Weiser
Glossary

Backset

Backset

The measurement between the edge of the door to the center of
the hole drilled for the lock.

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Bolt

The piece of metal that protrudes and secures or closes a door.

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Cylinder

The round assembly of the lock which provides the ability to lock a door through the tumbler and the keyway.

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Deadbolt

A lock in which the latchbolt is engaged by using a key or a thumbturn.

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Dummy

A term used to describe a stationary piece of door hardware that does not provide any latching or security function for the door.

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Finish

The color and polish of the metal of the door hardware.

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Function

The type of door hardware used by a specific entry or door.

EXTERIOR

Keyed Entry

Both knobs locked or unlocked by key outside or turnbutton inside.

INTERIOR

Privacy - Bed/Bath

Both knobs locked or unlocked by emergency key outside or turnbutton inside.

Passage - Hall/Closet

Both knobs always free.

Dummy Trim

Does not turn or perform a function other than for decorative purposes or as a pull.

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Handing

Some styles of Weiser levers are handed, usually due to a curved design. There are left-handed levers and right-handed levers. To determine the appropriate handing for your door, look at the hinges from the exterior side of the door. If the hinges are on the left, you require a left-handed lever. If the hinges are on the right, you need a right-handed lever.

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Handleset

The door hardware that encompasses a grip or handle along with a deadbolt function to lock the door.

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Keyway

The area on the face of a keyed product where the key is placed.

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Knobset

A door set consisting of inside and outside knobs.

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Latch

The mechanism that throws the bolt or secures the door when the door is closed.

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Leverset

A door set consisting of inside and outside levers.

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Rose

The circular plate surrounding the knob or lever that is flush against the door.

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Strike

The metal attachment that is mounted onto the doorframe.

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Thumbturn/T-turn

The small knob or lever turnpiece on the inside or inner trim that operates the deadbolt function.

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Throw

The measurement of the projection of a deadbolt latch.

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Thumb Piece

The small moving part on the grip of a handle that is depressed when opening a handleset.

 

ANSI/BHMA Grading System

BHMA (Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the voluntary standardization to develop and maintain performance standards for builder's hardware. ANSI/BHMA standards set forth different product grades for door hardware products. These product grades are defined by progressive levels of performance benchmarks in each applicable standard. The purpose of each is to help identify the quality and durability of locksets through a series of operational and security tests.

So what value does this bring to the consumer?
The process of certifying products is strictly voluntary, yet Kwikset feels there is a certain responsibility to let consumers know what type of product they are purchasing. Here are the standards set by ANSI.

ANSI/BHMA A156.XX designation of Standards for Door Hardware
Deadbolts are covered by standard: A156.5
Locks and Handlesets: A156.2
Interconnected: A156.12
Finishes: A156.18

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Each grade specifies minimum acceptable requirements for:

Operation i.e.: key torque; cycles
Security i.e.: pull strength, impact resistance
Finish

Our products section can help you to identify the grade that has been given to each of our products.

For more information about Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association visit their web site at www.buildershardware.com

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Strike

The metal attachment that is mounted onto the doorframe. There are many different types including round and square and are supplied usually by function (deadbolt, full-lip, etc.).

 

Door Thickness

Weiser locksets provide automatic adjustment to door thickness within the ranges specified for each product. Most standard doors have a thickness of 1-3/4", however, it is necessary to measure this dimension to determine what your needs are for your door hardware. Please refer to the technical specifications of each of our products to make sure your door and the door hardware you choose are compatible.

 

Door Preparation

  • Most doors, excluding custom made doors, come pre-drilled for door hardware. In most cases, Weiser door hardware will fit your door.
  • Most Weiser door hardware (knobs, levers, and handlesets) fit doors with a 2-1/8" cross bore diameter hole.
  • Most deadbolts fit a 1 1/2" cross bore diameter hole.
  • The latch hole (on the side) should be 1" in diameter for most products.

Refer to the installation instructions packed with each individual product for specific details.

 

Keying

Weiser offers products that can be keyed alike by yourself with our patented SmartKey. This means that when you purchase new door hardware from Weiser, you can key it to match your existing Weiser door hardware. For instance, if you already own a Weiser keyed product, locksmiths and participating stores can key your new locks to your old key. Additionally, if you have four doors that lead to the outside, you can have one key that opens all doors. Serial numbers are placed on the packaging of keyed product.

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