We offer the best value on Kwikset, Schlage, Weslock, Weiser and other brands of new locks and deadbolt that you can purchase from LocksandDeadbolts.com. You have already saved a ton of money, so now you can save some more with these quick lock installation procedures:
FOR A NEW DOOR WITHOUT LOCK OR DEADBOLT PREPS
1.) Position the paper template on door edge, and mark center holes on face and edge of door.
2.) Drill a face hole using 2-1/8 inch hole saw, drilled from both sides to prevent splintering the surface of door. ( some older brands like Weiser, National, Yale used smaller holes)
3.) Drill an edge hole with spade / paddle bit, normally 1 inch diameter
( 1 inch is most common for Kwikset, Schlage, Weslock or Weiser)
4.) Insert your new lock or deadbolt latch into edge hole, center and drill small 1/8 inch hole install with small wood screws. Use a razor knife and trace outline of faceplate; Remove Latch.
5.) Chisel out the mortise for deadbolt latch.
6.) Screw the latch to edge of door.
7.) Screw deadbolt mechanism to door, with keyed cylinder on the outside and turn lever on inside.
8.) Mark the end of the deadbolt latch with felt-tip pen.
9.) Close the door, throw bolt to leave mark on door jamb.
10.) Use strike plate to mark deadbolt hole on door jamb.
11.) Drill a deadbolt hole in jamb with 1 inch spade bit.
12.) Use a utility knife to mark mortise outline for strike plate.
13.) Cut strike plate mortise with chisel.
14.) Set strike plate in jamb mortise and secure it with long screws.
15.) Close door and test your new deadbolt from LocksandDeadbolts.com
FOR A DOOR THAT HAS A LOCK OR DEADBOLT AND COMPLETE PREPS
1.) Remove your old lock or deadbolt from door. If old hole is less than 2-1/8 inches, it will have to be enlarged. ( some older brands like Weiser, National, Yale , even old Weslock and Schlage used smaller holes)
2.) Remove old latch. (If needed, the best way to enlarge lock hole is take a piece of plywood or 1x6 lumber and drill a 2-1/8 inch hole; Center over old hole, clamp and use as a template)
3.) Measure existing latch preps, and check for compatibility with your new Kwikset, Schlage, Weslock or Weiser latch. ( some older brands like National, Dexter and Yale used 7/8 inch holes; which may require rasping larger )
4.) Insert your new deadbolt latch from LocksandDeadbolts.com into edge hole and mark its fit. Remove new latch.
5.) Chisel out the mortise latch prep for deadbolt latch for correct fit.
6.) Screw the new deadbolt latch into the edge of door. Shim old bored out screw preps with round wood toothpicks if needed.
7.) Screw the new deadbolt mechanism to door, with keyed cylinder on the outside and turn lever on inside.
11.) Re-drill a deeper deadbolt hole in jamb with spade bit. Drill it deep enough so that the deadbolt latch extends to the fullest extent of its intended travel length.
12.) Remove old strike plate and replace it with new one from LockandDeadbolts.com. Mortise for new strike plate as needed with chisel. Shim old bored out screw preps with round wood toothpicks as necessary.
13.) Set strike plate in jamb mortise and secure it with long screws.
14.) Close door and test your new deadbolt from LocksandDeadbolts.com
Adding a new Kwikset, Schlage, Weslock or Weiser deadbolt from LocksandDeadbolts.com to your home can add beauty, an extra level of security, and can make your home less attractive to would be burglars. With a few simple tools, and little bit of determination, you can complete this project yourself. For a little extra help, for those who need it, try going to an instructional video on the internet at the link provided below. Good luck, and enjoy your beautiful new deadbolt from LocksandDeadbolts.com.