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Conversion of old type door lock to new one


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07-30-16, 02:07 PM   #1  
Conversion of old type door lock to new one

The old door knob/lock is the type that has a box inside the door. This is an exterior door. We have no key for it; we have never had the k ey since acquiring the house. If you are familiar with these old door locks, you know a metal box is placed inside a cut-out in the door. In contrast, modern door locks simply require a hole drilled through the door and a hole in the side/edge of the door for the latch.

So, I'm wondering whether a conversion is possible and how it would be done.

Note:l I'm posting via smartphone and see no way to attach a photo. Frustrating.

 
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07-30-16, 02:27 PM   #2  
You can remove the mortise lock and in its place glue in a block of wood the same size as the mortise lock.


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07-31-16, 08:00 AM   #3  
I see. And then, drill the holes for the knob and the latch. Thanks.

 
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07-31-16, 12:15 PM   #4  
then, drill the holes for the knob and the latch
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08-03-16, 04:10 PM   #5  
Hi,
Follow the directions giving. I would then add a door sleeve. Makes it stronger and looks better.
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08-04-16, 03:43 AM   #6  
Also, make the plug out of the same type of wood as the door and run the grain in the same direction.

 
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