Satin Steel Door Knobs - This is a very simple guide to changing a busted doorknob 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 directions and you can get rid of that bothersome door knob which sticks or does not work anymore in a couple of minutes without breaking a sweat. This manual applies to standard knobs that are found throughout your house, if you would like to change the front door knob, nicely, that is not the same story which we will deal with in a separate article. The very first thing to do is to go out and get the newest doorknob, pick the one you like even if it's different to the ones you already have around the home. The mechanics in all of them functions in much the exact same manner and their fit on the door is standard. The process of changing the doorknob is straightforward and easy to do because all you will do is exchanging one for another.
The very first thing to do is to split open the new doorknob and also make sure all the necessary parts are not there. You will find a listing of these on the instruction page. This is the metallic bit that sticks out of the doorway and is drawn inside the doorway once the knob is turned. Now take a look at the face of the doorway that does not have the lock, the one which is on the inner side of the doorway. Look at the bottom of the knob, near the door itself, and you will notice a little hole with a little break inside of it. Take a key such as the bit of metal that is included in the new doorknob set and set it in the little hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out as you pry the hole until it comes out entirely.
You will have eliminated the decorative portion of the mechanism and the surgical part is going to be exposed. Against the door itself, you will notice a round piece of metal that's held in place by two big screws, remove these screws all of the way. Once done you will now find the inside of the wooden door and the part of the doorknob which goes through it. Once this is done, take the opening and closing mechanism and then slide it out the front of the doorway too. Now you have to reverse the procedure, set the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door, make sure the flat side of the mechanism looks to the side to where the door opens. If the door opens outwards the flat side should look outwards too, in case it opens to the inside the flat side should look inwards.
Now slip in the cylinder through the doorknob hole while holding the opening and closing mechanism pushed in so that it fits into the space provided for it at the doorknob cylinder. Locate both big screws and the metal cover that goes on the inside and screw it in place. Make sure it's tight but not overly tight. Test this by turning the external knob, the opening and closing mechanism should retract without resistance. The surgical mechanism is set up, now it's time to complete the decorative part of the installationprocess. Just take the decorative plate which covers the mechanism and slips right into position until it locks. Before placing in the decorative doorknob, lock the door and attempt the key without actually closing the doorway. The door should lock and unlock without major pressure or resistance.
When it functions properly, closes the door and locks it, then try out the key again. When there's resistance or it's difficult to open, loosen the screws on the front or on the cylinder affirms only a bit, one or two turns should do it, try out the door again, it should be okay. Slip in the ornamental door knob on the inside and flip it somewhat until it clicks and locks into position. Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a brand new door knob that you installed personally. There are many little things such as this that you are able to learn to do around the home, in your spare time which will help save you money and even time in case your home or electrician is very active and you have to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am positive that in case you follow these basic directions and keep your eye on the diagram as well as your new doorknob you will not have any problems, you may even enjoy yourself doing any handyman work.