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Locksmithing: RV door lock, wilderness rv, lock smith
wilderness rv, lock smith, pipe wrench: Hello Camille. If you live in the Los Angeles area, I can get opened easily for you. If not, call a lock smith to open it. Tell them it is not an emergency-any time will do. That will keep the price down. Buy a replacement and install. Or the lock smith can...

Locksmithing: re: mosler vault door, electronic lock, combination lock
electronic lock, combination lock, locksmith: Hello Martha. Does your lock go click click when you pass 0 ? If so, you have a Mosler 302 lock. Have a locksmith clean, lube and reset the combo. Your combination has slip a number or so. The locksmith you have talked to wants sell you electronic lock...

Locksmithing: rekeying, spindle, good luck
spindle, good luck: Hello Ron. Center the spindle in it s hole. Below the plate it goes thru there is a plate that must move forward. Press the tab on this plate-which is located on the back side of the spindle under the 1st plate and slide the spindle out. Just press the spindle...

Locksmithing: How do I remove a cabinet lock, chicago lock, steelcase
chicago lock, steelcase, file cabinet: Hello Anthony, Most of those locks have a clip on the back, inside the cabinet. Remove the top drawer then reach behind and pull the clip off. Remove the connection between the locking bar and the lock and the lock should pull out, you may have to press...

Locksmithing: removing a deadbolt lock from the door, slide bolt, no screws
slide bolt, no screws, set screw: Hello Vincent, If your deadbolt has a removable plate around the bolt: 1. Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door 2. Using a 5/64 Allen wrench (it may need to be slightly larger or smaller), insert it next to the bolt (of the deadbolt) toward...

Locksmithing: removing tital lever set lock, lever lock, screws
lever lock, screws, titan: Hello Rod, You need to tighten it up. Visit the Kwikset help site: http://www.kwikset.com/Support/default.aspx# A Titan would fall under UltraMax series. Titan is no longer made. Find the installation instructions for the lock you have and that should...

Locksmithing: replacing door locks, no screws, door locks
no screws, door locks, retainer: Hello Gladys, I need more information. Do you have photos? If so, post them online somewhere and send me the link. Do you know the brand? Some locks have the screws under the inside trim piece. You can pull it back to see but can t access it unless...

Locksmithing: Saf-D-Posit Safe, index mark, wrong numbers
index mark, wrong numbers, mechanical problem: Ron, The particular lock used on most of these safes is what we describe as an X type lock. It does not have a separate lever that engages the cam to retract the bolt work during the last turn. The bolt work drives directly into the lock once it is...

Locksmithing: Safe, boston lock, 30 lincoln
boston lock, 30 lincoln, lincoln st: Phil, Based on the serial number, your safe was manufactured around 1914. I would steer away from locksmiths unless you know one that has experience opening and repairing safes. Probably less than 10% of all locksmiths have any safe training other...

Locksmithing: Safe identity question, jewelery store, burglary protection
jewelery store, burglary protection, double doors: Bobbi, Well, you ve managed to describe almost every safe made between 1860 and 1920. Send me pictures of the safe, to include full shots of the exterior and interior, and detail photo s of the dial, handles, hinges, castors, locks, artwork, cabinetry...

Locksmithing: Safe resortaration, college art departments, local high schools
college art departments, local high schools, safe companies: Kevin If the bolt work is dropping out of position or alignment, one of the aligning screws may be missing. The locking bolts are attached to a carry bar , when the lock is dialed correctly, a lever engages the lock cam and pulls the carry bar open. ...

Locksmithing: Safety of Safe, herring hall, plaster of paris
herring hall, plaster of paris, mortar mix: Pauli, Everything is worth something to someone, the question is how much? In it s current condition the safe is probably worth $0-$100, but if you clean it up and get it working it could easily be worth up to $500. With restoration, inside & out, it...

Locksmithing: Salamander Safe, patent infringement suit, cast iron facade
patent infringement suit, cast iron facade, metal casters: Ben, I have an advertisment from the Massachusetts Register, 1853 that reads: W.M.Adams & Co., successors to Adams, Hammond & Co., Smiths & Machinist , manufactures and sole proprietors of Wilders Patent Salamander Safes According to a Boston, historical...

Locksmithing: Sargent door locks, door locks, metal spring
door locks, metal spring, interior side: Hello Jim, Visit this link: http://www.sargentlock.com/file_broker.php?document_id=5023 Or check out Sargent s website help page: http://www.sargentlock.com/documents/?cat_id=69 Parts are hard to come by and it may be more economical to replace them....

Locksmithing: Sargent Entry Lock, retainer, flanges
retainer, flanges, grade 1: Hello Alan, There should be a retainer pin in the knob. Depress it and pull the inside knob off. Pry the trim piece back and you should see screws. Remove those. If you see no retainer it may be a Grade 1 lock which requires more to remove. Contact...

Locksmithing: Sargent Greenleaf 6700 series, drawer filing cabinet, square notch
drawer filing cabinet, square notch, index mark: Steve, Of course the easy answer is yes, take the drawer to the locksmith/safe company and have them set the combination. It will be accurate and only take a few minutes. If you decide to decode the lock your self, you will not be able to reset the...

Locksmithing: Sliding glass door lock but can not unlock, sliding door locks, flat head screwdriver
sliding door locks, flat head screwdriver, sliding glass door lock: Hello Rocky, Insert your screwdriver and use locking pliers to turn it the direction opposite of when it was locking it. Your door may have swelled which caused a misalignment of the lock therefore caused it to jam. You can also try lifting on the door...

Locksmithing: Spring Covers, spring cap, schlage deadbolt
spring cap, schlage deadbolt, notches: Hello Lawrence, Removing the spring cap is never a good idea unless you already have a replacement one. A locksmith should have replacement covers for that depending on the model of cylinder. The problem with some of those cylinders is that the cap...

Locksmithing: safe, safe co, h28
safe co, h28, thanks john: John, Iron Safe Co. is a safe manufacture in China, they import into North America. I would need more info on your safe to help. If it not an import there should be manufactures information on the exterior of the safe. I will try to get an address...

Locksmithing: safe interior lock lost key, herring hall, hayward ca 94544
herring hall, hayward ca 94544, replacement keys: Art, There are no replacement keys, HHM has been out of business for almost 60 years. Keys will have to be hand fitted. I m not sure if your local locksmith can make them but feel free to send the lock to me. Labor to fit the keys is $30, and keys are...

Locksmithing: safe lock, safe lock, lg group
safe lock, lg group, several times: Dale, The lock has to be installed on the safe for you to dial it up (or decode it), to find the current combo. do not lock the safe door until you are sure that the lock is installed correctly and the combo works. Test it several times. And...

Locksmithing: safe value?, ok condition, detail photos
ok condition, detail photos, double doors: Steve, I would have to see the safe to give you an evaluation. Please send me photos of the full exterior/interior, and detail photos of the dial, hinges, handles, castors, artwork, cabinetry, any labels, or anything that is special. Value is based...

Locksmithing: sargent r6700 reset, greenleaf, sargent
greenleaf, sargent, hub: Reid, The Sargent & Greenleaf lock uses a special tool to reset the combo in the lock. If you don t have the current combo to use in resetting the combo, the lock will have to be disassembled to allow the wheels to be aligned for resetting. The changing...

Locksmithing: secretary lock, skelton key, secretary desk
skelton key, secretary desk, old secretary: Hello Paulette, You can try to remove it yourself but it may be best to get a locksmith to do it so you don t damage the lock or break the key, which would be more of a mess. If you do it yourself just be careful not to force the key to turn in either...

Locksmithing: shaw walker safe with eagle lock, wheel locks, shaw walker
wheel locks, shaw walker, safe locks: Matt, Eagle Lock Co., made a number of different types of safe locks, the majority were right handed, three wheel locks, but the did have left handed locks and 4 wheel locks. The standard dialing sequence was: 4 times left to the first number 3 times...

