Martine Fortier Door Knob May 30th, 2018 - 09:45:46
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.
Soon a lock would be added to a door. That made not only a way to keep the door from accidentally opening but also a way to intentionally keep people out. That wasnt enough for some people who could bust through a simple lock so there had to be more substantial locks created. Dead bolts were added to really hold a door shut when the person inside wanted it to stay that way. At one point there were very limited selections if you wanted a door with locks and even more limited selections if you wanted the additional dead bolt lock that matched the door knob.
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.