abrahamsson Door Knob December 13th, 2017 - 10:20:12
The entrance porcelain door knobs are fully functional with locks and latches. Privacy and passage sets are used on bathroom and bedroom doors. Porcelain dummy knobs make a perfect addition for your cupboards and closets. Usually porcelain knobs come in a complete set of two pieces. They are available in different sizes. However the standard ones measure 2 ¼ or 2 ½ diameter. Most porcelain door knobs feature a short iron brass or bronze stem. A matching backplate is also provided in some cases. The backplates normally come in five different finishes - satin nickel antique brass polished brass chrome and oil-rubbed bronze. Porcelain door knobs are available in a choice of colors and finishes.
The first thing to do is to break open the new door knob and make sure all the necessary parts are there. You will find a list of them on the instruction page. Once you are sure the set is complete it is time to take the old one apart. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the two screws holding the door closing mechanism in place. This is the metallic piece that sticks out of the door and is drawn inside the door when the knob is turned. Now take a look at the side of the door that does not have the lock the one that is on the inside side of the door.
Now put the screws on the opening and closing mechanisms again do not over tighten them test the door knob again there should be no interference or resistance. The operative mechanism is in place now it is time to finish the decorative part of the installation. Take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slip into place until it locks. Before putting in the decorative door knob lock the door and try the key without actually closing the door. The door should lock and unlock without major pressure or resistance.
Preston Sandlin is a home inspector and real estate investor in Charlotte NC. He has been performing home inspections and buying real estate in Charlotte NC for over 12 years. He is a member of the North Carolina Home Inspectors Association the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association and the BBB. There is a nostalgic bond between doors and knobs. There are a number of door knobs of different shapes and sizes made for doors. Door knobs made from polished brass and chrome are very popular today but somehow most of them fail to showcase the elegance seen among antique glass door knobs.