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Old 04-19-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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The lock on my entrance door is broken. I bought a new lock set, only to discover the door is a non-standard size (thinner) and the new set won't fit. Anyone know where I might find a non-standard lock (locking doorknob and dead bolt) to fit the door? Thank you!

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Most locksets will fit an exterior door or an interior door, how thin is your door?

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Interior doors are 1 3/8" thick. Exterior doors are 1 3/4" thick. There are variations ,but it's not really important at this point in the relationship.
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Hmmm . . . the door is 1 and 3/4" thick . . . the contractor's guy said the lock was defective and that I needed to return it. Then, the contractor told me no, that it isn't defective, but it isn't the size for my (supposedly) non-standard door and they might have to use a spacer. Sounds to me that the door is standard, so not sure what gives. Guess I'll have to take a second look at the lock set and see what size IT is . . .
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Hmmm . . . the door is 1 and 3/4" thick . . . the contractor's guy said the lock was defective and that I needed to return it. Then, the contractor told me no, that it isn't defective, but it isn't the size for my (supposedly) non-standard door and they might have to use a spacer. Sounds to me that the door is standard, so not sure what gives. Guess I'll have to take a second look at the lock set and see what size IT is . . .
If it's an exterior lock you have and a regular exterior door, my guess would be the contractor.
Who manufacturer's the lock. Some high end locks are a tricky install if you're not familiar with them or you can't follow directions.
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1 3/4" is the standard for an exterior door. Ron is likely correct in his post. The only other thing I can think of is that the offset may be non-standard but it likely came pre-bored.
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Could they be talking about the backset of the lock?
Backset - The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 2-1/8" bore hole. In the U.S. there are two common backsets for residential locks, 2-3/8" and 2-3/4".



Many (but not all) come with an adjustable latch that will accommodate either backset. If the backset of the new lock is not adjustable you may have to a different latch.


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I agree with rjniles, most locksets now come with adjustable backset. door thickness should be okay. If your door was thinner than 1 3/8" you would most likely need spacers.

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