Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:48:51
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.
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.
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.