glass door knob fell off

mikendApril 22, 2011

Is there an easy way to reattach a glass knob that has fallen off the metal hardware on an interior closet ? I can pop the knob back into the handle, but it is loose, and eventually comes off. The only advice I found on the internet was to attach it with eopxy.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kudzu9

Look closely at the part of the knob that fits over the shaft on the door lock mechanism. Can you see a small hole where a setscrew would be that might have loosened up?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 2:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikend

The part of the knob that fits over the shaft is OK- the set screw is tight. The part that fell off id the glass knob. I will try to post a picture

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 8:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

You may be able to glue it back in to the metal portion.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikend

brickeye - thanks - glue/epoxy may be the only option ?

I have linked pictures:

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

I would try one of the instant glues first and see it there is enough area for it to hold.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kudzu9

If the instant glue doesn't work, use an epoxy that dries clear...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 2:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
old_house_j_i_m

Try using cat rear view mirror adhesive. its formulated to adhear glass to metal.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 6:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

"Try using cat rear view mirror adhesive. its formulated to adhear glass to metal."

Same stuff as any other instant glue.

Just a fancier package.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 9:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikend

Instant glue worked great (so far). Because of the ridges on the knob and hardware (for the knob to grip the hardware- there was plenty of surface area).

I wound up going to the historic house parts store and buying new knobs to replace the missing/broken ones in the insides of the closets (in case the kids close themselves in them), and swapping/replacing a bunch of knobs.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 5:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Oh crap, plaster crack
I was removing a window casing so I could reposition...
graywings123
stone house
Do any of you out there own a real stone house? Not...
seydoux
Anyone know what this is?????
Does anyone on the forum know what this is? Found it...
John0087
Rule of thumb on recreating hardwood floors?
I'm recreating the peg and groove oak hardwood floors...
zagyzebra
1939 petite colonial - introduction
I was on GardenWeb for many years under Wonbyherwits,...
dyhgarden
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™