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Try #2: Cyanoacrylate This worked much better. The local hardwood distributor recommended and carries super thin "super glue". Turn the knob in the usual direction to set it tight, then apply glue to the glass/metal junction (it will wick right inside). Keep acetone handy in case you dribble. Scrape excess off with a small screwdriver. Done. What will ...


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Try #1: Liquefied MDI adhesive. For my first attempt I assembled hot water, a thermometer, glue, Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) glue, and a straw. The MDI is a thick glue, so the trick was making it thin enough without creating toxic fumes: Used a straw to extend the tip of the glue bottle. Heated water to 120F to liquefy the glue in the bottle. ...


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You might want to investigate rim locks. These are decorative/antique styles, but there may be more utilitarian ones if that is what you want.


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Polyurethane Foam. The type that is used for insulation. Remove the door, remove knob and screw Tape rear hole to contain foam. Lay door flat Enlarge knob hole to allow dispensing wand to fit. (If this enlargment is too close to the knob base size, this method won't work) Dispense foam into hole. Probably a 3-4 second burst will be enough After curing ...


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Normally anything that has keys that come with it is meant for outdoor use. And almost all of these are made from non corrosive metals. I can't think of any house that I have ever looked at that had a rusted out door knob and everything else was in good shape.


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If you just want the bathroom door held closed, remove the latch mechanism totally, install a dummy knob and use a magnetic closure to hold the door in place. You do not even need the magnet to touch the matched plate on the stronger ones. If you are using a bit of foam or a vinyl bumper on the door itself, adjust the magnet back from the plate until it is ...


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A door/knob that is set properly will make very little noise during normal operation. The noise caused by the door hitting the jamb is almost certainly a function of misalignment (i.e. the door is striking the jamb stop at only one location). When properly hung the tight tolerances will trap air as the door closes and create a natural cushioning effect. ...


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Aha! It's a "Sargent". Found the answer here http://youtu.be/VyzTw5l-xhs Thank you, Internet!


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Thanks for all of the answers. After bringing the door knob to Home Depot, I ended up buying #8-32 x 1" brass round-head machine screws, which worked perfectly.


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You can easily install modern locks into an old door, but that would be an awful thing to do, in my opinion. It would really not look appropriate in an old house. Check eBay, craigslist and local flea markets - you can easily find old mortise lock parts(often in big lots) Sometimes it might even be new old stock. Those parts would be of much higher quality ...


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Locksets (including doornobs) are intended for either interior or exterior use. Some may be rated for both. There are some differences in configuration (such as deadbolt vs. privacy lock) and differences in durability and sealing. Doorknobs and locksets intended for interior use may have no water seal and may use a thinner protective coating. Doorknobs and ...


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Going off my comment earlier, one example would be a Walk-in Safety Latch. The specification of a safety latch is Where there is a possibility of entrapment within a latched enclosure, safety standards require the use of a latch or handle fitted with an inside release mechanism. Latches without this feature are intended for use only on small ...


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If the latch plate is flush with the door edge, the set back is correct. The flat back (faces street for out swinging doors) must be able to extend into the strike plate to hold door. Many alignment issues crop up to pull those 2 edges apart. Door gaps tell what has happened to its alignment over time. up/down misalign due to top hinge pulling away from ...



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