02:08PM | 04/21/03
Member Since: 07/30/02
4 lifetime posts
This may be a basic question but do manufacturers make a standard length door knob spindle and then expect us to cut it to the size we need? If not, I must have skinny doors in my house.

Thanks for the help,


06:57AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Your typical locksets are sized for modern doors which are normally 1 1/4" to 1 5/8" thick.

Older doors were often only 1" thick or less in some cases.

Unless your home has the older style door locksets with a square key box on each side and knobs that unscrew from both sides and a center rod, there is really no way to "cut" a modern lockset to fit a narrower door.

The older style locksets allow you to set the depth of the rod by screwing it deeper into the knobs. This rod can be cut if necessary.


09:25AM | 04/27/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
If you are describing the square shats on old mortise in locksets, a few shim washers on the rosette trim takes care of it.
You may have lost the original shims o they have worn out


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