Unwrap all components, laying them within easy reach. You will need a
screwdriver, ruler, and nail polish or threadlock.
Prepare door and install strike as shown on reverse page, under Door Preparation.
Install the privacy latch with the privacy button hole towards the side
of the door that you wish to lock. The tongue of the latch should be facing
the door jamb side of the door. If it is not, call 1-800-522-7336 for
Prepare the Knobs:
If the doorknobs are on a solid spindle, remove this spindle and discard
it. You will only be using the split spindle for this installation. You
may need to back the set screws out of each doorknob approx. 1/2 way.
Placement of the Spindle:
Tighten the split spindle gently, but snugly. Then unscrew one half of
the spindle 2 full turns, leaving a gap of approx. 1/8”. Insert
the spindle into the latch, with the stop-pin on the non-locking side
of the door.
Be sure that the privacy holes are closest to the edge of door. Slide
one door plate onto the side of the spindle without the stop pin. Screw
on one of the door knobs until it rests loosely against the door plate
(do not tighten as it will pull the latch out of alignment). Slide the
other door plate onto the protruding spindle (the side with the stop pin)
and screw the remaining knob onto the spindle, snugly to hold plates in
place. Check to see that the privacy mechanism lines up with the holes
on the plates. If it does not, back up a few steps and try again. Screw
the privacy button through the plate on the locking side and into the
Use a ruler to be sure that everything is straight. Give the knobs a bit
of a wiggle to align them and keep them from binding against the plates.
Screw the top screw(s) into one door plate, then the bottom screw(s),
and again check your alignment. Follow with the plate on the other side.
Now, unscrew the knobs about 1/2 turn or just until they turn freely.
If all is still aligned and the door knobs turn easily, screw in any remaining
wood screws. See Finishing the Knob Installation in next column.
We have provided two lengths of machine screws to mate the backplates.
Choose the shorter machine screws for 1 3/8” thick doors or the
longer screws for 1 3/4” thick doors. If you have any trouble tightening
the plates together, give us a call at the number on reverse side.Slide
the threaded backplate over the spindle on the non-locking side of the
door. Slide its mate (with screwholes) onto the other side. The privacy
holes should be closest to the latch side of door. Screw the backplates
together, snugly but not too tight. Screw the first doorknob onto the
spindle on the locking side of the door. Now screw on the second knob,
bringing it up snugly, allowing the plates to align themselves. Screw
the privacy button though the plate on the locking side and into the latch.
Tighten the backplate screws. Now, unscrew the knobs about 1/2 turn or
just until they turn freely.
Finishing the Knob Installation:
Next, tighten all set screws, making sure that they are straight against
the flat part of the spindle (a slight wiggle can help to set them in
place). Try the doorset, making sure that everything works smoothly. Lastly,
remove each set screw and coat their threads with fingernail polish or
threadlock. Replace each.
Using the Doorlock:
To lock the door, push in the privacy button. To unlock the door, simply
turn the inside doorknob. To gain emergency access from the non-locking
side of the door… insert a small, blunt
instrument (the enclosed Allen wrench works well) into the emergency hole
located next to the doorknob. Pushing gently will disengage lock.
Single Dummy (For individual mounting)
Mount the steel dummy backplate to the door with dummy spindle protruding
through the center hole. Place the brass backplate over the protruding
spindle. Screw the doorknob onto the spindle, tightening into place. Align
and tighten the allen set screws to lay flat against the dummy spindle.
Double Dummy (For back-to-back mounting)
Option 1: Install as 2 single dummies as shown above.
Option 2: Drill hole through door approx.1/2” in diameter. Place
long spindle through hole. Place the brass backplates over the protruding
spindle ends. Screw the doorknobs onto the spindle, tightening into place.
Align and tighten the allen set screws to lay flat against the spindle.