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A door knob is a kind of handle used for closing and opening a door. It is part of home security and is one of the most important devices among the door hardware products. A doorknob is placed a few centimeters from the edge of the door. Depending on decorative style local culture and owner preference the position of the doorknob on the door varies. A doorknob is operated by a latching mechanism and is generally made of metals. Wooden door knobs are also used. Design price and quality of a doorknob vary from model to model. There are mainly four types of doorknobs: entrance passage privacy and dummy. Entrance sets have keyed cylinders and they are mainly used for outside doors.
The kind of door knob you need depends on whether or not they are an exterior door or an interior door. Exterior door knobs will certainly be required to have a good lock on the door and are required to be weather resistant and a more heavy duty kind door knob than an interior knob set. Any time you replace the outside door knob you are going to have a deadbolt latch which should be replaced at the same time so that you can have matching keys for each of the locks. Interior doors have a practical door knob and are available in two standard general sizes; 2-3/8 inches and also 2-3/4 in.
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They also will be getting a lot more wear and tear on an outside door and may not be strong enough to handle it. Its not just door knobs but there are also handles that can replace a door knob to give you door a little different look. The sliding door handles have a more industrial look. If you are creating a home with a modern décor motif these may be just the pieces you are looking for. An added bonus of the door handle door knob varieties is that for some they are easier to open. As many people age they have limited mobility in their hands from arthritis or other muscle reducing ailments. Sometimes grabbing a hold of a normal door knob and turning it is a difficult proposition. But with a sliding door handle its much easier to open a door just push the handle down and the door pops open. Even if they have limited hand mobility these doors can be opened by just leaning on the handle to trigger the mechanism.