DIY Guide- Replacing UPVC External Door Handles

  • Tianbian
  • 2024-05-20
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Introduction:

Replacement of UPVC external door handles is a common yet crucial DIY task that ensures the safety and functionality of your home entrance. This guide provides a step-by-step breakdown of the process, empowering you to tackle this project confidently and efficiently.

Tools and Materials Required:

New UPVC door handle

Screwdriver

Allen key

Measuring tape

Lubricating spray

Steps to Replace UPVC External Door Handles

1. Safety Precautions:

Before commencing work, wear safety glasses and gloves. Disconnect the power supply to the doorbell or any other electrical connections near the door.

2. Removing the Old Handle:

Locate the two screws on the inside of the door that secure the handle.

Use a screwdriver to remove the screws completely.

Carefully pull the handle towards you to detach it from the door.

If the handle is also attached to a lock, release it using an Allen key.

3. Measuring Handle Position:

Mark the position of the handle on the door using a measuring tape. Ensure it is aligned with the existing holes.

Place the new handle on the door and align it with the marks.

4. Installing the New Handle:

Insert the two screws through the holes in the handle and into the door.

Tighten the screws using a screwdriver, ensuring they are secure but not overtightened.

Reattach any lock mechanisms and components.

5. Lubrication:

Apply lubricating spray to the handle’s moving parts, such as the spindle and latch. This will ensure smooth operation and prevent premature wear.

6. Testing Functionality:

Operate the handle to ensure it moves freely and locks securely.

Check the alignment and adjust as necessary.

Additional Tips:

Choose a UPVC handle that matches the color and style of your door.

If your door has a multi-point locking system, consult a professional for handle replacement.

Regularly clean and lubricate door handles to maintain their functionality.

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