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If you have one of those door knob things and separate lock on your front door...

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biffandchip Fri 09-Sep-11 23:03:45

What do you put on the inside? confused

JellyBelly10 Sat 10-Sep-11 15:58:13

Maybe it's just me...but I don't understand the question! Can you perhaps explain a bit more or even link to an example from a website?

keepmumshesnotsodumb Sat 10-Sep-11 18:28:18

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biffandchip Sat 10-Sep-11 18:58:41

Thanks, it's for a 1930's style front door and we would be having a mortice lock (ie with a key) and not the yale lock so I would use the knob to pull the door closed form the outside but not sure what would be used from the inside, would it be just another knob? It probably is and I'm probably sounding as daft as I feel, just didn't want to miss the obvious grin

hugglymugly Sat 10-Sep-11 20:14:30

We've got the same arrangement on our front door - mortice lock and doorknob on the outside. We don't have anything on the inside - we just push the door closed.

keepmumshesnotsodumb Sat 10-Sep-11 20:46:27

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keepmumshesnotsodumb Sat 10-Sep-11 20:49:39

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CaptainNancy Sat 10-Sep-11 20:56:28

but how will you open it from inside? Whyever would you not have a yale lock too? confused

hugglymugly Sat 10-Sep-11 21:08:07

keepmum grin.

But I had forgotten about the key. We do always keep the front door locked, but we can't leave the key in the lock because that means no-one else can use their key to get in.

We all have our own keys, but use a spare key to lock the door from the inside, remove that, and put it somewhere nearby where everyone can locate it to unlock the door when visitors arrive. We should have a posh key rack, but currently we're using the useful device known as "the floor" - which seemingly worries some visitors - but that's worked for us (we've lived here for about 25 years).

The only problem with that kind of arrangement is that everybody needs to get used to locking the door and remembering to take the key out.

But the advantage is that it's impossible to lock yourself out of the house without having a key in your hand.

biffandchip Sat 10-Sep-11 21:23:54

we have a mortice and a yale at the moment but DP has locked himself out a couple of times with the yale and is refusing to have another one! The door will always be locked so I guess the leverage from opening the door with a key and holding onto it will open to the door. Then again if it swells when it gets damp I might have to put something on the inside. Maybe I should just get the door in and worry about that later. Thanks, you'd think I had nothing else in my life to think about smile

hugglymugly Sat 10-Sep-11 21:28:23

Oh, now who's the eejit. blush

I've just had a look. We do have a pull handle on the inside of the door to pull it open. How could I forget that? I mean, it's only been there for the last quarter of a century, after all.

biffandchip Sat 10-Sep-11 21:53:57

hugglymuggly grin so knob on outside and pull handle on the inside then? anything else in your house you've not noticed in the 25yrs you've been there?!

hugglymugly Sat 10-Sep-11 22:13:23

I wouldn't be at all surprised, biff, at what else I've not noticed. But please don't ask about letter boxes - at the rate I'm going it'd take weeks for me to remember that we don't have one.

cece Sat 10-Sep-11 22:16:30

I have a little pull handle on the inside.

A bit like this

keepmumshesnotsodumb Sun 11-Sep-11 07:42:23

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