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.

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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
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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
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brickeyee

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

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:37AM
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mikend

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

I have linked pictures:

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:45AM
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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
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kudzu9

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

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 2:57PM
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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
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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
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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
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