Lock for door from garage into kitchen ?


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Old 09-27-16, 08:57 AM
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Lock for door from garage into kitchen ?

I have a steel door in between my kitchen and the garage. There was nothing but a plain old "push button" lock on it when I bought the house 17 years ago, and I have never changed it. I ma having work done that will require leaving the garage accessible to workers while I am not home, so I need to do something to make that door more secure. There is just one hole, so that means no deadbolt, unless I was to hire someone to drill a second hole, and I really prefer to not do that. What do other people do on that door? Would a regular keyed entry lockset be satisfactory for this door?

Georgian Knob Keyed Entry Lock


Just wondering what other people have on these doors.
 
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Your call. That lock will keep out honest people. Personally, I won't have any outside doors (this is an outside door to me) without a deadbolt on it, even if I have to drill more holes.
 
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It's not that big of a deal to bore the hole and install a deadlock. I'm a little surprised that there isn't a keyed lock on that door. Swapping out the bed rm lockset for a keyed lockset is a good starting point.
 
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Well it would mean paying someone $$$ to drill the hole and also me taking even more time off of work to have it done. So yeah, it IS a big deal to me, unfortunately. Maybe I will call a locksmith and see how much they charge to do this.


Dang. $30 service call fee and $129.95 for the drilling and installing. I am in the wrong business!
 
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This is doityourself.com, why aren't you asking for help doing it yourself?
 
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Thanks. I know the name of the website. I asked for help regarding what kind of lock. I don't want to risk ruining my entire door trying to drill a hole in it - my BF could probably drill is but he doesn't have time and really doesn't want to be bothered with it. So it's on me to get this done. It's my house, so my deal. I just wanted some advice. Okay?
 
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Dang. $30 service call fee and $129.95 for the drilling and installing. I am in the wrong business!
Sounds expensive until you figure what it would cost you to buy the proper equipment to do the job. You are not only paying for what he does your paying for his experience and knowledge to do the job properly.
 
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I answered your question in post # 2. Good luck with your project.
 
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"Sounds expensive until you figure what it would cost you to buy the proper equipment to do the job. You are not only paying for what he does your paying for his experience and knowledge to do the job properly"

Well I just told my BF what the charge would be and he said I could buy a new steel door with the holes already drilled for that kind of money. He said he would never spend that much money on something he could do himself. So of course, then we got into an argument. Oy vey.

I wish I COULD do it myself. ALL BY MYSELF.
 
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I answered your question in post # 2. Good luck with your project."

Yes, you did. Thank you.
 
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It really isn't difficult to diy the hole bore and install a deadbolt. Each lockset comes with the instructions and where to drill set out on the paper. You fold the paper where it says and then mark thru the paper where you need to drill. You need a bi metal hole saw [2" if I remember correctly] If you mark carefully and pay attention to what you are doing - it can be done by most diyers. The pros have a jig that makes it quicker.

As long as you have the motivation, a drill, hole saw [chucks up to drill] a spade bit for the plunger hole and a sharp chisel [for the striker plate] I have no doubt that you can do it all by yourself!
 
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Thanks marksr. Motivation isn't the problem. I just have zero experience with door locks. But it's all good. BF just called me back and he told me to just go ahead and get the keyed lockset and the deadbolt too, and he would put the deadbolt in later, when he had time. (I actually didn't realize you could do just the one entry knob now, and the deadbolt later. DUH. ) Anyway, at least I'll have a keyed lock on there for the workmen, and then a deadbolt later. I'll just have to bake him some cookies...for weeks!! (Much cheaper than $160! )
 
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Just to throw more insult to injury.........don't forget you must have a self closing feature on this door from the garage to a living space. It can either be a closer or a spring loaded hinge.
 
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Chandler, this door is as old as the house and I have never had a self closing feature on it. It works just fine as is.
 
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I think the current code calls for the closure but as far as I know you don't have to install them on an older house [when it wasn't code] Not that it isn't a bad idea to have closure as it is one more step in keep exhaust fumes out of your house.

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Would a regular keyed entry lockset be satisfactory for this door?
I rarely lock the deadbolt on the garage entry door. I have one but am confident in the garage roll up door.
If the garage door will only be open for weeks or months, you could use the deadlock in the single hole and switch it out later for the lockset.
 
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Old 09-27-16, 01:42 PM
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Brian, she will be having to leave the garage door open, so it is necessary for additional security. Yardnut, you could always install a barrel bolt on the inside to keep it from being opened from the outside. National Hardware 2-1/2 in. Barrel Bolt in Zinc Plate-V834 2-1/2 BARL BOLT ZN - The Home Depot
 
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marksr, I would gladly send y'all cookies, if there was a way!

 
 

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