What you should know before ordering locks

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Steve Brady

COMMON TERMS : 

 

Function:

  • Passage: No locking function - typically used for closets
  • Privacy: Push-button inside to  lock - emergency access hole to unlock from outside - typically used for bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Full Dummy: No latching mechanism - surface mounts to one side of the door. Full Dummy includes knobs or levers for two sides of a door or for one side of a pair of doors. Full Dummy's ship with a left and a right of handed levers unless you specify otherwise. Dummy knobs/levers are used on doors with no bore- typically used for doors with roller catches or ball catches.  

Finish: 

  • Satin Nickel - US15 (5 year finish warranty)
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze - US10B  (1 year finish warranty) - Oil rubbed bronze is a living finish and changes patina with use. 

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Backset: The distance from the edge of the door to the center of the face bore.

  • 2-3/8" (60mm)
  • 2-3/4" (70mm) 

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Latch Type: 

Drive In Latch: For doors with a 1" hole bored in the edge and no mortise. 

 

Mortised Latch: For doors with a 1" hole bored in the edge and also a mortised edge for a finish plate.

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Interior Lock Handing: Determines the correct direction of a curved lever for your door. Handing is only needed on handles with a curved design. Not needed for straight handles or knobs with the exception of the Telluride - Custom Tall Trim Plate Series - All Telluride with levers straight or curved require handing.

                                     

                                        

 

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Interior Dummy knobs/levers:A full Dummy is two pull knobs with trim plates that screw to the face of an unmachined door. They do not turn or function in anyway. Typically you use dummy knobs on a door that has roller or ball catches.

Dummy handing is different than handing for passage/ privacy locks!
 

 

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Exterior Lock Handing: Exterior door lock handing for both Inswing doors and outswing doors shown below

 

Exterior Left Hand Inswing 

 

Exterior Right Hand Inswing

 

Exterior Left Hand Outswing

 

Exterior Right Hand Outswing

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