Door Locks. Friday , December 08th , 2017 - 22:02:52 PM
Another important thing you need to do before buying this type of door lock is to make sure whether your door is left-handed or right-handed. Also, note the depth of the door to make sure that your new deadbolt door lock will fit the door for proper work. Thirdly, remove your old door lock by removing the screws which are securing it by using the screwdriver. Most models of deadbolt lock have six screws. While removing your old lock, note how it is assembled. Fourthly, test the assembly of your new deadbolt lock. Make sure that your new lock can fit into knob hole as well as the latch area in your door. If it cannot fit into knob hole, you should increase it by using the file. In addition, you can increase the lock if latch hole is too small. Then, make sure that it is level with the door edge. If not, you can use the wood chisel to fix it. Also, ensure that the two sides of your lock have been properly aligned for proper work. However, different models may need different steps. You can see it in the instructions. Fifthly, secure your deadbolt lock. By using the screws, tighten those two sides. After you have assembled the new one, make sure that it is able to work properly by testing the key either from the inside or outside.
uPVC Door and double glazing multipoint locks are prone to jamming shut where maintenance has been neglected or the weather prevents the mechanism in the door working smoothly. Depending on the type of uPVC door lock fitted in the door there are various methods of unjamming.Our locksmith found that cheaper doors are usually fitted with roller type locks.These locks have rollers that slide up and down into keeps when the handle on the door is lifted upwards.These doors can be unjammed using a wide flat steel bar or door spreader. The rollers will easily pop out of the keeps unjamming the door when a spreading force is exerted. This is also considered a security flaw in older uPVC doors since it is such an easy method of opening the door. Our locksmith found that on the more modern and expensive makes of door, hook and deadbolt style multipoint locks are fitted.
If your door only uses the one hole it is possible to carefully dismantle the gearbox and sway over the sheared gear for the redundant gear and then re-assemble for an easy fix. This can save you £75 for a new strip so is well worth trying. Its a secret tip that a lot of locksmiths would prefer the customer did not know! Once the lock is repaired and back in the door you may find that door still fells stiff on locking. This is probably the reason your door failed in the first instance and it needs to be resolved before you continue regular use of the uPVC door. Usually an adjustment on the top hinge of the door, winding the screw a few turns to pull the top corner of the door up and inwards will solve the issue. Some more misaligned doors will require keeps in the frame adjusting to ensure the lock is meshing smoothly without forcing. You should never be forcing the handle up when locking the door, if it does not work smoothly you will be applying unnecessary force and ultimately break the lock again. I hope that this quick guide is of use and saves you all some money, however if you feel anything here is out of your depth or you lack the required tools to do so, please call a local locksmith to help.
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