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Old 03-01-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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What does everyone recommend for door hardware just purchased a beautiful Pella door for a pretty penny and I Dont want to put some pos lock and doors knob on it it's got a double bore factory installed

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What does everyone recommend for door hardware just purchased a beautiful Pella door for a pretty penny and I Dont want to put some pos lock and doors knob on it it's got a double bore factory installed

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Based on the finish and solid handle sets Baldwin is good.
Just remember the latch mechanisms are on them are Kwikset.
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Baldwin in not what they used to be
Finish stinks
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Emtek is popular with most of my clients.

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Baldwin sucks, I use Sargent but it may not be the level of fancy you want.
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I want something that's nice and going to last . That's also strong..fancy isn't important

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I want something that's nice and going to last . That's also strong..fancy isn't important
Gawd. Same exact language home buyers use.
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Lol ty .just looking for opinions I am a homeowner
I'm an electrical contractor not a GC

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Gawd. Same exact language home buyers use.
yea, but there's usually a couple of words about cost in there....
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try schlage commercial grade.

don't know what you want for looks, but they go in schools and we have very few problems with them.
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yea, but there's usually a couple of words about cost in there....
You got that right Griz. "fancy isn't important" is code talk.

Stands for "and we're on a budget".
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Just get the best you can afford. Kwikset, Schlage doesn't really matter. Spend more, get more.

It's still a crapshoot. I've had 8 dollar emergency Wally world locks last forever and 60 dollar kwiksets last three weeks.

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You got that right Griz. "fancy isn't important" is code talk.

Stands for "and we're on a budget".
.. but want you to get us the best you can on your dime.

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This may come as a surprise for some but that $200.00 lockset from Home Crepo or Blowes has a life time warranty on finish.
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This may come as a surprise for some but that $200.00 lockset from Home Crepo or Blowes has a life time warranty on finish.
Which is why I think Baldwin is ok. At least their knobs are solid, not hollow.

For budget I tell people Schlage.
For economy I tell people Kwikset.
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Which is why I think Baldwin is ok. At least their knobs are solid, not hollow.

For budget I tell people Schlage.
For economy I tell people Kwikset.
I would rather have a knob I don't have to change instead of changing one for free


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