All About Knob Repair Kits
Let’s see – First, he yelled at her — and then she yelled back. Next, a door slammed. What resulted was a hole in the wall. It was slightly larger than the protruding door knob that made the penetration. What a loud crashing noise the slamming door made!! Say what? There is an explanation for the damage!?! There really hadn’t been an argument at all. It was actually one of the kids playing a little too rough in the front room.
Regardless of who did it, a door-knob-hole in the wall creates not only the need for a repair, but also, several unsolicited explanations to accompany the embarrassment associated with the condition – innocent or not. In any event, a repair has to be made.
Once the time became available, one could go down to the home center and purchase about $8 or $10 worth of drywall repair ingredients. Then spend another $25 or $30 (or more) for the tools that will be needed. Next, several hours can be spent making the patch and waiting for each of several layers of joint compound to dry. Finally, touch-up paint would be used to spot-paint the repaired area. The most important step would then trying to prevent the same thing from happening again.
If there is a question whether this could ever happen to you then read on – there is an alternative to all the fuss and bother associated with the repair we just outline. Best of all, once you have the proper ingredients, the repair can be made in less than five minutes.
We absolutely love it when we discover anything in the world of home improvement that is new and unusual. And this time we have discovered a quick and easy way to fix the problem previously noted. No, it does not have anything to do with a new method of family counciling. It is in fact a newly developed devise used to disguise – and permanently repair – a hole created by a door knob.
We recently met a couple of young inventor brothers Al Smith and Jason Fields at the National Hardware Show where they unmasked their solution to this extremely common household problem. Who knew?
In essence, young Fields and Smith have created a repair devise that essentially is a molded cup that covers a hole in a wall and prevents damage from recurring by making a hole a permanent part of the repair – as a British person might say – in a very clean way. The brothers call their invention the KnobNest. These two guys are definitely practical. Why make a repair to a wall thrashed by a door knob and then spend time worrying about when it is going to happen again? Why not add something to the wall that forms a nice looking recess that will accept a door knob? Then, whether the door is slammed open – or not – the KnobNest provides a safe home for the door knob and infinitely safe protection for the wall – no damage to either.
The most simple ideas seem to be the most incredible ones? The KnobNest comes in two pieces: The KnobNest itself and a foam mounting gasket with adhesive on both sides that doubles as an installation template. The adhesive on both sides of the mounting gasket is protected with a peel-off covering.
The installation can literally be performed in minutes. The mounting gasket is centered over the hole in the wall and a pencil is used to mark a circle around the inside of the gasket. Next, a wallboard saw (hole saw) is used to cut along the pencil mark. It is OK to be kind of sloppy with the cut since the KnobNest has about a half-inch lip that will cover the saw cut.
With the hole cut and cleaned, and the debris thrown into the wall cavity, the next step is to place the KnobNest into the hole. First, the protective paper must be removed from one side of the mounting gasket. The gasket is then pressed in place against the inside lip the KnobNest trim flange.
Now the KnobNest is ready to be permanently installed. Simply remove the protective sheet from the exposed side of the mounting gasket and place the KnobNest into the hole. For the very best connection the wall area where the mounting gasket will adhere should be thoroughly clean. Our guess is that all the damage will be covered by the KnobNest and that absolutely no other patchwork will have to be performed – including patch painting.
Let’s review the tools we used: a pencil and a hole saw. Let’s review the work we did: mark and cut a hole and thoroughly clean and area equal to about one-forth of a square foot and install a molded plastic cup. Oh, we forgot the trip to the store. You can expect to spend about $10 for the KnobNest.
The brothers told us that there is no other such devise available in the world except theirs, so you should probably know how to contact them.