FAQs Archives — The Hardware Hut

Browsing Category: FAQs

Emtek, Door Lock, Entry Lock

Troubleshooting Entry Locks: A few simple tips

Before you call up a local locksmith or handyman when an issue arises with your lock, see if it’s an easy fix with some simple troubleshooting below. In this article, I’m only going to address keyed entries and deadbolts. Keyed Entries – Come with a deadlocking latch bolt. It’s a latchbolt with a deadlocking plunger. […]

Amerock Candler Switchplate Covers

Which Switchplate Do I Need?

There are several different functions of switchplates available and can be in a variety of configurations. Such options are Toggle switches, Duplex outlets, Paddle/GFCI, and Cable hole covers. There are single, double, triple, and quadruple versions and well as combinations versions. Toggle is the most common switch and is used for many on/off switches such […]

Front Door, Hardware, Door Lock

What are the functions of a deadbolt?

When ordering an entryset, deadbolt, or sideplate set you will be asked for the function of the deadbolt. Your choices typically are single cylinder or double cylinder. Here’s how to decide which you should use. The most common option is single cylinder. This means that the deadbolt has one cylinder with a key on the […]

The Hardware Hut, Blog, News

What Are Hinge Pin Door Stops?

There are times when an application calls for a door stop attached to the hinge pin rather than one on the floor, wall, or door. We have three options. First are the traditional style with bumpers on both sides. We also have an upgraded version with a bumper on only one side (this prevents damage […]

Dexter Deadbolt Latchbolt Satin Chrome

Do You Need to Replace Deadbolt Latchbolts?

An email message came in recently from a customer needing to replace a defective deadbolt latchbolt and they wanted to know if we had the part to replace it. Unfortunately not all latchbolts are the same and there isn’t a universal option out there. At TheHardwareHut.com we stock three brands of replacement latchbolts, Dexter by […]

KV 8092 Series Pocket Pivot Door Slides

What Are Pivot Pocket Slides?

One product that I frequently get questions on is the Pivot Pocket Door Slides by Knape & Vogt. These slides allow you to open a cabinet doors such as on an armoire or TV cabinet, and then slide them back along the cabinet wall so that the door recesses and gives you full access to […]

Soft Close Door Bumper, Cabinet

So, What Are Soft Close Door Bumpers?

I was quite excited when we started stocking the Soft Close Door Bumper from Grass. Many newer cabinets come with soft-close door hinges but if you have older or economy cabinets like I do then they likely have regular self-closing hinges that produce a thud sound when the cabinet door closes. I don’t want that […]