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"Proving he watches a lot of TV and doesn't know what a deadlocking latch is
Nate Nagel" <njnagel(a)flycast.net> wrote in message
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> MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com wrote:

> 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
>
> --
> replace "fly" with "com" to reply.
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From: Steve on

"Gary Heston" <gheston(a)hiwaay.net> wrote in message
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> 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".
>
>
> Gary

That's wrong. The pins in the keyway should be on top. Following your
instructions they may or may not end up that way. If the Keyway orientation
is not right for the handing of the installation then the only way to
correct it is to flip the cylinder.


From: Steve on

<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 18:33:24 GMT, Doug Miller wrote:
> >>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.
>
> Now I'm REALLY confused.
>
> If we don't need to pull the Kwikset lock cylinder, then why are all the
> OTHER posts showing pictures of a cylinder removal tool in order to rotate
> the configuration from a left hand to a right hand lock?
>
> Please clarify if you can! Thanks!

You don't absolutely need to pull the lock cylinder to install the lock and
have it work but the keyway may be upside down. The lock will still work and
the people who are saying you don't need to flip it probably don't even know
that the pins are supposed to be at the top of the keyway. If they aren't,
even on an interior install where water etc isn't a factor all debris from
normal operation winds up going right down the pin wells. A broken or
collapsed spring will also hang it up whereas if the pins are at the top
gravity is your friend.


From: Steve on

"Doug Miller" <spambait(a)milmac.com> wrote in message
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> In article <xjodj0ux8s1i.1xfia1846c3vf.dlg(a)40tude.net>,
"MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com" <MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 20:35:01 GMT, Doug Miller wrote:
> >> I've never seen a deadbolt lock where installing it on either a
right-hung or
> >
> >> a left-hung door depended on removing the lock cylinder.
> >
> >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.

The catch is that the pins may or may not be at the bottom as opposed to the
top. If they are at the bottom the only way to correct it is to pop out the
cylinder and turn it 180 degrees.


From: Steve on

"Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-&spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Doug Miller" <spambait(a)milmac.com> wrote in message
> news:Vtwqh.44570> >If we don't need to pull the Kwikset lock
> cylinder, then why are all the
> > >OTHER posts showing pictures of a cylinder removal tool in
> order to rotate
> > >the configuration from a left hand to a right hand lock?
> >
> > I've never seen a deadbolt lock where installing it on either a
> right-hung or
> > a left-hung door depended on removing the lock cylinder.
>
> CY: Doug, she's describing a knob lock.


Why the hell do you do this? The lack of a ">" in front of your text and the
presence of it in front of the quoted text as well as the information
following "from" tells everybody who is writing what.