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c reach 01-26-2013 01:55 PM

New Hardware on Old Doors?
 
Ok, here is the deal: i have an old house, with old doors, and old locks and knobs (which don't work very well after all these years).

I want to put new knobs and deadbolts on all the exterior doors, but the doors are too narrow (only 1 and 3/8 in. thick). is there anything i can do without having to replace the entire door? Maybe some kind of conversion kit or something?

If anyone has any ideas or recommendations, I gladly welcome 'em.

paul100 01-26-2013 01:58 PM

I believe most Kwikset exterior locks will work on the 1 3/8" doors.

joecaption 01-26-2013 01:59 PM

Have you even tryed an interier door knob on it yet?
Does this happen to be a mobil home? That's the thickness door you would expect to find on a camper or mobile home.

danpik 01-26-2013 01:59 PM

MOst locksets will work on those doors. I do it all the time.

joecaption 01-26-2013 02:06 PM

That's what I was thinking, but an exterier knob may not work if that's what there trying to do.

Maintenance 6 01-26-2013 02:53 PM

All standard residential locksets will fit a 1-3/8" thick door.

c reach 01-27-2013 12:38 PM

hmm. i have been warned that they won't fit, but i will try to find an appropriate set for the doors. thanks for the advice

joecaption 01-27-2013 05:03 PM

Was that person wearing an apron that said that?

mbryan 01-27-2013 06:30 PM

They should work. There is different backspaces but most knobs will accommodate that too with some type of modification.

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Was that person wearing an apron that said that?

His mom was baking a cake. Do you expect her to get her church clothes dirty while doing it!


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