Electric Door Knob Prank - This is a simple guide to altering a damaged doorknob in your home. Carpenters charge by the hour and you also need to wait in line for them to have time to come and do what you want. Follow these simple directions and you'll be able to get rid of that bothersome door knob which sticks or does 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, well, that's not the same story which we'll deal with in another article. The first thing to do is to go outside and get the newest doorknob, decide on the one you like even if it's different to the ones you already have around the house. The mechanics in all of them works in much the exact same way and their match on the door is standard. You'll need a flat and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one which includes a rounded, star-shaped tip) and maybe a small hammer. The practice of altering the doorknob is simple and easy to do since all you will do is exchanging one for the other.
The first thing to do is to break open the new doorknob and make sure all the necessary parts are there. You'll see a listing of them on the education page. Once you are sure that the set is complete it is time to choose the older one apart. This is the metallic piece that sticks from the door and can be drawn in the door when the knob is turned. Now have a look at the side of the door that doesn't have the lock, the one which is on the inner side of the door. Look at the base of the knob, near the door itself, and you will see a small hole with a tiny bit of break inside of it. Take a key such as the piece of metal that's included in the new doorknob set and put it in the small gap prying it open. Pull the doorknob out since you pry the gap till it comes out entirely.
You'll have eliminated the decorative 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 which is held in place by 2 big screws, remove these screws all the way. Once done you will now see 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 door and at the exact same time pull the rest of the piece of the doorknob in the exterior, it is going to slide out easily 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. Nowadays you need to reverse the procedure, place the opening and closing mechanism throughout the front part 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, if it opens to the interior the flat side ought to look inwards.
Find the two big screws and the metal cover that goes on the interior and screw it in place. Make sure it's tight but not too tight. Test this by turning the outside knob, the opening and closing mechanism ought to retract without immunity. Now put the screws on the opening and closing mechanisms, again do not over tighten them, test the doorknob again, there should be no interference or immunity. The operative mechanism is set up, now it's time to complete the decorative area of the installation. 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 even closing the door. The door should unlock and lock without major pressure or immunity.
When it works correctly, closes the door and locks it, then try out the key again. When there is resistance or it's hard to open, loosen the screws on 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. Slip in the ornamental door knob on the inside and turn it somewhat until it clicks and locks into position. Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a brand new door knob which you installed personally. There are many small things such as this that you can learn how to do around the house, in your spare time which will save you money and even time if your home or electrician is very active and you need to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am sure that if you follow these simple directions and keep an eye on the diagram as well as your new doorknob you will not have any problems, you may even love yourself doing any handyman work.