Locks & Door Knobs

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5 Times You Should Change Your Locks

New sets reboot your home security.

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Four Ways You Might Be Compromising Your Own Home Security

A few simple mistakes can leave your home at risk.

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Installing a Deadbolt

They're among the most secure kinds of locks.

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How to Reset a Combination Padlock

Forget your lock combination? Never fear; resetting the combination is simple.

How to Repair a Loose Doorknob

Follow these steps to replace a loose doorknob.

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How to Pick a Locked Door Knob

Break into a brand new skill set and unlock all the doors.

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How to Replace a Door Knob Strike Plate

There are several reasons for why you would want or need to replace a door knob strike plate.

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How to Install a New Door Knob Interior Latch Assembly

End the struggles with you rusty or damaged door knob.

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How to Remove Stripped Door Knob Mounting Screws

Over time, the head of a screw on a door knob can become stripped.

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How to Replace a Door Knob Spindle

The spindle is an essential piece of the doorknob puzzle.

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How to Pick a Cylinder Lock

It might be a good skill to have, even if you're not 007.

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How to Pick Open a Lever Lock

Try this simple method using two wires before calling an expensive locksmith.

Combination padlocks on lockers.
2 Ways to Crack a Combination Padlock

Try these methods if you forget your code.

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How to Remove a Wall Door Stop

A solid or a flexible wall door stop can help prevent your doorknob from hitting the wall.

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How to Install a Wall Door Stop

Wherever you have an open door that is stopped by a wall, you will need to install a wall doorstop.

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How to Make a Door Stop Wedge

You can easily let in a breeze.

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How to Remove a Hinge Pin Door Stop

It is useful to know how to replace a hinge pin door stop.

Cabinets.
How to Install a Magnetic Door Stop

A magnetic door stop will keep your cabinet doors closed and secure.

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How to Install a Hinge Pin Door Stop

A hinge pin door stop is very simple to install and take minutes from start to finish.

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How to Install a Floor Door Stop

Using a floor door stop is an ideal way to prevent door hardware from damaging the wall.

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Troubleshooting Your Pin Tumbler Lock

A pin tumbler lock is also known as a "Yale" lock.

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Pin Tumbler Lock vs Wafer Lock

Know the differences between a pin tumbler lock and a wafer lock.

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Pin Tumbler Lock vs Disc Tumbler Lock

Understand your lock options.

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3 Advantages of Using a Double-Acting Lever Lock

A double-acting lever lock consist of a bolt, and a set of levers with a slot.

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A Complete Guide to Parts of a Combination Padlock

A combination padlock is a great way to secure a great number of different items.

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Multiple Dial vs Single Dial Combination Padlock

People need a padlock, such as combination padlock, to secure their valuables,

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How to Replace Broken Springs in Your Pin Tumbler Lock

A pin tumbler lock is a very common type of lock that is found on many different doors.

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Gaining Access to the Cylinder Retaining Screw

A cylinder lock system is used by a locksmith.

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Replacing a Door Knob Latch

Your door knob is one of the simplest mechanical devices in your home.

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Door Knob: Interior Rosette vs Exterior Rosette

Understand more about the door hardware you use daily.

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Troubleshooting a Faulty Door Knob Latch

Door knob not latching properly? Read this!

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Why Use a 5 Lever Lock?

If it's important to you, use a strong lock to protect it.

A room with sliding glass doors.
How to Install Sliding Glass Door Locks

Changing the locks is an easy DIY project.

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Selecting a Safe and Secure Garage Door Lock

Lock up primary and secondary doors for security.

A deadbolt lock.
Troubleshooting Your Deadbolt Lock

You may need to replace it.

China display cabinet
How to Install a Lock on a Glass Display Case

You can look but you can't touch.

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How A Deadbolt Works

They're a reliable security tool.

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How to Install Lever Door Knobs

The installation works the same as other knobs.

Brass door handle
How to Keep Brass Door Knobs Shiny

Keep the sheen alive with simple remedies.

Someone opens an interior door.
Unlocking a Bedroom Door in an Emergency

Bedroom doorknob locks are easy to hack if you know the right steps. But try to only do this in an emergency.

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How a Digital Deadbolt Lock Functions

You choose the design. They all perform the same function.

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How to Remove a Broken Glass Door Knob

A broken glass door knob can be a pain to remove from the door, but with careful preparation and patience, the task can be done without causing harm to the body. Be very careful when dealing with broken glass shreds and fragments, as they may cause bodily harm when not handled properly. Tools and Materials

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How to Fill a Cracked Brass Antique Door Knob

For sheer elegance and style, nothing can beat the look of an antique door knob. Many older houses have antique brass door knobs that are still functional, but might need a little TLC. Ornately cast brass door knobs were very popular in the late 1800s and into the early 21st century. Countless designs

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How to Adjust the Set Screw in a Door Knob

If your door knobs turn in your hand without opening the door or rattles on the shaft, chances are your set screw is loose. Tools and Materials Needed: Set of jeweler's screwdrivers (Philips/Standard) Set of hex keys in the 0.7 to 1.25 range (Sizes in English or SAE, or American ANSI/ASME) Small flashlight

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How to Fill a Crack on a Clear Glass Door Knob

Who doesn't love a door with a glass door knob? Antique glass door knobs have been manufactured since the early 1800s. They became very popular in the early 1900s, because metals were needed for wartime. This led to a variety of designs including 6, 8 and 12 point faceted glass in ovals, spheres and