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How to change the door handles of the house? The quick guide

How to change the door handles of the house? The quick guide

Changing the door handles at home doesn't have to be an impossible task. With the right tools and knowledge, you will be able to replace the handles of your fixtures in no time.

To find out how to do this, continue reading our little guide, which contains all the essential information to succeed in the operation.
What tools are used to change the doors of the house?

Replacing a door handle requires only a few tools and equipment. You should be able to get the job done with a screwdriver, tape measure and of course the replacement handle.

The tape measure will be used to make sure you have the correct size handle before doing the job, and the screwdriver will be used to remove the existing handle and attach the new one.

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Preliminary operations: measurement

Before buying a replacement handle, it is advisable to take some measurements of the existing handle to make the replacement as quick and easy as possible. When ordering a replacement handle then make sure you take the following features into consideration:

   - The back plate of the handle typically measures 200-270mm
    - The center of the handle (the distance between the lock hole and the center section of the actual handle) typically measures 68-92mm

Once you have made all the necessary measurements, it will be easier to choose the suitable model.

Remove the old handle

Once you've got your tools and replacement handle ready, it's time to get in on the action:

    First, the old handle should be loosened by removing the screws holding it in place;
    In most cases there are two screws holding the handles in place, and they will be on the inside of the door. If you have difficulty locating the screws, they will most likely be covered with plugs;
    After removing the screws, you should be able to remove the handle from the door.

At the end of this short procedure, which must always be carried out carefully, it is possible to install the new handle.
Install the new handle

The process for installing the new handle follows the same steps as for removing the old handle. After positioning the base, you need to add the handle and fix it with screws. If there are caps on the screws, these must be added at the end of the operation. By the time you can accurately take the appropriate measurements, replacing the door handle should be very simple.

Before finishing the operation, in any case, it is always a good idea to carry out a thorough check. If you move the handle up and down it is possible to see if the opening and closing mechanics are correct.

Another possible precaution concerns closing the doors with the appropriate key. If everything is done correctly, it means that the handle is in the correct position and can be used without problems on any occasion.

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Not sure how to replace the lock on your interior door?

It is very simple to do it, especially by following our instructions


Here is our video on how to replace your interior door lock.
Porteitaliane offers you many tutorials and videos that will make your work simple and intuitive!
The collection of Porte Italiane handles

As we have seen, replacing the door handles at home is a procedure that can be completed with relative ease. The precautions to follow are few and the result, in most cases, will be satisfactory. In any case, for any advice or suggestion, the experts of Porte Italiane are at your disposal at the email address [email protected]

In addition to offering doors and fixtures of all kinds, in addition, Porte Italiane offers a wide range of accessories for fixtures. In our catalog of door handles you will find the most suitable alternative for your case. For more information, we are always available at 0941 901172 and 0941 912335.

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