Dummy Door Knob Backplate - This is a simple guide to changing a busted doorknob in your home. Carpenters charge by the hour and you also have to wait in line for them to have the time to come back and do everything you want. Follow these simple directions and you can eliminate that bothersome door knob that sticks or does not work anymore in a couple of minutes without breaking a sweat. This manual applies to standard knobs which are found throughout your property, if you want to change the front door knob, nicely, that is not the same story which we will deal with in another article. The first thing to do is to go out and find the newest doorknob, pick the one you like even if it's different to the ones you already have around your home. The mechanics in all of them works in much the same way and their match on the door is regular. You will require a flat and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one that includes a rounded, star-shaped tip) and maybe a little hammer. The process of changing the doorknob is straightforward and easy to do since all you will do is exchanging one to the other.
The very first thing to do is to split open the new doorknob and also make sure all the necessary parts are not there. You will see a listing of them on the instruction page. Once you're sure the set is complete it is time to take the old one apart. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the 2 screws holding the door closed mechanism in place. This is the metallic piece that sticks out of the door and is drawn inside 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 that is on the inside side of the door. Look at the bottom of the knob, near the door itself, and you'll see a little hole with a tiny bit of break inside of it. Have a key such as the piece of metal that is contained in the new doorknob place and set it in the little hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out since you pry the hole till it comes out entirely.
You will have eliminated the decorative part of the mechanism and the surgical part is going to be exposed. Against the door itself, you will see a round piece of metal that's held in place by 2 big screws, remove the screws all 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 precisely the same time pull the rest of the piece of this doorknob in the outside, it is going to slide out easily leaving a hole that goes through the door. Once this is done, take the opening and closing mechanism and slide it from the front of the door also. Now you have to reverse the procedure, place the opening and closing mechanism through the front of the door, make sure the flat side of this mechanism looks 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 into the interior the flat side ought to look inwards.
Locate both big screws and the metal cover that goes on the interior and screw it in place. Make sure it's tight but not overly tight. Test this by turning the external knob, the opening and closing mechanism ought to retract without immunity. The surgical mechanism is in place, now it's time to complete the decorative area of the installation. Take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slips 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 lock and unlock without significant pressure or immunity.
If it works properly, closes the door and locks it, try the key again. If there is resistance or it's hard to open, loosen the screws on the front or on the cylinder affirms just a bit, one or two turns should do it, try 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 such as this that you can learn how to do around the home, in your spare time that will 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 positive that in case you follow these simple directions and keep an eye on the diagram included with your new doorknob you'll have no problems, you may even enjoy yourself doing some handyman work.