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  1. Upgrade Front Door Locks With Keyless Door Locks

    For get your key? Unlock your front door with a four-digit number that you simply punch into an electronic keypad. This electronic lock is easy to install; you only need a screwdriver. Photo courtesy of Schlage.

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  1. How to Rekey a Door Lock

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    Learn to rekey your entry and deadbolt locks like a pro, and at a fraction of the cost, using a rekeying kit. Instead of calling a locksmith when a key is lost, rekey the door lock yourself and save.

  2. How to Fix Your Broken Storm-Door Handles

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    Don't let a broken or ugly storm- door handle ruin the look of your home's entrance. Replace your old storm- door handle in five easy steps, which include drilling new holes if needed.

  3. How to Install a Deadbolt

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    To improve the security of your home, you could get a dog with a bark vicious enough to scare the rust off a statue. But one of the easiest, least expensive and most effective security measure you can take is to install a heavy-duty deadbolt . Here's how.

  4. Replace a Broken Storm or Screen Door Handle

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    Storm door handles break or become tarnished long before the door need replacing, but installing a new handle is a simple job that can usually be finished in a few minutes.

  5. Repairing a Loose Door Handle

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    Tighten a loose doorknob that has hidden chassis screws. It only takes a minute to pop off the cover plate.

  6. Replace Door Locks on Your Car

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    Repair broken power locks by replacing the actuator, which is a common problem on late-model Fords. You'll save on the shop fee plus some of the new part cost.

  7. How to Fix a Door Latch

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    When a house settles, doors sometimes stop latching properly because one side of the frame has sagged. You can fix the problem easily with a rotary tool and a metal-cutting bit.

  8. Fix a Door That Won't Close

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    When houses settle, doors can settle along with them, resulting in misaligned door latches . Solve the problem with a file, a chisel, and a dab of lipstick (any shade will do).

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Doorknob DIY Projects - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Sure they help us get inside and out, but doorknobs—particularly salvaged and vintage varieties—can be used for multiple decorative purposes. Here are five doorknob DIY projects to get you inspired.

  2. Samsung EZON - High-Tech Door Locks - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Now that our phones talk and our cars start with the push of a button, it's no surprise that the front door is going digital too. We’ve got the lowdown on some of the best new high-tech door locks .

  3. Cleaning and Repairing an Antique Mortise Door Lock

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured

    If you have an older house with knobs that slip, latches that are stuck inside the door, or other minor problems, then you should follow these instructions to remove the lock, dis-assemble it, clean and perform minor repairs. Meet the mortise lock and door knobs. This mortise lock set is install... ...

  4. How to Replace a Door Latch and Knob

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    You know, after several years of use, a door latch can simply wear out, especially if it's in a high traffic area like this. Or maybe you just want to change your decor with a new latch . Whatever your reason taking out an old latch and putting in a new one, can really be done in just a few… ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Install Door Hardware

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Replacing door hardware only requires a simple set of skills and tools, but new door hardware can make a big difference in the way a door looks and works.

  2. How to Fix a Broken Door Knob

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates a really simple way to fix a loose door knob handle.

  3. How to Install the Door Knob in a Closet

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Bill Frishman explains the basics steps for building a closet and how to install the door knob in a closet

  4. How to Replace a Door Knob

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com shows how to replace a door knob

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Blog Posts

  1. Lockitron: Smartphone Controlled Deadbolt Lock

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    We use our smartphone to arm our Iris home alarm but if you want even more control you can now lock and unlock your door with the Lockitron. The unit slides over your current deadbolt and can be controlled from your smartphone. It also has a bluetooth sensor that can lock and unlock your doors ...

  2. DIY Video: Installing a Mortise Door Lock

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    FromDIY Diva

    You may have started to get the impression that all I do around the Liberty House these days is paint stuff and talk about the never-ending list of updates from...

  3. October 18, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    In this issue, my trip to Mike Wilson's memorial service, tips for controlling mildew down in the bathroom, saving money on your mortgage, back up your computer data, a new contest coming for those messy garages, a review of an electronic deadbolt and kids with Stain Solver.

  4. Door Latch Problems

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  5. Kwikset Double Locked Handleset

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    We are already fans of the Kwikset SMARTKEY re-keying system which allows you to re-key locks in seconds and saves you the time and expense of replacing locks or calling a locksmith. Kwikset has recently introduced a new entry door locking system that includes a deadbolt but also locking door door ...

  6. Kwikset KEVO Door Lock

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

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