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Usually so long as you can prove ownership to the...

Usually so long as you can prove ownership to the box, the postman/woman will let you reach in to remove the horse shoe clip from the side they load from that holds your lock in and thereby remove...
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Yes, I took a lot of pictures from start to...

Yes, I took a lot of pictures from start to finish.
Unfortunately my hard drive died and I lost all of them. Had a bunch of the deck project last fall as well but they too are gone...
Though my...
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Lintel (thanks MT) was bought at Home Depot. 4"...

Lintel (thanks MT) was bought at Home Depot.
4" x 4" x 1/4" x 8' (8' might be overkill, but better over than under)and was indeed primed.
The flexing was in the part of the wall that had been cut...
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I've always used a good sharp wood chisel to cut...

I've always used a good sharp wood chisel to cut the door edge out to accept a larger face plate.

Put the new latch into the door and use the edge of the chisel to trace around the face plate....
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Having help on hand will make things easier as...

Having help on hand will make things easier as you can take turns on the saw.

After gutting the inside plaster wall, the ceiling was supported by a 2x6 running the full width of the ceiling and...
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Posted By WGW

07 Pt Cruiser

6000 clicks on the wifes PT Cruiser.

When either turn signal is turned on, the running light on the same side of the car goes out.
Running light comes back on once the turn signal is cancelled....
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Drill through both. Once you are through the head...

Drill through both. Once you are through the head of the phillips screw, you should be able to pull the cylinders out of the door no problem.
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If you don't want to reuse the old lock somewhere...

If you don't want to reuse the old lock somewhere else, save yourself the aggravation and just drill through those screws and be done with it.

Regards
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I'd forgotten about this thread. Follow up: ...

I'd forgotten about this thread.

Follow up:
The brick was cut out and 8' lentil installed.
Thankfully I thought to seal off this room from the rest of the house before starting up the saw,...
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Glad you got your cabinet opened. One thing I...

Glad you got your cabinet opened.
One thing I learned from working on lateral filing cabinets is that they have to be leveled in order for the locking mechanism to work smoothly.
Of course, I...
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Once you take those screws out, you can pull out...

Once you take those screws out, you can pull out the cylinders. Then use a flat blade screw driver to retract the bolt and open the door.
You can then either have the cylinders rekeyed to new keys,...
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Hi likefix It sounds like the tailpiece is...

Hi likefix
It sounds like the tailpiece is broken indeed.
Are there connecting screws visible on the inside of the door?
If there are, you'll have to remove them, take the cylinder out of the door...
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Hi Unhandygal Is the knob your trying to...

Hi Unhandygal
Is the knob your trying to remove, one that works with a key?
If so, then you might need to put the key in and hold it in the turned position while you push on the retainer.

Let us...
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Posted By WGW

2000 Dakota water pump..

I just replaced the water pump on my Dakota (V6)
How do I get a proper seal on the tube coming off the water pump that feeds the heater core?
This tube was very snug on the old one, but with a new...
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The link provided by schiejr is exactly what I...

The link provided by schiejr is exactly what I was referring to as a sleeve. That would be the fastest and easiest way to repair your cutout.
Filling the hole with a plug and putty is likely to have...
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Who evacuates freon from freezer?

I have an old freezer that I want to get rid of.
Problem is, it is 7' long, weighs a ton and I doubt it will fit up the basement stairs as is so I want to have the freon removed so I can cut it into...
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What you're looking for is a key retaining...

What you're looking for is a key retaining removable shackle padlock.
I beleive that Mul t lock makes such a padlock, though they are'nt the most reliable on an application such as described because...
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Hi laplacexform; The type of door knobs you...

Hi laplacexform;
The type of door knobs you have will dictate the remedy.

If you have the old knob and spindle style, you can just buy larger roses (the cover plates that screw to the face of the...
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Hi DoAsFan; The method that Gunguy45 has...

Hi DoAsFan;
The method that Gunguy45 has offered is the easiest and cleanest way to get your new holes drilled. There are other methods but they are'nt as reliable in ending up with a clean cutout....
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Yeah, I guess all the details are helpful huh.. ...

Yeah, I guess all the details are helpful huh..

The house is two story wood frame with brick veneer.
Sliding doors cutout will be on main floor.
Inside framing can be removed again to install...
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Posted By WGW

lentel installation in brick

This weekend, I'll be installing a 6' sliding patio door where there is currently a small window in our dining room.
The inside of the wall has been framed up with new header/king and jack studs....
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Posted By WGW

Greetings RevEltonJones Though it's been some...

Greetings RevEltonJones
Though it's been some time since I last worked on Mul-t-lock, I beleive you will find the thumbturn is held in place by a very small allan screw.
You will need to remove the...
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Posted By WGW

goldstar makes a good point of cutting the chain,...

goldstar makes a good point of cutting the chain, but many of todays better quality padlocks have boron alloy shackles that are not near as easily cut as the old "hardened" shackles are.
Why not...
07-14-07, 07:15 PM
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All the lockshops I worked for while living in...

All the lockshops I worked for while living in Toronto had well over a dozen different "Bit keys". A Locksmith is your most reliable source for this style of key, being that they are not as common in...
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Posted By WGW

Hi dneves Your on the right track for removing...

Hi dneves
Your on the right track for removing that deadbolt.
You'll need to turn the allan screws about 5 or 6 turns counter clockwise, then insert your key 3/4 the way into the cylinder and use...
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