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Old 02-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #31
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Here is a link to an article and video of a knob installation. There are some tips for using a latch without the faceplate to hold it in. http://www.ezhangdoor.com/installing-a-door-knob

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Old 02-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #32
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So I just finished chiseling my mortise. A little wood putty and glue is setting and drying now before paint touchup.

The mortise wasn't too hard (only 2 tiny splits!), but while measuring I noted that there is a little play in the size of the hole compared to the size of the latch cylinder. The hole was a little bigger than 1". I tried to make sure my new rectangle was evenly centered with the existing hole, but I may not have been perfectly precise.

Before I drill the holes for the latch cover, is there a little forgiveness here if necessary? like maybe 1/32" or 1/16". It might be dead on. Hard to say. I've maxed out on my carpentry skills :-)
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #33
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You should be fine. You could try putting it together with just the knobs holding it and make sure the latch hits the mortice in the jamb.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:33 PM   #34
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all's well that ends well. It was quite easy after the horrendous removal phase.

Now I am encouraged to do additional passage doorknobs. I even tried to pop off the outer knob of another doorknob with the magic slot button and that worked like a charm.

Is a keyed entry doorknob any more difficult than this? Is it all the same basic steps?

And if I can do that, can I do a deadbolt too?

(at least the keyed entry knob and deadbolts have mortises cut out already. whew).

You guys are awesome!
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:54 PM   #35
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I figured you may want to see pictures of the existing locks before answering.



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Old 02-26-2011, 10:36 AM   #36
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all's well that ends well. It was quite easy after the horrendous removal phase.

Now I am encouraged to do additional passage doorknobs. I even tried to pop off the outer knob of another doorknob with the magic slot button and that worked like a charm.

Is a keyed entry doorknob any more difficult than this? Is it all the same basic steps?

And if I can do that, can I do a deadbolt too?

(at least the keyed entry knob and deadbolts have mortises cut out already. whew).

You guys are awesome!
The process is really the same whether it's an exterior or interior knob. The difference is the exterior hardware will need to be adjusted properly to get maximum efficiency of the door contacting the weather stripping. Sometimes deadbolts can be tricky because you need to get both the deadbolt and door knob to latch correctly and at the same time.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:13 PM   #37
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In your pic you have a cover of metal on the outside , the key cylinder hole looks like it the metal is a 1 5/8 hole and the inside is 2 1/8 ''inch.
Some of the replacment dead bolt come only 2 1/8 both sides.
Schlage makes both.

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