Locksmithing: Tilton & McFarland, turning the key, auburn california
turning the key, auburn california, interstate 80: Scott, Sure, go ahead and send the photos. I m not planning on charging you anything to come up and look at it. If we figure it out on the spot, you can buy me lunch. If I have to do any serious work on it, then I ll give you a price at that time before...

Locksmithing: Tilton & McFarland, key lock, tilton
key lock, tilton, mcfarland: Scott, Generally there are three basic designs for keys, for safes. Keys that you insert and turn, keys that you insert & press straight in, and keys that you insert and lift. If your lock has a round plug with a slot that the key goes into, I would...

Locksmithing: how to use my combination #'s in the right order, herring hall, marvin
herring hall, marvin, good luck: Hello Earl. LRLR start left 3 times around stop at 1st # right 2 turns past 1st# stop on 2nd# left 1 turn past 2nd# stop on 3rd# right to dial stop If this won t work then start to the right same instructions...

Locksmithing: Value of safe, herring hall, mail thanks
herring hall, mail thanks, safe companies: Richard, Sorry, the picture that you included did not come through. (basically it was black). The Herring, Hall & Marvin safe companies merged in 1892 and was purchased by Diebold in the late 1940 s. Diebold cancelled the label in the late 50 s or...

Locksmithing: Weiser Lock Rekey Handleset, deadbolt, weiser lock
deadbolt, weiser lock, locksmith: Hello Jay, The mechanism of the deadbolt may not work unless you use the same brand and model. The finish is a different story. A deadbolt by itself should be easy to replace but if your lock has a trim piece around the deadbolt that s also around the...

Locksmithing: walkin Mosler vault, county clerks office, square hole
county clerks office, square hole, mosler: Hello Danny. If the 420985 is a serial number, than you vault was built in 1942. Do not try to close the safe. The combo can be changed. Can you see the back cover of the lock body? If you can, there is 2 screws that hold the cover on. In the upper corner...

Locksmithing: Yale Combination Lock on Safe, yale locks, yale lock
yale locks, yale lock, manipulation techniques: Thanks Scott, I d forgotton all about the Vulcan Safes. The manufacture never was a serious safe maker, pretty much all they made were small home safes, but they were very nice. I ve seen them listed for sale from any where between $150 to $1800 for...

Locksmithing: YORK FIRE PROOF FILE CABINET-SAFE, fire proof file cabinet, drawer slides
fire proof file cabinet, drawer slides, correct slot: Dee, Sorry, the drawers are not numbered to my knowledge. It shouldn t matter which drawer is in which position as long as the locking drawer is in the correct slot. That being said, there are a couple of things that come to mind that could be causing...

Locksmithing: 1904 victor cannonball floor safe, rose city, city library
rose city, city library, cannonball: Rex, No, there are no phamplets or product guides available. Why do you need to figure out where 0 is? If it isn t part of your combination, it wouldn t matter. Send me pictures of your safe and the dial, also send me the combination that you are...

Locksmithing: 1970s Sargent Pushbutton, sargent locks, sargent lock
sargent locks, sargent lock, shiny piece: Hello Cameron, Sargent Grade 1 locks, which is likely what you have, use a threaded rose to secure it to the door instead of screws like most other locks. Next to the rose is a smaller round part that has a hole in it. There is a tool designed to insert...

Locksmithing: 3" thick door, schlage deadbolts
schlage deadbolts: There is a kit you can buy: this only works for doors that are 2 to 2 1/2 inches thick.It is called a thick door kit for series B/BA locks;B202-549 $11.00. Since I can t see the inside of your lock,I am not sure if this will work;as it is for the B200 series...

Locksmithing: A53 lock function - Lockouts, schlage locks, dorm style
schlage locks, dorm style, fraternity house: Hello Ricky, Unfortunately no. Those locks are engineered that way, for what reason I have no idea. I guess the manufacturers weren t thinking clearly. If the locks are bumped against the wall or a ball shaped door bumper, a concave door bumper will...

Locksmithing: Andersen single swing out patio door, anderson doors, lockset
anderson doors, lockset, anderson james: Hello Anna, You would need to have a locksmith look at the door and existing hardware to make that determination. Without seeing the door in person I couldn t say one way or another. Some of the Anderson doors use locks that are complicated to change...

Locksmithing: Atlas Safe, safe company, combination lock
safe company, combination lock, resellers: June, Send me photos of your safe so I can get a bette idea of what you have. There was an Atlas safe company around the late 1800 s and there have been a couple of companies that have used the name in the last 20 or so years. You may have an imported...

Locksmithing: Auto Locks, Auto locks, auto locksmithing
Auto locks, auto locksmithing: There is a book called Fast Facts updated every year,and another called Auto Smart also updated every year.Yes,these tell you where the codes are located for the lock you are working on,and how to make a key the fastest way.Auto Smart has part numbers for...

Locksmithing: antique Joseph Page safe "The Queen", antique safes, iron wheels
antique safes, iron wheels, cabinetry work: Randy, I m going to need better pics of each safe to evaluate, and ID them, especially the smaller one. The names on the safe Gardner Bros & Co and Joseph Page were probably original owners of the safes. You might do your research on these names...

Locksmithing: antique us navy mail lerk safe, navy mail, heat resistant material
navy mail, heat resistant material, shaw walker: Michael, Good luck! This one of the nameless, thousands of safes that the navy has on their ships over the past 70-80 years. The military basically purchased three or four cabinet style safes from a half dozen manufactures. All were the same and very...

Locksmithing: Balwin door handle, push down, locksmith
push down, locksmith, latch: Hello Jose, You need to first find out if the latch is wedged in the strike plate. If so, adjust the strike plate, if not see if the lock is under warranty and replace it. It s likely not repairable but you could remove it, take it to a locksmith to...

Locksmithing: Bank Vault door for sale, bank vault doors, onsite storage
bank vault doors, onsite storage, architecs: Greg, Unfortunately, the market for bank vault doors is extremely slim. New banks don t want the older doors, because they do not meet current standards. Most other businesses don t want vault doors as they take up a large portion of office space. Few...

Locksmithing: Bathroom privacy lock broken, key lock, retainer
key lock, retainer, brute force: Hello Juliet, On the inside knob or lever should be a small hole. Inside the hole is a retainer. Depress the retainer and pull the knob or lever off. Pry up the trim plate and under that are the screws. Remove those and the lock will come off. If...

Locksmithing: broken handle, home safes, lifetime warranties
home safes, lifetime warranties, safe company: James, I have never heard of anything called a Franklin Commercial safe. I will need to see pictures of your safe to determine what it actually is. Liberty safe company makes a line of gun/home safes, which is their inexpensive line of safes, which...

Locksmithing: CARY SAFE, white lithium grease, wet lubricant
white lithium grease, wet lubricant, commercial establishments: Larry, Come on, its the new year! ask me an easy question! I teach a basic safe lock servicing class to locksmiths - it is 5 days long, and a good portion of one day is devoted to proper lubrication and lubricants. There just isn t enough space in...

Locksmithing: Cannon safe, nathan cannon, override code
nathan cannon, override code, correct sequence: Nathan, Cannon does not list a safe that uses mechanical buttons to unlock the safe. It may be another manufactures product with the Cannon label on it. You may have to contact Cannon direct for your instructions, you will need the serial number from...

Locksmithing: Car Entry Kit, high tech tools, salvage yard
high tech tools, salvage yard, locksmith business: Hello Shayne, Pro-Lok is a good choice. I used High Tech Tools myself but I only did cars for a few years then stopped due to a high competition in the auto opening area. Some people insist on using one brand or a mix of tools from different brands....

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Co. of Buffalo, NY, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: Sherry, Unfortunately there are no factory records available. You can try the factory try out combos, but I ve never had much luck with them. They are: 4 times left to - 40 - 56 - 50 - 10 3 times right to - 60 - 13 - 86 - 60 2 times left to - 35...

