Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:46:31
If you think about it the door knob began the whole movement towards security and safety in the home. Before the door knob doors would just push open when someone wanted to get inside or go out. Then along came the door knob. It was a great way to keep a door from opening accidentally. A door knob also offered a side benefit of keeping the elements out of the house. Imagine how things would be in a storm without a door knob. Rain and wind would rush in every time. Once the door knob was in place there were further advances to this invention.
The first thing to do is to break open the new door knob and make sure all the necessary parts are there. You will find a list of them on the instruction page. Once you are sure the set is complete it is time to take the old one apart. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the two screws holding the door closing mechanism in place. This is the metallic piece that sticks out of the door and is drawn inside the door when the knob is turned. Now take a look at the side of the door that does not have the lock the one that is on the inside side of the door.
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.
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.