Double-keyed door knob?

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Old 06-16-05, 11:44 AM
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Question Double-keyed door knob?

I’m having trouble finding a “doubled-keyed” door knob. I’m looking for a door knob that’s keyed on both sides so that when I lock the inside or outside knob, both (inside and outside) knobs lock. I can’t use a double-cylinder deadbolt in this situation.

I found one model – the Schlage D66PD - but it retails $426.00! Yikes

Anything else out there that’ll fit the situation.
 
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Old 06-16-05, 02:45 PM
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Hi and welcome to the board,

The Schlage mentioned is called a classroom function knob, and even though it's high priced, it's probably one of the best out there. My suggestion is to visit your locak locksmith, and see if they deal with Arrow brand locks. They offer classroom function knobs, and levers I think. And even though I hardly ever recommend them, Kwikset even offers a classroom function knob. Give them a call first though, as that will save you (maybe) a lot of running around.

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Old 06-16-05, 04:22 PM
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Hello again,

The more I think about this, you may even see if they have a different series than a "D" series lock. Try and find one that is either "A" Series, or in the case of Arrow, their "Grade 1" Series. Hope all this helps.

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Old 06-16-05, 08:00 PM
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Hi Kayna
What you've named is actually called a "store" lockset (sorry for contradicting you Cuedude).
The "D" series schlage is heavy duty in both quality AND price, but they are very well made.
I did a search with google and the first result showed the Store lockset selling for 229.99. That's a great price for any D series lockset if they'll sell direct to the public.
Still not cheap, but certainly a lot less than 426.00
You still might try the other brand names mentioned by Cuedude though.

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Old 06-17-05, 03:47 AM
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Morning WGW,

Store? Maybe it's a location thing. I always thought a storeroom function knobset had only one lock.

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Cuedude, you are thinking of a storeroom function, which is as you described.

The store function is different, one I have never used before either.

Kayna, definitely shop around, but I would also be surprised if you found one for much cheaper than WGW mentioned. The special functions are typically found only in commercial grade locks which are more expensive and from quality manufacturers.
 
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Old 06-17-05, 11:18 AM
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My apologies to the board, and especially WGW. I know of the Storeroom function, and the Institutional lock. Is this what is being refered to as a Store function? Inquiring minds gotta know. Thanks.

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No, the institutional lock has cylinders on both sides that retract the latch but the knobs are always fixed. The store function allows the knobs on both sides to be locked/unlocked with a key on either side.

I have never seen one in use myself-not common at all in my experience. I have used the vestibule, storerooms and institutional locks, albeit the mortise versions. I have also made what I call institutional buttons with mortise locks-a typical office lock with a button on the side that locks/unlocks both levers, a bit like the store-allows free entry and exit during the day and locks both sides at night for security.

http://www.mostanythinghardware.com/...0d%20locks.asp

I learn new things all the time regarding the multitude of hardware I have not worked on.
 
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Old 06-17-05, 06:51 PM
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schiejr,

Thanks for the good info. I printed it out, and will share with my partner. He's never heard of them either.

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Old 06-17-05, 07:58 PM
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Make no apology Cuedude
That's what makes the DIY boards and Locksmithing in general so addictive...
there is always something new to learn.
In all my years in the biz, only once have I met a man who thought he knew it all...it was his loss.

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Old 06-17-05, 08:19 PM
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I know from where you come from, for sometimes one must also learn the old.

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Old 06-19-05, 08:24 PM
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Thanks cuedude, WGW, and schiejr. Your responses have been very helpful. I’ll start looking around for other “store” locks.
 
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Old 06-20-05, 04:05 AM
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Glad you got the good info. The guys here have been doing this for a long time, and know their stuff. And as you probably noticed, sometimes even an old dog has to learn new tricks.

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