Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:45:52
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.
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.
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.
We just have to have patience in doing our job with concentration. Also you need to consider the type of knobs because knobs are not the same for all types of doors. Exterior doors have different properties than interior ones. Their installation or replacement is quite different as well. To remove exterior knobs we have to pull out some crucial parts like locks and screws. Exterior doors are exposed to the outside which makes them compatible to unwanted handling by strangers. To save our house from this we need to add a locking system on exterior knobs.