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How can I remove a Yale doorknob installed with the latch at the incorrect length?

I forgot to adjust the length before placing the inside knob. Now the latch wont go all the way in. And I cant see the notch release because the door knob is too close to the door For example only (...
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How to open a door with no handle

Long story short, my door handle fell off today while the door was closed. Luckily I was outside the room. I've attached a photo. Any ideas how to get it open? I've tried the old credit card trick but ...
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Do I need to tighten this EZSet door knob?

My frond door has an EZSet door knob. (See photo with brand name.) The knob is looser than in past years. When I pull on it from the inside, it moves toward me about 1/8". (See two photos below,...
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How do I remove the spindle stuck in the door?

I have removed the door knobs from either side of the spindle but I cannot push the spindle through to be able to remove the rest of the mechanism. I have tried to push the latch in and remove the ...
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How to fix free spinning thumb turn in entry door lock

I have an Emtek Charleston entry door lock set that seems to have a free-spinning thumb turn with nothing attached to it. I can turn the inside doorknob to either lock or unlock (similar to how the ...
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What is this worn part on this door handle assembly?

I've been having problems with our Kwikset front door handle. It's a lever on one side, and a press down latch on the other. When you try to open the door, it doesn't retract the bolt all the way. ...
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Are there any kinds of door locks immune to being opened with a credit card?

I live an apartment and am unable to secure my bedroom door due to a large gap in the frame. Due to the gap, it is extremely easy to take a credit card and open the door from outside. Even when the ...
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How do I get this locked doorknob off?

I'm writing this on my phone (laptop is locked in my room), so I apologize if this isn't formatted well. I also know nothing about tools/doorknobs, so forgive me for not knowing the exact terminology ...
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Can’t remove Schlage door handles

I’ve got a Schlage door handle that I want to remove so I can tighten it since it's loose on the wall, but I can't for the life of me figure it out. All the instructions online talk about these ...
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I cracked my door at the door handle plate. What can I use to fix and reattach the door handle?

I cracked my door at the door handle plate. What can I use to fix and reattach the door handle?
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How to shim a doorknob latch plate

I'm replacing all the doorknobs in my new house. The new knobs "latch plates" (not sure what the proper term is) are thinner than the old ones, so they sit a bit too deep in the space that ...
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Cabinet Latch like a Door Knob

I am trying to build a custom cabinet with a trash drawer that is dog proof. I don't like the two-handed operation of the baby latches, so I was thinking something like a door knob. I would want ...
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Remove knob from this door handle (F605-245)

I have, what I believe, is a Schlage interior door handle with a privacy lock (you engage a push pin with a narrow wire or whatever fits to disengage the lock from outside the door). The push button ...
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How do I prevent an interior door from latching?

I have an interior door (with doorknobs, not handles) that auto-closes. I would like, most of the time, to be able to just push the door open and not have to turn the knob. However, I don’t want a ...
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terms and prep for old style doorknobs

I like the look of old-fashioned doorknobs with a small rosette. I'm getting some new doors and thinking about boring and mortising them myself. My plan is to find old knobs, rosettes, locksets from ...
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Internal latch plate stuck in latch bore? [closed]

I am trying to replace my interior door knobs and am really struggling to remove the latch in my bathroom door. The latch plate (which goes into the latch bore) was painted over so I assumed that’s ...
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Why isn't door knob tight to the door?

I installed a door knob earlier in the year and thought everything went fine. Come winter, my house was not retaining heat. Found that the outside half of the door knob was not sitting tight to the ...
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How can I repair a large hole in an interior door?

I locked myself out and didn't have proper tools to get in, so I drilled a hole directly above the door knob so that I could fit my hand in to unlock it. There is also damage to the outer edge where ...
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Interior door handle with privacy lock for 2-inch thick interior doors

I need to replace all of my interior door handles with new hardware that includes privacy locks for bathrooms and bedrooms. All doors are the correct thickness to accept standard US replacements (...
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How do I find a locking doorknob for an existing door with a non-standard backset?

I'm trying to replace a lockless interior door's knob with one with a lock (not a "privacy lock", but an exterior-door-type key lock). The existing hole and knob has a non-standard backset ...
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Can I use a drive-in latch without its collar?

I am trying to replace my interior door knobs and encountering one obstacle after another. The latest is that my doors are prepared for drive-in latches, and I stupidly assumed they were "...
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How to lock this closet with a non-standard knob size?

We have a small closet in a spare room that we'd like to be able to lock with a key. It has a small, non-standard doorknob. I thought of using a hasp with a padlock, but that's ugly and more security ...
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Adding Locks to Antique French Door

I have a set of 1927 french doors that are 18" wide and have a built-in astragal -- measuring ~7/8" wide and ~1/4" deep -- on both doors. The astragal narrows to about a 1/4" where ...
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Thin flat cabinet door pull that mounts on the edge of the door rather than the face

I vaguely recall long ago seeing flat plastic or metal door pulls that mount to the edge of the door rather than the front face of the door. The long front protruding edge of the pull is rounded for ...
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mortice lock that can be opened by turning the doorhandle either way?

