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LostinBrooklyn 10-27-2012 02:26 PM

Why Can't I Remove This Darn Door Handle?
 
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The door handle into my apartment is loose, not to mention old and battle scarred. I bought a replacement but simply can't get the darn thing off.

There are two screws holding the plate in place on the inside, but removing them doesn't release the handles. There's simply nothing else I can see to do -- save for this mysterious hole on the inside. See the first picture below.

I've tried pushing it, but it's very hard to get to. Do some doors require a special screwdriver or something? I tried my allen wrenches but none seems to fit. Very frustrated!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.


LostinBrooklyn 10-27-2012 02:26 PM

Why Can't I Remove This Darn Door Handle?
 
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The door handle into my apartment is loose, not to mention old and battle scarred. I bought a replacement but simply can't get the darn thing off.

There are two screws holding the plate in place on the inside, but removing them doesn't release the handles. There's simply nothing else I can see to do -- save for this mysterious hole on the inside. See the first picture below.

I've tried pushing it, but it's very hard to get to. Do some doors require a special screwdriver or something? I tried my allen wrenches but none seems to fit. Very frustrated!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.


LostinBrooklyn 10-27-2012 02:26 PM

Why Can't I Remove This Darn Door Handle?
 
3 Attachment(s)

The door handle into my apartment is loose, not to mention old and battle scarred. I bought a replacement but simply can't get the darn thing off.

There are two screws holding the plate in place on the inside, but removing them doesn't release the handles. There's simply nothing else I can see to do -- save for this mysterious hole on the inside. See the first picture below.

I've tried pushing it, but it's very hard to get to. Do some doors require a special screwdriver or something? I tried my allen wrenches but none seems to fit. Very frustrated!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.


notmrjohn 10-27-2012 03:52 PM

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Hard to see but that may be a torx head. Could be metric hex ( Allen)
Could be a security ( since this is apartment, so tenants can't pack up door knobs when they get evic... I mean move out) or a proprietary fastener, needing a special tool. What is brand of lock set?

If you are replacing it anyway you might could drill it out.

Torx drivers;



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