Home Improvement

Home improvement questions? Ask a handyman for answers

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I need exterior door knobs for a gate where they are keyed…

I need exterior door knobs...
I need exterior door knobs for a gate where they are keyed on both sides. Levers work too. Looking for a source.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
9/21/2017
David Bowden
David Bowden, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 1,192
Experience: Owner at Floridaco
Verified

A​re these deadbolts or entry type locks? Usually for a gate they are known as Springlatch type and are available in Kwikset or Schlage. Home Depot/Maintenance Warehouse has them as does any locksmith shop can order them as well as rekey them to existing locks. Keep in mind you may need to special order the latch itself as standard length won't fit most gates, especially if Schlage.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question

Hello… Thank you for using Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. From the information you’ve provided, I will try to find a quick and simple solution to your specific question. All my responses are designed to be helpful, insightful, and any guidance or suggestions are based from what you have provided on your post above, with the intent of trying to save you time, money, and headaches.

I have found in many cases it has always been better if we can establish an effective way to communicate, since either of us may have additional information or questions, that may be necessary in resolving the problem your experiencing, and uploading clear photos will greatly help us both.

After I have completed my research and provided my response to your question, all I ask in return is that you quickly and favorably complete the 5 Star Rating when it appears, so I may receive full credit for my answer, advice and recommendations. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation of this request.

Please note that I may not be able to resolve this problem, especially if it becomes necessary for a qualified service provider to be contacted to perform additional testing, diagnosing, or troubleshooting.

Is there any additional information you would like to add that was not mentioned before?

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Entry type. Can you link me to a set so I know we are on the same page? Thanks.

http://www.gatedepot.com/manufacturer-category/garden-gate-locks-latches/schlage/

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I think I can make one of these work.

They are pretty straightforward once you know what to order, but if you get Schlage keep in mind the latch that is supplied with the lock is too long, you will need a shorter latch.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
How about deadbolt?

D​eadbolt has the correct latch with the lockset

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
this would be too long? http://www.gatedepot.com/product/schlage-double-cylinder-deadlatch/

Y​ou would need to know the setback on the lockset, usually 2 3/8" but the lock is built differently and may require a shorter latch. Schlage uses a type A or F latch to fit properly. Kwikset locks have spring loaded latches that are correct length. Just depends on what brand you want.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question

B​oth are rekeyable

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question

Sc​hlage is better constructed for everyday use/abuse but costs more.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I will measure tomorrow and get back to you, thanks

ok

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
this is exterior use by the ocean.

Schlage is better around marine environments

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Did you see the picture?

No... That is a standard 2 3/8" opening (setback) for a standard latch. If you buy the Schlage entry type lockset the latch is not in the center of the lock like it is with a Kwikset lockset. The Schlage latch will be like 7/8" usually a type A or F latch. The difference is the Schlage are on the edge of the lock not the center. When you buy the lock it comes with a 1 3/8" latch which is too long.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
You lost me. Can you just tell me what deadbolt style/size to buy for this? That said it occurs to me the 2 3/4 diameter hole where the lock goes will need to be accounted for. Any thoughts on how? I am not a welder!

The deadbolts are standard size, nothing to change or weld on the large hole. What brand lock are you going to buy?

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
My concern is the hole is too large at 2 3/4 inches to support the lock. Specs say the diameter is only 2.5 inches when I looked up one on Home Depot site. Am I wrong? Schlage

I​t will be close, you can also buy a reducing plate that will help make the lock fit better, 1 per side. The Schlage lockset will need the shorter latch, that's the lock part on the edge of the gate. It will need to be a type A or F series latch 7/8" is the length of the latch.

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Want the dead bolt style, same measurement?

Yes deadbolts are 1 size and do not require any special latch

David Bowden
David Bowden, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 1,192
Experience: Owner at Floridaco
Verified
David Bowden and 87 other Home Improvement Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Thank you very much for the positive rating, I sincerely ***** ***** If you need further assistance or help with another question, just let me know,

Best,

Dave

Ask Your Own Home Improvement Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a home improvement expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask David Bowden Your Own Question
David Bowden
David Bowden
David Bowden, General Contractor
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 1,192
1,192 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Owner at Floridaco

David Bowden is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Brian

Brian

Architect

2,153 satisfied customers

Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Builder

2,084 satisfied customers

#1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience

Steve G.

Steve G.

Handyman

221 satisfied customers

VP of electronic repair company and home theater advisor.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Civil Engineer

14 satisfied customers

Licensed Structural Engineer

Eric M. Bright

Eric M. Bright

We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!

1,734 satisfied customers

I've been been doing things for my clients that others have said cant be done for over a 1/4 Century

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

711 satisfied customers

Retired contractor, 51 years experience

Martin

Martin

Electrical Engineer

689 satisfied customers

Design, construct, fix and grow stuff around and in the home.

