Rim lock handle problem.

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Rim lock handle problem.

Post by sean1810 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:13 am

Hi. I am new to this site so not sure if this is the right place to ask this. We have rim locks on a few of our doors and these all have round handles which are very hard to grip for my elderly mother. Does anyone know are there any other kinds of handles (ie lever handles) that will fit rim locks or any types of adapters? I have trolled the internet but cannot see anything. Can you help? Cheers to all.
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Re: Rim lock handle problem.

Post by OchAye » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:44 am


I thought that was an easy query until I tried to find what you need which would be the cheapest door handle (spindle + 2 levers with a hole to put a nail or screw through so the handles stay on the spindle).

Here is near enough the spindle you would need assuming yours cannot be reused https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/pro ... 6mm-926553 but I would rather you did not depend on grub screws (if it comes off the door will not be easy to open from the inside).

May I suggest a visit to your local "proper" ironmonger and look at what they got. Below a photo of the simplest handle you could get but like you I cannot find one, you can move up from that and have a plate or rose on the outside of the door but you still need the inner handle to be able to grip on the spindle which has to grip with the outer handle.
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PS. Ho hum if your lock is imperial.
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Re: Rim lock handle problem.

Post by Bob225 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:28 am

Try a architectural salvage type place iirc they use to be Bakelite level handles
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Re: Rim lock handle problem.

Post by wine~o » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:15 pm

Some builders merchants stock handles with grub screws...
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