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Not surprising.....general contractors have to...

Not surprising.....general contractors have to hire licensed tradesmen to do plumbing and electrical, but when it comes to hanging doors and installing locks, it's usually low paid laborers doing...
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Not knowing your frame clearance etc, hard to say...

Not knowing your frame clearance etc, hard to say how easily the bolt could be "walked back", but the fix is so easy, just do it, and have the peace of mind. If you're picky about appearance, Schlage...
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Most common cause is door settling or other...

Most common cause is door settling or other misalignment with frame problems, but if you have the same difficulty with door open, then it's obviously a lock problem. Despite Schlage being a premium...
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I'll second the motion for a light lithium...

I'll second the motion for a light lithium grease, and don't forget to inspect the latch, it could probably use a shot of penetrating oil (not WD40). I've been told that Weiser is fairly popular in...
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You're welcome....glad we could be of assistance!

You're welcome....glad we could be of assistance!
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Yeah, on some roses, it has to rotate CCW a good...

Yeah, on some roses, it has to rotate CCW a good 3/4" but on the Marks, I think it just snaps straight on. At any rate, it appears to be a fairly small dimple, and shouldn't be too hard to pry off.
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Not an expert on Marks (more popular back East),...

Not an expert on Marks (more popular back East), but I think the rose just snaps on.....probably why it'll only rotate very little.....the trick may be to apply force on both sides at same time.
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Well I so appreciate the video you provided, and...

Well I so appreciate the video you provided, and in 45 years as a locksmith, I've never run across this arrangement. As I posted earlier, Emhart went through several knob fastening methods in a few...
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I'm beginning to think our communication problem...

I'm beginning to think our communication problem is how we define "set screw". In regards to locks, a "set screw" is a very small headless screw, which when tightened, engages a slot along the side...
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In the video, kindly provided by XSleeper, at the...

In the video, kindly provided by XSleeper, at the 6:00 minute mark, these are the screws that, if loose, will result in the outside cylinder being loose. Then at the 6:10 mark, I see that Segal also...
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Ditto Xsleeper's answer. The outer cylinder has 2...

Ditto Xsleeper's answer. The outer cylinder has 2 screws with a "backing plate" which, when you see how it's arranged, you can understand why these types of cylinders come loose frequently. There are...
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To the original question, I'm not familiar with...

To the original question, I'm not familiar with these DIY kits, but my assumption is you get a brand-specific kit, possibly Schlage or Kwikset (by far the most common) and you'll get factory spec...
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Correct interpretation! And check both sides of...

Correct interpretation! And check both sides of the spindle too.
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And actually that was Xsleeper who pointed out...

And actually that was Xsleeper who pointed out the 3-oclock position.

That lid coming loose from the back of the knob was a common occurrence.
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@Pjmax, I think you're right, and that's usually...

@Pjmax, I think you're right, and that's usually the correct orientation......stopping the video shows a slight "hole" at the extreme left side of the ring's hole, so I'm leaning to the solution...
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(Cont). Now, viewing from the door edge, the...

(Cont).
Now, viewing from the door edge, the retainer may be hidden under the ring just to the right or left of the hole. This can happen for several reasons, usually because the outer knob assembly...
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It appears that the little middle piece on the...

It appears that the little middle piece on the main latch (the "anti-friction" trigger) is plastic, and if so I think you've got an Emhart lockset, that was sold from about the late 70's thru the...
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A kicked-in wood door usually results in the...

A kicked-in wood door usually results in the strike plate and frame giving way, Here, the weakest link was the door itself, and I suspect, by the way it failed, it was not manufactured correctly to...
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You are correct, I had a brain fart.....so did...

You are correct, I had a brain fart.....so did you determine that the button that screws into the latch tube cannot be screwed in from the other side? If not, I think you're out of luck.
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Wow, that one is before my time, so I'm just...

Wow, that one is before my time, so I'm just guessing here, but it appears the button is on the latch centerline, so can't you just reverse the whole latch so the button is on the other side?
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Using pliers will likely deform the ring and make...

Using pliers will likely deform the ring and make it harder to unscrew....stop by your local locksmith and see if they'll give you a spanner tool....they used to come with every lockset, and most...
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It would be helpful to know the brand.....which...

It would be helpful to know the brand.....which is usually stamped on the latch plate. It's an unusual design, but on Schlage and many others, a spanner tool is used to engage the hole to unscrew the...
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At second glance, your tailpiece orientation...

At second glance, your tailpiece orientation looks to be 22.5 degrees, which would be the model
MS-1847-09.
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Thanks to your ruler measurements, it looks like...

Thanks to your ruler measurements, it looks like you have an Adams-Rite MS1847-02 deadlock. The mounting screws are 3-11/16" on centers, and that sure looks like what you've got. The screw just above...
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Some do, some don't........just realize the...

Some do, some don't........just realize the deadbolt gives you much more security than the knob lock, so always use that.
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