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Old 01-09-2020, 07:32 AM   #1
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Deadbolt and knob distance


The distance from deadbolt to knob hole on this door is about 12". This does not match with anything I can see on the shelf. What needs to be done?
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2 separate, a knob and a dead bolt . The knob can be like a bedroom knob with no lock. most sets work at what ever distance apart.

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2 separate, a knob and a dead bolt and a big thank you to the jerk that did that. The knob can be like a bedroom knob with no lock.
Wow. That's awful.
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2 separate, a knob and a dead bolt . The knob can be like a bedroom knob with no lock. most sets work at what ever distance apart.

Wouldn't it look very awkward to have a knob so low?
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Wow. That's awful.
I just noticed the problem, who drilled the holes, they appear to close to the edge. Send it back.
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Wow. That's awful.
I just noticed the problem, who drilled the holes, they appear to close to the edge. Send it back.
So there's 2 problems?
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Wouldn't it look very awkward to have a knob so low?
Yes but they look wrong placed the other way too.


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I just noticed the problem, who drilled the holes, they appear to close to the edge.
Remember that there is a center style of the other door when viewing from the exterior.
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Did you purchase that door new?
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Center of lockset holes should be 2-3/8 or 2-3/4" from the edge.

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I don't see a problem with the vertical spacing. The horizontal clearance mentioned above could be a problem. And the size of your cover plate may be a problem depending on that center piece between the doors.
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I don't see a problem with the vertical spacing. The horizontal clearance mentioned above could be a problem. And the size of your cover plate may be a problem depending on that center piece between the doors.
Most doors are 5.5-6" spacing. This is 13". The handle is practically at my knees.
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I know I need a dummy knob for the inside. But what about a dummy handle? Or dummy deadbolts? Certainly it can't just have 4 dummy knobs.
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Most doors are 5.5-6" spacing. This is 13". The handle is practically at my knees.
So put the deadbolt at the bottom and the knob at the top? Or just fill the hole and cut your own.
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Most doors are 5.5-6" spacing. This is 13". The handle is practically at my knees.
So put the deadbolt at the bottom and the knob at the top? Or just fill the hole and cut your own.
That's not the quality I would like from a $2000 door.
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