Most brands of locks can be re-keyed, but it usually requires specialized techniques and sometimes tools. Many retailers will do it in-house free or for a small fee. Otherwise, any locksmith* should be able to help you out.
Can I replace a door knob and keep the same key?
You can rekey all of your locks to match an existing key when the locks all have the same keyway. You can test if the locks use the same keyway by taking the existing key you want to use and seeing if it slides into the keyholes of the locks you want to match that key.
Can you replace a lock and keep the same key?
Consider the convenience of a single key.
For example, if all the locks on your house are Schlage, you can rekey all of them to fit the same key. If the locks are of various brands, you’ll need to replace some to have all rekeyed to accept a single key.
Do all door knobs have the same key?
Keys to mass-produced door locks aren’t unique
Those that do will be identical, and require the same key to unlock them all. Lock companies do this so you can install the same lock at your house and have one key to unlock every door, but it introduces a significant hole in home security.
How do you get multiple door knobs with same key?
When purchasing more than one lock, look for packages that have the same “key alike” number on the package. Alternatively, our store associates can key all of your locks to work with the same key. You can also purchase a rekeying kit to swap out pins and springs yourself.
Is it cheaper to rekey or replace locks?
Rekeying your lock is almost always cheaper than replacing a lock. This is because of the cheaper price of the key pins inside the locks, whereas when you replace a lock, you are paying for all brand-new parts.
How do I get my doors keyed alike?
Since most homes have multiple doors with multiple locks, re-keying can get expensive. You can re-key a lock like a pro at a fraction of the cost. Re-keying kits are available for most lock brands but they’re not interchangeable. You must buy a kit for each brand of lock in your home.
Can one key open multiple locks?
In short, a master key system allows one keys to open multiple different locks. At the same time, more than one key can open the same lock. In an office building, for example, each employee can have their own key which unlocks the door to their office.
Will Home Depot rekey a lock?
Home Depot will rekey locks such as Schlage, Kwikset, doorknobs, deadbolts, single and double cylinders for $5 to $15 per lock. If your local store does not offer the service, you may purchase a rekey kit or visit Lowe’s or Ace Hardware. Home Depot does not rekey car locks as they often require specialized technology.
Are door locks universal?
Some models disengage the lock when you manipulate the inside lever, offering a simpler means of exit. Door levers are left-handed, right-handed or universal. To determine what you need, look at the door from outside the house or room. If the hinges are on the left, look for a left-handed or universal lever.
Can any door knob fit any door?
To have the door function properly, you will have to make sure that the door knob you buy is the correct size for your door. The standard size for a door knob diameter is either 2 3/8 inches or 2 3/4 inches and these knobs will usually fit doors that are anywhere between 1 3/8 inches to 1 3/4 inches thick.
How do you measure for a new door knob?
Measure from the edge of the door to the centre of the door knob or handle. The industry standards are usually either 44mm / 57mm / 82mm / 107mm / 130mm. Ideally you will try and choose the backset measurement that sites the door handle in the middle of the door stile.
Are door knob sizes universal?
Are Door Knob Sizes Universal? While door knobs commonly come in standard measurements, they aren’t universal. Standard-sized door knobs have a better fit with most modern doors because they follow this standard. On older doors, they most likely won’t fit because the doors have smaller measurements.
Do doorknobs have to match bathroom fixtures?
Bathroom faucets do not need to match doorknobs. If the sink faucet has a unique design element, you can highlight it with an accented metal finish. You would not want to match the doorknob to the faucet and detract attention from the sink.
How do you replace an interior door knob?
Once you’ve removed both doorknobs, unscrew the latch and slide it out of the door. Then, insert your new latch into the side of the door and screw in the faceplate. Finally, push the external knob through the holes in the latch, and screw both doorknobs into the door.