Antique Glass Door Knobs Worth - This is a very simple guide to altering 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 and do what you want. Follow these easy directions and you'll be able to eliminate that bothersome door knob that 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 modify the front door knob, nicely, that's not the same story which we will deal with in another article. The first thing to do would be to go out and get the newest doorknob, decide on the one you enjoy even if it's different to the ones that you already have around your home. The mechanism in all of them functions in much the exact same way and their match on the door is standard. You'll need a horizontal and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one that includes a rounded, star-shaped tip) and perhaps a small hammer. The process of altering the doorknob is straightforward and easy to do because all you will do is exchanging one for the other.
The first thing to do would be 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're sure that the set is complete it is time to choose the old one apart. This is actually the metallic bit that sticks from the door and is drawn inside the door when the knob is turned. Now take a peek at the side of the door that does not have the lock, the one that is on the inner side of the door. Look at the bottom of the knob, near the door itself, and you'll notice a small hole with a little break inside of it. Take a key such as the bit of metal that's contained in the new doorknob place and set it in the small hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out since you pry the hole till it comes out entirely.
You'll have eliminated the cosmetic 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 2 big screws, remove the screws all of the way. Once done you will now see the interior of the wooden door and the part of the doorknob that goes through it. Push the opening and closing mechanism on the front of the door and at the exact same time pull the remaining piece of this doorknob from the exterior, it is going to slide out smoothly leaving a hole that goes through the door. After this is done, take the opening and closing mechanism and then slide it out the front of the door also. Now you have to reverse the procedure, place the opening and closing mechanism throughout the front part of the door, make sure the flat side of this mechanism appears to the side to where the door opens. If the door opens outwards the horizontal side ought to look outwards also, in case it opens to the interior the horizontal side ought to look inwards.
Now slip in the cylinder throughout 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. Find both big screws and the metal cap that goes on the interior and screw it in place. Make sure it's tight but not too tight. Test this by turning the external knob, the opening and closing mechanism ought to retract with no immunity. Now set the screws onto the opening and closing mechanisms, again do not over tighten them, test the doorknob again, there should be no hindrance or immunity. The surgical mechanism is set up, now it's time to finish the cosmetic part of the installation. Just take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slips right into place until it locks. Before placing in the cosmetic doorknob, lock the door and attempt the key without even closing the door. The door should lock and unlock without major pressure or immunity.
If it functions correctly, closes the door and locks it, try the key again. If there's resistance or it's difficult to open, loosen the screws onto the front or on the cylinder supports just a bit, a couple of turns should do it, try 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 place. Congratulations you're now the proud owner of a new door knob that you installed personally. There are lots of small things such as this that you are able to learn how to do around the home, in your spare time that will help save you money and maybe even time in case your home or electrician is quite active and you have to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am sure that in case you follow these simple 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.