Locksmithing: Changing an old bank building vault combination, safety deposit boxes, safe deposit boxes
safety deposit boxes, safe deposit boxes, alignment problem: Jim, Because the vault locks took special changing tools to change the combination, and these tools are obsolete (not available) you will need to have your local safe company, safe technician change the combo. Because these tools are not available, finding...

Locksmithing: Combination Changing Instructions, kaba ilco corp, winston salem nc
kaba ilco corp, winston salem nc, 7 digits: Fred, Changing the combo on a 505 lock Note: Open the safe door and lock it in the open position. Master access code: Enter 0; press # Enter the current master access code; press # Enter the new master access code (must be 8 digits); press # Enter...

Locksmithing: Combination padlock, combination padlock, happy new year
combination padlock, happy new year, padlocks: Hello Giuseppe, Most padlocks of that type are clockwise 4 times to clear it, stop on first number. Turn counter-clockwise past the first number then stop on the second number. Turn clockwise to the third number and stop. It should open. Is that the...

Locksmithing: Control keys, depth keys, masterkeying
depth keys, masterkeying, kwikset: I would need a bit more information to answer your question. The control key ;is it the key you use to open all the locks in the complex? If so,this is the Master key,not a control key. If not,are you using Kwikset Titan? And are you referring to the re-keying...

Locksmithing: change, time locks, electronic locks
time locks, electronic locks, electronic style: JC Yes the majority of the Granite safes can be retrofited to an electronic style lock. Note: There are a number of lock manufactures that make electronic locks. Electronic locks progress from basic, single user access locks through multiple user access...

Locksmithing: combination safe, safe company, lable
safe company, lable, one don: Kevin, Vanguard was a brand that was sold by Sears, 20-25 years ago. It was probably an import with a lable for Sears. I doubt that you are going to find the original combination from the factory. You will need to take the safe to your local safe company...

Locksmithing: combonation, clock position, o clock
clock position, o clock, locksmith: Hello William, Some safes start by turning left, others start by turning right. Try it both ways. If you still can t get it, hire a locksmith that works on safes. They can try the combination and if it doesn t work they can get it open for you and...

Locksmithing: compatible entry sets with electric strike, folger adam, electric strikes
folger adam, electric strikes, escutcheon plate: Hello Lulu, Handlesets in general are not very good candidates for electric strikes as most have a very short throw latch mechanism and most do not have a locking function. Kwikset makes one model that has a locking thumbpiece on the handleset. I don...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt broken - can't remove, cold chisel, large hole
cold chisel, large hole, locksmith: Hello Christopher, Make sure the bolt isn t wedged in the strike plate by pushing, pulling, lifting or pushing down on the door as you try to retract the bolt. If that doesn t work, get a hammer and cold chisel and destroy the mechanism from within the...

Locksmithing: Die bold safe combination, two locks, cam assembly
two locks, cam assembly, index mark: Joe, As I don t recall any Diebold locks that require the dial to be pushed in, I ll have to do a little research for you. It would help if you could send me some pictures of the safe and dial. Sargent & Greenleaf has the 8500 series safe lock that...

Locksmithing: Diebold GSA File Safe, butterfly knob, little butterfly
butterfly knob, little butterfly, ccw: Ralph, I m going to need more info concerning your lock. It sounds to me like you may have an S&G 8400 series lock. Does it have a little butterfly knob in the center of the dial? If so, turn the dial to 0 , while holding the dial, turn the butterfly...

Locksmithing: Front Door Entry, latch, locksmith
latch, locksmith, alignment: Hello Barry, Open the door and actuate the thumb piece on the outside. Does the latch retract? If not you ll want to get the lock serviced or replaced. If you purchased a name-brand lock it will have a warranty so check on that first. If the latch...

Locksmithing: Door handle problems, mechanical warranty, warranty exchange
mechanical warranty, warranty exchange, warranty issues: Hello Rick, Do you regularly lubricate the locks? Have they been hit or damaged recently? Lubricate with a liquid not graphite. The latch mechanism as well as key holes need a spray at least twice a year, more often in areas near salt air. If you...

Locksmithing: Do Not Duplicate Keys, kaba ilco, ez keys
kaba ilco, ez keys, tip profile: Hello Jennifer, Keys marked as Do Not Duplicate or Do Not Copy are not supposed to be copied and if the locksmith didn t originally make the key they sometimes won t copy it, although there is no law against it unless the key is for a PO Box. PO Box keys...

Locksmithing: dexter lock, slits, retainer
slits, retainer, dexter: Hello Robert, There should only be one retainer in the slit. Push that in as you pull the handle off. This only works on the inside handle, not the keyed side. If you have photos and the above doesn t help, please forward it to me. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: tl 30, practical time, commercial steel
practical time, commercial steel, insurance purposes: Bill, It doesn t add any time to the official UL Label. UL is a STANDARDS testing labratory. They develope a standard, and you test to the standard. You can exceed the standard, but you cannot be less than it. UL 687 testing standards are conducted...

Locksmithing: How to disassemble a Schlage dead bolt, schalge deadbolt
schalge deadbolt: There should be some round holes on the inside of the door close to where you insert the key.They are covered with a brass rivet;(they may be hard to see as they will be the same color as the lock)and must be pried off with a small screwdriver or pick.This...

Locksmithing: door knob, hello susie, no screws
hello susie, no screws, kwikset: Hello Susie, On the inside knob should be a small hole. Inside the hole is a retainer. Depress the retainer and pull the knob off. Pull the trim plate off and under that are the screws. If it s a Kwikset the plate may have a part under it with a slot....

Locksmithing: double cylinder screw cover reomoval (tacks?), double cylinder, little devils
double cylinder, little devils, deadbolts: Hello Tim, I haven t found an easy way to remove those yet. I generally use a small probe and/or screwdriver and hammer to pry them out. They aren t really designed to be removed so you have to keep trying until they come out. It can take a while. ...

Locksmithing: Follow up on previous question, index mark, number 0
index mark, number 0, question question: Monoi, As you turn the dial the final turn, the lever assembly inside the lock, engages with the drive cam and retracts the lock bolt. When the bolt has retracted fully, the dial can turn no more. It comes to a complete stop. If you are turning the...

Locksmithing: antique Joseph Page safe "The Queen"
Locksmithing: antique Joseph Page safe "The Queen"

Locksmithing: Cannon safe, default code, canon
Locksmithing: Cannon safe, default code, canon, lock box

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Co. of Buffalo, NY, safe cracker
Locksmithing: Cary Safe Co. of Buffalo, NY, safe cracker

Locksmithing: GUN SAFE ELECTRONIC LOCK, delay period, minute delay
Locksmithing: GUN SAFE ELECTRONIC LOCK, delay period, minute delay, e mail

Locksmithing: Keepsafe Safe, rochester area, sentry
Locksmithing: Keepsafe Safe, rochester area, sentry

Locksmithing: Old Mosler 2-drawer safe - no combination, drilling templates, steel pin
Locksmithing: Old Mosler 2-drawer safe - no combination, drilling templates, steel pin, carbide

Locksmithing: Safe and safe instructions, pad lock
Locksmithing: Safe and safe instructions, pad lock

Locksmithing: i found a key i dont know what it goes to, locksmith, jacob
locksmith, jacob: Hello Jacob, You ll have to take that key to a local locksmith so they can look at it. I wouldn t be able to determine what it goes to without seeing it in person to compare it to a key blank directory. It will be hard to know what lock it works unless...

Locksmithing: GUN SAFE ELECTRONIC LOCK, workmanship warranty, electronic failure
workmanship warranty, electronic failure, warranty policy: Robert, Based on your description of your problem, I would say that you possibly have a damaged key pad, or an electronic failure. If your safe is open, do not close it. If your safe is closed (locked) you may have to have a safe technician open it. ...

