Installing Schlage Electronic Deadbolt - Double Cylinder Deadbolt in the way

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Old 02-22-18, 10:06 AM
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Installing Schlage Electronic Deadbolt - Double Cylinder Deadbolt in the way

My sister bought a Schlage electronic deadbolt for her new condo. Above her regular deadbolt, there is a double cylinder deadbolt. This prevents the battery compartment from sitting flush against the door. She has no issue with me removing the double cylinder deadbolt, but I don't know how to get rid of the hole. I was thinking about getting a deadbolt cover. They're not great looking by any means, but I thought that it would be a possibility. I think the cover is ~1/16" inch. That would make the deadbolt not sit flush at the top. The only solution I can think of is cutting it somehow. Then the issue becomes removing the battery compartment. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Any recommendations for getting this to work?

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Old 02-22-18, 11:48 AM
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First thing I would do is check with the condo association to make sure you don't violate one of their rules in the process.

Is there any way to actually fix/plug the door? Of what material is the door made?
 
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Old 02-22-18, 12:36 PM
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Why not take double out and put electronic in there. Leave other one in door you don't have to use it.
 
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Old 02-22-18, 01:42 PM
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Why not take double out and put electronic in there. Leave other one in door you don't have to use it.
Good suggestion! How did I not think of that? I'm wondering if it may look odd with the keypad being so high. I'll have to check when I'm there.
 
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