Judging what is on the inside of door hardware requires understanding the door's function. Not all doors have the same function. For example, some doors simply have to open and close while others must lock. Shop 4 Classics offers most interior door hardware with a choice of functions to satisfy every door hardware need. Below is a summary of common interior door hardware functions.
|Passage Tubular Latch (top) |
and Privacy Tubular Latch (bottom).
Passage Function - The most common door function is passage. Passage door hardware includes two door knobs, two backplates, and a passage latch. These doors latch but they do not lock. Closet doors and doors in hallways are examples of doors that use passage latches.
Privacy Function - Privacy door hardware includes two door knobs, two backplates, and a privacy latch. Privacy latches lock to prevent unwanted guests from entering a room. Privacy latches are used for bedroom doors and bathroom doors. Shop 4 Classics privacy latches rely on a pin that projects through a small hole in the backplate near the doorknob. Pushing the pin in will lock the latch so it cannot be easily opened from the outside.
|Antique Mortise Lock|
Dummy Function - Dummy door hardware is used for non-latching doors. The doorknobs do not turn to operate a latch. Dummy door hardware can be used for a door pull or simply to match the door hardware on the active half of a French door. Single dummy door hardware (also called half dummy) includes a single knob, single backplate, and a dummy spindle. Double dummy door hardware (also called full dummy) includes two knobs, two backplates, and two dummy spindles. Single dummy door hardware is used for one side of one door. Double dummy door hardware is installed back-to-back for both sides of one door.
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