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Old 12-03-23, 09:49 AM
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Help switching out old interior door knobs (pics)...

What can I expect when switching out these door knobs with new (basic) knobs from Lowe's?





 
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Old 12-03-23, 09:51 AM
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You can expect that the new locks will not fit. Your existing locks are a different style/design than modern locks so you cannot easily swap between the two.
 
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Old 12-03-23, 09:55 AM
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So I'd have to use one of the door lock install kits with the hole saws?
 
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Or let me ask this...what would you guys do to replace them? Is there something new that fits into the old ?
 
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Old 12-03-23, 02:04 PM
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Your old mortise lock has hacked out a huge square space where your new latch needs a nice 1" round hole. When you remove it you are going to have a giant void with no way to drill a hole.

You'd be better off getting new doors to put your new knobs on.
 
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Would something like this work as a replacement?

https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Line-24.../dp/B00CTHSV4O
 
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Old 12-03-23, 06:27 PM
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That is closer to what you have, you'd have to check the measurements to know exactly.
 
 

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