How to install a Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior lock

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How to install a Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior lock

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How to install a Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior lock

Here are all the steps you need to follow to properly install your new hardware in just a few minutes.

 

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With a wide range of architecurally-inspired styles featuring a premium designer look and feel with concealed screws and low profile trim, Schlage Custom Door Hardware is out top-of-the-line offering that allows you to create the perfect customized look to elevate your home's style.

 

Schlage Custom combined interior door hardware offers both hall/closet and bed/bath functionality in one lock. From nursery to bedroom to home office, you can adapt to the ever-changing life of a room by switching from one function to another. Simply insert the locking pin on the interior side of the lock to enable locking for bedrooms and bathrooms.

 

Installation is easy and Schlage Custom hardware is guaranteed to fit on standard doors. You'll only need two tools to complete the job - a tape measure and a screwdriver. Before we get started, be sure your door is properly drilled and aligned with this door prep checklist.

Door hardware parts checklist

Once you've gathered your tools, you're ready to get started installing your Schlage Custom lock. The first step you want to take is to ensure you have all parts and pieces you will need. Here's a checklist to help you be sure:
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Allen wrench: You will use this to tighten the knob or lever.
 Latch: A spring operated bolt with a beveled face to permit a latching action when the door closes.
 Round corner faceplate: This is the decorative faceplate attached to the latch.
 Backplate: The backplate is used to secure the round corner faceplate to the latch.
 Drive-in faceplate: This is an optional faceplate that may replace the round corner faceplate if your door calls for it.
 Strike: The strike plate is the metal plate that will be affixed to the door frame. The strike is used to increase security by holding the latch in place.
 Latch/strike screws: These will be used to secure the latch and strike with the door.
 Chassis screws: These will be used to secure the interior chassis to the exterior chassis.
  Interior chassis: This chassis will be installed on the interior side of the door and will be secured in to place with the chassis screws.
  Exterior chassis: The chassis with two posts and a privacy pin hole.
  Trim: A circular or decorative trim plate attached to the door under the knob or lever.
 Door knobs or levers
  Privacy pin: You will need this tool to change the function of your lock from locking to non-locking.

 Emergency unlock tool: This tool can be used if your lock is set to privacy and is ever accidentally locked. Be sure to keep this tool some place handy.

Installation instructions

1You'll begin by first installing the strike. Secure the strike to the door frame using the two short screws.

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2If your door has a backset of 2 3/8", you will not need to make any further adjustments. If your backset measures 2 3/4", the latch is easily adjusted to make it longer by turning the bottom half and extending it out.
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3Next, you'll need to determine if you'll be using the round corner faceplate or the drive-in faceplate.
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If using the round corner faceplate, put the silver backplate on the latch so the tabs on the latch are aligned with the notches on the backplate. Install the decorative, round corner faceplate over the silver backplate.
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If you need to use the drive-in faceplate, you'll need to add a hammer and block of wood to your tool set. Simply install the drive-in faceplate over the latch until you hear it snap.
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4If you're using the round corner faceplate, be sure that the angled beveled side is facing the door frame and slide the latch into place and secure with the two remaining short screws.

 

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For the drive-in faceplate, slide into place and gently tap in to place flush with the door edge using a block of wood to protect the latch.
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5Now that the latch is installed, it's time to put the chassis in place. With the privacy pin hole at the bottom, put the exterior chassis into the hole of the door while aligning the chassis posts with the holes in the latch.
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6Place the interior chassis on the other side of the door and secure with the long chassis screws, being careful not to overtighten them.

 

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7Now you are ready to install the trim. Notice the small indents on the chassis that lign up with indents on the interior side of the trim.
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Make sure the privacy pin hole on the trim also lines up with the privacy pin hole on the chassis.
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Line the trim hooks up and slide and click in to place. Repeat on the other side of the door.
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8If you want to be able to lock the door, you'll want to use the privacy function. Insert the privacy pin on the pin hole on the interior side. Make sure the wings are horizontal then push until you hear a click.
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Rotate the privacy pin one quarter turn to the right, then push it to engage the lock.
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9Now it's time to attach the knobs or levers. Levers should face away from the door frame. If your lever is pointing the wrong way, watch this video on changing the handing here. Push your knob or lever into place with the correct orientation then tighten with the allen wrench.
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Testing the lock

Now that the installation is complete, it's important to test the lock to make sure everything is in proper, working order.
1If you chose to use the privacy pin, push the pin to lock the door.
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2To disengage the lock, simply turn the lever on the interior side to unlock.

 

Your installation is now complete. You can also reference the printed installation instructions here or the video here. For more installation tips and product resources, check out our Schlage Custom FAQ page.
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