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Old 10-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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how do you install new door knobs when existing wholes dont match up?

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how do you install new door knobs when existing wholes dont match up?
Plug existing holes and re-drill to except new hardware.

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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.
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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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