I Need Help Finding a Handleset That Will Fit My Door…

Is there a way to search for a new handleset with my measurements?

YOU BET!

We have this handy new page added to our site to do just that!

Make sure and make your measurements before and read through the important paragraphs to better help you.

All of the Handlesets are grouped by manufacture and listed in order by measurements. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions, we would be glad to take the order over the phone.

 

What if I have existing holes in my door, but want a new handleset?

No problem! That’s what all the measurements were taken for! We made this easy to read grid to help you find exactly what Handlesets will fit your existing holes.

One of the most important measurements, is the “C” measurement shown here.

Your handleset will have a through bolt attaching the bottom of the exterior grip. It’s important to match this length with your new handleset to avoid drilling a new hole in the door and unsightly patching.

There is about 1-1/2″ of adjustment on the “C” measurement for these handlesets; 3/4″ shorter or longer than the length shown.

The standard door prep for an entrance doors is two 2-1/8″ bore holes that are 5-1/2″ center to center (measurement “B” in the image to the right) If you have more or even a little smaller than 5-1/2 inches, you can still use a sectional handleset, which have a seperate deadbolt.

 

This is made to make it an easier search for the perfect hardware for your door.

We are watching out for you.

Give us a call if you need any help!

 

Narrow Your Search

We have so many ways to help make it easier to find exactly what you need.

You can search by brand, best value, finish (once you have chosen your category), and you can even narrow your search by style

 

 

What Do I Need to Know Before Ordering?

What do I need to know before ordering door hardware?

This may be a question you have, so lets go over some of the things you need to know, before you order a door knob/lever or deadbolt.

Measurements

Door Preparation:

Most of the door knobs on our site don’t need many measurements at all. You will need to make sure that you door hardware fits a standard door preparation. If you don’t know what that is, look over the diagrams below. The first diagram is a standard prep for most likely a standard interior door. If you are ordering a Handleset or Knob and a Deadbolt, the second diagram is the standard prep for something like that (if your door measures different from 5 1/2″ CC, please give us a call).

Backset:

The backset is the distance from the edge of your door to the center of the bore hole (the big hole where the doorknob is mounted). The easiest way to figure out what you need is to measure from the edge of the door where the latch goes in and out to the highest part of your bore hole, or the highest part of the existing knob’s backplate.

Almost all of the ones on our site are either 2 3/8″ or 2 3/4″, although we do have 2″ backset deadbolt from Brass Accents. If there is not an option on our site to choose a backset measurement, it means that it adjusts from 2 3/8″ to 2 3/4″. If not, you probably should take out the ruler.

Door Thickness:

Standard door thickness is 1 3/4″ – 2″. If you have a door that is over that thickness, Emtek has a lot of hardware that can fit up to 3″ thick. So as long as your doors are standard, you won’t need to worry about that part when ordering anything on the site.

Door Handing

Door handing is a lot easier than it sounds. Lots of the brands make this super easy, where they are interchangeable and you change the left hand to right hand vise versa. But some of brands require handing, so here is a diagram to help you determine what you have.

 

step 1 Stand facing the door on the outside – If it’s a locking door, stand on the side of the door where you would insert a key (or unlocking tool if it would be a privacy lock).
step 2 If the hinges are on the left, it’s a left hand door. If the hinges are on the right, it’s a right hand door.

 

These are just the main things you will need to know before placing an order. You will still need to choose a style and the finish and all that fun stuff. But this should help you get started. Make sure to specify your keying instructions… keying all alike is free! If you need master keying give us a call.

Happy shopping and happy weekend!

 

Most Popular Finish

Would definitely be the Bronze or Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.

Practically any brand we carry is available in ORB.

Search Baldwin, Emtek, Grandeur, Kwikset, Nostalgic Warehouse, Schlage, Sure Loc, Taamba, Weiser and Weslock (just to name a few) on our site under shop by brand and look under the oil rubbed bronze categories for all the items that come in this handsome finish.

 

 

What is a backset?

Not sure what a backset is? Wondering how to determine your backset? It’s really pretty simple. The backset is how far back from the edge of the door the hole is drilled for your doorknob to mount through. See the diagram below:

backset

What is backset?

If you don’t have any hardware on your door, just measure from the edge of the door to the center of the bore hole (the large hole where the door knob assembly is mounted). See image above for help. You should have either a 2 3/8″ backset, or 2 3/4″ backset. The most common backset is 2 3/8″ but 2 3/4″ is quite often found on exterior doors especially.

Already have doorknobs mounted on your door? No problem, just measure from the edge of the door to the center or highest point of the rounded plate behind the knob itself, like this:

2 3/8" Backset

2 3/8\

2 3/8″ Backset shown above is 6 little marks past 2. Shown below a 2 3/4″ backset is 12 little marks past the 2.

2 3/4\

When you measure your own knob, there may be a slight variation. Just pick the one that is closest (within a couple marks on the measure tape). The variation can be caused by how deep the installer cut out the hole in your door to install the latch (part that slides in the cross bore hole and pops in and out to hold the door closed).

You can get 2 3/8″ or 2 3/4″ backsets for most any brand these days as they are standard backsets. Schlage, Kwikset, Weiser, Weslock and Sure-Loc use adjustable backsets, so as long as you have on of the two backset measurements you can adjust to fit what you have. If you are ordering Emtek, Taamba, Linnea, Nostalgic Warehouse, Grandeur or Baldwin brand locks you will need to specify one backset or the other.

Have a 5″ Backset? We can get 5″ backsets for Schlage and Kwikset brands, just give us a call to order.

Have a 2 1/2″ Backset and a box in your door instead of a standard latch? You need a mortise lock.