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cheaper to replace than to repair, Expect to pay...

cheaper to replace than to repair, Expect to pay upward of $400 for a grade 1 closer.
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sound to me like a worn cam on the Euro cylinder...

sound to me like a worn cam on the Euro cylinder and/or a worn locking bar inside the mechanism.
perhaps a replacement Euro Cylinder is in order?
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use a wedge on the door edge between the door...

use a wedge on the door edge between the door edge and the frame to open up the gap. Then slip latch with a screwdriver
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looks like you got it repaired...well done....

looks like you got it repaired...well done. perhaps shortening the connecting screws (about 2 threads) might enable a tighter fit.
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on the throat/neck of the inside knob, the little...

on the throat/neck of the inside knob, the little metal retainer disc requires to be depressed to remove the knob. Then pry the rose off to reveal 2 connecting screws that hold the outer mechanism...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

II would think they are perhaps meaning that the...

II would think they are perhaps meaning that the knob doesnt stay screwed onto the spindle. many spindles are diecast aluminum and the threads wear out very quickly. Combine with shallow tapped...
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advice above is very good. While a professional...

advice above is very good. While a professional will never advise anything that breaks building/life safety codes, there is no reason a DIY'er cannot install what they want themselves, understanding...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

I agree. Try some Loctite on the threads. But...

I agree. Try some Loctite on the threads. But perhaps the handle requires to be held onto the spindle with new "grub" screws?
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Posted By GlobalLocky

The Whitco Tasman Mark II must be locked to...

The Whitco Tasman Mark II must be locked to withdraw the Euro style cylinder. Do so with the door open, because you need to remove the retainer screw. You can only install a new cylinder in the...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

the handle return spring is probably bent....

the handle return spring is probably bent. Inexpensive to replace. parts available at some locksmith shops
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Posted By GlobalLocky

You can still find the blue reset keys. Cut a...

You can still find the blue reset keys. Cut a copy of your existing key onto a blue key. Cut a copy of the new key you want to key to, on a blue key.

insert blue key into cylinder, turn to 11...
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WD-40 was specifically designed by pre-NASA...

WD-40 was specifically designed by pre-NASA scientists at the request of the city of Houston when a huge flood, submerged thousands of vehicles in the flood plain. At the time, it would have cost...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

split spindles are cheap. make sure to tighten...

split spindles are cheap. make sure to tighten the grub retaining screw sufficiently too (often there can be 2 of them at 90º)
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Posted By GlobalLocky

rstripe is on the money again with his advice. If...

rstripe is on the money again with his advice. If it is the spring collar, you can just press on the cylinder while turning counter clockwise
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Posted By GlobalLocky

what is it with people still using WD40? It is...

what is it with people still using WD40?
It is not designed for all the uses people think it works for.
please stop using it. It does more damage than it repairs
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Posted By GlobalLocky

you can purchase a DIY product called Plast-Aid....

you can purchase a DIY product called Plast-Aid. It's a 2 part powder and ointment that when combined forms a moulding agent and in it's pliable state is like a putty that you can fill the worn wood...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

Perhaps an alternative suggestion might be to use...

Perhaps an alternative suggestion might be to use an ERA bolt otherwise known as a door security bolt. Cheap. Simple install and mortised.
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Posted By GlobalLocky

there is a standard "wrench" designed for that...

there is a standard "wrench" designed for that hole and throat.

Just take a pair of vice grips and turn the collar counter clockwise until it unscrews. Then remove the rose to reveal the...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

its usually a grade 2 entrance set, but there are...

its usually a grade 2 entrance set, but there are multiple different brands. Some of the better quality brands include LSDA, typically only available through locksmiths.

I dont believe the bigger...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

sounds to me like perhaps the key is incorrect or...

sounds to me like perhaps the key is incorrect or the levers have dislodged. The lock can be picked. Typically, the key will turn 360º to unlock and withdraw. If it is not turning fully, it could be...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

many of the strike boxes today are plastic and...

many of the strike boxes today are plastic and offer little security value. If door frame protection is desired, there are multiple products available. One I use often is called Strikemaster II Pro....
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Posted By GlobalLocky

WD 40 is purposely designed to dry out wet metal....

WD 40 is purposely designed to dry out wet metal. WD stands for Water Displacement. Many people also choose to use the product as a lubricant although, while it will temporarily lubricate, as it...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

its a ten second repair. just tighten the...

its a ten second repair. just tighten the retaining screw under the faceplate on door edge, just like rstripe said
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Posted By GlobalLocky

I agree with czizzi. Often if the connecting...

I agree with czizzi. Often if the connecting screws are over tightened, they can cause binding. But also be aware that because most handles are fitted 36" from the floor, people naturally will push...
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Posted By GlobalLocky

Most chain today is mild steel and easily cut...

Most chain today is mild steel and easily cut with a hack saw or bolt cutters. Herc-Alloy chain will require an angle grinder or torch to cut it off. Decent padlocks will cost $85+.

I'd be more...
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