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 and it can be done for most locks.

How to Repair a Loose Doorknob

Follow these steps to replace a loose doorknob.

Cabinets.
How to Install a Magnetic Door Stop

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

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.

A bedroom with a sliding glass door.
Repairing a Sliding Glass Door Lock

It's an easy DIY repair.

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 to Install a New Door Knob Interior Latch Assembly

End the struggles with you rusty or damaged door knob.

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How A Deadbolt Works

They're a reliable security tool.

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Troubleshooting a Faulty Door Knob Latch

Door knob not latching properly? Read this!

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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.

An open door.
How to Make a Door Stop Wedge

You can easily let in a breeze.

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

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3 Reasons Not to Install Magnetic Locks

Magnetic locks are also called electromagnetic and are a form of electronic lock. They are supposedly easier to install than conventional locks which can be deceptive and lead to bad installations or maintenance. Here are a few disadvantages of having electromagnetic locks. 1. Risks of Accidents and

A man works on a door.
Remove a Door Lock in 3 Steps

You might need to remove it to make repairs.

door lock parts
How to Pick a Cylinder Lock

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

Decorative doorknobs on a blue door.
How to Install a Decorative Doorknob

Adding decorative doorknobs throughout your house can highlight your unique style.

Person installing a deadbolt
Selecting A Secure Deadbolt Lock

Choosing a deadbolt lock is important in securing your home.

Keyless door lock
The Effectiveness of a Keyless Deadbolt Lock Against Theft

A keyless deadbolt lock is convenient and secure.

Keyless door lock
Tired Of Keys? Install A Digital Door Lock

Eliminate the need to carry, and possibly lose, your keys

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How to Replace a Door Knob Spindle

The spindle is an essential piece of the doorknob puzzle.

A door knob.
How to Realign a Door Knob Spindle

An old door knob can have a misaligned spindle.

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Is Your Deadbolt Door Lock Strong Enough?

There are different varieties of locks.

keyless lock
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Keyless Door Lock

Eliminate the need to keep track of your keys.

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Door Knob: Interior Rosette vs Exterior Rosette

Understand more about the door hardware you use daily.

keyless entry lock
The Advantages of Keyless Entry Locks

Convenience and security top the list.

Locking a drawer
How to Rekey Locks

You hold the keys to this DIY project.

Installing a deadbolt into a door
Choose the Best Home Door Lock

Secure your home at the entrance with the right deadbolt.

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Why Use a 5 Lever Lock?

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

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What To Avoid When Buying A Deadbolt Lock

Protect your home from unauthorized entry.

A tan garage door with windows.
6 Things You're Forgetting to Secure Outside the House

AC units, recreational vehicles...what else could someone steal from your property?

a mortise deadbolt
6 Advantages of Using a Mortise Lock

Add security and function.

Hand unlocking the door
Pin Tumbler Lock vs Disc Tumbler Lock

Understand your lock options.

A man works on a deadbolt.
How to Replace a Deadbolt Strike Plate

Strike plates are easy to install.