How to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer

How to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer

Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn what's involved adding a door peephole viewer and what tools and material you need.



 How to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer

How to Install a Peep Hole Door Viewer

Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn what's involved adding a door peephole viewer and what tools and material you need.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required

  • Electric drill and bits
  • Awl
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Safety goggles

Materials Required

  • Peep hole door viewer

Tools Required

  • Electric drill and bits
  • Awl
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Safety goggles

Materials Required

  • Peep hole door viewer
  • Step 1 : Read the directions

    Follow the instructions about locating the peep hole on the interior side of the door so it's at a comfortable viewing height.

  • Step 2 : Drill the hole

    Mark the location first on the inside of the house and drill a pilot hole. Then drill a hole from the outside of the door.

  • Step 3 : Take the peep hole apart and insert it in the hole

    Unscrew the lens from its base and install it from the exterior side of the door. Then screw the base onto it from inside. Follow the instructions to tighten it, which can usually be done with a coin.

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