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VIDEO: Connecting the Top Extension on a HOPPE Multipoint Lock

This is a video on how to attach the top (or middle) extension to a HOPPE gearbox. It is critical that the notches be lined up correctly when both pieces are attached, otherwise locking the mechanism at the handle will not engage the lock at the top of the door and your jamb could be ruined in addit...

VIDEO: How to Assemble a Sliding Screen Door

How to Assemble a Sliding Screen Door

VIDEO: How to Change an Active Kwikset Entry Handle to a Dummy (and vice versa)

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...

VIDEO: How to Change the Handing of a Kwikset Entry Handleset

This video shows the quick and easy process of changing the handing on a particular style of Kwikset entry handleset. The interior handle works on either a left or right-handed door and must simply be flipped over. To make it correctly engage with the exterior handle, though, the cylinder on the ext...

VIDEO: How to Convert a HOPPE 90º Cylinder into a 360º Cylinder

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.

VIDEO: How to Install a 90 Degree Cylinder

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...

VIDEO: How to Install a Mortise (or Multipoint) Lock Cylinder Adapter: Euro Cylinder to American

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.

VIDEO: How to Install a Replacement Window in an Existing Frame

This video details the process of removing the sashes, jamb liner and storm window of a wooden double-hung window. These are common in older-style houses, and replacing them with double-paned drop-in vinyl replacement windows can save you lots of money on heating and cooling costs. We are commit...

VIDEO: How to Install Andersen Power Operator in Andersen Awning Window

The Andersen electric power window operator for awning or roof windows allows users to more easily open hard-to-reach or difficult-to-open Andersen windows. This is great for high windows, or for users who may have a hard time maneuvering the traditional operator crank, like those with arthritis. ...

VIDEO: How to Install Deadbolt for Doors with 2 in Backset (Atrium, Morgan, etc)

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)

VIDEO: How to Punch Out Hole in Patio Door Handle for Keyed Lock

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.

VIDEO: How to Re-hand a Mortise Lockset

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.

VIDEO: How to Rehand a Wright Mortise Lock

How to Rehand a Wright Mortise Lock

VIDEO: How to Rehand an Ashland Multipoint Lock (Marvin Doors)

This is a short tutorial on rehanding Ashland locks. These are commonly found in Marvin doors. The lock must be removed from the door to be changed from left-hand to right or vice versa. Once you have it removed, the process is easy. Simply toggle the latch release and twist the latch with your fing...

VIDEO: How to Rehand HOPPE Multipoint Lock

A quick tutorial on how to rehand a HOPPE brand multipoint lock body using only a pair of pliers.

VIDEO: How to Remove Thermatru Door Lite and Sidelite Surrounds for Replacement

This video is a tutorial on how to remove the glass and exterior and interior Thermatru frame pieces of surround for a sidelite or door lite.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Channel Balance

How to Replace a Channel Balance in an Aluminum Window. This is a very simple process--lifting up the take-out clips allows you to lift up the lower window panel (the operating sash), disengage the balance from the sash, and remove and replace the whole channel balance.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep : Staple-on Style

There are a number of different types of door bottoms--this is a staple-on style, also called glue-on or nail-on. It is flat and glues/staples on to the bottom of a door, typically a wooden one. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house. It's an excellent solution to drafts ...

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep: Snap-in Style

There are a number of different types of door bottoms--this is a snap-in. It has kerfs which fit into grooves on the bottom of a door, usually a metal, wood or fiberglass entry door. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house. It's an excellent solution to drafts and rising h...

VIDEO: How to Replace a Door Bottom / Sweep: Wrap-around and L-Shaped Style

This is a video on how to install wrap-around and L-shaped screw-in door bottoms. There are a number of different types of door bottoms--both of these types come up onto the side of the door and can be screwed in place. Door sweeps and bottoms keep cold (and heat) out of your house. It's an excel...

