How do I change the lock on the front door?
April 30, 2014 5:39 PM Subscribe
I want to change our apartment's doorknob and lock to a "night latch" (I believe is the term). I'm fairly confident I have the lock I'd like. What do I do now?
posted by XtinaS to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
I am an anxious person, and I live with a forgetful person, and we only have the one door for the apartment. The current configuration is one deadbolt and one standard doorknob with a lock on the outside and a... turning-thing on the inside.
(Pardon the lack of words. It's time for dinner.)
I want a doorknob with an automatic latch. I believe I've found one:
Nu-set KA Heavy Duty Night Latch
a] Is that actually what I want?
b] What, uh. What would I do next, given that I have little in the way of hardware installation skills? Call a locksmith?