Locksmithing: Halls Safe Restoration & Value., black paint, fire data
black paint, fire data, detail photos: Scott, In order to rate or evaluate your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, castors, cabinetry and any special details or...

Locksmithing: Honeywell Security box, rancho dominguez ca, honeywell security
rancho dominguez ca, honeywell security, pacific standard time: Mark, make sure that the locks are in the open position, and then turn the box on its side (hinge side) and try tapping on it, or bouncing the box slightly to retract the latches. It is probably spring loaded so it may take a couple of light bounces. ...

Locksmithing: handleset stuck - can't get into garage - HELP!, flathead screwdriver, model info
flathead screwdriver, model info, interior door: Hello Paula, The link you provided is for the latch mechanism only not a lock so I m not certain on what you have. If you are able to remove the lock from the door simply insert your screwdriver into the half round area of the latch and push toward the...

Locksmithing: How hard to pick a dimple lock?, barrel locks, google search
barrel locks, google search, picking locks: Hello Joe, The video you saw of the Bic pen and the barrel lock was on a bicycle lock. That particular lock had a design flaw which has now been repaired by the manufacturer and is no longer pickable, except on the older models. Barrel locks are hard...

Locksmithing: help me open my safe, personal belongings, model fs
personal belongings, model fs, sledge hammer: Lars, Your safe sounds like one of the Asian imported safes. Check your batteries to make sure you have new ones. Also ensure the key is turned the right direction. If it doesn t operate, you may have to take it to a local safe company to have it opened....

Locksmithing: Interior door safety keys, emergency keys, locksmith shop
emergency keys, locksmith shop, door keys: Hello Don, I think you are referring to emergency keys for privacy locks. A locksmith shop can help you with that. They should have some available or can get them for you depending on the brand of locks you have. They are also included with new locks...

Locksmithing: Jammed 4-door filing cabinet., drawer filing cabinet, top drawer
drawer filing cabinet, top drawer, locksmith: Hello Lars, The bar that connects to the lock may have become disconnected. You ll have to access the bar from the bottom of the cabinet by tilting it sideways and pushing up on the bar. After it s pushed up, have someone pull out the top drawer so it...

Locksmithing: Keepsafe Safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, owners names: Renee, I don t recall a safe company called John D. Brush & Co . They may have been a distributory or the original owners of the safe. Many safes had the owners names painted on them, through the 1930 s. Send me photo s of your safe so that I can...

Locksmithing: Key Duplicating Machine, ebay, e bay
ebay, e bay, usps: Hello Mandell, eBay prohibits the sale of key duplicating and code machines on their site because they cannot be shipped across state lines, according to the USPS and UPS. I m not sure if it s a written law for any state but the shipping companies won...

Locksmithing: Key stuck in Dexter deadbolt on home front door, public school teacher, deadbolt
public school teacher, deadbolt, lowes: Hello Angela, If you decide to try Lowes or Home Depot they will likely make it worse as they are not trained locksmiths. If you take it anywhere, take it to a locksmith shop. I m sure those children that you teach will thank you for staying. Good...

Locksmithing: Key won't turn completely in Dexter double cylinder deadbolt, spray lubricant, silicone spray
spray lubricant, silicone spray, powdered graphite: Hello Joan, It s not the key it s the lock. Insert your key and turn it to unlock as you push, pull, lift or push down on the door. It sounds like the bolt is wedged in the strike plate. If this isn t the case, remove the lock and manually retract...

Locksmithing: Kwiket plastic gear source?, rotating shaft, first clue
rotating shaft, first clue, gear source: Hello David, Your first clue should have been plastic . It s time to replace the lock. Any lock with plastic isn t worth repairing even if parts were available, which they aren t. Don t buy locks from a home center or hardware store, you ll end up...

Locksmithing: Kwikset door lock, dead bolt, storage room
dead bolt, storage room, deadbolt: Hello JP, You ll need to hire a locksmith to open it for you. They can rekey it as well to match your deadbolt. I d suggest hiring one anyway since you just bought a house and all of the locks should be rekeyed for your protection. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: key blanks, weslock, key blanks
weslock, key blanks, wk2: Hello William, All I know is what is used in the US most often for standard cylinders. I don t deal with automotive keys so I m not sure about those. In order for what I think is the most common: KW1 (Kwikset) SC1 (Schlage) Y1 (Yale) AR1 (Arrow)...

Locksmithing: Lagard 3000 key pad, cheap batteries, fresh batteries
cheap batteries, fresh batteries, alkaline batteries: Jeffery, Let me state this another way, if your lock is not working correctly, the lock and keypad are throw-aways (ie - garbage). Electronics are never backwards compatible, so forget replacing parts. A new LaGard 3000 series keypad, which looks just...

Locksmithing: Lock stuck in door, Titan deadbolt, broken deadbolt
Titan deadbolt, broken deadbolt: There are some flat head female screws on the inside-this is what you will remove next.Take a light as these are black screws and may be hard to see. A flat head screw driver should allow you to remove the screws. Then when you remove those,the front of...

Locksmithing: Locked safe with keypad, 6 digits, blue keys
6 digits, blue keys, homework assignment: Mike, I m not going to do the math for you, but here is how it works. There are 9-50 users available depending on which SmartGard you have (blue keys - 9 / red keys - 50). Each code is 6 digits, so there are potentially 1,000,000 combinations available....

Locksmithing: Locks for rental property, security screwdriver, security screws
security screwdriver, security screws, resistant screws: Hello Delores, Find a supplier of tamper-resistant screws. You ll need to take a mounting screw from one of your locks to them so they can match the threads and length. You can just use one security screw per lock or use it for both. You ll need a security...

Locksmithing: Loose deadbolt...how do I get the faceplate off?, slide bolt, set screw
slide bolt, set screw, deadbolt: Hello Tom, If your deadbolt has a removable plate around the bolt: 1. Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door 2. Using a 5/64 Allen wrench (it may need to be slightly larger or smaller), insert it next to the bolt (of the deadbolt) toward the...

Locksmithing: How to lock a wood filing cabinet that does not have a lock, wood filing cabinet, drawer cabinets
wood filing cabinet, drawer cabinets, face frame: Hello Nicci, You ll need a drill and about a 5/8 diameter wood bit as well as a measuring tape and possibly pliers. You ll want to put the lock high enough so that the cam can fully engage the drawer above it or the frame above it but low enough that...

Locksmithing: lock on wooden file cabinet, open key, file cabinet
open key, file cabinet, open position: Hello Machita, I m not sure what the problem is. I d have to see the lock in person. Most locks should turn right to unlock, not left. Hire a locksmith to come to your location to assist you in repairing this issue if you still can t get it. James...

Locksmithing: loose door lock, key cylinder, home depot
key cylinder, home depot, trims: Hello Anthony, There should be a small tab on one side of the trim. You may need to adjust that part to get it to keep the trim plate to stay on tight. Most of the locks that have trims that don t have screws that go through it don t like to stay on tight....

Locksmithing: MacNeale & Urban safe, dodds co, cinncinatti ohio
dodds co, cinncinatti ohio, mr dodds: Julie, A little history for you. The safe company originaly began around 1847 in Cinncinatti, Ohio by C. Urban operating under patents for the Wilder Safes. Around 1855 W.B. Dodds was taken in as a partner and the business became the Urban, Dodds & Co....

Locksmithing: Medeco lock, ball bearings, allen key
ball bearings, allen key, dilema: Hello Hubert, Those ball bearings are to prevent tampering of the lock and are very difficult to remove. The only advice I can give over an open forum is for you to contact Medeco Customer Service (www.medeco.com) as they should be able to assist you....

Locksmithing: Meilink, humidity problem, mold problem
humidity problem, mold problem, pinesol: Dan, Meilink has been in business since the late 1800 s, using hundreds of different types of locks. I will need to see pictures of your safe, including the lock and dial to determine what changing procedures are correct for your safe. Send the pictures...

