I found out why contractors don’t want to use old stuff.
We have chosen lever-style handles for all our new doors for ease of opening. Many of our old doors have crystal handles which also have a good grip for opening.
First, I bought 2 new Schlage privacy door handles: conservatory bathroom door and master bathroom door. I looked around the internet for the cheapest price but ultimately bought them at Lowes so I could 1.) get them right away and 2.) take them back if they didn’t work.
Since we had purchased pre-hung 6-panel doors for both rooms, the doors were already perfectly drilled and routed to receive modern doorknobs. I’m pretty sure the drilling and routing are the time-consuming if not the most difficult part of putting in a door knob. That’s why contractors like using new stuff.
The latch plate and strike plate fit in the routed spaces perfectly. I drilled small holes to get the screws started.
I screwed both in tight.
Then I lined up the outside and inside knobs making sure the lock button was inside the bathroom and used the machine screws to connect them together.
When the latch didn’t click into the strike plate I backed the machine screws off just a little and it closes beautifully.
Now we must finish the bathrooms.
Have you ever put in a floor?