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How To Fit a Door Handle

Skill Level: Beginner

Introduction

If you think that there’s a few door handles within your home that have seen better days, or maybe you just fancy a change of style and fancy going antique, then follow this simple step by step guide and you will have shiny new ones… It’s really not that hard.

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Firstly Loosen The Door Handles In Preparation Of Removing It

This is arguably the most difficult task. Loosen the handle by removing any screws that are on the cover plate. If there are no screws on the cover plate then there should be a slot with a little piece of metal sticking out, use a small piece of metal such as the key from the new door handle to push the metal back in, this will loosen the door handle.

Now Its Loose Remove The Door Handles and Also The Cover Plate

Simply pull the door handle off to reveal the plate below. Look for a gap in the plate along the seam where it butts against the door. Wedge a flathead screwdriver into the gap and then give the plate a half twist and it should just pop off.

 

 

Now Its Time To Get The Power Drill Out and Remove The Screws And The Latch

With the plate removed you will see the screws you are to remove with the power drill. When they have been removed it’s time to tackle the latch and this is done by simply unscrewing this too.

Now Apply New Latch

To do this is quite simple you simply set the screws by hand then tighten them with the power drill, making sure not to screw them too tightly so as to bend the latch.

Attach The Door Handle

Place the Handles themselves and once again set the screws by hand, and finish by drilling. Also be careful not to over-tighten the screws or you'll bind the door handle and it will weaken over time.

 

Test The Key and Make Sure The Door Locks Properly

When you feel the door handle is fastened sufficiently to the door, it’s simply a matter of checking to see whether you have successfully followed this guide. Just try the door handle and test the key and it should be fine.

 

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Tools you will need:
115mm Apollo Lever Latch Door Handles on Rose
115mm Apollo Lever Latch Door Handles on Rose
- Victorian Scroll Lever Latch Door Handle Set - Polished Chrome
Victorian Scroll Lever Latch Door Handle Set - Polished Chrome
- Silverline 14.4V Drill Driver c/w 1.2Ah Ni-Cad Battery
Silverline 14.4V Drill Driver c/w 1.2Ah Ni-Cad Battery
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