Door Locks. Friday , December 15th , 2017 - 02:22:49 AM
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.
Stanley Aluminum Deadbolt Lock & Key Cylinder This deadbolt lock, also available at hardwarestore.com, is ideal for garage doors that have locking hubs. Its key cylinder lock has a solid tumbler and it replaces most overhead garage door locks made of steel or wood. All its parts, including the mounting hardware, fasteners and plates are all made of metal. National Hardware Deadbolt V7651 Garage Door Lock This aluminum deadbolt lock, available at shop.com, is resistant to burglar attacks because the two-inch lock cylinder is installed on the outside while the lock body is installed on the inside, making a rectangular notch in a locking bar assembly which is 3.5-inch long. It is in chrome finish and weighs 0.75 pounds. On the whole, the best garage door locks are the ones that work with your other door hardware, that fit the type of your garage door and that are strong enough to resist attacks and severe weather.
Choose a lock able to work with your existing automatic door closer, remote control device and alarm systems. For safety purposes, make sure that your automatic closers have safety mechanisms that enable them to reverse and stop if they are obstructed. Before installing door locks, make sure that the garage door, hinge mechanisms, rollers, tracks are working properly. See to it also that your door handles, lever, pulls and bells are installed correctly, not only for aesthetics purposes but for convenience. Here are some door locks that you can check out: Keyed Cylinder T-Handle Lock in Chrome This is an all-metal garage door lock from Prime Line, available at hardwarestore.com. It is used together with an interior Swivel Lock Handle or a locking hub and it can replace most overhead sectional steel or wood garage doors keyed with T lock handles. This lock can also be used on doors of mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
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