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How to open a door that has the insides of a door handle inside without a door knob

Currently this is what my doorknob looks like below I was trying to change out my doorknob and left both sides inside of the room but the AC kicked on and shut the door on me and now I am stuck ...
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Any hidden disadvantage to lever-type door latches?

I have a lever-type door knob on one of my bedrooms and I like it a lot more than the ordinary round knobs. I am considering replacing all the door knobs in the house with levers. Is there any reason ...
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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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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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Are there door knobs specifically meant for outdoors?

I recently moved to a new home and need to replace a door knob that will be exposed to the outdoors. Does it matter what kind of door knob I get if it will be exposed to the outdoors? If it doesn't ...
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What direction should lever-style door handles be oriented?

What direction should lever-style door handles be oriented? According to this guy on YouTube, the traditional way is "middle of the curve up, end of the curve down", which "looks better", but you can ...
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How do I fix my “OLD” glass door knobs?

In my 100+ year old house, every interior door is made of solid wood. Their locksets have glass knobs connected by a square threaded rod which actuates the latch. I have found replacement parts at ...
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Fixing vintage glass doorknobs with loose glass to brass connection

I have a number of 1930's glass doorknobs which are loose, not at the set screw, but between the glass knob and the brass holder. Nearly every knob in the entire house has the same problem. They all ...
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Quiet door latch

I have a bathroom door that is quite loud when operated. And when someone goes to the bathroom at night, it innevatibly wakes someone up (and baby room is just across from the bathroom!) there are 3 ...
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How do I stabilize a knob on a hollow-core bifold door?

The knobs on all my bifold closet doors are loose and spin around. The knob is mounted in an aesthetically pleasing position in the middle of the door. The problem is that the door is hollow at this ...
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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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How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?

My latch is stuck. I couldn't turn the handle, even unlocked, so I removed the handles. Now I've got direct access to the latch assembly, and I can't get the unlatching part to move (to the right, in ...
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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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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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At what height should a door knob be?

I'm installing a few new doors, and bought slab doors to save some money. I have a jig for boring the door knob holes, but I'm not sure where on the door to put the hole. Is there a standard height ...
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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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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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Replacing a door handle with no visible screws

I am trying to replace a door handle that doesn't have any visible screws. I am assuming the first step is to remove this faceplate that probably conceals the screws underneath, however the plate does ...
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Can't remove Schlage knob

I live in a 60 year old house with several old Schlage door knobs as in this photo: There is a small hole in the collar and two smaller holes on each knob. Pushing small sharp objects in the hole in ...
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How can I keep the front door from blowing open?

Whenever there's a windy day, our front door blows open (letting the weather in and the animals out) unless we throw the deadbolt. It's not a big deal when we're all inside - it's become second ...
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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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Doorknob sticks if door closes hard

I'm having trouble with the doorknob on the door that goes from inside my house to the attached garage. I installed a new doorknob (Kwikset brand, exterior) a while ago. It works perfectly if the ...
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What kind of screws are used for the door knob of an interior door?

When my painter took off the door knob of an interior door, he lost the two screws that held the door knob in place. Does anyone happen to know what kind of screws they are? They look like some type ...
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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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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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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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Why can I no longer turn the knob of my self-locking door from the inside?

I live in an old apartment and the door knob on my front door has been having problems for a while. In theory, the door locks from the outside automatically, but can always be opened from the inside. ...
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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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How can I enlarge a doorknob bore with common tools?

Okay, so I need to replace an old door knob for my mom. I guess she had tried to do it and wound up losing all packaging and the installation instructions, so I have no template for how much larger ...
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How can I disassemble and install an old Schlage door knob?

I have an old brass Schlage unkeyed door knob/latch set. I would like to install it in a door, but can't figure out how to take it apart. The rosettes thread on, but I can't figure out how to get a ...
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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 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 to replace a door knob without screw

I lived in a rental apartment. Recently my roommate decide to sublease his room, so I'd like to replace my door knob with a lockable one, but I'm unable to remove this core part ( I don't know what it ...
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How can I safely increase the size of a door bolt?

I live in an apartment right near the garage of the apartment. Every time someone comes in or out of the garage, the change in air pressure causes my door to slam a bit and it sounds like someone is ...
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How to remove glass doorknob

I need to paint my doors, and wanted to clean up by hardware. I can't figure out how to remove the old glass door knobs. I've removed every screw (including the set screws on both sides). I've tried ...
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How do I remove this doorknob?

We live in a townhouse built in the 40s ... probably renovated in the 50s ... I want to replace this doorknob with one that has a key lock. I can't figure out how to remove it! I was able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does such a door knob/handle exist that has the latch bolt installed on the outside of the door?

I am building a custom, soundproof door out of two layers of 3/4" MDF. It's not as rigid as I'd like it to be and has a bit of bow to it which will eventually compromise the neoprene seal that I will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...