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 - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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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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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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