Locksmithing: Meilink 7810690 Model 11, cam mechanism, correct knowledge
cam mechanism, correct knowledge, daily basis: Juan, Locksmiths generally don t have the correct knowledge to open and repair safes. You are right about the parts not being available to repair your safe. Meilink was purchased by FireKing group several years ago and many of the safes and parts are...

Locksmithing: MOSLER MR-302 U.L. GROUP1R, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, mosler: Warren, Your safe was made around 1968. The MR-302 is the lock not the safe. The safe is still a Mosler safe, but the numbers have nothing to do with the overall construction. When dialing a combination there is no starting point . When you lock...

Locksmithing: Mosler Bank Vault Door, bank vault, deminsions
bank vault, deminsions, safe co: Michael, Unfortunately I m not able to open the picture with much detail, if you used a camera phone, the pics are too small. The vault door appears to be a Crane Hinge style vault door. Based on your deminsions the door by itself probably weighs in...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, keyhole: Armando, Generally the dialing sequence for Mosler safes is: 4 times left to the first number 3 times right to the second number 2 times left to the third number 1 time right, slowly to stop (around 80). Note: Left is counter clockwise, Right...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, safe company, safes
safe company, safes, 8 years: Matt, Well yes and no! Mosler has been out of business for around 8 years and there is no documentation or records available. The other way involves having a safe technician open and repair the safe. How did you lose your combination? Depending on...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe - Catholic Offerings for the Poor Box, safe company, locks
safe company, locks, offerings: Teddy, You will have to take it to your local safe company to have them open it. Does it take keys or does it have a combination? If it has a combo, once it is decoded you can use it. If it takes keys, hopefully your safe company doesn t destroy...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Question, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, mechanical problems: Merit, The majority of the Mosler safe combinations operate LRLR or: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly to stop (around 80) Left is counter clockwise, right...

Locksmithing: Master pinning a weiser, weiser locks, shear lines
weiser locks, shear lines, lumber yard: Hello Clayton, You can t use a #1 master pin in Weiser, Kwikset, Weslock and some others. The reason is that a #1 master pin is thin enough to fit between the plug and shell and will get stuck, causing a failure of the lock. In the key cuts you listed,...

Locksmithing: master off of locks, new keys, locksmith
new keys, locksmith, security issues: Anthony, If you have an unathorized master key in the hands of a tenant, you don t have many options. You cannot remove the master individually, the entire apartment complex needs to be completley re-master keyed. Contact the Locksmith that you use, to...

Locksmithing: mortise cylinder locks, key cylinder, mortise locks
key cylinder, mortise locks, mortise lock: Hello Joe, The direction of turn for any key cylinder depends on the design of the lock it actuates. You cannot change the direction on most locks. The only one you can change is on some deadbolts you can turn the bolt upside-down to make it operate...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, antique safes, google
antique safes, google, detail photos: Brandon, The safe is a Jewelers Chest . It is not a stand-alone safe, it was originally installed inside of another safe. The other safe would have been a cast iron fire safe type. The chest would have either been secured to the top of the inside or...

Locksmithing: mosler satety depot. box, deposit locks, mo metro area
deposit locks, mo metro area, left hand corner: Roger, I m not familiar with the lock you are referring to. Mosler safe deposit locks used numbers for identification. Either xxx , xxxx , or xxxxx series. They did not use letters as in K series Where did you get your info? If you have a...

Locksmithing: Old Cary Safe, screw holes, drill bit
screw holes, drill bit, levers: Greg, Please send me the pictures: andy@securitysafeusa.com There are generally four ways to get these locks open. 1. Pick the lock and make keys for it. 2. Drill a small hole next to the lock fence to pick and probe the levers into the unlocked...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler 2-drawer safe - no combination, drawer filing cabinet, index mark
drawer filing cabinet, index mark, safe training: Michael, I assume that you are refering to a Mosler, 2 drawer filing cabinet with a safe lock? Based on your serial number the safe would have been built around 1965. Mosler went bankrupt in 2001, and there are no records available for possible original...

Locksmithing: Old Safe, bunch of grapes, family heirloom
bunch of grapes, family heirloom, detail photos: Victoria, Your safe looks like an ornate Hall s safe from around 1860. I ll need more detailed photos to make sure. It is a very nice looking safe. Pictures need to include full interior and exterior views, and detail photos of the dial, handle hinges,...

Locksmithing: Old Segal Lock, model 666, locksmith
model 666, locksmith, hardware store: Hello Lorry, Contact a local locksmith or hardware store and ask for a jimmy-proof lock. If the lock you had was drilled in the cylinder and not the mounting screws you can get a new cylinder from a locksmith. Segal is not really in business any longer...

Locksmithing: Old safe, detail photos, two choices
detail photos, two choices, panal: Jim, Send pictures of your safe to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com I ll need full interior/exterior and detail photos of the dial, handle, hinges, castors, cabinetry, locks and bolt work, art work and any damage. As far as replacement parts you have...

Locksmithing: Old Vault, herring hall, safe co
herring hall, safe co, hamilton ohio: Jeff, The fire vault door was probably made in the 1930 s. It does not meet any current standards for protection. It is not a burglary vault door. The weight of the door,and casing is probably around 1200 to 1500 lbs. You don t need to lift it,...

Locksmithing: Old Yale & Towne Mfg Co floor safe, detail photos, mfg co
detail photos, mfg co, art work: Michael, First, you don t have a Yale & Towne safe. Yale & Towne was a lock manufacture. They supplied locks to many of the different safe manufactures from the mid 1800 s to the mid 1900 s. Your safe could be almost anything. In order to give you...

Locksmithing: Open Mosler Bank Vault, bank vault, safe company
bank vault, safe company, mosler: Aaron, I would recommend that you have a competent safe company recover the combos or reset them. They can also check out the operation of the vault door and all mechanical components prior to use. (if you plan on using it.) Closing and locking the...

Locksmithing: Opening a safe, combination change, safe companies
combination change, safe companies, safe company: Duane, Sorry, the picture didn t come through. Too bad you are not closer, as I specialize in hinge repairs. I just completed a repair for Bank of America on a 50-60 year old vault door that had snapped its lower hinge pin. You can contact the...

Locksmithing: Outside door knob stuck, handleset, residential application
handleset, residential application, shimming: Hello Dave, You ll have to force the latch to retract. You can try shimming it with a credit card (one you don t mind never using again) or something similar. If that doesn t work you ll need to drill it off. I can t reveal that over an open forum so...

Locksmithing: old safe, safe company, safe lock
safe company, safe lock, safes: Jim, As Mosler made many types of locks to use with their variety of safes, I will need to see pictures of your safes dial, and the lock. I will need pictures with the lock cover on and off. Many of Moslers locks required special changing keys, which...

Locksmithing: old safe, safe lock, co san
safe lock, co san, safes: Virginia, California Safe & lock was a distributor not a manufacture. I will need to see the safe to identify your safe. Note: I won t be able to give you any history as there are no records for individual safes available. If the safe has been in...

Locksmithing: how to open am old safe from the 1930's, american legion hall, northern california area
american legion hall, northern california area, concrete value: Jane, This is an odd-ball safe. I know I ve seen these hinges before, but I m having to search all of my books to come up with it. You can probably clean the dial with either steel wool or a green pad. Lightly clean it off, don t damage it but see...

Locksmithing: How to open my Victor Safe, deb deb, yale locks
deb deb, yale locks, change locks: Deb, The dialing procedure for your victor safe will be one of the following: 4 times right to the first number 3 times left to the second number 2 times right to the third number 1 time left, slowly to stop or 4 times left to the first number ...