We have a number of doors between rooms on which my partner would like to have traditional porcelain knobs instead of modern handles. Replacing the handles is not an issue, but these doors have (basic)...
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Door knob (lever handle) only engages in one direction

The lever handle door knob on my front door can be turned either way, but only engages when turned turned one way. Can I make it work in both directions? At rest, the bolt is engaged, as desired. ...
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How to lock an inside door with round doorknobs turning both clockwise and counterclockwise (without a key)?

I'd like to lock an inside building door, which I'm pretty sure is possible. The lock/doorknobs look like the pictures. The doorknobs can turn both clockwise and counterclockwise. How do I lock ...
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Which colored layer is the orignal brass and what is the other colored layer?

I restored antique brass door knobs and plates. This is what the brass looked like before restoration. This is what the brass looked like after restoration. The door knobs have a color mix of yellow ...
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How do I remove the rest of this lever-style door handle?

I'm trying to remove an old lever-style door handle (with no visible screws) that had a missing latch so was already non-functional. Following online tutorials on how to remove door handles and ...
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Will a locksmith prefer to install a handle on a door that is hung or laying flat on horses?

I have several hardwood doors that will need to have door handles and latches installed. Currently the doors are unhung and laying on saw horses (for sanding and painting). Will the locksmith prefer ...
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Are there different tiers (good/better/best) of door hardware?

We have a new house (3 yrs old), and have been having problems with the door knobs all coming loose and sliding around. I thought it was something we were doing, but talked to a couple of neighbors, ...
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How to separte door handle without visible screws?

I need to replace the door handle mechanism because it's stuck. In order to do that, I need to take apart the door handles but there are just two holes under each handle. It doesn't seem that the hole ...
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New door knob strike screw holes don't line up with old ones

I purchased some new door knobs for inside my house to replace my dated looking ones. The previous screw holes for my strike don't quite line up with the new ones. Is it OK to try and screw in or will ...
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Tighten old 1960s doorknob

I have a few doorknobs in an old 1960s house we just moved into that have a loose/wiggling collar (rose?). I can remove the knob on the inside by pushing in the silver tab on the side and pulling the ...
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How to reattach door handle where wood behind has deteriorated?

More door handle fun. So our apartment inside front door handle has fallen off as all 3 screws fell out. You can see the mess they were screwed into below: I need to put this back on in the same ...
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How to dismantle doorknob (separate baseplate and knob) to screw on door?

I live in an older tenement flat and the doors all have doorknobs like below: I don’t think it can be screwed into position on the door / spindle without removing the backplate, as no screwdriver I ...
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How do I remove this door handle?

I'm attempting to remove this door handle with no success. I cannot figure out how to remove the plate on the front. It seems impossible to just pry it off. How can I remove this door handle? Also, ...
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Door bore hole too large for new door knob kits

I've bought replacement door knobs that look like they need a small 1" bore, and screw directly onto the wood. Unfortunately my door has the larger 2" bores and the door knobs screw into each other. ...
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Interior Door Stopped Latching

As the title suggests, an interior door has suddenly stopped latching as it should. Previously, the door would close just fine, though perhaps you had to apply more pressure than most doors, it would ...
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Doorknob only turns one way

This doorknob when locked spins either direction without opening. When unlocked, it used to work like a normal doorknob but now will only turn counterclockwise. Is there an easy way to fix this so it ...
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How can I open this door latch with the knobs removed?

So my stupid roommates not only put tape in the door but also took the knob off. I closed it while doing laundry and they dont know where the knob is or pieces to open it. Can yall help
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Removing the plate from an old 1950's schlage door knob

Somehow, I think this door knob would be easier to reassemble if the knob and plate (especially the plate) were removed. Anyone know how to remove the knob? I don't even really see a lever or pilot ...
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Name of door/cabinet knob that operates two bolts at once

I've seen knobs that when twisted operate two bolts, however I can't find them online because I don't know what they are called. An example might be on cabinet where a knob in the center of one door ...
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How to remove latch assembly that is stuck in edge bore?

I want to replace a door knob, but I have 2 problems: After removing the door knob, I can't remove the latch assembly from the edge bore. Is there a mechanism to remove this from the door, or is it ...
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Cannot remove door knob -- totally inaccessible!

My laundry room door knob locked up yesterday and the door can't be opened. A thorough search revealed no screws, latches or any discernible way to remove the knob. I got the door knob off with pliers ...
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How to remove this door knob and plate with no obvious screws

So I've been trying to take out a sticky door knob to give it some grease and tigthen up the loose jiggles, but I can't figure out how to remove the full knob. I removed the end bit and don't know ...
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How to remove this door knob?

It's stuck now. So I am trying to remove it to clean or replace. Searched videos on youtube and didn't get any insight yet. Any tips about how to remove this knob is appreciated!
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How can I fix a door with a damaged knob hole?

Help need help fixing door. Is this still fixable or not?
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How to remove Schlage knob / handle

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove the door knob/handle pictured below. I've poked in just about every hole I can find to look for a release mechanism on both the handle and knob ...
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Door knob installation direction

I bought this new set of door knob and strangely the screws are positioned vertically like below photo. Also the lock in vertical is unlock. Is that right? UPDATE 1 It is this model that I bought ...
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