Door Knobs And Plates Antique - This is a simple guide to changing a busted 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 need. Follow these easy directions and you'll be able to get rid of that bothersome door knob which sticks or will not work anymore in a few minutes without breaking a sweat. This guide applies to normal knobs that are found throughout your house, if you would like to change the front door knob, well, that's not the same story which we'll deal with in another article. The very first thing to do is to go outside and find the newest doorknob, decide on the one you like even if it's different to the ones you already have around the house. The mechanism in all of them works in much the exact same way and their match on the door is regular. You will require a horizontal and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one which includes a round, star-shaped tip) and maybe a little hammer. The practice of changing the doorknob is simple and easy to do since all you will be doing is exchanging one to another.
The first thing to do is to split open the new doorknob and make sure all the necessary parts are there. You will see a list of them on the education page. Once you're certain that the set is complete it is time to take the older one apart. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the 2 screws holding the door closing mechanism in place. This is actually the metallic piece that sticks from the door and is drawn in the door when the knob is turned. Now take a peek at the face of the door that doesn't have the lock, the one which is on the inside side of the door. Have a look at the bottom of the knob, close to the door itself, and you will notice a little hole with a tiny bit of break inside of it. Take a key such as the piece of metal that's 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 till it comes out entirely.
You will have eliminated the cosmetic part of the mechanism and the surgical part is going to be exposed. Against the door itself, you will notice 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 inside of the wooden door and the component of the doorknob which goes through it. After this is completed, take the opening and closing mechanism and then slide it out the front of the door also. Now you have to reverse the process, place the opening and closing mechanism through the front part 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 horizontal side ought to look outwards also, in case it opens to the inside the horizontal side ought to look inwards.
Find the two big screws and the metal cap that goes on the inside and twist 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 resistance. Now set the screws on the opening and closing mechanisms, again do not over tighten them, examine the doorknob again, there should be no hindrance or resistance. The surgical mechanism is in place, now it's time to complete the cosmetic area of the installationprocess. Take the decorative plate which covers the mechanism and slips into position until it locks. Before putting in the cosmetic doorknob, lock the door and try the key without actually closing the door. The door should lock and unlock without significant pressure or resistance.
If it works properly, closes the door and locks it, then try out the key again. If there is resistance or it's hard to open, loosen the screws on the front or on the cylinder supports just a bit, a couple of turns should do it, try out the door again, it ought to be okay. Slip from the ornamental door knob on the inside and turn it a bit until it clicks and locks into position. Congratulations you're now the proud owner of a new door knob that you installed personally. There are many little things such as this that you are able to learn to do around the house, in your free time which will help save you money and maybe even time in case your home or electrician is very busy 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 will have no problems, you may even enjoy yourself doing any handyman work.