Patience Guernon Door Knob June 01st, 2018 - 09:03:19
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.
This is a simple guide to changing a damaged door knob at home. Carpenters charge by the hour and you also have to wait in line for them to have time to come and do what you need. Follow these simple instructions and you can get rid of that bothersome door knob that sticks or does not work anymore in a few minutes without breaking a sweat. This guide applies to standard knobs which are found all over your house if you want to change the front door knob well that is a different story which we will deal with on a separate article.
The entrance porcelain door knobs are fully functional with locks and latches. Privacy and passage sets are used on bathroom and bedroom doors. Porcelain dummy knobs make a perfect addition for your cupboards and closets. Usually porcelain knobs come in a complete set of two pieces. They are available in different sizes. However the standard ones measure 2 ¼ or 2 ½ diameter. Most porcelain door knobs feature a short iron brass or bronze stem. A matching backplate is also provided in some cases. The backplates normally come in five different finishes - satin nickel antique brass polished brass chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. Porcelain door knobs are available in a choice of colors and finishes.
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.