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Old 03-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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I am trying to remove an old deadbolt without screws. I have tried to remove the old faceplate and cannot get it off. I've even tried a chisel and hammer. I have loosened the bolt and can turn the out ring of the deadbolt, but still have no success getting it off the door. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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If you had of left the trim ring on in most cases there's a small hole, could be round or rectanguler shaped that you just stick a small flat screw driver in and the trim ring just pops off. It will be on the inside part of the dead bolt.

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Here are pictures of the front, back and door edge of the deadbolt. As you can see from the scratches - I have tried to "pop" off the face plate - it does not come off.

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Look on the shaft that the trim rings is where you have been chisling. See any threads. I've seen one brand that the ring screwed on.
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I don't see any threads - I was able to remove a little more of the steel face plate and tried to get a closer picture. I tried to drill through the key hole - but I don't have a strong enough drill and bit.

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Double keyed DB? Try two pair of vice-grips/pliers, one on each side of the door and unscrew them.
That should do it.

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The deadbolt turns and turns and turns, but does not unscrew. Not sure what else to try at this point. :-)
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The OUTER RINGS turn and turn while holding them both with pliers?

Impossible.

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I took a video but I can't seem to upload a video to this site. The outside knob turns just a little bit and then sticks. The other side continues to turn, but nothing happens, like turning a screw with stripped threads.
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If it's that messed up and stripped, try a sawzall with a metal blade and slice off one side. It'll fall off.

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Do you have a Dremal tool? Use a cut off wheel to split the trim ring.
It would do less damage to the door then a sawall.
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Do you have a Dremal tool? Use a cut off wheel to split the trim ring.
It would do less damage to the door then a sawall.
Wrong. Exactly the opposite. If done correctly, a sawZall, cutting parallel to the face of the door, will never touch it. Whereas a round cutting wheel on a DremEl tool could easily damage the face of the door.

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