Interior Door Knobs Antique Brass - This is a simple guide to changing a damaged doorknob in your home. Carpenters fee by the hour and you also have to wait in line for them to have time to come back and do what you want. Follow these easy instructions and you can eliminate that bothersome door knob which sticks or will 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 want to change the front door knob, well, that's a different story which we'll deal with in a separate article. The first thing to do would be to go outside and find the newest doorknob, decide on the one you like even if it is different to the ones you already have around the house. The mechanics in all of them functions in much the exact same manner and their match on the door is standard. You will need a flat and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one which includes a round, star-shaped tip) and perhaps a small hammer. The process of changing the doorknob is simple and easy to do since all you will be doing is exchanging one to the other.
The very first thing to do would be to split open the new doorknob and also make sure all the necessary parts are not there. You will see a listing of these on the education page. This is actually the metallic piece that sticks out of the doorway and is drawn in the doorway once the knob is turned. Now take a peek at the side of the doorway that does not have the lock, the one which is on the inner side of the doorway. Have a look at the base of the knob, close to the door itself, and you will notice a small hole with a little separation inside of it. Take a key such as the piece of metal that's included in the new doorknob set and set it in the small gap prying it open. Pull the doorknob out since you pry the gap till it comes out completely.
You will have removed the decorative portion of the mechanism and the operative part will be exposed. Against the door itself, you will notice a round piece of metal which is held in place by two large screws, remove these screws all of the way. Once done you will now find the interior of the wooden door and the component of the doorknob which goes through it. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the doorway and at precisely the exact same time pull the rest of the piece of the doorknob in the exterior, it will slide out smoothly leaving a hole that goes through the doorway. After this is completed, take the opening and closing mechanism and slide it from the front of the doorway too. Now you have to reverse the process, place the opening and closing mechanism through the front part of the door, make sure the flat side of the mechanism looks to the side to which the door opens. If the door opens outwards the flat side should look outwards too, if it opens to the interior the flat side should look inwards.
Find both large screws and the metal cover that goes on the interior and screw it in place. Make sure it is tight but not too tight. Test this by turning the outside knob, the opening and closing mechanism should retract without resistance. The operative mechanism is in place, now it is time to finish the decorative part of the installation. 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 try the key without actually closing the doorway. The door should lock and unlock without significant pressure or resistance.
If it functions correctly, closes the door and locks it, try the key again. If there's resistance or it is difficult to open, loosen the screws on the front or on the cylinder supports just a little, a couple of turns should do it, try the door again, it should be okay. Congratulations you're now the proud owner of a new door knob that you installed personally. There are many small things such as this that you are able to learn to do around the house, in your spare time which will save you money and maybe even time if your carpenter or plumber is very busy and you have to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am positive that if you follow these simple instructions and keep an eye on the diagram as well as your new doorknob you will have no problems, you may even enjoy yourself doing some handyman work.