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  1. Windows and Doors
    I'm putting a second deadbolt in the front entry door at a height of five feet from the ground. I installed the deadbolt in the door _very_carefully_ and had no problem. I located and drilled a 1" hole for the deadbolt strike plate. The hole I drilled went though about one inch of wood, and...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hi there, Our front door has not been opening properly from the outside for some time now. I've figured out that it is due to the deadbolt not retracting all the way (see photos attached - the latter two are with me pressing down on the handle fully). I've tried putting some WD40 in the...
  3. Carpentry
    I have a Schlage double cylinder deadbolt that I would like to uninstall. I cannot figure out how to get it off. I have removed the face =plate but there is no hidden screws behind that. Ideas? I am not trying to drill it out and know it is something simplethat I am just missing. Thanks for...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    It is a quickset deadbolt lock, keyed on both sides. I located and removed the 2 screws but it still won't come off. The outer cover of the deadbolt just spins and won't come off, and the center of the bolt is still solidly on there. I don't see any other clips or screws. How would you get...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Hi everyone, I'm trying to remove the deadbolts from a pair of Weiser locks (DIY newbie by the way). Please see the attached pictures for how they look. I've removed the screws on the faceplate surrounding the deadbolt and have removed the faceplate where the key is inserted. I don't know where...
  6. Building & Construction
    i have a metal fire door on my shed and would like to put a deadbolt lock for extra security (live in a city). but i don't think i have seen metal cutting hole saw blades with 14-18 TPI, all i've see are wood ones. any ideas? thanks
  7. Building & Construction
    I am tiying to fix a loose dead bolt, no visable screws, one key on outside, thumb lever on inside. I cannot get thum lever off to trveal screw. I did use a paperclip and pushed on the pin and nothing.
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