05:46PM | 03/23/05
Member Since: 03/22/05
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Help! We are installing an antique front door on our new home and the door won't accomodate a standard 2 3/8 or 2 3/4 backset deadbolt lock. Can someone tell me where we can find a short backset deadbolt in a standard deadbolt design (not a mortisse lock)? Thanks!!


06:51PM | 06/01/06
Member Since: 05/31/06
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Hi, I was searching around on the internet and I stumbled across your question regarding the short backset. We also have this problem .. well our carpenter actually cut our new french doors too much and now the knobs and locks we bought for the new doors won't fit. We need something smaller than the normal 2 3/8" backset. Did you find something? Thanks!


01:16PM | 06/19/06
Member Since: 06/18/06
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Backsets under 2-3/8" are very uncommon, so the mass-producers stay away from such a small market. You'll need to visit your local "builders hardware" specialist and ask about Accurate Lock's 2" BS mortise lock (8500/8600) or their 336 series deadlock. If you don't need a keyed cylinder outside, then just install an Ives 150 or 151 mortise bolt, which has a 1-3/4" backset. Another option is to scour the internet or junkyards for Schlage's old "B" series 2" backset deadbolt, which is long since discontinued.


02:26PM | 07/06/07
Member Since: 07/05/07
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I have an older home, this website can help if you are looking for deadbolt locks or door knobs with a 2" backset


12:55PM | 07/14/07
Member Since: 07/13/07
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I have the same problem, with a lock I need to replace having a 2 1/8" backset.

thank you for your response to teh question posed!


07:38AM | 07/24/07
Member Since: 07/23/07
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hello i had the same problem with the short backset lock i found a locksmith in beverly ma 9789276400 that had them.


12:39PM | 06/07/13
Yes I had the same issue with our atrium doors with a 2 inch backset latch. We have a very large home with 10 sets of the atrium door sets. We are very pleased to find Harfordlocksmith.Com They had a replacement for the 2 inch backset locks. They worked great and very high quality too.
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01:33PM | 06/07/13
Hello Bob
Yes we had the same problem with our Atrium Doors. Our locks are a 2 inch backset which were broken. We could not find them anywhere! We almost have 4 sets of doors replaced which was thousands of dollors to replace! Instead we found and just for $200.00 dollars we took care of our problems! Thanks


03:25PM | 06/07/13
Hello Bob Vila!
Yes we also had an issue with these old 2 inch backset locks locks. Went to and they had a wide selection of replacements for the 2 inch backset locks!
And they offered free shipping too!
We were very pleased with the quailty of the locks they offered.
Sure beats replacing the complete atrium door system! which was more than $1,000 dollars!


11:06AM | 07/15/13
We just bought one from in Philadelphia - $28.40 each. We've been searching for these for a long time, and were really excited to find them!
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