Mid Century Modern Entry Door Knobs - This is a very simple guide to altering a busted doorknob at home. Carpenters fee by the hour and you also need to wait in line to allow them to have time to come back and do everything you need. Follow these easy directions and you'll be able to eliminate that bothersome door knob that sticks or will not work anymore in a few minutes without breaking a sweat. This manual applies to normal knobs which are found all over your house, if you would like to modify the front door knob, well, that is a different story which we'll deal with in another article. The very first thing to do is to go out and find the new doorknob, 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 functions in much the same way and their match on the door is regular. You'll require a horizontal and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one that includes a rounded, star-shaped tip) and perhaps a little hammer. The practice of altering the doorknob is simple and easy to do because all you will do is exchanging one to another.
The first thing to do is to break open the new doorknob and make sure all the necessary parts are there. You'll find a list of these on the education page. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the two screws holding the door closing mechanism in place. This is actually the metallic piece that sticks from the door and can be drawn inside the door when the knob is turned. Now have a peek at the face of the door that doesn't have the lock, the one that is on the inner side of the door. Look at the bottom of the knob, close to the door itself, and you will see a little hole with a tiny bit of break inside of it. Take a key like the piece of metal that is contained in the new doorknob set and set it in the little hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out since you pry the hole until it comes out entirely.
You'll have eliminated the cosmetic portion of the mechanism and the operative part is going to be exposed. Against the door itself, you will see a round piece of metal that's held in place by two big screws, remove the screws all of the way. Once done you will now find the inside of the wooden door and the component of the doorknob that goes through it. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the door and at precisely the same time pull the remaining piece of the doorknob in the exterior, it is going to slide out easily leaving a hole that goes through the door. Once this is completed, take the opening and closing mechanism and slide it out the front of the door too. Now you need to reverse the process, set the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door, make sure the flat side of the mechanism appears to the side to where the door opens. If the door opens outwards the horizontal side ought to look outwards too, in case it opens to the inside the horizontal side ought to look inwards.
Now slide in the cylinder through the doorknob hole while holding the opening and closing mechanism pushed in so that it fits into the space provided to it in the doorknob cylinder. Locate both big screws and the metal cap that goes on the inside and twist it in place. Make sure it is tight but not too tight. Now set the screws onto the opening and closing mechanisms, again don't over tighten them, examine the doorknob again, there should be no interference or immunity. The operative mechanism is in place, now it is time to complete the cosmetic part of the installationprocess. Just take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slips right into position until it locks. Before putting in the cosmetic doorknob, lock the door and attempt the key without even closing the door. The door should unlock and lock without major pressure or immunity.
When it functions correctly, closes the door and locks it, try out the key again. When there's resistance or it is hard to open, loosen the screws onto the front or on the cylinder affirms just a little, one or two turns should do it, try out the door again, it ought to be okay. Congratulations you're now the proud owner of a brand new door knob which you installed personally. There are many little things like this that you can learn to do around the house, in your spare time that will save you money and even time in case your home or electrician is quite busy and you need to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am sure that in case you follow these simple directions and keep your eye on the diagram included with your new doorknob you will not have any problems, you may even love yourself doing any handyman work.