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glass door knob fell off

Posted by mikend (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 22, 11 at 21:28

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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RE: glass door knob fell off

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?


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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


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


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

I have linked pictures:

knobless

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


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


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


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"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.


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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.


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