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MauroStainedGlass
Remove a lockset rosette (w photos)
MauroStainedGlass

Hello
I am refinishing and restoring some antique doors onsite. I would like to remove the knobs and lockset, I can get the knobs off but the rosettes are on there tight. There is no slot to pry them off. I go the knobs off by pushing on the little hole with a spring mechanism, and there is a similar hole close to the rosette but no response to poking anything in there, there doesn't seem to be another spring. I have tried turning the knobs with the key and no progress. I took out the spring and poked a screwdriver in there to see if there was a way to push the opposite knob off, but no luck so far.
Thank you for your help!
(Here are the images, can't get them to upload)
http://www.ericmauro.com/images/IMG_1044_1.jpg
http://www.ericmauro.com/images/IMG_1045_1.jpg
http://www.ericmauro.com/images/IMG_1046_1.jpg

Sombreuil_mongrel
Re: Remove a lockset rosette (w photos)
Sombreuil_mongrel

Maybe they thread on. Is there a little setscrew in the hole?, or maybe it is for a tooth of a special wrench.
Casey

Jack
Re: Remove a lockset rosette (w photos)
Jack

Look on the very outside edge of the rosette and see if there is a spring loaded tab that you can push in. In the picture it looks like one on the upper side just right of center.

Jack

Mastercarpentry
Re: Remove a lockset rosette (w photos)
Mastercarpentry

Img1044_1 shows a small round hole on the side just outside of the rosette- that part is a threaded retainer ring and unscrews; the hole is for the tab on a "ring wrench" or "hook wrench" which comes with every lockset. There are several sizes of these and I saved the ones I used for future service work. These are usually commercial-grade locksets; I've never seen them in residential work.

If they're not too tight, you can insert a close-fitting screwdriver, nail, or drill bit into that hole and use that to unscrew the ring. If you're going to trash the locksets. Channellock pliers are faster. If all else fails, the manufacturer will probably be happy to drop you a wrench in a letter gratis of you ask them. If you install these, just snug the retainer. If you go tight and the door swells only channellocks will be able to remove it which ruins the finish on the part. Please don't ask me how I know that and thank God for janitor's closets where nobody looks closely at the doorknobs inside :p

Phil

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