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  1. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I moved into a new flat that I'm renting recently and there is a window lock/latch on one of the sliding windows. I just wanted to know if anyone knew what it's called because I want one for the other sliding window as it'll help me lock them while I have the outer window open. I've...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I need to replace my window lock, and it's been 3 days surfing on the web and I couldn't find it. Windows were fit around 2004, but I can't find any similar. What kind of lock is this? The window is around 70cm width and the moving part is around 60cm. Thanks!!
  3. Windows and Doors
    I am replacing the handleset on my front door. The thumbpress on the old one no longer fully retracts the latch (similar to the problem shown on ). I am installing a Weiser "Welcome Home" Heritage handleset. However, I have this extra part that came out of the box and I don't know where it...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Good day all. I have an Abloy deadbolt with a key lockable thumbturn on the inside. The bolt doesn't fully extend/retract unless I turn the thumbturn with a decent amount of force/speed. If I turn it slowly, the bolt only goes about 2/3 the way, and the door stays locked or unlocked, depending...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I changed the locks on my house about 5 years ago, I used Kwikset locks from either Lowes or Home Depot. 3 out of the locks are stripped ... The quality of these locks are absolutely horrendous. Does anyone have any recommendation on high quality, reliable locks. I would definitely...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I rent office space that is accessed through a door that tends to lock. I would like to modify the doorknob if possible, so that customers are not accidentally locked out. The landlord is opposed to let me replace the doorknobs, and gave me a quotation of $285 with the locksmith it uses. (they...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Hi! I have a rental where the renter had to call a locksmith to fix an old front door lever-type handle b/c the mechanism inside wasn't working. Long story short, the locksmith said they couldn't fix it and put on a full new knob type set, but the screen door now won't close b/c the knob...
  8. 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...
  9. Windows and Doors
    What is this half-cylinder part of a lock that the tip of the red arrow in the accompanying pic touches? What is its function? What position is it supposed to be when the door is shut and locked? What happens if it is retracted? What happens if it is extended (as pictured)? Some doors have...
  10. Windows and Doors
    Our back exterior door has a problem with the doorknob/lock. The know will turn, but it does not engage the lock, and the door, of course, won't open. We took of the know & tried playing around with the innards of the lock, but nada. It's been like this for a while. Now, we're getting a new...
  11. Remodeling
    Hi everybody, I'm new to this site so please bear with me. I recently installed a Garrison Keyless Entry Deadbolt Lock for the front door of my house. The lock works if I turn it manually, meaning if I use a key from the outside or the switch on the inside of the house. If I try to unlock the...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello. Four years ago I had a new double glazed PVC back door fitted in my kitchen. For a while now it has been tricky to lock - I have had to push the handle upwards enough to physically lift the door in order to turn the key to lock it. Last week I tried to open the door but it appears to be...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    I have a door going from my basement to garage. I am not sure if was not properly installed or what. Depending upon the time of year, it does not stay closed unless the deadbolt is locked. The doorknob latch does not catch. I tried tweaking where it sits but this only works for a short period of...
  16. Carpentry
    Hi, I just moved into a nice little brick house built sometime in the 1950s. The original doorknobs are in place and all work as they should with the exception of my bedroom door. Here's how they are set up: brass door knob => threaded to brass plate (screw drives into "neck" of knob to lock...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all. Newbie here and I appreciate any help in advance. My elderly mother had the lock on her UPVC front door replaced yesterday at a cost of £300. Is this normal? The handle on the door would turn up and down on it's spindle resulting in the door being unable to open. The mechanism and lock...
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