Things You'll Need
Installing door locks becomes an effortless task when using Defiant locks, which manufactures locks exclusively for The Home Depot. These locks are easily installed on pre-drilled doors with a single Phillips screwdriver. Economically priced, Defiant locks offer a secure locking system and a modern appeal. For those worried about the quality of these locks, a lifetime guarantee accompanies the purchase. This example of installation is for doors which have been already bored.
Install the proper latch plate cover supplied with the lock.
Adjust the latch to the back-set dimension of the door.
Tap the latch into the latch cutout in the door with the hammer and block.
Install the latch with a screwdriver and two screws provided.
Install the keyed side of the knob into the large hole in the door face while inserting the stem through the latch hole.
Align the hole in the thumb turn knob and insert the stem.
Install the two screws supplied for the knob with a Phillips screwdriver.
Close the door and check the lock function with the key and verify the thumb turn operates properly.
If knob is hard to turn, loosen the screws, re-align the lockset and re-tighten.
Wear safety glasses when striking with a hammer.
Brian Scudder began writing in 1985. His articles appear on various websites. In 2005 he was elected to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America as an instructor. Scudder studied creative writing at the University of Cincinnati.