Door knobs in glass coming off

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  1. Joe Gough

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    Hello,

    We purchased a flat in London a few years ago. Little did we know that our door knobs would be such a pain.

    We have door knobs in solid glass that are quite heavy, fitted with a tiny screw/plug. Sometimes the glass knob itself falls off. Sometimes the whole "handle" (sorry, don't know the word for it) comes off with it. So far 4 of our 8 door knobs have come off and only weeks ago I got locked in a room and couldn't get out. I tried to fit the glass knob back on the metal plate with glue meant for glass and metal, but they came off again after a few months.


    How can I fit it back? What glue would serve for this purpose? Any recommendations (links)? Are this kind of door knobs normal??

    Pictures added in a post further down.

    Thanks for helping
     
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  5. Joe Gough

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    Thanks. I think I am opting for changing the knobs entirely in the flat. Unfortunately I am probably the least handy person in London.

    My pictures got deleted from the thread by Mod. I guess Imgur is not allowed. I'd like to post some pics, can I upload them on this site somewhere?
     
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    You can upload them directly. Click where it says "upload a file". You then have the option of inserting the image full size or as a thumb nail. I would recommend selecting thumbnail.
     
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    Thanks. Added!
     
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