Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:37:47
Once done you will now see the inside of the wooden door and the part of the doorknob that goes through it. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the door and at the same time pull the remaining piece of the door knob from the outside it will slide out easily leaving a hole that goes through the door. Once this is done take the opening and closing mechanism and slide it out the front of the door too. Now you have to reverse the process place the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door make sure the flat side of the mechanism looks to the side to which the door opens.
Now put the screws on the opening and closing mechanisms again do not over tighten them test the door knob again there should be no interference or resistance. The operative mechanism is in place now it is time to finish the decorative part of the installation. Take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slip into place until it locks. Before putting in the decorative door knob lock the door and try the key without actually closing the door. The door should lock and unlock without major pressure or resistance.
If the door opens outwards the flat side should look outwards too if it opens to the inside the flat side should look inwards. Now slip in the cylinder through the door knob hole while holding the opening and closing mechanism pushed in so that it fits into the space provided for it in the door knob cylinder. Find the two large screws and the metal cover that go on the inside and screw it in place. Make sure it is tight but not overly tight. Test this by tuning the outside knob the opening and closing mechanism should retract without resistance.
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.