< Previous | Next >

Related Home Improvement Questions
Door leading to garage won't open. This morning the door
Door leading to garage won't open. This morning the door leading out to our garage won't open. My wife left and came back and got locked out. I tried sliding a scraper from the outside but I think it … read more
Rick the plumber
Rick the plumber
Owner
9,857 satisfied customers
Eddie. I have a ~5yr old double entry gate with a LA412S
Hi Eddie. I have a ~5yr old double entry gate with a LA412S solar gate operator. All installed by a contractor. Batteries replaced about 6 months ago. I live inland SoCal, so sun is not a problem. One… read more
Eddie
Eddie
Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs
High School or GED
1,299 satisfied customers
Trying t replace an exterior door lever type knob. The
trying t replace an exterior door lever type knob. The interior lever came off quite easily, but the one on the exterior part o the door is not coming out--was able to inch it out using a screwdriver … read more
Eddie
Eddie
Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs
High School or GED
1,299 satisfied customers
Reason my house has an exterior knob on an interior door. It
For some reason my house has an exterior knob on an interior door. It matches all the other knobs, and I didn't notice it for years until accidentally being locked out. Is there a simple way to disabl… read more
Rick the plumber
Rick the plumber
Owner
9,857 satisfied customers
I have a liftmaster la400 gate opener. Got rpm reversal message.
I have a liftmaster la400 gate opener. Got rpm reversal message. Arm works fine so I replaced board. Same problem.… read more
Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan
Bachelor\u0027s Program
239 satisfied customers
I need a garage door opener remote that is able to operate
I need a garage door opener remote that is able to operate 2 separate doors. One is a community gate, not sure what the model is but the existing remote has 9 3 position dip switches. The other is a w… read more
Brian
Brian
Architect
Bachelor's Degree
2,153 satisfied customers
(not a dupe) I have a broken key in the cylinder of a Schlage commerci
I have a broken key in the cylinder of a Schlage commercial lever lock and can't get it out. I hope to remove the cylinder and either shake it out or drive it from the end of cylinder. Don't have the … read more
The Home Smithy
The Home Smithy
Home Builder
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
2,084 satisfied customers
I have a liftmaster 400 gate opener. My lawnperson tried to
I have a liftmaster 400 gate opener. My lawnperson tried to manually push the gate open, and it started this real loud siren type consistent noise. I cannot get the gates to close back, they are sligh… read more
Rich
Rich
Retired Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
652 satisfied customers
Where to buy a Schlage exterior door knob with medical keys
Where to buy a Schlage exterior door knob with medical keys that we can setup as a Master key system?… read more
Dr. Fix-It
Dr. Fix-It
Technical Lead
1,671 satisfied customers
I would like to replace 5 exterior door knobs paired with deadbolts.
I would like to replace 5 exterior door knobs paired with deadbolts. Is there a way to buy decent keyed entry door nobs with a single key to work at home depot price?… read more
Eric M. Bright
Eric M. Bright
We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!
Some Collage
1,734 satisfied customers
Actually, its more of a locksmith problem but I didnt see
Actually, it's more of a locksmith problem but I didn't see any locksmiths. The Waikiki Restaurant where I work has a back door that must never be locked, but it must always be left closed because oth… read more
Patrick
Patrick
Bachelor's Degree
1,269 satisfied customers
I need to make a single top hinge tail gate into a 2 way gate
I need to make a single top hinge tail gate into a 2 way gate on your trailer. It slopes forward at the top. Is there a kit to do this?… read more
Rich
Rich
Retired Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
652 satisfied customers
I have a lock that needs to be replaced and I cant see how
I have a lock that needs to be replaced and I can't see how to take it apart. It is a Jimmy proof entry lock. It is not an auxilliary lock it is a single cylinder lock with a handle on the outside and… read more
Stephen Cutler
Stephen Cutler
Registered Residential Contractor
licensed residential contractor
1,851 satisfied customers
I am working on an old front door lock. The inside door knob
I am working on an old front door lock. The inside door knob screws off. Two steel flat pins that are threaded stick out from inside the door. These pins are used in threading the inside knob on and o… read more
Stephen Cutler
Stephen Cutler
Registered Residential Contractor
licensed residential contractor
1,851 satisfied customers
Hi, I am trying to remove an old door knob. It is from
Hi, I am trying to remove an old door knob. It is from some time in the '60s, and must have been very cheap, as I don't see a brand name. There are no screws in the shank of the door knob. The back pl… read more
Patrick
Patrick
Bachelor's Degree
1,269 satisfied customers
I have a privacy fence that has a gate that is way too heavy
I have a privacy fence that has a gate that is way too heavy for its length (maybe 12 feet?). My husband bought spring loaded gate casters (side mounted) to help support the weight of the gate, but ev… read more
Patrick
Patrick
Bachelor's Degree
1,269 satisfied customers
i have lost the key to my double glazed french doors. how ...
i have lost the key to my double glazed french doors. how do i open and repair the lock without destroying the door?… read more
Kirt
Kirt
Retired Builder
Associate Degree
4 satisfied customers
I have a Yale brand double cylinder lock that I lost the ...
I have a Yale brand double cylinder lock that I lost the key for (it is for my side basement door) I haven't had to open the door for over six years. I now need to open the door to get a new clothes d… read more
#1 Expert
#1 Expert
Retired And now self employed
Bachelor Degree
204 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x