From: Ralph on
You're spending far too much time on this. Are you anywhere near Seal
Beach, CA?


From: MsMonarchdancer on
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 14:02:28 -0600, DanG wrote:
> Proper lock installation / orientation has the bitting on the keys
> up when you insert the key. This has to do with dust, dirt, and
> debris not getting in the pin holes as much.

Thank you DanG for the analysis of why it's best to have the bitting
(teeth) up on the key.

I never knew why, but I never saw any professional install a lock any other
way. It's sort of like installing a three-pronged USA electrical outlet
upside down. The lock will still work but from a professional and esthetic
and functional standpoint, it's subpar to install a left-hand lock knob on
a right hand door.

Thank you for explaining why!
From: MsMonarchdancer on
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?
From: MsMonarchdancer on
On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:16:25 GMT, Ralph wrote:
> Are you anywhere near Seal Beach, CA?

Nope. I'm in the "colder" California. We actually had ice in the standing
water outside this morning. The kids went crazy over it, even as they were
outside with shorts on.
From: Steve on

"Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-&spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 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.

They were having a sale on pipe wrenches and big hammers that day were they?