VIDEO: How to Replace a Single-Hook Lock in a Sliding Door

This is a video on how to replace a single-hook mortise lock on a sliding metal, vinyl or wooden patio door. For metal doors, install part #15142 on our website. For wooden or vinyl doors, install part #15143 on our website. Both locks install the same way.

VIDEO: How to Replace a Spiral Balance

How to replace the spiral balance in a tilt window. The process is similar for a non-tilt window, however, the sash tensioning tool has one hook instead of two. When replacing the balance in a window, always replace both at the same time. If you need to adjust the tension of the window, adjust b...

VIDEO: How to Replace Basement Window Inserts

How to remove, order and replace basement window inserts, including how to determine whether you need a Monarch-style or Columbia-style insert.

VIDEO: How to Replace Basement Windows in Concrete (remove frames + sashes)

This video details how to remove a window and frame in the concrete walls of a basement. In our video, we replace a jalousie basement window with an Andersen Silverline replacement window. These instructions pertain to any basement window--jalousie, awning, hopper or slider--that doesn't have a b...

VIDEO: How to Replace Glass in a Casement Window Sash

This video details how to remove the stiles and rails from a casement sash so that the glass can be accessed and replaced. Note: If glass is broken, please exercise caution and use gloves to protect your hands when working with sharp edges.

VIDEO: How to Replace Rollers in an Andersen Sliding Door

This video shows the basics of removing rollers in an Andersen sliding door and replacing them with aftermarket tandem rollers.

VIDEO: How to Replace Rotten Window Sash

This video details how to take apart and put back together a window sash with double-paned glass. We sell custom sash replacement kits--if they're ordered without glass, we'll send you the broken down (in pieces) wooden sash. Follow these steps in our video to assemble. Wood rot is a common (and...

VIDEO: How to Replace the Bushing on Patio Door Handlesets

Many patio door handles are manufactured with plastic bushings, which are the small pieces within the handle mechanism that connect the handle to the spindle. These plastic bushings can crack over time or after much use, and that can render your handle unusable. An easy way to diagnose this problem:...

VIDEO: How to Replace the Key Cylinder in a Commercial Storefront Door

This is a video on how to replace the key cylinder in a commercial storefront door. This is the easiest way to "rekey" your door-- if you're giving the cylinder to a locksmith to rekey, you need to be able to get it out of and back into the door, or if you're going to replace the cylinder yourself, ...

VIDEO: How to Replace the Rollers on a Great Lakes Window Sliding Glass Door

How to Replace the Rollers on a Great Lakes Window Sliding Glass Door

VIDEO: How to Reverse the Panic-Release Function on a Peachtree IPD Lock

This video tutorial will guide you in reversing the panic-release function in a Peachtree IPD lock. The video explains the purpose, function and mechanics behind the panic-release function and walks through the steps of how to reverse the panic-release so that the lock can be used in your door if th...

VIDEO: Installing Handles on an Andersen Multipoint Lock

This is a video on how to install handles on an Andersen multpoint lock. This video specifically pertains to installing the aftermarket handles we offer, but the information could be generally helpful for installing any kind of lock on an Andersen multipoint lock.

VIDEO: Replacing Door Sweeps & Bottoms

This is a video on how to identify and replace sweeping vinyl door bottoms. Vinyl door sweeps are a fabulous investment that will not only help insulate your house and keeps drafts out, but will insulate your wallet too, helping to lower your heating and cooling bills. There are 5 different type...

VIDEO: Replacing the Cylinder in a Pella Sliding Door Lock (Manufactured 1967-1990)

Instead of paying to have the lock rekeyed should you lose the keys or need to change the locks, a new cylinder can be ordered and replaced by you for around $15. We carry the replacement cylinder on our website as part #15031 (keyed differently) or #15032 (keyed alike). This video demonstrates h...

How to Change the Handing of a Commercial Door Paddle Handle

This a step by step guide on how to change the handing of a commercial door paddle handle.

Peachtree IPD Multipoint Lock Installation Video

Video on installing and repairing a Peachtree three point lock.