From: Doug Miller on
In article <45aafd81$0$8918$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com>, "'Key" <Key(a)Ya.Net> wrote:
>"Doug Miller" <spambait(a)milmac.com> wrote in message
>news:UHuqh.62782$wP1.24301(a)newssvr14.news.prodigy.net...
>> In article <12qkolq55dc4b56(a)corp.supernews.com>,
>> gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>>>In article <hmcko30upmj9.j7wklsmpcvdz$.dlg(a)40tude.net>,
>>>MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com <MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com>
>>>wrote:
>>>>How do we flip a left-hand Kwikset lock so it works on a
>>>>right-hand door?
>>> [ ... ]
>>>
>>>On all of them I've dealt with, you just separate the
>>>lockset into
>>>the three main pieces, install the plunger/latch into the
>>>edge of
>>>the door, stick the outside part (knob or deadbolt) in
>>>from the
>>>exterior side of the door, mate the interior part (knob,
>>>deadbolt,
>>>or turn lever) onto the rod from the front part, then
>>>spend a lot
>>>of time getting the screws started. Tighten everything up,
>>>and
>>>you're done.
>>>
>>>The only difference between l-h and r-h locksets is which
>>>way the
>>>plunger/latch points, and they're generally made to fit
>>>either way.
>>>No need to pull the cylinders or anything like that.
>>>Locksets that
>>>only fit one way are usually clearly marked as "l-h only"
>>>or "r-h only".
>>
>> DING DING DING DING !! We have a winner, folks!
>> Finally, someone posts the correct answer.
>
>not really :-)
>an upside down keyway traps dirt and debris that can get
>into the top springs,
>and cause problems down the road.
>an upside down keyway traps dirt and debris that can also
>causes restriction on the pins movement.
>not to mention the help of gravity to help allow the pins
>manipulating freely.
>
Missing the point... re-read Heston's post.

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Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

It's time to throw all their damned tea in the harbor again.
From: Stormin Mormon on
May I suggest that you might be mistaken?

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"Doug Miller" <spambait(a)milmac.com> wrote in message
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> >
> >My problem isn't with the deadbolt, it's with the entry lock
knob.
> >
> >Are you saying one can switch a Kwikset entry knob from a
left-hand
> >configuration to a right-hand lock setup WITHOUT removing the
lock
> >cylinder?
>
> Absolutely. Works the same way as I described for a deadbolt.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
>
> It's time to throw all their damned tea in the harbor again.


From: Stormin Mormon on
Here's a guy telling you how to pope a cylinder:

http://www.berkeleysquarejazz.com/blog/archives/Pope%20John%20Paul%20II.jpg

However, if you really want to remove a Kwikky knob lock cylinder
without damaging the clips, you need two screw drivers. Thin
ones, like jewlers' screw drivers.

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"'Key" <Key(a)Ya.Net> wrote in message
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> "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-&spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote
> in message news:45aaea67$0$4937$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com...
> > You can't pop the cylinder out with a screw driver. Takes
> > a
> > special tool.
>
> hmmm?
> I have poped out a cylinder with a screw driver before
> when I misplaced the tool..
>
> --
> "Key"
> ========
>
>
>


From: Steve on

<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)?

The cylinder clips in place with two spring steel clips at 180 degrees to
one another. This allows it to be flipped for proper keyway orientation.
It's designed for removal with a special tool but you you can also probe the
clips from the rear with a sharp pick or other instrument. Note that this
lock is also vulnerable to a widely available tool that removes the cylinder
from the front even while locked so the security that it provides is next to
nill.


From: Steve on

"Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-&spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Here's a guy telling you how to pope a cylinder:
>
>
http://www.berkeleysquarejazz.com/blog/archives/Pope%20John%20Paul%20II.jpg
>
> However, if you really want to remove a Kwikky knob lock cylinder
> without damaging the clips, you need two screw drivers. Thin
> ones, like jewlers' screw drivers.

You nitwitt you just said:

"You can't pop the cylinder out with a screw driver. Takes a
special tool."

Now after somebody who actually knows what he's talking about tells you it
can be you start going on about popping it with screwdrivers afterall. Go
get a job flipping burgers and quit butchering things as a 'locksmith' and
'HVAC tech'.