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Monday, 9 March 2020

How To Install Doorknobs With A Threaded Spindle

Silbury Antiques holds a range of restored threaded spindle door handles in stock. This type of door handle is extremely easy to fit without professional equipment or technical skills, but if you run into issues installing your new knobs, don't hesitate to contact us via our contact page here.

Once you have your handles, some preparation of it's prospective door is required, we'll go through these steps below.


  • Screwdriver

Dismantle all parts of the handles, ensuring the tiny 'grub screw' doesn't get lost

We assume that the lock is already installed on the back of the door and is in working order.

You'll also need to make suitable holes in the correct location on the front of the door

Take the knob with the spindle attached and insert it into the lock. Check that the spindle protrudes at least an inch out of the front of the door.

Take the collar and slide it over the protruding spindle

Take the other knob and screw it on to the spindle as far as it goes so that it's just short of binding on the door. Line up the hole in the collar and the threaded hole in the door knob so you can insert and tighten the grub screw. Be careful not to over-tighten the screw.

Finally, fix the backplate into position with the screws provided.

The handle should now work smoothly in conjunction with the lock

You can see our full range of beautifully restored door handles and knobs on our website