Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:43:11
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.
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.
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.
If it works properly close the door and lock it try the key again. If there is resistance or it is hard to open loosen the screws on the front or on the cylinder supports just a bit one or two turns should do it try the door again it should be okay. Slip in the decorative door knob on the inside and turn it a bit until it clicks and locks into place. Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a new door knob which you installed personally. There are many small things like this that you can learn to do around the house in your spare time that will save you money and even time if your carpenter or electrician are very busy and you have to make an appointment for them to come work for you.