Recently bought a house built in the 50's. The front and rear door have
been replaced recently, but I wanted to replace the knobs on the interior
doors. Modern door knobs are sold with two settings for the distance
between the knob and door edge: 2 3/8" and 2 3/4". I bought replacement
knobs, but the old knobs seem to be somewhere between these two settings.
When I put the new knob in, the 2 3/4" setting is too far, and the 2 3/8"
is too close to the door edge. Do they sell knobs sized for my door holes?
The solution may be to cut a bigger diameter hole, but with a dozen or so
doors in the house I don't really want to go through all of this if they
sell knobs that are sized correctly for my doors.
On Dec 4, 12:30 pm, richlb_at_juno_dot email@example.com (richlb) wrote:
IIRC, there have been sources for elderly hardware listed in 'This Old
House' magazine. Might be other listings in popular magazines. Some
serious Google/Bing searches ought to turn up some clues. Good luck.
richlb_at_juno_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (richlb) writes:
| Recently bought a house built in the 50's. The front and rear door have
| been replaced recently, but I wanted to replace the knobs on the interior
| doors. Modern door knobs are sold with two settings for the distance
| between the knob and door edge: 2 3/8" and 2 3/4". I bought replacement
| knobs, but the old knobs seem to be somewhere between these two settings.
| When I put the new knob in, the 2 3/4" setting is too far, and the 2 3/8"
| is too close to the door edge. Do they sell knobs sized for my door holes?
I have the same hardware; seems to be about 2 1/2" backset. While there
are some knob sets that claim to be adjustable "from" 2 3/8" to 2 3/4"
all the ones I looked at were not continuous, i.e., they were only one
size or the other. I used a Schlage set in the 2 3/8" position with the
plates removed from the latch (their "drive in option") and then I screwed
the outer plate in place to add a little stability and for cosmetic purposes.
The result is that the latch doesn't protrude far into the strike but it
works. I had to remove a very small amount of material from a point in
the hole that was binding the latch mechanism but that probably has to
do with the specific way the hole was cut in the first place. I also had
to slightly enlarge the strike opening since the Schlage latch is a little
further "out" than the old hardware.
As the most verbose poster here <g> I admire your succinctness. You've
I, for one, find those repetitive HH scolds pretty bothersome and rude.
Would you turn away a neighbor knocking on your door to ask for your help
because he used the side door and not the front door? I find it even more
ironic because it's a totally un-Christian attitude, turning away someone
asking for help. "What man is there among you who, if his son asks for
bread, will give him a stone?"
Just ask yourself how you would feel if someone greeted perhaps your first
post to Usenet with "go away, you're not asking the question the right way!"
Subconciously, it's an attempt to exert authority. Some people need to feel
in charge of everything very badly and without realizing it set up schemas
they can enforce, particularly against newcomers who may not know there's
*no one* in charge of most of Usenet.
The Hub gets good placement in Google and appears to be able to expose the
group's advice and interaction with a range of new people. Groups ALWAYS
need new members to survive and when the ISPs mostly dropped Usenet, AHR
took a serious hit. To turn away new members is suicidal thinking, even if
their initial contact is through the HH or some other republisher. Ask the
Shakers about the need for new members to survive - nice furniture but bad
The Hub, whatever evil other evil it has done, funnels new people to AHR.
That's a good thing.
At first I, too, wasn't fond of anyone using my words to further their
commercial goals, but I realized that I write here because I *like* to help
people and learn things. To pretend my words are so damn valuable I can
extract $$$$ from HH or enjoin their republication is truly a bizarre
attitude to take about posts to Usenet, the very essence of "shared
thoughts." "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
People have a right to be angry at whatever they want. They even have a
right to complain about it from time to time. But clogging up the group
with constant, repetitive, unwelcoming scolds? That's a little excessive.
Don't want the Hub (or lots of other places) to copy your postings? Then
DON'T POST! Very simple solution. "If your right eye causes you to sin,
pluck it out and cast it from you."
It's NEVER time to be such a net nanny that you insist a new guest goes away
and comes back *the right way* when they've found a newsreader, a newserver,
a way around their employer's firewall, etc. and finally knocked on the
right door the right way. "And if you greet your brethren only, what do you
do more than others?" It's like telling the neighbor "go back down the
path, put on slippers, tip-toe up to the other door and use the secret
doorknock code." Someone with a leaky faucet doesn't want to become a
Usenet expert to fix the leak nor should they have to if alternatives exist.
The Hub is such an alternative.
A student of group dynamics would consider the unilateral creation and
enforcement of a ban on the Hub as a subconcious attempt to place oneself in
a position of authority by enforcing rules not generally agreed to by the
majority. Posting in a non-conforming style not used by almost the entire
rest of the group is a similar attempt to cloak one's self in authority by
saying "I am above the law" or even more megalomaniacally, "I *am* the law!"
It's a little sad, but that's Usenet. I'd be embarrassed to do it, but
obviously, mileage, as they say, varies. I want to make my posts as
accessible as possible. To reply to something without even a single quoted
sentence suggesting WTF you're talking about seems to be antithetical to
that goal of making myself understood. It's like body piercings and
tatoos - a "look at me! I'm different" sort of thing.
A real Christian would not be so hung up on process, but would remember to:
"Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not
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