How to Remove Security Bars

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Old 05-16-07, 07:42 PM
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How to Remove Security Bars

Hi we just bought a home and there are security bars over all the windows and doors.
The bolt has six sides and a pin in the middle. We don't want to pay a locksmith for this if it can be done cheaply by ourselves. Can anyone tell us where to find the proper tools to complete this job.
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Old 05-18-07, 08:09 AM
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Perhaps the easiest method without purchasing specific (and expensive) tools would be to use a center punch and a hammer to tap each bolt counter-clockwise until you can get vise grips on to them. This is probably easiest and least expensive but quite time-consuming.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 02:25 PM
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Or, get a drill with a good bit on it and drill the bolts out.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 03:30 PM
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Admittedly, you could drill the bolts out. But that would make them unusable in the future.

If you wanted to...you could purchase "Easy Outs" they are a device that resemble a tapered drill bit. Simply drill a small hole in the center of the bolt and wind in the easy out. Continual winding of the easy out (counter-clockwise) will remove any screw or bolt easily.

An easy out attaches to a tap handle. (a tap handle is used when holding taps designed to create threads in metal).
 
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Old 05-19-07, 06:23 PM
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A method that I've used successfully when faced with this type of screw (before I bought the right kind of wrench), was to put a center punch on the pin and give it a tap with the hammer, that will snap the pin off.
Then an allen wrench will fit nicely to turn out the screws.

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Thank you everyone for all of your help!!! We got almost all the bars out yesterday without any major problems!!
Have a great day
 
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