How can I make a regular door knob not spin to make a dummy door knob?

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Old 02-26-16, 07:19 PM
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How can I make a regular door knob not spin to make a dummy door knob?

I have a French Door that I am installing.
There are holes bored for regular knobs.
I have metal door hole plugs bought from Amazon.
The knobs are egg shaped Emtex.
I am wondering if there is a way to secure the knob
so that it doesn't spin.
I read on one forum to glue it.
So I am not sure what kind of glue to use
and also how to ensure it is straight when I glue it
so that it doesn't go off 90 degree vertical alignment.

Hope you can help with this. Thank you.
 
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Old 02-27-16, 04:39 AM
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Got a picture of the knob you have now?
Not picturing how just gluing one on is going to work.
Google "dummy door knob"
 
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Old 02-27-16, 05:29 AM
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Do you mean Emtek?

I don't see how you intend to use door plugs and a regular knob together. Since the doors are already bored, I suppose ordering dummy knobs (and returning yours) is not an option. I would think you could epoxy the square shaft into one half of the knob so that it could not turn. PC 7 epoxy is my favorite. Once it's dry (or the next day) assemble the two halves on the door. (You will need solvent to clean up any epoxy that gets loose! It would probably pay to mask off the outer part of the knob with painters tape to keep the knob clean!) Just keep the epoxy out of the mounting holes.

If you would have ordered a dummy knob, it surface mounts on one side only. It has a mounting plate that prevents the knob from turning. (On a door that has not been bored) Since your doors are already bored, I would understand using a door plug so that a dummy knob mounting plate would have something to get mounted/screwed to.
 

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Old 02-27-16, 11:53 AM
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Not sure what you're trying to accomplish. You've got plugs or covers to eliminate the pre-drilled holes for bored (cylindrical) locks. You have egg-shaped knobs to install. I presume these are not part of a standard bored lock or you would have installed it in the pre-drilled hole. Are they just stand-alone knobs?
How are they designed to be fastened? Did they come as a kit with screws etc.?
Are they decorative accessories to be used with their line of mortise locks? Describe the pieces that came with the knobs. Or a photo or 2 would help.
 
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Old 03-21-16, 08:28 AM
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thanks for replies

First, thank you for your replies on this page.
Second, I think I am just going to leave this for now.
I have to have the doors installed by someone so
I will just talk with them then and then look again at
what you wrote here.
Again thanks!
 
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Old 03-21-16, 08:18 PM
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You're very welcome, thanks for following up. We'll help again if we can.
 
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