Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates a really simple way to fix a loose door knob handle.
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Dag gone it, that handle is loose again. Do you have problems like that around your house where occasionally your door handles get loose and you start to tackle the project and all of a sudden you realized how in the world do I tighten it?
You need some patients and you need some special screwdrivers. Here is what you need. You usually a very small flat head screwdriver and you also need generally a Philips or a larger flat head screwdriver.
The first thing you have to do is look on the inside of the door and you will find generally speaking a very small little slit, a little spring actuated piece of metal that you can push in with the small screwdriver and it allows you to take the handle off the door. Once you take the handle off the door, you can then take the brass or the chrome escutcheon plate off the door that gives you access to the two screws that will tighten the door knob back up.
Go ahead and take your regular flathead screwdriver or Philip screwdriver tighten the two screws, put the escutcheon plate back on, put the knob back on. All you have got to do is push this in. Yes it is a snap. That is how easy it is to tighten up a loose doorknob.
I am Tim Carter.
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