We have an interior door in our new (to us) home with a Schlage deadbolt that we want to remove. Is there a commercially available metal set-up with no keying? Both door sides & strike plate... don't want to replace door.

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    you need to provide more information. we do not provide shopping advise. "commercially available metal set-up with no keying" what does that mean? add a detailed description and question if you want informed answers.
    – Alaska Man
    May 18 '17 at 20:44
  • Why would there even be a deadbolt on an interior door? That said, I agree that this is a shopping question. @isherwood deadbolts keyed from the inside on entry doors are being phased out as they are fire hazards, so I'd be wary of rekeying the existing deadbolt the OP has. Putting on a dummy plate is the way to go.
    – mmathis
    May 18 '17 at 21:23
  • Is there a regular passage lock with knob or lever also in this door or is the deadbolt all there is? May 18 '17 at 23:54
  • My mistake. I missed that critical point when I read. I wonder if that was misstated, though. Why indeed would there be a deadbolt on an interior door. Jack, can you enlighten us?
    – isherwood
    May 19 '17 at 2:01
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    kids who take their privacy seriously. Servers you don't want your kids messing with. The dungeon. Pot plants growing and you have too many guests, any of whom could invite a cop in. May 19 '17 at 2:12

You can get a blank hole cover such as this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Prime-Line-2-5-8-in-Satin-Nickel-Hole-Cover-Plate-U-10446/202258423 enter image description here

You can also get "blank strike plates" and "blank latch plates"


Wood dowels can be cut to fill in the hole left by a removed deadbolt. Painting is the only option to hide the mismatched grain.


Could just remove the "bolt" part that moves in & out, and just leave the keyed lock & lever filling the hole in the door; no one could lock the door without the bolt but it would still look finished.

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