Virginie. Door Locks. December 06th , 2017.
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.
Of course, this is not the type of door lock that you want for a typical home. Same with what was mentioned, you can choose from a variety of door locks. You can find the regular lock. This is the most common and the simplest type of door locks. When using this, you have to install the part of it, which has a hole, on the wall closest to the door and the bolt on the swinging part of it. You have to put them at the exact horizontal position. The problem with this door lock is that it can only be opened and closed from the inside. Keys cant be used with them. This is why there will be no chances for you to come in when it is locked. It is useless when a family wants to go out because the entire home will be very wide open to thieves. The same goes with the chain lock. The only difference with this is that a chain is used instead of the "hole" installed in the wall.
Sometimes, it is combined with the bolt lock to add to the safety. They serve the same purpose and the same limitations. This will not be a practical solution for you to eliminate thieves coming into your house. You want a more secured door lock. You may also notice from different homes that you visit the hole to hole lock. This is often used in business establishments. The only thing that makes this different is that it is used with padlocks. There should be a hole in the wall and the door. Oftentimes, there is a metal piece attached to the door for it to have a hole that will look the same with the hole in the wall. The padlock will be inserted in both of the holes for it to be secured. This does not really give good security because a padlock may easily be destroyed by thieves. The next thing that will be introduced is the dead bolt lock.
In conditions like these, it is not best to use common garage door locks simply because they are not secure enough to secure the items of a higher value. A good garage door bar produced by PJB or Bulldog, would be the ideal choice for this case. A metal bar called the garage defender is used by screwing the bar into the ground for sealing the garages door. You can use such locking bars to protect the door of your garage by yourself; these are excellent additions to your existing garage locks. As you have a garage with two security solutions, burglars will need to cut two safety devices, as oppose to one making it much more difficult to enter. Another Door Bolts The last method for securing your garage by utilizing garage door locks is to have additional bolts attached to the door. With this, crooks cannot effortlessly go into the garage as they will have to go through many breaking points.
These require a little more skill to unjam.Firstly spread the door gap carefully and hold open with soft wooden wedges to prevent frame damage. Once the location of the hooks or deadbolts are identified you can retract them manually by forcing them inwards with a strong screwdriver or bent instrument. Ensure the key has been turned into the unlock position before forcing any hooks back in place as the turn of the key is the secondary locking feature and will not allow the bolts to retract. Once the door is open you can identify the cause of the problem. usually it will be down to a failed gearbox on the multipoint lock. These contain complex cast parts that are prone to shattering and shearing when the door is particularly stiff when locking. Replacement of the gearboxes is possible on 90% of multipoint locks however some welded and riveted versions such as Millenco will require a complete locking strip. Gearbox prices can range from between £10 and £50. Locking strips more pricey can range between £30 and £150 depending on the make and model of the lock. Millenco locks feature two separate spindle gears.
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