Locksmithing: opening sequence for brinks safe, brinks home security, honeywell name
brinks home security, honeywell name, electronic failure: Ken, I would go to the Honeywell web site, off of the Sisco website. You can download a user manual from this site. Even though it won t be the same model safe that you have, if you try to find one that resembles the electronics on your safe, it might...

Locksmithing: Pls help me.. some more info needed, cylinder problem, set screw
cylinder problem, set screw, screws: Hello SF, The part in the photo is called a thumbturn. It s held in place by that plastic piece. Remove the plastic piece, just pull it out, and the thumbturn can then be pulled off. The mounting screws that you need to tighten are under that. James...

Locksmithing: Plug turns170 degrees but lock won't open?, spool pins, deadbolt
spool pins, deadbolt, temperature change: Hello Qusai, As with any lock if it s not unlocking after picking, the bolt is likely stuck in the strike, generally wedged due to a temperature change or the swelling of the door or the settling of the building. Try lifting, pushing down, pushing or pulling...

Locksmithing: Privacy lock can be unlocked from outside, door handle, manufacturing process
door handle, manufacturing process, screwdriver: Hello Ruth, Privacy locks can easily be unlocked from the outside with a small screwdriver or a nail. Sometimes the manufacturing process misses a few that can unlock the way yours are. I d suggest returning them to the place you purchased them and...

Locksmithing: Push Button Door Entry, stile doors, electric strikes
stile doors, electric strikes, buzzer: Hello Edith, You need an electric strike, push paddle or lever, power supply, button and latch lock. If your door doesn t currently have a latch lock - one that re-locks when the door shuts - you ll have to change it. Most electric strikes don t actually...

Locksmithing: problem with safe locking, challenger 25, fresh batteries
challenger 25, fresh batteries, combination lock: Al, The first thing to check is to see if the bolt work and lock operate correctly with the door open. Note: your safe may be equiped with a detent device . The detent is designed to hold the bolt work in the retracted position unless the door is closed....

Locksmithing: Rand Kardex Safe Cabinet M.E. Type, remington typewriter, record safes
remington typewriter, record safes, remington rand: Lisa, I doubt that it has asbestos in it. Though asbestos was used as far back as the mid 1800 s it has not been the insulation of choice because the cost per pound was almost triple that of mortar or cement. It does provide superior heat resistance,...

Locksmithing: RE: Victor Safe Response, yale lock, hasband
yale lock, hasband, response question: Charla, Unfortunately this website only allows one picture. It s better if you send to me email address: andy@securitysafeusa.com Based on the picture that you included, you have a standard Victor safe, with a Victor lock. Again, my original question...

Locksmithing: Rekey two brands to one master, schlage locks, kwikset lock
schlage locks, kwikset lock, keyway: Hello Greta, Brands are not inter-compatible unless the cylinder can be changed. Most Kwikset and Schlage locks do not have cylinders that can be changed to accommodate other keyways. The commercial line of Schlage locks do however. I ve not seen a Kwikset...

Locksmithing: Rekeying of a Russwin lock, mortise cylinder, lever style
mortise cylinder, lever style, life span: Hello Saud, You can replace the cylinder as long as it s a standard one. If it s a mortise cylinder, most locksmiths would keep those in stock so you can just call some to find one that has it, take your old one with you and make sure they are the same...

Locksmithing: Removal of Double Cylinder Lock, double cylinder deadbolt, screw heads
double cylinder deadbolt, screw heads, cylinder lock: Hello William, That actually sounds like the lock has a shutter. If you insert a key into the inside cylinder and turn it the shutter should move so you can see the screws. The other possibility is that the screw heads have tacks in them. Those pop...

Locksmithing: Removing old Schlage Deadbolt, key hole, schlage deadbolt
key hole, schlage deadbolt, tacks: Hello Joe, Thanks for including a photo. You see the spots to the left and right of the key hole? Those are tacks that are stuck inside the heads of the screws. Pry those tacks out and you can access the screws. Remove the screws and the lock will...

Locksmithing: Removing old Unican (?) jimmy-proofs, stainless steel screws, security screws
stainless steel screws, security screws, cutoff wheel: Hello Tim, There are many varieties of security screws so you ll have to get a bit that fits them or cut them off using a Dremel or RotoZip with a cutoff wheel (make a flat head screwdriver slot then remove them with a screwdriver). Or you can drill...

Locksmithing: Rey key old Schlage lockset, schlage locks, schlage lockset
schlage locks, schlage lockset, key blank: Hello Joe, If it s a Grade 1 lock it may install differently and would require different steps to remove the exterior knob or lever. Sometimes Schlage tech support is pretty easy to get in touch with and they may be able to help. 800-847-1864 James...

Locksmithing: replacement key, keys
keys: I doubt you need a code: what kind of vehicle is it? Any locksmith worth his salt can make a key from two BROKEN pieces of a key,so they should have been able to make a duplicate key for you. Unless you have a foreign car key or a newer model transponder key....

Locksmithing: where can i get a replacement key for privacy locks, privacy lock, key
privacy lock, key: This type of lock is known as a privacy lock.Contact a locksmith in your area. He or she will need to know the brand of lock,(located on the part that goes into the door frame;) the latch. They may have some keys left over in their shop or can order some...

Locksmithing: russwin retainer spring, locksmiths, retainer
locksmiths, retainer, locks: Hello Rand, Contact locksmiths in your area first as one may have parts. It s unlikely though so you may also want to try www.charleslocksmith.com as they have old locks and may have old parts. You re probably going to have to replace the locks. ...

Locksmithing: Safe with key but no combination, safe company, computer discs
safe company, computer discs, media storage: Steve, Based on your serial number (and without seeing the safe) I would venture to guess that it is one of the asian imported fire safes, manufactured in 1992. The key would be a secondary lock, or for dual custody purposes. It is not a burglary safe...

Locksmithing: Safe and safe instructions, combination card, safe company
combination card, safe company, correct combination: Charlie, The Slaymaker Lock company was a padlock manufacture and had nothing to do with safes. You mentioned that you used a combo card that you got with the safe to open it. This indicates that it worked at least once. I don t think that the current...

Locksmithing: Safe won't open, east minnesota, index mark
east minnesota, index mark, number 22: Monoi, I will need pictures of the safe in order to identify it. I have no references to R.L. Gilchrist either, but this may have either been an original owner, or a distributor - not a safe manufacture. I will need photos of the full exterior and detail...

Locksmithing: Sargent&Greenleaf Safe dated back in 1857, detail photos, fire data
detail photos, fire data, combonation: Kristy, First off, Sargent & Greenleaf is the lock manufacture, not the safe manufacture. The dates are the patent dates for the lock. The safe may have been made up to 20 years after those dates. We are going to have to identify your safe to estimate...

Locksmithing: Sargent push knob removal, key hole, imageshack
key hole, imageshack, grade 1: Hello Daniel, I wasn t sure if the photo showed the inside or outside knob assembly. They should both have the same retainer type, at least all of the Sargent Grade 1 locks I ve dealt with did. A locksmith seeing the lock in person could definitely...

Locksmithing: Save our safe?, mormon trail, outer doors
mormon trail, outer doors, cubbie hole: Julie, The serial number may be in or on the lock also. Of course, it may be like a here s Waldo search! Selling a safe is worse than selling an old car. You are looking at a very limited market of interest, so the more advertising you can get the...

Locksmithing: Schlage Dexter deadbolt will not retract, cold chisel, last ditch
cold chisel, last ditch, exterior doors: Hello Jason, The Dexter line of Schlage are the low end models. They may be under warranty so check with Schlage to see if you can get a replacement. You ll have to keep trying to pry the latch back far enough or remove the mounting screws and remove...

Locksmithing: Schlage lock, mortise lock, Schlage lock
mortise lock, Schlage lock: You most likely have a double cylinder deadbolt of some kind. The inside knob,unless you have a mortise lock,will not open the deadbolt. Did the knob ever unlock the deadbolt on the door? A mortise lock looks like this: look at the edge of the door where...

