doorviewer Issues

mzdeeSeptember 8, 2012


My house is about 20 years old and everything is fairly standard. Recently, the door knocker fell off (after about 5 years, which is how long I've been here) and the door viewer with it. I went to Home Depot and Lowes to get replacement units. They are all a couple of mms too short! I have tried everything except velcro and gorilla glue. Its just too short. I have no idea how it stayed in place as long as it did. Is there such a thing as an extension for these?

Someday, I'll have normal issues like needing to program my garage door opener.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Try upgrading your vendor list and find a, real, commercial door hardware supplier.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 12:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Have you measured your door depth and then done an internet search for that size?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 3:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks all
I have measured the door. It is standard. I'm sure there is something a tad off as that is typically the way my luck runs. I will look for commercial door hardware suppliers though. Thanks for the tip.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 5:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Doesn't make sense, keep looking. Are you really sure it's standard? Most of these things are adjustable.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 3:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Most exterior doors are 1 3/4" thick. The mfg. of the knocker/peepsite combination is where I'd be looking.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 8:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need advice for gap under door frame
Hi, We had a contractor install pre-hung interior doors,...
Pork Chop Return (aka Mutton Chop)
Has anyone successfully changed a pork chop dormer...
Roof leak - strange behavior
I hope someone can help here... History: our roof...
Help - how do I fix this tippy fence - did a dumb thing
Am building a 6 foot wood privacy fence (L shape) from...
Andersen patio door repair
My 20-year old Anderson patio sliding glass door is...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™