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Jerry 621 10-08-2010 08:55 AM

door knob holes not matching up
 
how do you install new door knobs when existing wholes dont match up?

epson 10-08-2010 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry 621 (Post 513404)
how do you install new door knobs when existing wholes dont match up?

Plug existing holes and re-drill to except new hardware.

Ron6519 10-08-2010 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry 621 (Post 513404)
how do you install new door knobs when existing wholes dont match up?

Are we talking the whole lock or just knobs on a spindle?
Details would help. Age of house? Mortise lock? Interior or exterior?
Post a photo if you can.
Ron

Just Bill 10-09-2010 06:48 AM

New locksets need a 2 1/8" hole for the lockset and 1" for the latch. And the set back is either 2 3/8 or 2 3/4. Most new locksets have adjustable lacthes to accommodate either. If you need to redrill a smaller hole, make a template that you can clamp on the door to keep the hole saw aligned with the old hole.


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