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Old 01-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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I believe most Kwikset exterior locks will work on the 1 3/8" doors.

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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.
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MOst locksets will work on those doors. I do it all the time.
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That's what I was thinking, but an exterier knob may not work if that's what there trying to do.
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All standard residential locksets will fit a 1-3/8" thick door.
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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
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Was that person wearing an apron that said that?
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They should work. There is different backspaces but most knobs will accommodate that too with some type of modification.

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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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