How to Attain a House Door Lock

How to Attain a House Door Lock

When you lose your keys or move to a new home, replace the locks to your doors to guarantee nobody else has access to your home. Save money you’d otherwise spend on a locksmith by changing the locks yourself. A straightforward task, replacing a standard dwelling door lock needs only basic DIY skills and tools that are common. Available at the regional hardware or home renovation store, new door lock kits, known as locksets, include all the screws and replacement components you want.

Unscrew the 2 screws on the base plate of the door knob on the inside side of the doorway by means of a screwdriver with the appropriate head. Pull out both door knobs.

Eliminate both smaller screws holding the metal faceplate and latch mechanism set on the narrow face of the doorway in which the flux “tongue” comes out to lock the door. Pull out the latch mechanism.

Unscrew the 2 screws in the strike plate — the metal plate enclosing the hole at the door jamb that the lock extends into once the door is closed. Eliminate the old assault plate and then screw in the new strike plate included on your lockset. If the old and new strike plates are identical you can keep the old one in position.

Set the new locking mechanism and then faceplate to the same hole you eliminated the old latch from, and screw it in place. Make sure that the flux “tongue” faces the proper way, with the sloping edge of the flux facing the direction the door swings closed.

Insert the exterior door knob — the one with the main hole and no screw holes — to the lock hole by sliding its metal spindle through the hole in the locking mechanism. Turn the door knob to check the spindle turns the locking mechanism so that the latch “tongue” extends when you turn the knob.

Fit the inside door knob to the lock hole and secure the knob with the screws included on your lockset.

Lock and unlock the door a few times to guarantee the lock functions properly.

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