Modern Glass Interior Door Knobs - This is a simple guide to changing a damaged doorknob in your home. Carpenters charge by the hour and you also need to wait in line for them to take some time to come back and do everything you need. Follow these easy directions and you can get rid of that bothersome door knob which sticks or will not work anymore in a few minutes without breaking a sweat. This manual applies to standard knobs which are found throughout your house, if you want to modify the front door knob, nicely, that's not the same story which we will deal with in a separate article. The very first thing to do is to go outside and get the newest doorknob, pick the one you enjoy even if it is different to the ones that you already have around your house. The mechanics in all of them works in much the same way and their match on the door is regular. The process of changing the doorknob is simple 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 make sure all the necessary parts are not there. You will see a listing of these on the instruction page. When you are sure that the set is complete it is time to choose the old one apart. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the two screws holding the door closing mechanism in place. This is actually the metallic bit that sticks from the door and can be drawn inside the door when the knob is turned. Now have a peek at the side of the door that does not have the lock, the one which is on the inside side of the door. Look at the base of the knob, close to the door itself, and you'll notice a little hole with a little separation inside of it. Have a key such as the bit of metal that's contained in the new doorknob set and put it in the little hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out as you pry the hole till it comes out entirely.
You will have eliminated the cosmetic part of the mechanism and the operative 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 large 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. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the door and at the same time pull the remaining piece of the doorknob from the outside, it is going to slide out smoothly leaving a hole that goes through the door. After this is completed, take the opening and closing mechanism and then slide it from the front of the door also. Now you need to reverse the procedure, place the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door, be sure that the flat side of the mechanism appears to the side to where the door opens. If the door opens outwards the flat side ought to look outwards also, in case it opens to the inside the flat side ought to look inwards.
Now slip in the cylinder through the doorknob hole while holding the opening and closing mechanism pushed in so that it fits to the area provided for it in the doorknob cylinder. Locate both large screws and the metal cap that goes on the inside and twist it in place. Make sure it is tight but not too tight. The operative mechanism is in place, now it is time to finish the cosmetic part of the installation. Just take the decorative plate which covers the mechanism and slips right into place until it locks. Before putting in the cosmetic doorknob, lock the door and attempt the key without actually closing the door. The door should unlock and lock without significant pressure or resistance.
If it works properly, closes the door and locks it, try out the key again. If there's resistance or it is hard to open, loosen the screws onto the front or on the cylinder supports just a bit, one or two turns should do it, try out the door again, it ought to be okay. Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a brand new door knob which you installed personally. There are many little things such as this that you can learn how to do around the house, in your free time which will help save you money and even time in case your carpenter or electrician is very busy and you need to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am positive that in case you follow these basic directions and keep an eye on the diagram as well as your new doorknob you'll have no problems, you may even enjoy yourself doing any handyman work.