From: Stormin Mormon on
I learned how to disassemble Kwikkies from the locksmiths who
trained me. I don't know of any web sites to help out.

Where did you buy the locks? Maybe someone there can help?

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<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> How do we flip a left-hand Kwikset lock so it works on a
right-hand door?
>
> I bought a set of Kwikset Security locks which advertise "Fits
All Doors" &
> "Easy Installation". The Kwikset lock package contained two
left-hand keyed
> knobs and two deadbolts.
>
> The problem is there is NOTHING on the package that indicates
the two keyed
> knobs are set up for left-handed doors (those with the hinge on
the left).
> My outside doors are right-hand doors (they have the hinge on
the right).
>
> It's crazy to me that Kwikset doesn't even SAY on the package
that all my
> lock cylinders will be upside down unless I can figure out how
to switch
> the Kwikset lock from being a left-hand knob to a right-hand
knob.
>
> Do you know how?
>
> I googled only to find a very tough to follow description of
the lock knob
> keyhole reversing procedure sans pictures at
> http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=227800
>
> Is there a PHOTOGRAPH or DIAGRAM of how to reverse a quickset
lock that is
> set up for a left-hand door to have the keyhole right-side up
for a
> right-hand door?
>
> The instructions have room for Spanish, English, and French,
but no room to
> tell us how to install the lock such that the keyhole is
right-side up.
>
> Is the procedure to flip the Kwikset keyhole documented (with
pictures)?


From: Stormin Mormon on
I've never net searched this question. I use a cylinder removal
tool which I got from my wholesale parts house. You have to
remove the center shaft, and snap the cylinder out. Snap it back
in (right side up) and replace the center shaft.

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<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 07:03:37 GMT, MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com
wrote:
> > Is the procedure to flip the Kwikset keyhole documented (with
pictures)?
>
> I should note this is a keyed "entry" lock, with no screws in
the keyed
> half of the lock. If the keyhole reverses, it must be via some
sort of
> lever or tab as there is no way I can even see to get the knob
off.
>
> I think the door entry lock part number is Kwikset 25513-001.
>
> Where can I find PICTURES or DIAGRAMS of the procedure to flip
a Kwikset
> entry lock from the left-hand keyhole position to a
right-handed lock?


From: Stormin Mormon on
I didn't look at your link, but a "kwikset puller" is probably
different than the cylinder removal tool that I use. My cylinder
removal tool cost less than a dollar at my parts house.

You're missing that Kwikset sells a very simple tool for
reversing the cylinders. And you're also missing that some folks
work at locksmith shops and learn from other locksmiths.

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<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:26:56 -0800, MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com
wrote:
> > So much for the "Easy Installation" and "Fits All Doors" on
the package! :(
> > Why doesn't Kwikset just LABEL their package for left-hand
doors only?
>
> The knob entry lock looks much like the photograph here
> http://www.inspectiondollars.com/kwiksetpuller.pdf
>
> I'm shocked that I have to order this Kwikset cylinder removal
tool just to
> get the lock to fit a right hand door.
>
> Assuming left hand and right hand doors are each half the doors
in the
> world, it seems inconceivable to me that we'd need a hundred
dollar tool
> for half the houses of the world!
>
> I must be missing something simple.
>
> Do YOU know where SIMPLE instructions might be for switching a
Kwikset
> entry lock keyway from upside down to right side up?


From: Stormin Mormon on
Ah, now we get some more information. You bought the locks at
Home Depot. Well, that makes you a frugal home owner. If you were
interested in having it done, you could likely find a locksmith
who would come out and do the install for you. And then he (she?)
could do the cylinder removal for you. Actually, it doesn't
surprise me that you're not a locksmith customer. If you were,
you'd have the job all done by now. And you wouldn't be posting
repeatedly to usenet looking for free advice.

By trying to save a buck on buying your own lock, you wasted
several hours of your life. What is your life worth? What is your
time worth? Was that a good use of your time? Spend hours to
learn something you'll need twice in your life?

Just call a locksmith and be done with it.

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Christopher A. Young
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<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:41:59 -0800, MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com
wrote:
> > I'm shocked that I have to order this Kwikset cylinder
removal tool
> > just to get the Kwikset lock to fit a right hand door.
> > I must be missing something simple.
>
> I give up.
> I tried for hours to remove the lock so I could put it right
side up
> instead of upside down in my right hand door.
>
> It seems I lack a three-dollar tool.
>
http://www.lockpicks.com/browseproducts/Simple-Kwikset-Core-Removing-Tool.html
>
> Instead of ordering the tool, I'm so very frustrated with this
50 dollar
> Kwikset lock that I'm returning it to the Home Depot tomorrow.
>
> What I learned so far is to never ever again purchase any door
entry lock
> that doesn't SAY whether it's a right or left-handed lock!
>
> Otherwise, half the time, we'd be buying the WRONG lock!
>
> I suspect Kwikset did this on purpose but for the life of me, I
can't
> figure out what perverse thoughts were in their mind to torture
us so.


From: George on
Nate Nagel wrote:
> MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com wrote:
>> How do we flip a left-hand Kwikset lock so it works on a right-hand door?
>>
>> I bought a set of Kwikset Security locks which advertise "Fits All
>> Doors" &
>> "Easy Installation". The Kwikset lock package contained two left-hand
>> keyed
>> knobs and two deadbolts.
>>
>> The problem is there is NOTHING on the package that indicates the two
>> keyed
>> knobs are set up for left-handed doors (those with the hinge on the
>> left).
>> My outside doors are right-hand doors (they have the hinge on the right).
>>
>> It's crazy to me that Kwikset doesn't even SAY on the package that all my
>> lock cylinders will be upside down unless I can figure out how to switch
>> the Kwikset lock from being a left-hand knob to a right-hand knob.
>>
>> Do you know how?
>>
>> I googled only to find a very tough to follow description of the lock
>> knob
>> keyhole reversing procedure sans pictures at
>> http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=227800
>>
>> Is there a PHOTOGRAPH or DIAGRAM of how to reverse a quickset lock
>> that is
>> set up for a left-hand door to have the keyhole right-side up for a
>> right-hand door?
>>
>> The instructions have room for Spanish, English, and French, but no
>> room to
>> tell us how to install the lock such that the keyhole is right-side up.
>>
>> Is the procedure to flip the Kwikset keyhole documented (with pictures)?
>
> I'm not sure, but...
>
> ...why Kwikset? Schlage is nearly the same price, and MUCH better
> quality - you can feel the difference just by turning the knob, heavier
> metal, parts less "sloppy" - even if you aren't in any way mechanically
> inclined.

And even worse the Home depot Kwikset locksets are the total bottom of
whatever little quality Kwikset has.


>
> I'm not really of a criminal bent, but I have my suspicions that I could
> easily break/bypass your Kwikset lockset with only a good pair of boots
> - I suspect one swift kick would knock the outer knob right off the door.
>
> Of course, if you don't have a deadbolt, there's no point worrying about
> it... any kid with a library card can get in your door.
>
> nate
>