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This isn't a very "DIY" answer but I think it certainly applies in this case... Call a door shop in your town and have them drill the door for your lockset. This will be slightly more expensive than buying the jig and doing it yourself but what happens if you screw up one of your doors? Once it's drilled by a pro, you can get your DIY-fix by remounting, ...
You're going to have to drill a larger hole for the new handles, which should completely encompass the old hole. Head on down to your local hardware store (or cruse the internet), and look for a door handle installation jig like this Irwin® Door Lock Installation Kit Example only, these jigs are available from many different manufacturers It comes with ...
Install a normally open switch that closes when the door no longer presses on it as it starts to open. If you want to avoid the NEC hassle use a 12 VAC system.
There are some very sophisticated kits that actually use a motion sensor on the slider. These are very very expensive and if you have a problem down the road you are taking out a bunch of drywall. You can go this route. However a pantry and utility room are closed off smaller spaces. I would just put an occupancy sensor near the door in each room. This ...
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