Need to lock an interior door of an old house
May 1, 2012 6:49 PM Subscribe
I need a way to lock an interior door of an old house with old doorknobs
. It has a skeleton lock but we have no key. Can we replace an old knob like this?
posted by desjardins to Home & Garden (22 answers total)
Basically we just need to close off a room while we're not home so nosy people (housekeepers, for example) don't pry. It's not intended to keep burglars out. It can and should be temporary since we're renters. It doesn't matter if it looks really ugly in the meantime. mr. desjardins is pretty handy.
mr. desjardins says this is not standard size and we can't just replace it with any old knob, alas I have come to you.
It's imperative that this happen by next Friday so if we have to special order an antique knob from Germany, we need another option.