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Try #2: Cyanoacrylate This worked much better. The local hardwood distributor 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 we do when ...


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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: Extended glue with straw Heated water to 120F to liquefy the glue. Dropped knob in water to activate glue ...


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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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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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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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