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What Is The Backset

Backset - In the U.S. there are two common backsets for residential  locks,  2-3/8" and 2-3/4". The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 2-1/8" bore hole. We will pack your locks with a  2-3/8" or 2-3/4" latch depending on which backset you specify. Some Baldwin locks come with adjustable latches to accommodate both 2-3/8" & 2-3/4" backset. Dummy sets have no latch and are surface mounted so you can install a dummy set wherever you choose on the door. 


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What Is The Backset

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