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Old 09-24-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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I want to install a new keyed doorknob set in a bedroom door-but the latch on the old one is stuck into the wood


I bought a new keyed door knob--but when I removed the old doorknob and then tried to remove the latch from the wood frame ( the thing that actually fits into the strike plate) it is like it is glued or something in place and I couldn't even pry it loose---how do I get it out of the wood?
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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I want to install a new keyed doorknob set in a bedroom door-but the latch on the old one is stuck into the wood


First you remove the screws on the latch. Some latches are circular, friction fit units, so no screws. Then you insert a screwdriver into the hole the spindle went through. Take a hammer and hit it from the hinge side so you drive the latch out of the door. It should take a few medium taps to get it started.
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