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20. Tighten a Loose Interior Doorknob

Lovely old glass or brass knobs often loosen over time from constant use. To tighten them, remove the set-screws and pull off the knob. If the spindle's ridges show signs of extreme wear, wrap a piece of plumber's thread-seal tape around it before replacing it to tighten it up. Brush Loctite around the setscrews' threads to help hold them in place, and screw back in tightly. Loctite Threadlocker, about $6.50, and plumber's thread-seal tape, about $1.18; at home centers
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