Locksmithing: Schlage, Titan Lock, security screwdriver, security screws
security screwdriver, security screws, wd 40: Hello Brian, You can do it at home but I d suggest getting a replacement E clip for it from a locksmith. I d suggest removing the lock first to make certain that is in fact the issue. If it s not, take the lock to a locksmith for repair or get a replacement...

Locksmithing: Security Padlock, high security padlock, mul t lock
high security padlock, mul t lock, series locks: Hello Oz, The best one for what you need is a padlock that will accept a CyberLock cylinder (www.videx.com). They don t make padlocks only cylinders. They are completely drill proof and pick proof, not resistant. For something cheaper go with one of...

Locksmithing: Steelmaster file cabinet safe, safe locks, index mark
safe locks, index mark, o clock: Therese, Generally the dialing sequence for most of the safe locks is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly to stop Note: Left is counter clockwise, right...

Locksmithing: Stiffel & Freeman Safe with Yale Lock, sears roebucks, fire proof safes
sears roebucks, fire proof safes, yale locks: Anthony, The pictures you referenced above are either York or Alpine safes. One picture showed a label on the back that had listed The Wehrle Safe Co. The Wehrle Co, was a stove manufacture (castiron) from 1883, during their redevelopment in 1904 they...

Locksmithing: safe bought at auction need combo, safe company, safety precautions
safe company, safety precautions, greenleaf: Chuck, Well, I have a couple of options for you. First we can do a factory search for the original combination the factory set the safe on. I will need your email as I have a form that you have to fill out for a combo search. Cost is $30. There is no...

Locksmithing: safe with out combination, locksmith company, wheel locks
locksmith company, wheel locks, lock smith: Ed, Unfortunately, I have to give you the bad news first. Because this website is unsecure , we do not give out safe opening information, we don t explain manipulation, drilling techniques, equipment, etc. I m sure you understand the security implications...

Locksmithing: safe relocker, work thanks, plunger
work thanks, plunger, problem areas: Glen, Send me photos of your problem areas, or the surrounding lock work. Once I see what the bolt work we can begin to talk apples and apples. Send the photos to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com Make sure the photo s are clear and high enough resolution...

Locksmithing: saga saf-d-posit model 910, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, drive screw: John The combo can be reset once the safe door is open. Unfortunately the door has to be open. As the wheels are stamped wheels, you have limited changes, swap the position of the wheels, and change the drive screw position on the drive wheel, and determine...

Locksmithing: schlage dead bolt, double cylinder deadbolts, dead bolt
double cylinder deadbolts, dead bolt, face place: Hello Jim, I m sorry I missed that important point. There wouldn t be anything preventing the keys from working in the lock if they have previously unless the lock has been disassembled to the point that the pins come out or if the key has been damaged...

Locksmithing: schlage front door lock, locksmith shop, handlesets
locksmith shop, handlesets, latch: Hello Mike, Without seeing the lock in person and what the issue is I can t say for certain how to fix it. Generally the thumbpiece is separate from the inside knob or lever and may act up while the inside works fine. Sometimes the cause is the latch...

Locksmithing: schlage key cylinders, pella doors, wd 40
pella doors, wd 40, profile cylinders: Hello James, The correct way for most locks to be installed is so the key cuts face up but with patio doors and the like the cylinders are upside-down due to the design of the lock assembly. There is no way to turn them over as they are all profile cylinders...

Locksmithing: setting combo, silicone lubricant, excess lubricant
silicone lubricant, excess lubricant, spray lubricant: Howard, These locks are fairly easy to reset the combination on. 1. Remove the spring retaining clip from the wheel post. 2. Remove each of the wheels and isolation washers. Lay the parts out in the order that you remove them. Do not turn over any parts...

Locksmithing: Can't crack my safe!, vault doors, wheel locks
vault doors, wheel locks, combination dial: Scott, 1970 s isn t old, 1870 s is old!!! I would need to see pictures of the safe in order to tell you what you have. Note: there are four wheel locks but very few manufactures used them, primarily only on vault doors. The fourth number is probably...

Locksmithing: trunk lock, trunk locks
trunk locks: I would dissemble the lock,or try a broken key extractor to pull the remaining piece out. It should have a clip holing it in the trunk and be pretty easy to remove. There may be some rivets also,and if there is,you will need to drill these out. Other than...

Locksmithing: Unidentified Safe Deposit box keys, safe deposit box, lacanada
safe deposit box, lacanada, bank address: Alex, Unfortunately, you ve fallen victim of another movie myth. The JJxxxxx is the serial number of the keys, which is the coding from the manufacture for the cuts of the key. Locks are shipped out in random order. They are not ordered for any bank...

Locksmithing: Welch 502C, mortise locks, mortise lock
mortise locks, mortise lock, escutcheon plate: Hello Tedd, Again I m at a loss. I don t know anything about that brand and wouldn t be able to provide further assistance here. You need someone that s familiar with the brand or at least has the ability to be at the door. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: X-09, pound on, government organization
pound on, government organization, security officer: Edward, This is a problem with the XO9 locks. Usually because of lack of maintenance, one of several parts (the rack, slide or one of several gears) does not operate correctly. Usually because the lubricant has either gummed up or debris has gotten...

Locksmithing: Yale combo lock, yale lock, dial right
yale lock, dial right, clock position: Hello Johann, You ll have to get the locksmith that helped you before to show you how to open it. Some safes start by turning left but others start with a right turn. Try it both ways. I normally don t answer safe questions so if you have further...

Locksmithing: Yale Deadbolt, mortise lock, deadbolt
mortise lock, deadbolt, locksmith: Hello Hagop, You ll have to remove the lock and manually retract it. If it s a mortise lock you ll need a locksmith to assist you. Standard deadbolts can be removed by removing the mounting screws. It s likely that the cam or tailpiece came off and...

Locksmithing: Yale deadbolt broken, warranty repair, locksmith
warranty repair, locksmith, option 1: Hello Chris, First try pushing, pulling, lifting or pushing down on the door as you try to unlock it, preferably from the inside with the thumbturn piece. Sometimes the alignment is off and causes the bolt to jam against the strike plate and moving the...

Locksmithing: Yale Safe Lock, correct combination, index mark
correct combination, index mark, safe lock: John, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical problems. Assuming that your combo is correct, the dialing sequence is: 4 times right to the first number (20)...

Locksmithing: YaleTowne Safe Lock Combination, yale locks, safe lock
yale locks, safe lock, correct sequence: Martin, Yes it is possible, though don t plan on it being like the movies. If you don t understand the operation of the lock, any noise or interpretions you make will probably be worthless. The lock sequence for the majority of the Yale locks is: ...

Locksmithing: York Fireproof File Cabinet, fireproof file cabinet, necessary measurements
fireproof file cabinet, necessary measurements, release lever: Ed, This isn t really a safe question, but I ll try to answer it. If the pull handle or latch release lever is not lifting the latch on the drawer it is because it is disconnected, stripped, or broken. Depending on how the latch release lever operates...

Locksmithing: Added Condo Security, condo board, alarm radio
condo board, alarm radio, radio shack: Hello Harv, Check your lease. If it states that you must have a lock that uses a master key so the manager or security can get in then you are stuck but I feel that if the lease doesn t show that or something to the effect of that, that you should be able...

Locksmithing: Allied Gary Safe, drop chute, overnight storage
drop chute, overnight storage, model br: Paul, This safe has no fire rating, it is basically a B rated burglary safe, with 1/2 door and 1/4 steel walls. The drop chute is for employees to drop the nights receipts into the inner lock box until you arrive the next morning to take them to the...

Locksmithing: antique vault doors, vault doors, herring hall
vault doors, herring hall, style buildings: Danny, There is no one that currently manufactures old vault doors. We do have one manufacture that makes a circular vault door, similar to the old style, but you are looking at around $100,000 for this door. If you are interested you can contact our...

