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Old 02-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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i bought a new bed and bath atlas door knob with a lock to match the others in the house. i never thought about this before but when i installed it... the inside lock(the turning button) when it is horizontal it is locked and when i turned it clockwise it is vertical it is unlocked. that is the opposite of my other doors and most houses i have been in. usually horizontal is unlock and then turning it counterclockwise locks it. im pretty knowledgeable with this kind of stuff but this is weird to me as i havent done much with door knobs before.

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im guessing every brand is different.

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take the two screws out and turn the knob?
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On most locks, you can often either remove and reset the extension shaft 90 degrees... or they have some other provision for rotating the connecting setup to get the "standard" and normal position for the button.

Yes, vertical is usually unlocked, and horizontal is locked.

With some cheap locks, you are just stuck with what they sell you.
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On most locks, you can often either remove and reset the extension shaft 90 degrees... or they have some other provision for rotating the connecting setup to get the "standard" and normal position for the button.

Yes, vertical is usually unlocked, and horizontal is locked.

With some cheap locks, you are just stuck with what they sell you.
it is a brand new atlas door knob. is it a pain to reset anything, it isnt a big deal really but now im curious
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