Step # 1: Replacing A Doorknob
When Replacing a Doorknob start with removing the fasteners keeping the doorknob in position. The actual fasteners will likely be on the indoor side.
That should result in the doorknob dropping free. Both sides of the doorknob will fall away…This will also expose the interior mechanism of the door latch…
Step # 2: Remove the Door Latch
Remove the screws either with a regular hand screw diver or with a power drill, as shown in the image…You will be able to pull the latch out of the slot.
Step # 3: Installation of the Brand New Door Latch and the Door Handle
Depending on your door, you might need to change the actual back set, the space between your fringe of the door and also the middle in the doorknob. Many doorknobs may allow for various back sets.
Reverse the removing method to install the new doorknob. Typically the actual openings for that brand-new doorknob may suit your current holes. Make sure to orient the new striker plate (on the door jamb) in the right direction to ensure the door can shut effectively.
Install the new latch and hand tighten the screws first, establishing the anchoring screws by hand 1st after which tightening them with an electrical drill.
Arrange your doorknobs in position, also tighten the anchoring screws by hand.
You can snug them with either a hand screw driver or power drill…keep in mind, never over-tighten the anchoring screws as you may hinder your doorknob.
Test the brand new door handle to make certain doorknob turns, as well as locks correctly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to do so in the comment box below an I will be happy to answer.
I love this time of year. The weather is good here in the UK and it’s a great time for walking in the great outdoors and for foraging for fruit.
Last month I managed to pick some wild raspberries locally. The blackberries are now ripening and I’ve already had several dishes full of the young, ripe blackberries. I’ve also found a good source of cherry plums (yellow and red ones) and they are really sweet. The apples are starting to weigh down the branches of the trees. I’ve also notices that some of the cobnuts (English hazelnuts) are starting to turn brown (though they won’t be ready for picking until the end of September – if you pick them too early you get nothing but empty shells).
If you are new to foraging and you don’t think there is much free fruit in the local area I suggest you start walking regularly and you open your eyes and look for the fruit. I found that it took a couple of years of walking to actually be able to spot fruit bushes and trees. Once you get the knack of it you start to see them in places you’ve maybe been walking for years and you’ve just never noticed them. You would not believe how many apple trees grow near to my local canal, all because someone many years ago was kind enough to toss away their old apple core. I’m thinking of going down there myself with a few and donating to the foragers of the future. In fact, I think we should all make a point of planting fruit bushes and trees in such places, especially as the price of food is starting to go through the roof.
Anyone out there involved in projects like this? I’m just wondering if there are guidelines or laws in relation to planting in these open spaces? If you know of any good links, please do add them in a comment below.
photo credit: erix!