Entry Door Handle Set (Keyed)
ENTRY DOOR HANDLE SET FAQ's
What is an Entry Door Handle Set?
An entry door handle set is a type of door hardware that consists of a handle and a lock that is mounted on the exterior side of an entry door. An entry door handle set usually has a matching interior knob or lever that operates the latch
and allows for easy exit. An entry door handle set can have different styles, finishes, and features to suit different preferences and security needs.
What are the parts of the Entry Door Handle Set?
- Handle: The part that is used to unlatch the door and pull it open or push it closed. It can be a knob, a lever, or a grip. It can be operated with a key, a thumb turn, or a push button.
- Lock: The part that secures the door and prevents unauthorized access. It can be a single-cylinder or a double-cylinder deadbolt, a mortise lock, or an interconnected lock. It can be operated with a key, a thumb turn, or a push
- Spindle: The part that connects the handle and the lock mechanism. It transfers the turning motion of the handle to the latch and the bolt.
How to install an Entry Door Handle Set?
- Measure and mark the position of the handle and the lock on the door using a template or a ruler and a level. Make sure they align with the existing boreholes and crossbones on the door.
- Drill a hole for the cylinder using a hole saw or a spade bit suitable for your door material (wood or metal). Drill pilot holes for the handle and lock screws using a drill bit.
- Install the cylinder on the outside of the door using a spanner wrench or a screwdriver. Make sure the cylinder is aligned with the hole and flush with the door surface.
- Install the handle on the outside of the door using screws and washers. Make sure the handle is aligned with the pilot holes and level with the door edge. Connect the handle and the cylinder with a tailpiece or a connecting bar. Adjust the length of the tailpiece or bar if needed.
- Install the lock on the edge of the door using screws and washers. Make sure the lock is aligned with the cross bore and flush with the door edge. Connect the lock and the cylinder with a tailpiece or a connecting bar. Adjust the length of the tailpiece or bar if needed.
- Install the interior knob or lever on the inside of the door using screws and washers. Make sure the knob or lever is aligned with the pilot holes and level with the door edge. Connect the knob or lever with the handle and lock mechanisms using pins and clips.
- Test the handle and lock by inserting the key and turning it. The handle and lock should operate smoothly and securely.
- Install the strike plate on the frame using screws and washers. Make sure the strike plate is aligned with the latch and bolt when the door is closed. It provides a secure fit for the lock and protects the frame from damage.