These are Installation instructions for Andersen sliding glass door auxiliary locks (i.e footbolt). Close the door or window all the way so it is in the locked position. Place the footbolt flush against the edge of the inside moving door or pane so it sits perpendicular to the floor.
How to change the handing of a Marks Mortise Lock. This could possibly apply to other brands also.
How to change the handing on a TH1103 mortise deadlatch.
Much as we may all hate the idea of having to hire a locksmith, the fact is that we may need the services of one at some point in time. What can be even more frustrating is if you land up with a locksmith that is not ethical or reliable.
This article pertains specifically to the installation of georgian deadlocks and latches. All About Doors & Windows carries these and would be happy to answer any questions you have about this article or our product.Make sure you install your hardware so that the deadlock does not interfere with the...
This article discusses measuring the lock bore, backsets and lock spacing for door locks in the home.When replacing or newly installing a door lock, there are measurements you need to know before you place an order on your lock.The diameter of the hole for the lock body. The standard bore is 2-1/8”....
This article is specifically for SINGLE-POINT locks. If you are trying to replace a lock that only locks in one position please continue. If you are attempting to replace the lock body of a MULTI-POINT lock, the locks in this article will NOT work. The functions of these SINGLE-POINT locks differ.
HLS Swing Door Multipoint Hardware Installation, Adjustment, and Troubleshooting
Installation and Rekeying Information for HOPPE Cylinders
HOPPE Final Assembly Troubleshooting Solutions
How to lock a door with a multipoint lock.
Exterior keyed lock handing mechanisms are preset at the factory for 2-Panel left-hand operating doors and all 4-Panel doors. If an exterior keyed lock is being installed on a 2-Panel right-hand operating door, the handing on the exterior keyed lock must be changed to operate correctly. Fortunately,...
How to Drill Out a HOPPE Mortise Lock if the Dead Bolt Doesn't Retract
This information is designed to remove the IPD lock from a door that will not lock. To replace the IPD Mortise lock the bolt must be extended. If you can not extend the bolt than the face of the lock will need to be drilled.
The Atrium door company unfortunately is out of the wooden door business, but replacements are available. Once you have purchased your Atrium lock, the following steps will help you with installation.
How to Install and Remove Eclipse™ Cylinder in Winkhaus One Motion™ Locks
How to Install Deadbolt for Doors with 2 in Backset (Atrium, Morgan, etc)
Installing Sliding Door Locks
How to open a Pella 3-Point Lock Door (Stuck Closed in Locked Position)
This is a brief guide to flipping the latch on a mortise lock. This particular lock fits Pella doors and replaces the original lock that was included with those doors. It is made by s.a.b.
How to Replace a Dummy Cylinder in an Andersen Handle Set with a Keyed Cylinder
How to Replace a GU / Ferco Multipoint Lock in a Pella Door: How to replace a three-point lock with shootbolts in a Pella door. Minor modifications required. Easy do-it-yourself step-by-step process.
How to Replace a Pella Single-Point Mortise Lock with a PZ of 85mm and a Backset of 55mm
This is a multipoint lock with 5 locking points (a spring latch, two rollers and two shootbolts) and a backset of 28mm (measured from the face of the lock to the middle of the cylinder). The Ferco 528 lock is still being manufactured, although there have been some changes, and the new locks cann...
How to reverse the handing on a HOPPE HLS9000 multipoint lock by reversing the latch so the bevel faces the right direction and the door can close properly.
How to Reverse the Handing on a Winkhaus Multipoint Lock by flipping the latch so the bevel faces the opposite direction.
This article will guide you through the process of changing the handing of the lock mechanism in Andersen Frenchwood hinged doors. By switching the direction the latch faces, you can use the same lock in a left- or right-handed door.
This article discusses conversion from an older style mortise lock to a new style mortise lock on your storm door.
There are many manufacturers of multi-point locks and hardware out there. Here is some information on G-U, Peachtree IPD, Fuhr, Essve and Andersen multipoint locks.
Papaiz locks are designed to replace many popular brands of storm and security door locks. Your Papaiz lockset will replace most Pado, Emtek, Emco, Juralco, and Wright brands of locks. AllAboutDoors stocks a large selection of Papaiz lock products. Once you have found the Papaiz lock you want, just ...
