Quality Door Knobs - Better Home Products?

kendog2March 15, 2012

We're in the process of replacing our brass finish door hardware with satin nickel. We bought some door knobs on Ebay. They are from Better Home Products and are made in China. I bought these knobs because they're advertised as all metal and include a 25 year warranty. So far, I'm not too impressed. The finish on the deadbolts is rough. We installed just one knob on a bathroom door to try it out. It looks nice but the privacy knob doesn't rotate as smoothly as I'd hoped. Only ten days after installation the door knob squeaks when turned. I know you get what you pay for but since we're on a very tight budget, I had hoped to save some money.

Despite the cost of shipping, I'm tempted to send everything back and replace with Schlage hardware. I've read good reviews about Schlage. Our old hardware was Kwikset and lasted only a few years.

Has anyone had experience with the Better Home Products door hardware? I wonder if it would function better if I greased the mechanisms before installing?

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millworkman

mechanism is probably plastic and grease would have no effect

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 12:03PM
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kendog2

The description states that it is all metal. My husband said that maybe the metal is really thin or the parts aren't milled with enough precision to fit well together.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 12:52PM
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