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Door Hardware Basics
Most door hardware will fit the following door preparation. If you have something different, please contact us so we can help you find exactly what you need.
Nearly all of Emtek's hardware is made from solid brass for long-lasting quality. Customers can choose from a wide variety of designs and even mix finishes and styles on individual lock sets, but you should feel free to let us know if you have any special needs or requirements. Browse the entire line of Emtek door knobs below. After you click on the style you like, you'll order the door knob function you need. The types of door entry functions available include Keyed Entry, Privacy, Passage, or Dummy. For exterior doors, we recommend using an Emtek passage function knob in conjunction with a deadbolt or looking at the Emtek keyed locks with side plates. These are basically just a passage door knob with a deadbolt all in one unit.
Next, you'll be able to choose a finish for your new door knobs. Some of the knobs have popular finishes that can't be customized. However, many of our Emtek door knobs offer a variety of options for the finish, including Satin Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Polished Chrome, Unlacquered Brass, and more. After you input the correct measurements for the backset and door thickness, you'll choose a strike and faceplate type before selecting the desired latch type.
Direct Door Hardware has been providing great door hardware products to home builders, homeowners, developers, designers, and even hotel managers for over 17 years. Whether your project is big or small, we have the hardware you need. Should you have any questions regarding Emtek door knobs, please give us a call at 307-886-9449 or email us. We'll be happy to provide any product details or quotes that you need.
More Information on Emtek Door Knobs
Emtek has created a large selection for doorknobs, lever handles, handle sets, mortise locks, bathroom hardware, cabinet hardware and other home hardware products in coordinating finishes. Nearly all of Emtek hardware is made of solid brass for long lasting quality.
Customers can choose from a wide variety and even mix finishes and styles on individual lock sets. Should you have any special needs or requirements, please let us know. All Emtek orders are assembled and shipped from City of Industry, CA. Because of the quality of the locks and their customizable nature, door knob orders are assembled at the time of the order. Please allow 7-10 days before shipment. For any specific questions about Emtek door hardware please give us a call at 307-886-9449.
Emtek Door Knobs Include
- Emtek doorknobs are sold as complete kit including knobs and rosettes for both sides of the door, latch and strike plate, and mounting hardware
- Packaged with mortised tubular latch. (Drive in latch available upon request)
- Square corner mortised face plate and square corner strike plate standard
- Keyed locks and Privacy will include Keys or unlocking tools, dummy knobs are surface mount and do not include latches and strikes.
Construction of Emtek Door Knobs
Emtek locks have heavy duty mechanisms designed to provide trouble free service. Knobs and lever handles are supported by springs mounted behind the rosettes and sideplates. These springs return the handles back to the rest position and prevent lever sag. Emtek latches are heavy duty construction with strong internal spring and solid brass bolt. Spindles are sring loaded "half spindles" for smooth operation even on imperfect door prep. Emtek knobs and lever handles have a set screw design which, when tightened, eliminates the loose handle feel you get with other brands. Set screws do not hold the handle on, but serve to remove the looseness. Emtek handles and rosettes are forged, not cast or stamped, providing a flawless surface which can be highly polished when desired. The generous thickness and weight of forged parts gives them a solid look and feel.
Emtek Door Knob Functions
Emtek door knobs are available in several functions the most common being keyed entry, privacy (bed and bath), passage (hall and closet) and single dummy. Each function is used for little different application.
Keyed Entry Knobs
Emtek keyed entry door knobs use a Schlage C 5-pin keyway. Keyed entry Knobs have a turn button on the interior side of the knob. Lock from inside by turning the turn button. Inside knob functions even in locked position for quick egress but knob remains locked until unlocked by turn button or key. Unlock from the outside using a key. The door knob is only locked when the push button is in the locked position. Many Emtek door knobs are not available with a keyed entry function because a key cylinder would drastically change the look of the knob. In this case we recommend using a passage function knob along with an Emtek deadbolt for a door that requires keyed entry.
Emtek privacy locksets lock by pressing push pin on the interior rosette. You do not need a key to unlock from the outside. There is no key cylinder, but there is a pinhole through which you can unlock the door using the generic tool provided. Privacy locks are generally used on bedroom or bathroom doors.
Emtek passage doorknobs are non- locking. These are great for hall doors or closet doors that do not need to lock, but a latching mechanism is still required. Also use a passage function knob along with an Emtek deadbolt for keyed entry.
Emtek dummy door knobs are sold as a dummy pair. These are non-functioning door knobs that are mounted to the surface of the door. Used on doors that do not need a latch mechanism like the inactive side of a french door for example. Single dummy knob available upon request.
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