Replacement door handles
By - mongol_horde
Yes you can buy replacement handle sets. You may have to buy a set of two. Unlikely that you will match the style of the original.
You could go to an engineering place and get them to fix the original handle. The circlip that retains the handle in the mounting plate may have popped off.
OP could try building recyclers -though my experience of them (well Pedlars in Napier at least) is they are only slightly cheaper than buying new...
Just buy a whole new one they are piss easy to install.
Edit: looked at the pic properly and old-timey ones like this probably aren't so simple.
Got a link or something, not really sure what I should be looking for?
Oh wait I just saw the pic from outside. So the handle is part of the lock on the exterior? That's a pain in the ass.
And if you remove the lock for a better deadlock you're gonna be left with that ugly chissilled cutout in the wood.
Im not sure sorry.
Edit: not sure how much you're willing to spend but I'd be getting a whole new door. Can't stand those old locks and I'm anal on security, burglar can just smash that glass unlock the door and help himself in.
It's the silver handle on the outside, connected via separate square shaft to the black handle on the inside.
The square shaft has threaded holes drilled through, and grub screws hold the handles to the shaft.
Some problems: the silver handle is close to structural failure/shattering, the threads in the shaft are too worn for any grub screws that match the handles, the whole thing is a sloppy fit, and I want the black handle back on my other door!
I've replaced the catch part of the mechanism before, but not against replacing it again. I don't care so much about security for this door, prefer not to replace. I'd also prefer to keep the metal face plate or find a replacement that covers a similar area.
The whole thing is just a pain in the arse. Going to hit up the building recyclers tomorrow I guess!
Show us the broken bits, maybe some epoxy and some improv can get it working again?
Couldn't find all the bits, it basically shattered when it landed
Old school handles like this can usually be sourced from building recycling firms or old school second hand shops.
Mechanically they are just on a square shaft that most DIYers can handle with a screwdriver.
Any house wrecker/recycler will have a box of handles. Once you remove the handle part there is a square shaft that goes through the lock mechanism. I’m pretty sure that the problem you have it with the handle and not the body of the lock.
As far as I know the size of the square shaft is identical on all those old locks, may be lucky and find ones with nice flush plates on the handles just like that silver one.
There’s nothing difficult or complicated going on here in terms of work but you may have trouble sourcing something nice