Buy Glass Door Knobs
A frequent question we get asked here at Hippo isn't so much a question as a look of panic and frustration. People come in holding lovely glass door knobs in their hands telling woeful tales of friends stuck in the bathroom or spouses trapped in the garage. They say their knobs are broken and they need a new set.
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Octagonal and fluted (occasionally round or rarely other unusual shapes) glass door knobs are common throughout Portland as well as buildings from the 1920's - 1940's. And eventually, they fail. It's a remarkably elegant failure because the solution is fairly simple. Below we'll walk through the most common type of failure and how you can fix it rather than buy new knobs.
Scenario B) Your door knob's glass has come loose from the collar. To test this, hold the collar, or base, of the knob, and see if the glass spins independently. If so, this will require some MacGuyvering with super glue (we recommend the super runny xylene based kind to really get in there and twisting the glass part around while it's wet to get all the crannies) or possibly just replacement.
(Tip: You won't need your set screws anymore, but if you have a whole house of the same knobs, we'd recommend keeping these little guys around because if one gets lost, they can be difficult to replace.)
The easiest way to do that at Hippo is to bring in your knobs. If your threads are damaged enough, you can use a spindle with no threads, and only straight tapped holes. However, most of the time it's easier to use a spindle with both thread and straight tapped holes. This way, the knob will screw on so you don't have to battle the remaining thread.
Most knobs fit on a 20 thread spindle but some do not. If you come into Hippo, we can trouble shoot with you in person. If you can't bring it in here, you can take your knob or spindle to a local hardware store and find out the thread.
f you purchase your spindle elsewhere, make sure you also get two straight tapped screws which will screw directly into the spindle, and many small washers that you will use as needed to keep the knobs from sliding back and forth in your door.
Assuming your door, latching mechanism, and plates are still attached (if not, attach them now), put one or two washers on the spindle and slide them down to the base of the door knob. This is an estimate and will likely need to be tested and changed a few times to get it right. If, even with all six washers, the spindles are still too long for your door we suggest you cut down your spindle instead of continuing to stack washers.
Now, place one or two washers on the end of the spindle poking through the door. Again, use your best guess as to how many washers you will need based on the length of the spindle and the depth of your door plus plates.
Install the other door knob, following the same tactic of screwing down as far as possible and then backing up to the nearest spindle hole. From this point, you can see where your knobs will sit and if your washers are correctly placed. If you need to add or remove washers, now is a good time to do so.
I have a old brass door knob that slips because the brass does not catch on the screw hole. Is there an easy way to fix this like just getting a slightly longer screw for the hole or is there some other way. It is not the spindle it is the brass housing of the knob that slips
I have a 100 year old front door with a latch set on the exterior and a glass knob on the interior. The glass knob requires a split spindle with the small Y on the exterior side which operates the latch and the two flat sides of the spindle in the knob ( interior side ). The knobs threads are stripped and it is held by overtightening the set screw so that is held only by the tension of screw and spindle. I have plenty of spindles but I need a knob. How can I identify a knob that accepts a split spindle?
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Don't you love antique crystal door knobs on old shaker doors? I sure do. We lived in an old farmhouse when I was about 9 years old that had door knobs like this, and I remember loving them even then.
I wanted a crystal knob on our downstairs powder room in Our DIY House. All of our other door knobs are classic oil rubbed bronze ones, but I wanted the one on the powder room to be extra special and glamorous. I looked online for an crystal doorknob with oil rubbed bronze backs, but the only ones I could find were well over $80 (PLUS shipping to Canada, which is often expensive).
I ended up finding a brushed pewter crystal knob at my local home reno store for $30. It's faux crystal, but I thought it still had the exact look I wanted... minus the oil rubbed bronze hardware to match the rest of my knobs.
The fix? I bought a can of spray paint in a gorgeous, metallic oil rubbed bronze colour and sprayed the knobs. It worked like a charm and now I have the knobs I've dreamed of on my little powder room for the fraction of the cost of "real" ones. Here's how I did it:
Next, spray all of the metal parts with a light coat of Rustoleum "Universal" Metallic Paint & Primer in One spray paint. I find a couple of light coats is far better than one heavy, globby coat. Let the knobs dry thoroughly in between coats, and make sure to paint in a well-ventilated area on a large piece of cardboard or paper.
Finally, un-tape the knobs and install them on your door for a simple & inexpensive update. I've had this knob on my powder room door now for a couple of months, and the finish is still looking great. There are scratches on the hardware that goes on the side of the door, so if you want to avoid that, don't paint that part (you don't really see it anyhow).
Determine which type of doorknob you have and inspect it to look for the screws that attach it to the door. Use a screwdriver to unscrew it and you should be able to easily remove the doorknob from the door.
As a high-touch surface, most doorknobs can (and should) be cleaned regularly with a disinfecting solution. You can make your own with rubbing alcohol, distilled white vinegar, or bleach. Germ-killing cleaning sprays and disinfectant wipes work too.
Most door handles are designed to hold up under decades of use and regular cleanings. Still, you'll want to make sure the solution doesn't affect the finish, so check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions and warranty information first. 041b061a72