My house has the standard (for Texas anyway) fake panel doors with
cheap Kwickset knobs/locks. They are now 12-13 years old and
beginning to show some wear. I would like to repace them with
something with a little more class, like maybe glass knobs but all I
find are antique replacements which use the old door lock types with
the big keys. This takes an entirely different mounting hole than the
Kwickset's. Besides they cost about $100 a pop so for a dozen or so
doors that is just a bit more class than I want. Does anyone know of
a replacement knob set that will fit the Kwickset hole and maybe has a
glass knob? Preferable cheap and classy looking. Thanks.
DAGS. There are plenty using the key words "Glass door knob lock".
Gotta buy three to get these:
then there are these guys
There are plenty more, including more folks selling retro kits.
For me, I would buy the whole lock somewhere. Kwikset quality is
middling to poor quality, and if the locks are that old and are in
constant use, I wouldn't give replacement a second thought if I was
going to be hanging around.
"Lew Hodgett" wrote:
An added comment.
I can still remember my father complaining about these knobs when he
was forced to use them in a house he built in 1947.
Can't remember why he had to use them, probably availability (1947 was
a housing boom year), just remember the glass to metal bond kept
breaking and the knobs were a total PITA to use.
And yes, they really were BFU!
Well, OK guys these use the square shaft. I have no problem with
throwing the Kwickset stuff away but what do I use to adapt the
qwickset hole to the new stuff? Is there a cover plate or an adapter
to get me from Kwickset to China special? Thanks
You may not need anything to cover the holes. You could also call the
vendors on the DAGS page.
Just in case you don't know what they are called, the cover plates are
So you know what's coming......
Yes you do.....
DAGS "door lock escutcheon" and you will get results like these:
Just kidding with you. Good luck.
I am in one of those nasty good moods that I get on occasion, this one
due to the fact that in just 3 hours I will be watching the gallant
heroes of our local AA baseball club. My first game of the season.
The field will be groomed, the uniforms clean, the annually refreshed
paint won't be peeling and it should be in the 70s this evening.
Since it isn't but the second day of the homestand, the beer won't be
flat, and the dogs won't be overdried tubes of meat with gummy dough
I can't f**** wait!
Odd... not much on major league ball at all, but I love this bush
On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:54:47 -0700 (PDT), Texas slacker
You might have a look at www.lockhouse.com
On the Emtek link http://www.lockhouse.com/emtek/e-crystal_knobs.html
you will find the different Emtek crystal knob styles and a link to
the Emtek pdf. If you click on one of the knobs from the above
link, it will show the required bore. Most seem to be standard
2 1/8" bore with the 2 3/8" backset. They also have the old style
restoration knobs that take the square rod.
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