Martine Fortier Door Knob May 30th, 2018 - 09:44:25
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 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.
They also will be getting a lot more wear and tear on an outside door and may not be strong enough to handle it. Its not just door knobs but there are also handles that can replace a door knob to give you door a little different look. The sliding door handles have a more industrial look. If you are creating a home with a modern décor motif these may be just the pieces you are looking for. An added bonus of the door handle door knob varieties is that for some they are easier to open. As many people age they have limited mobility in their hands from arthritis or other muscle reducing ailments. Sometimes grabbing a hold of a normal door knob and turning it is a difficult proposition. But with a sliding door handle its much easier to open a door just push the handle down and the door pops open. Even if they have limited hand mobility these doors can be opened by just leaning on the handle to trigger the mechanism.
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.