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Installing a lock for bedroom door

I have room mates and would like to be able to lock my bedroom door from the outside (via key). That way I can lock the room when I leave for work, etc. Right now the door has a typical round door ...
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How to remove Schlage Lever Handle

I can’t remove the handle. I’ve tried inserting a small, flat screwdriver into the holes on the side but they won’t depress
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Door handle fell off — and we can’t find a replacement screw

Our door handle fell off — the screw keeping it on the handle fell out, and we couldn’t find it anywhere. We’ve tried every possible screw at Lowe’s, but I guess this is special/proprietary in some ...
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How do I remove my exterior door handle?

The inside handle of my front door has a hole like the picture instead of a screw. At first, I thought I could poke the spring with a thin pin, but that was not the case. I bought a hex wrench set to ...
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What do you call this old-time style of door knob/lock? How can I replace it?

I have a door with an old-time door knob, pictured below. What is this style of knob hardware called? What are my options for replacing it?
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Swapping a lock for a double cylinder

This is a european style lock where you turn the handle up for the strike to come out and then turn the little knob underneath to lock it. Can a DIYer convert this lock into the type where a key is ...
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How to open a door with no(or half?) a doorknob

I was studying in my living room when a gust of wind from the open window closed my bedroom door. I didn’t mind because, even though my doorknob is always falling off, I usually keep it close to me in ...
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How to remove this 1940s door hardware from the door?

I have a set of 1940s-era door hardware that seems to be broken so I'd like to remove it from the door. I have removed the knobs and latch but the cam is too big to fit through the holes on either ...
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Will standard deadbolts and door knobs work on a 7/8" thick security door?

This will be my first time replacing deadbolts and door knobs, and I want to make sure I get the right size. The distance between the edge of the door and the center of the deadbolt I need to replace ...
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Open locked door where knob fell off [duplicate]

I think the door was locked when the knob fell off (or was taken off by someone trying to help?). I've tried pulling and turning various bits with decent force to no avail, but I wonder if I'm missing ...
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How to remove built-in screws from door handle knobs

Many replacement door handle knobs come with a screw built-in. Some have it glued, but I don't think this is the case for the one in the photo. I want to remove that screw, to reuse another one I ...
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Where to locate knobs on bifold doors that must be opened and closed from both sides?

I'm installing two of these bifold doors side-by-side in a 60" frame: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pinecroft-30-in-x-80-in-Optique-Clear-Full-Lite-Universal-Reversible-Interior-Wood-Bi-fold-Door-...
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How to remove this lock in order to change the door knob?

I am trying to change a door knob but first I need to remove the lock. There seems to be a kind of nail that is visible on both sides of this piece (see pictures), but it is stuck. I tried to hit it ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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