Video on installing and repairing a Peachtree three point lock.
How to Reverse the Latch on a FUHR Lock
Rekeying a CES cylinder to a Schlage key is not simple. Schlage pins are about 15 thousands too long, and the spacing on the key is slightly off on the first cut, closest to the bow of the key blank. Using a 5 thousands pin kid, the standard pin number is one number too high. If a Schlage calls for ...
Replacement Comparison for Discontinued Pella / Cifial Single Point Euro Mortise Lock
This article details how to properly install a new HOPPE multipoint lock with tongues in place of a no-longer-available FUHR multipoint lock with hooks.
FUHR no longer ships its products to the United States, and direct replacements for FUHR products are not readily available. All About Doors & Windows can help you find a replacement for your FUHR multipoint lock. This article pertains specifically to replacing a FUHR 2-roller automatic multipoi...
This article will describe in detail the best options for replacing a Roto Single Point Lock with a Backset of 35mm or 45mm.
How to Replace a sheared tailpiece receiver in an Andersen sliding patio door lock. If your lock turns freely in either direction, but doesn't actually engage and lock or unlock, there's a good possibility that the tailpiece receiver has sheared. This is what your lock should look like as installed...
This article explains how to change the handing of a Roto multipoint lock, so a homeowner can change it from a left-handed to right-handed door or vice-versa.
Reversing the Mishandling Device on a HOPPE Multipoint Lock
Roto Multi Point Lock Information
Change handing of latch for right or left hand security doors; how to flip the latch bolt over if beveled side is facing wrong direction.
How to install mortise locks in academy security doors
This is a guide to replacing the mortise lock in a security or storm door. There are many different styles and brands of locks out there--many more than we've shown here. These are some popular brands of locks--some of them we carry in stock; others have been discontinued and we can no longer acquir...
Tells the homeowner how he or she can replace or upgrade the hardware in his or her storm door. Includes handle sets, mortise lock hardware and measuring.
Using a Keying Gauge
How to Change an Active Kwikset Entry Handle to a Dummy (and vice versa) This is a video tutorial on how to change the function of a Kwikset entry handle. Depending on the series of handle and year it was made, Kwikset entry handles have interchangeable function mechanisms, as shown in the video...
HOPPE no longer manufactures 360 degree cylinders, and many customers have expressed wanting to convert their 90 degree cylinders to 360. This is an easy process you can do yourself. Simply remove the spring and pin inside the lock, once you've removed the set screw, and the cam will spin freely.
How to Install and Remove a 90 Degree Euro Profile Cylinder in a Mortise Lock: This video explains how to install and remove a lock cylinder. The cylinder has a cam that, in default setting, only spins 90 degrees. The benefit to this is that a homeowner can tell just by looking at the thumbturn, whe...
This video will guide you through the process of installing an adapter in a mortise or multipoint lock with a Euro-profile cylinder hole. The adapter will allow you to use an American style cylinder.
This is a video on how to install a deadbolt for doors with 2 in backset (Atrium, Morgan, etc). 2-inch backset is not a common measurement, and as such, there are few deadbolts made to accomodate doors with this backset. This is a guide to installing one of our options.
VIDEO: How to Install Wafer Cylinders in Keller Sliding Doors (Also works with other sliding patio doors)
How to Install Wafer Cylinders in Keller Sliding Doors (Also works with other sliding patio doors)
This is a super short tutorial on how to punch out a hole in a patio door handle so a keyed cylinder can be installed. This will allow the sliding door to be locked or unlocked from the exterior with a key.
This is a video guide to rehanding a mortise lock so the bevel of the latch is facing the right direction and the panic function doesn't have to be reversed.
How to Rehand a Wright Mortise Lock
This video shows how to reverse the handing of this interior door mortise lock: part #42951 on our website. This lock operates with skeleton keys and is typically shipped handed left. It is easily and quickly re-handed.
How to rehand an Atrium mortise lock so the bevel of the latch is facing the right direction for your door.
Euro profile cylinders are used by a lock of multipoint lock companies as well as for locks that are not multipoint. The following article is a short description of what a profile cylinder is.
This article details how to properly install a new HOPPE multipoint lock with rollers in place of a no-longer-available FUHR multipoint lock with rollers.