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TarheelTerp 03-31-2012 07:09 PM

kwikset double key deadbolt removal
 
I got the two screws out but the bezel doesn't unscrew or pry off.
so, er, uhm... what's the trick?

thanks

Ironlight 03-31-2012 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 889310)
I got the two screws out but the bezel doesn't unscrew or pry off.
so, er, uhm... what's the trick?

thanks

The whole thing should just fall right out. The bezel is held in by the cylinder. At least that is how every two-key deadbolt I've ever seen is.

Are you sure it's not stuck to the paint on the door?

TarheelTerp 03-31-2012 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ironlight (Post 889316)
Are you sure it's not stuck to the paint on the door?

Nope; no paint on the lock at all and the bezels do spin.

Quote:

The whole thing should just fall right out.
At least that is how every two-key deadbolt I've ever seen is.
That's what I was expecting too.
When I was a younger man I'd have just jumped right in...
thought asking before getting out the hammer was wiser.

TarheelTerp 04-01-2012 07:46 AM

bump.

Anyone know what is going on with these (two) deadbolts?
How do I get them to come apart?

DangerMouse 04-01-2012 07:55 AM

How about photos?

DM

TarheelTerp 04-01-2012 01:40 PM

For those who may come along in the future...
or if the search engine actually gets you to this thread:

After the two little screws next to the key slot are removed...
pry off the quarter sized trim plate those screws go through.
Beneath *that* plate are the screws that actually hold it all together.

Ironlight 04-01-2012 01:48 PM

Evil!

Gary in WA 04-01-2012 03:23 PM

If you don't mind, TT, I'll throw this in for searchers landing here also.

If an egress (usually front entry) door, no key allowed per code in case of fire:

"R311.2 Egress door. At least one egress door shall be provided for each dwelling unit. The egress door shall be side-hinged, and shall provide a minimum clear width of 32 inches (813 mm) when measured between the face of the door and the stop, with the door open 90 degrees (1.57 rad). The minimum clear height of the door opening shall not be less than 78 inches (1981 mm) in height measured from the top of the threshold to the bottom of the stop. Other doors shall not be required to comply with these minimum dimensions. Egress doors shall be readily openable from inside the dwelling without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort." From: http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...011_par001.htm

Thanks, Gary

j&g 01-30-2014 07:03 PM

TarheelTerp, thank you so much! Had tried everything but taking off that face plate. And yes, there were screws underneath for taking the dead bolt off.


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