Door Handles. Sunday , September 16th , 2018 - 18:34:02 PM
Depictions of door handles in paintings dating to the first century CE are centrally placed hinged rings. The modern door knocker is a vestige of this style of primitive door handle. Doors were typically secured by bars and brackets to prevent them from being opened by either intent or accident. Over time, large crossbars used to secure a door were supplanted by sliding bars, operated by a handle secured to the bar and projecting through a slot in the door, or as a pivoting bar - often called a latch - that could be dropped into a matching slot on the door jamb. In Colonial America, the operating mechanism for a small pivoting bar was a latch string threaded through a hole in the door near the handle. There are - probably apocryphal - accounts and references implying that this mechanism was a workaround for heavy taxes and a crown edict mandating the colonists could only use door latches or locks imported from England. About the middle of the 18th century, handles and locks were integrated into a single unit, the earliest known examples being levers that both operated the latch and served as a pull to open the door.
Buying a new door for your home can sometimes mean that your old door furniture starts to look tacky and damaged. You could address this by painting or polishing the old door handles, but if you want to look for something different, then you should consider purchasing dome brand new door accessories, including handles. Getting new handles is not very difficult, and you can pick up a new set for a few pounds at your local DIY store. However, many of these door handles look as cheap as they seem, and this can make them an unattractive match with your new door. Rather than trying to find locally sourced door handles, it makes sense to look for them further afield.
If you have been planning to get that old exterior door handle replacement for a long time, then this is the right time to get it done all by yourself. You might always have been waiting for a carpenter or a helper to get the job done, but this is quite an easy task to do that will only consume a few minutes of your time. With the right tools and the handle replacement ready, the whole project will be fat and swift experience for you. The following steps will guide you to replace handles from traditional doors made from wood or metal. However, you can also use the methods mentioned here to replace the handles of other types of doors like screen doors and storm doors.
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