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Assuming the bolt is not broken, something must...

Assuming the bolt is not broken, something must be binding or frozen.

Did you try lubrication, pulling, pushing, lifting or leaning down on the door while turning?

If the bolt is broken you may...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums! Seem like the best...

Welcome to the forums!

Seem like the best idea at the moment-unless you can find something loose or disconnected inside (typically the plug retainer) which is usually the cause of your type of...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums! How old is your...

Welcome to the forums!

How old is your house?

I assume this is a double cylinder deadbolt-uses a key on both sides?

Older styles require a working key turned 45 degrees to the right which...
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Posted By schiejr

You say you drilled the lock? If you have...

You say you drilled the lock?

If you have drilled it and it does not move then there is still something blocking the shearline. Redrill or change postion a bit.

If the key does not go in all...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums vmclark. I don't work much...

Welcome to the forums vmclark. I don't work much with these types of locks so I cannot add to these previous posts, in case you missed one:
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Posted By schiejr

You have an old mortise lock. Are you having...

You have an old mortise lock. Are you having problems turning the key or does the key work good and are having trouble turning the deadbolt? It is normal for the mortise cylinder to protrude like...
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Posted By schiejr

Good idea with the putty knives. Can you...

Good idea with the putty knives.

Can you remove the hinge pins and remove the door?

If not twist the latch to pieces with vise grips or pliers as mentioned above. Once enough pieces are removed...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums hollylynn! It depends....

Welcome to the forums hollylynn!

It depends. Is the key cylinder and pins intact? What brand? The lock has to be disassembled.

Typically there is a screw or clip that holds the cylinder in the...
11-06-08, 09:52 AM
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Posted By schiejr

Pros and cons for most and everyone has their own...

Pros and cons for most and everyone has their own preference.

As mentioned WD-40 not the best but better than nothing in an emergency. Graphite is the old standby but if using the powder beware of...
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Posted By schiejr

Looks like an Intelock. Instructions: ...

Looks like an Intelock.

Instructions:

http://www.intelock.com/programming.htm
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Posted By schiejr

A new hole is certainly an option. A lot depends...

A new hole is certainly an option. A lot depends on how far you are off and how much of the old holes will be covered and how you want it to look. Sometimes the trim on the new lock is enough to...
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Posted By schiejr

Never done that one myself. Deteriorating...

Never done that one myself. Deteriorating finishes is usually a problem in our field.

I googled "antiquing bright brass" and found several suggestions. Not sure how good they would work for you. ...
09-20-08, 07:06 PM
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Posted By schiejr

I am going to move this to the door forum. I...

I am going to move this to the door forum. I think you might get more suggestions.
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Posted By schiejr

Something not right, as 2000 mentioned. What is...

Something not right, as 2000 mentioned.
What is the situation-old lock repinned existing key does not work good? What type of lock?

Key could be miscut if new. An older key that is cut too high...
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Posted By schiejr

No standard really except being consistent on the...

No standard really except being consistent on the doors-which is simply good professional practice-GregH summed it up nicely.

Usually on deadbolts the thumbturn will turn the same direction the...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums foxbrachmann! Makes...

Welcome to the forums foxbrachmann!

Makes sure the faceplate is as loose as it will go. Do you see a wire? This needs to pushed down which depresses a hidden knob retainer.
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums! Usually with a broken...

Welcome to the forums!

Usually with a broken latch like this, I would dismantle it piece by piece through the knob holes until you can get at the bolt an pull it back. Pliers or smaller vise grips...
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Posted By schiejr

Sometimes a knob can be tight on the spindle even...

Sometimes a knob can be tight on the spindle even with the pin removed. Picture posting is now allowed on the board so you could attach yours-if not here then on a new thread.
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Posted By schiejr

I am most familiar with LCN but have some...

I am most familiar with LCN but have some Nortons, Sargents, Russwins at my facility and they do the job. I do not typically deal with very light duty closers so there may be some in that line I am...
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums Lethdorr! The 5 inch...

Welcome to the forums Lethdorr!

The 5 inch latch is still available but usually has to be special ordered. You can often find them online or your local lockshop can order one.
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Posted By schiejr

Welcome to the forums. As mitch said, the...

Welcome to the forums.

As mitch said, the big boxes usually will rekey items you buy to match for no more than a nominal fee. If not, you can get them keyed at your local locksmith. You can save...
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Posted By schiejr

Thanks for all your help in forum GL. I was...

Thanks for all your help in forum GL.

I was thinking of the older Sargent and Russwin style mortise knob locks. They do have the threaded spindles with a threaded retainer that the two pieces of...
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Posted By schiejr

The knob you describe is designed to be removed...

The knob you describe is designed to be removed by a spanner wrench. The small hole accepts a small nub on the spanner to grip and turn the threaded piece off the knob without marking the finish.
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Posted By schiejr

Thanks for the follow up and showing us how to do...

Thanks for the follow up and showing us how to do it yourself!:thumbup:
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