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How to Order Door Hardware (Handlesets - Knobs - Levers - Locks)

Please read carefully to facilitate proper ordering. Of course, if you have need further clarification regarding handing, backset or anything else regarding "How to Order", please use our Contact Form or give us a call at 954-776-5340

Door Handing:

Most door lever sets and some other types of door hardware require you to determine whether the door is a Right Hand or Left Hand door (most door knobs do not require handing).

Inside (room or house)

door handing - left or right handed lever

Outside (room or house)

  • You simply stand Outside the room or house facing the door.
    (It does not matter if the door swings in or out.)
  • If the hinge is on the Right, it is a Right Hand Door.
  • If the hinge is on the Left, it is a Left Hand Door.

A note about Handlesets with door levers: Even though the lever is on the inside of the house, you still stand outside of the house to determine door handing.


Function:

Keyed Entry
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  Privacy
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  Passage
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  Dummy
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door key iconleft door knob icon   right door knob icondoor knob button icon door tool iconleft door knob icon   right door knob icondoor knob button icon left door knob icon   right door knob icon left door knob icon   
Key outside, turn or push button inside. Emergency tool to open from outside, turn or push button inside.
(Bedroom or Bathroom)
No locking on either side.
(Hall or Closet)
Non-Locking and Non-Latching
  • Keyed Entry: Use when a keyed lock is needed
  • Privacy (Bedroom/Bathroom): For doors that could need locking
  • Passage (Hall/Closet): For doors that don't need locking
  • Dummy: For use as a pull or to match trim

Backset:

Measure from the center of the backplate or bore hole, to the edge of the door. Backset is normally either 2-3/8" or 2-3/4"

Measure door hole backset

Single Cylinder and Double Cylinder Deadbolts:
What's the difference?

A single cylinder deadbolt is keyed on the outside and has a turn lever on the inside to lock and unlock it. A double cylinder deadbolt is keyed on both sides. A key is necessary to lock and unlock it on the inside. A double cylinder deadbolt offers an increased level of security in the event you have, for instance, glass sidelites that an intruder could break, reach through and unlock your door by turning the lever for a single cylinder deadbolt.

If you choose a double cylinder deadbolt and keep your door locked, you will need to keep the key in the lock, or readily accessible, in the event of fire or other emergency that would require quick exit. When you leave your home, you could simply remove the key, out of reach of an intruder.


Keying

If you would like to be able to use the same key for two (2) or more keyed locks you order, click the "Keyed Alike" on every lock you order. To have all you're locks with a different key for each set, click "Keyed different". For passage, privacy and dummy sets click "Non-keyed".
Also see: To learn more about our Lock Keying Services including Master keying, Grandmaster keying and Construction keying as well as keyed alike locks.

Door Thickness

Most door hardware fits doors between 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" thick. If your door is thicker, you will need to specify its thickness. Please specify door thickness in the "Additional Comments" area of our order form. You will see "Additional Comments" during the check-out process, located at the bottom of the page after "Payment Information." Of course, you may use "Additional Comments" for anything else regarding your order that we need to know.

Please Note for Handlesets:

If you have double doors and want matching hardware on both doors, you need to order a single or double cylinder handleset for your active door and a dummy handleset for your inactive door.

If you have need further clarification regarding door handing, backset or anything else regarding "How to Order Door Hardware", please use our Contact Form or give us a call at 954-776-5340


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