the reason for them antique door knob collections are very popular and can be very expensive.
Also a good resistive structure is needed. Deadbolts are used along with exterior door levers. We have to pull out these deadbolts latches if we want to replace the knob. Interior knobs have a basic structure somewhat simpler than an exterior knobs properties so they are simpler to replace. The main screws need to be removed first using a screwdriver. Then the two knobs on each direction will automatically come out. After that faceplate screws on the edges need to be taken out to remove the latching parts. Then the main plate needs to be taken out removing the anchor screws. These are the basic tasks to remove a door knob. Then the question of installing the new door knob arrives.
As time went on styles of knobs came and went and it was only in more modern times that the door knobs we used seemed to become a bit more boring and just looked at as things that are meant to open a door. Its possible the boring state of todays door knobs is what caused many hardware manufacturers to go back in time and start lines of pieces that are reproductions of those fascinating antique door knobs. Those reproductions have become a major income for those companies as people continually look for new ways to dress up their home.