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Old 04-14-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Where can I find cams for a Medeco mortise cylinder?

I want to replace the old cylinder in my front door's deadbolt with a Medeco that I've got but the cam on the back is a different shape and won't operate the lock. I can't use the cam from the old cylinder because it's not a Medeco and they attach differently. (The Medeco screws are at a 45 angle and it actually has a "universal" plate which is recessed into the cam.)

I've stopped in a few area locksmiths and scoured the web to no avail.

Any ideas or resources?


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Old 04-14-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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FInd a local locksmith shop or a architectural(commercial) door/hardware supplier. Medeco is not a brand handled by your typical hardware store or big box, it is usually found at a commercial hardware supplier.


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Old 04-16-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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I don't know what brand lockset you have now but, it could be a lot less hassle and not much more expensive to replace the existing deadbolt with a complete Medeco unit. They fit the same ANSI cut out as a standard deadbolt. That will certainly be more reliable than the retrofit cylinders, and the Medeco units are pretty rock solid deadbolts.
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