From: Stormin Mormon on
They can't clarify. They (Gary and Doug) are both mistaken.

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Christopher A. Young
You can't shout down a troll.
You have to starve them.
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<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!


From: Stormin Mormon on
"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.


> >
> >Please clarify if you can! Thanks!
>
> A deadbolt lock has three main sections: the outdoor part
(which contains the
> lock cylinder), the indoor part (which has a knob for throwing
the bolt), and
> the deadbolt mechanism.

CY: Doug, the customer is working on a knob lock.

>
> Remove the screws that hold the indoor part and the outdoor
part together. Now
> slide the indoor part and the outdoor part away from the
deadbolt mechanism.
> Put the indoor part where the outdoor part was, and the outdoor
part where the
> indoor part was. Put the screws back in.

CY: Doug, if you invert the indoor and outdoor parts, you lock
yourself into the house. And let anyone turn the knob and come
in. You're not sounding very knowledgable.

>
> Done.
>
> --
> 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
The hidden tab that releases the center shaft has *ZERO* to do
with removing the cylinder.

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<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> 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 ...


From: Doug Miller on
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.

--
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 <45aaeba4$1$27111$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com>, "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-&spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote:

>CY: Doug, if you invert the indoor and outdoor parts, you lock
>yourself into the house. And let anyone turn the knob and come
>in. You're not sounding very knowledgable.

Think about it a little while, and you might figure out where you went out to
lunch when you wrote this...

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

It's time to throw all their damned tea in the harbor again.