From: 'Key on
<MsMonarchdancer(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:m8m0amjqq680.1p69ds6sfc5au.dlg(a)40tude.net...
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:39:06 -0500, Stormin Mormon wrote:
>> Ah, now we get some more information. You bought the
>> locks at
>> Home Depot. Well, that makes you a frugal home owner. If
>> you were
>> interested in having it done, you could likely find a
>> locksmith
>
> Hi there Stormin Mormom,
> I do appreciate your expert advice.
>
> The old lock jammed probably because the old five-inch
> long entry latch
> bent inside somewhere.
>
> So, just before Home Depot closed for the evening, I
> stopped by, asked for
> help, and picked up a four-lock set (two deadbolts and two
> entry lock
> knobs) for about fifty dollars. I figured it would take
> all of a half hour
> to replace something as "simple" as a lock (I know.... I
> know ... it wasn't
> so simple in the end but I didn't know that so it didn't
> play into my
> decision tree).
>
> To be frank, I could have bought just one lock or even
> just one five-inch
> latch. The main reason I didn't buy just the latch is that
> I didn't know
> what else would break so I wanted to replace the whole
> configuration. The
> main reason I bought four locks instead of just one is I
> wanted to do a
> good job by replacing them all, instead of just repairing
> the one broken
> entry lock. I want one key for the whole house (including
> deadbolts and
> entry knobs).
>
> I started the job by nightfall assuming it would be done
> before dinner and
> as you can tell, it was midnight before I finally gave up
> for the night.
>
> I guess I COULD have called a locksmith to install the
> four locks, but
> they'd have to get here before midnight to do me any good.
> Again, since I
> erroneously believed the "fits all doors" and "easy
> installation" claims of
> the package, I erred by not realizing that it didn't fit
> all doors (not
> without removing the cylinder) and the installation
> instructions were
> silent on this key task!
>
> In the end, I simply installed a new five-inch latch and
> put the old lock
> back on. It's not as good a job, but I will have to get
> the right tool
> first.
>
> Thank you for your expert advice.
>
> My intention was to replace the lock and deadbolt on the
> outside door

home depot would have probably popped the cylinders out of
the entry locks for you,
if you would have just asked ?
then after you installed the locks on your doors, you could
have just popped them back in the way they needed to be.

g'day
--
"Key"
========


From: 'Key on
"Ralph" <ralphcompton(a)earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:VSuqh.14249$X72.11085(a)newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>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.

why use your palm ?
use the table, floor or any hard surface :-)

--
"Key"
========


From: 'Key on
"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: 'Key on
"Gary Heston" <gheston(a)hiwaay.net> wrote in message
news:12qkolq55dc4b56(a)corp.supernews.com...
> 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


guess you think its ok for a keyway to be upside down ?
(WRONG)
--
"Key"
========


From: 'Key on
"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.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)

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.

--
"Key"
========