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Old 03-07-04, 04:57 PM
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I've got a Schlage deadbolt, a double cylinder. Just bought the house and didn't get a key for it. I need to remove it and it doesn't have screws on the inside, looks like pins. How do I get this lock off the door? Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Old 03-08-04, 09:50 AM
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Some Schlage locks use drive in plugs to cover the screw holes once they are installed that need to be removed to access the screws. You would see a couple of round areas flush with the face of the lock.
 
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Old 03-08-04, 07:16 PM
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Thanks schiejr
That's what it was, Got it out today.
 
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Old 05-14-04, 07:45 AM
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I am having a similar problem. I have a old schlage double cylinder deadbolt and there are no screws in the interior side to remove. The house was built in the 50s. There are two tiny caps that I manage to pry off with a small flathead screwdriver on the interior side of the deadbolt. After removing the two caps there were just these two tiny holes but no screws. How do I remove this type of double cylinder deadbolt? Thanks.
 
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Old 05-15-04, 01:26 AM
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Thanks for trying the search feature. Have you tried a small allen wrench in the holes?
 
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Old 05-15-04, 07:34 AM
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Yes, I did. I tried a small allen wrench. I inserted the wrench and tried to wiggle it to see if anything is inside. I also tried to use the allen wrench and a plier to pull the cylinder out. Didn't work (or maybe I need to pull harder?). Those two tiny holes must serve a purpose in removing the deadbolt. I just need to find out what that purpose is.
 
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Old 05-18-04, 07:00 PM
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I am not sure what it would be if not allen screws-this thread describes your situation, perhaps you saw it already, and it was allen screws. I am assuming you tried different sizes?

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=50810

Sorry I cannot be of more help.
 
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Old 05-20-04, 08:46 AM
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It appears I need the correct size allen wrench. The small ones that go thru the hole are too small. The bigger ones don't fit the hole. I have mostly metric size allen wrenches, just a few SAE allen wrench. I probably need the correct size SAE allen wrench. Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 05-21-04, 07:35 PM
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From my experience, if the deadbolt had trim caps, then the screws they were pressed into should be visible directly underneath. Some of these are removed with an allen wrench while others simply use a philips screw driver.

On the other hand, if the wrench goes into the collar, then they will be of the Allen type and as you're finding out, can be a challenge to locate the screw heads. Though I can't recall the exact size wrench you'll need, it won't be tight while engaging the hole.
 
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Old 06-14-04, 11:12 AM
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What's the best/easiest way to get the screw caps off??
 
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Old 06-15-04, 07:33 PM
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Welcome to the forums, Nikolai.

The small flathead screwdriver should do, and work the edge with the corner to get it started. If that gives you trouble, a sharper object like a pocket knife may be better to get it started.
 
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Old 06-21-04, 06:53 AM
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Got them off. Thanks for the help
 
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