New door knob trouble

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  1. May 24, 2008 #1

    scottman1027

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    Hi all. I bought some new door knobs and matching deadbolts for my mother-in-laws house she just moved in to. The doors are exterior steel doors and are standard size, but when I inserted the new latches into the door the amount of latch sticking out of the door was less than the old latches. Are these things adjustable or did I just buy the wrong door knob?

    Thanks for any advise!
     
  2. May 24, 2008 #2

    kok328

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    Some are adjustable and some are not. Usually, you twist the latch end or just give them a firm pull or push and they will lengthen or shorten depending.
     
  3. May 25, 2008 #3

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    Thanks for the response. You are right it is adjustable......had to get a couple tiny screwdrivers in there and pry out on a couple of tabs while trying to pull on the latch. What a pain! But now it fits correctly. Thanks again! :)
     

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