From: MsMonarchdancer on
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:59:39 -0800, SMS wrote:
> The procedure is different for the doorknob and the
> deadbolt. The deadbolt is easier, and no tools are needed.
> "http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze4vxnd/kwikrekey.html"
> "http://www.kwikset.com/Trade/Literature/Resources/Rekeying%20Manual.pdf"

THANK YOU SMS!

That was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Without the tool, I was able to
get to step 5 of your first web URL but no farther with just a screwdriver.

The only problem I see with your otherwise fantastic instructions is the
size of the pictures. Size does matter when your eyes are old like mine! :)

I need to print out your instrucdtions, which are perhaps the absoloute
BEST ON THE WEB bar none so far!

Thank you very much for helping us!

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze4vxnd/kwikrekey.html
http://www.kwikset.com/Trade/Literature/Resources/Rekeying%20Manual.pdf
From: Doug Miller on
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.

--
Regards,
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

It's time to throw all their damned tea in the harbor again.
From: Doug Miller on
In article <ku1khcqptfyd$.1gv2kdjhsmb6t.dlg(a)40tude.net>, "MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com" <MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:49:08 -0500, George wrote:
>> And even worse the Home depot Kwikset locksets are the total bottom of
>> whatever little quality Kwikset has.
>
>Which lock manufacturer do you suggest we consider for ease of flipping
>from a left hand configuration to a right hand configuration?

Kwikset.

Read Gary Heston's post -- he's the only one so far who has given the correct
answer to your question.

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Regards,
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

It's time to throw all their damned tea in the harbor again.
From: Ralph on
I looked up the tool reference you provided.

Yep, that'l work.

There is a better tool but it is more costly and probably not available at
HD.

Make sure you pad the palm of your hand before trying to punch out the
cylinder.


From: MsMonarchdancer on
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 18:45:09 GMT, Ralph wrote:

> I looked up the tool reference you provided.
>
> Yep, that'l work.
>
> There is a better tool but it is more costly and probably not available at
> HD.
>
> Make sure you pad the palm of your hand before trying to punch out the
> cylinder.

Not having done it, that was the hard part about the job that I failed at
last night.

I removed the stud easily by pressing on the "hidden" tab but when I
pressed on that hidden tab to push out the lock cylinder, nothing budged.
Of course, my one hand was pressing on the tab with the screwdriver, my
other hand was pushing with a pen stuck down the center hole, and my third
and fourth hands were trying to keep the whole thing from falling to the
floor for yet another umpteenth time. :)

I think the inexpensive tool is worth it. I just hope Sears has it or Home
Deport or Orchard Supply ...