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mnp13 01-30-2007 02:13 PM

Locks?
 
I need to buy 5 deadbolts for my house, I'll have them keyed alike and I'd like one of them to have a keypad (though this is not a "must have"). I prefer to have Schlage locks, and though I know they are expensive, I'm looking for someplace that has decent discounts - I'd rather not sink $250 in just locks right off the bat!!

The doors still have their original knobs, so the locks will be the only security as I am not going to replace the knobs with locking ones.

jbob 01-30-2007 06:13 PM

Your best bet is probably a box store...schlage locks are numbered
in the packages. Try to find five deadbolts with the same number.

fhivinylwindows 02-01-2007 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbob (Post 31783)
Your best bet is probably a box store...schlage locks are numbered
in the packages. Try to find five deadbolts with the same number.

I think they only ship 3 of the same key/code in a box, the other 2 will have to be re-keyed. Call ahead to make sure the box store has someone on staff to re-key or go to a locksmith. Stay away from the Kwickset locks.

sheeter 02-02-2007 05:46 AM

Schlage deadbolts, useful info
 
Schlage locks are of better quality than Kwikset locks in my experience. If you are just buying deadbolts, it won't be to expensive, about $25 to $30 each for Schlage. When I installed new locks on my house, I used the deadbolts that require a key on both sides instead of the toggle switch. I had been robbed 5 times at my previous residence, and if you have a glass vision lite in your door, someone can break it, turn the toggle switch, and their in. I keep a key hanging near the door for emergency evacuation of the house, but out of reach of someone outside the door.

mnp13 02-02-2007 10:24 AM

I don't plan on getting anything but Schlage, but the price adds up quickly! I found one on sale yesterday at Lowes for $20. I may end up just getting them piecemeal and then haveing them all rekeyed. I have a place that will re-key them for $3 a lock.

We're going to do some double keyed and some single keyed. I have a double on my current house, it took some getting used to, but it's not a big deal now.


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