Locksmithing: Batteries keep going dead on CSS safe, digital multimeter, cheap batteries
digital multimeter, cheap batteries, board keypad: Rob, CSS is the SAFE manufacture, not the LOCK manufacture. so this really didn t change my original answer. If your lock is 7 years old, then you probably won t find a replacment pad. Digital lock design changes on a yearly bases, which means...

Locksmithing: Best Cores, kwikset locks, kwikset deadbolt
kwikset locks, kwikset deadbolt, commercial locks: Hello Joe, Since for the most part IC systems are used in commercial applications, 2-3/8 isn t the standard but is available. Arrow E61 SFIC prep: http://www.jmlock.com/arrow-e60-ic-core-sgl-cyl-deadbolt.aspx or you can search for E61 on jmlock.secaso.com...

Locksmithing: battery failure on kingavon safe25, battery failure, import distributor
battery failure, import distributor, digit code: Steve, Kingavon is not a manufacture they are an import/distributor. The safes were relabled for advertising purposes. I will need more info and a picture of your safe to know exactly what you have and be able to answer your question. Send a photo...

Locksmithing: Centurion safe, combination lock box, time dial
combination lock box, time dial, gun safe: If this is a conventionally designed 3 wheel combination lock box ( 3 numbers to dial ) then I would recommend you start by dialing 4 times to the left to pick up all 3 wheels and stop on the first number, then dial right passing the second number twice stopping...

Locksmithing: COMBINATION DIGITAL LOCK, metal tabs, 9 volt
metal tabs, 9 volt, correct combination: Asgard, While the safe is a mosler, the lock is a LaGard. First question, do you have the correct code for the digital lock? Second question, do you have the correct combination for the mechanical lock? The digital lock may also need new batteries....

Locksmithing: Corbin entry lock, square hole, question thanks
square hole, question thanks, spindle: Hello Cynthia, It looks like the spindle may be in two parts. There may be a small wire holding the two pieces together. Remove that if there is one then pry the two pieces apart. Here is a PDF that may help. See page 4, step 4. http://www.assaabloydss.com/library/installation_instructions/CorbinRusswin/pdf/fm1030e.pdf...

Locksmithing: Cracking my own safe., stack boxes, self project
stack boxes, self project, storage compartment: I am not a safe technician,only a locksmith. But I will tell you, you will need to contact a safe tech and have him/her open it for you. Most of these have to be drilled, and at a certain spot on the safe to avoid destroying the container and its contents....

Locksmithing: cant open a Detroit Safe with Yale Combo, yale lock, incorrect sequence
yale lock, incorrect sequence, correct combination: Rob, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. Mechanical problems. I m willing to bet that your problem is either 1 or 2! Generally the dialing sequence for a Yale lock...

Locksmithing: cary safe co. buffalo ny, informal evaluation, safe co
informal evaluation, safe co, detail photos: Johnny, The Cary Safe Company was in business from 1879 until around 1929, however the majority of the Cary s that I see are from the 1915-1929 era, which is less than 100 years old. There are no records available to help recover lost combinations, so...

Locksmithing: change combination, montgomery wards, possiblity
montgomery wards, possiblity, safes: Marianne, The safes sold by Montgomery Wards, were inexpensive safes many of them used pressed wheels which doesn t allow you much latitude for changing combinations. Some of them used a hand change lock that can be changed. Because of the problems...

Locksmithing: cole steel cabinet with combination lock, steel cabinet, change style
steel cabinet, change style, filing cabinet: Jon, Yes, you can have the combination changed. First I must warn you that I always recommed using a trained safe technician for any work on safes, to avoid accidently causing a lock out. If you do decide to reset the combination yourself, you will...

Locksmithing: combination lock wall safe, sargent and greenleaf, port melbourne
sargent and greenleaf, port melbourne, orer: Gary, To answer your question about the revolutions and directions. If the lock is set incorrectly then you would be required to make the same mistakes in orer to open the lock. If it is set correctly, then you will be following the: 4 times...

Locksmithing: Depth keys for chicago round keys 1137s, first class mail, depth keys
first class mail, depth keys, bid history: E-Bay.com is selling these. This email address is for contact information for the particular seller who has these keys on E-bay.com bcbc585@hotmail.com Here is the URL;just copy and paste this link into your browser: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120477550181&ih=002&category=3557&ssPageName=mem_guide:1&rd=1...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe, left hand corner, great shape
left hand corner, great shape, upper left hand corner: KC, You already have most of the information that you are requesting, so I m not sure what more info that you are looking for. I m not sure what history you are looking for either. As the safe is neither an antique or collectible item, its history...

Locksmithing: front door deadbolt lock spins, sometimes, before engaging, locksmith, revolutions
locksmith, revolutions, several times: Hello Sue, You ll have to remove the lock from the door to determine the problem. Without knowing the brand or type of deadbolt I can t be certain why it s acting like that. If you remove it from the door, you can reassemble it off of the door and operate...

Locksmithing: Eagle Safe Alarm Won't Turn Off, australia pty ltd, correct combination
australia pty ltd, correct combination, austrailia: AJ, Generally inputing the correct code should silence the tamper alarm. Pulling the batteries may only restart the penalty period. Because of the number of incorrect tries that you have initiated, you may be forced to wait through the penalty period...

Locksmithing: Education, Power inverter, foley belsaw, smart solenoid
foley belsaw, smart solenoid, robert foley: Hello Robert, Foley has a Masterkeying course and I think an Advanced Locksmithing one too. I m not aware of any online courses for either of those. If Foley doesn t have them I m sure there are other correspondence schools that do. I used a 1000 watt...

Locksmithing: EIKO safe, door hinges, safe company
door hinges, safe company, tiawan: Leonard, The Eiko safes are made in Japan. Their web site is www.eiko.co.jp Phone Number 03-3865-7203. If they don t respond, you might try the Jian Shun King Trading Co., ltd as they are a distributor of Eiko safes in Tiawan. They may also be able...

Locksmithing: Exterior Mortise Lock, baldwin mortise locks, period hardware
baldwin mortise locks, period hardware, quality hardware: There are many ways that knobs have been attached to spindles if you could tell me more about the Brand of hardware you are working with or maybe e-mail me some pictures of it from inside and outside it might help. HarringtonsLocksmith@rogers.com Often...

Locksmithing: eagle safe, key pad, solenoid
key pad, solenoid, locksmiths: Hagop, pull the key pad off the front of the safe, look inside and isolate the wires running to the solenoid, spike these wires using a 9vdc battery, it should pop open, Worst case, use your scope to locate the solenoid and bypass it. Lockmasters has...

Locksmithing: Fed Equip Co safe with no combo, safe locks, stethescope
safe locks, stethescope, straight forward answer: Lucy, Federal was a lock manufacture not a safe manufacture. All of the locks left the factory set on a neutral number (50). The combo would have either been set when the lock was installed on the safe or when the safe was sold. In either situation there...

Locksmithing: Floor Safe Removal, security service provider, reputable locksmith
security service provider, reputable locksmith, wood floors: The removal of this safe will rely heavily on the type of safe and method of installation. You could simple build over it or if you want to remove it you could have a locksmith or Safe tech come out and remove the head or door of the safe and try to remove...

Locksmithing: antique vault doors, vault doors
Locksmithing: antique vault doors, vault doors

Locksmithing: cole steel cabinet with combination lock, steel cabinet, tumbler
Locksmithing: cole steel cabinet with combination lock, steel cabinet, tumbler

Locksmithing: LOCKED-UP Leaco/Diplomat Mc-350, index mark, cylinder lock
Locksmithing: LOCKED-UP Leaco/Diplomat Mc-350, index mark, cylinder lock, correct sequence

Locksmithing: Schlage F40 latch sticking, setbacks, spindle
Locksmithing: Schlage F40 latch sticking, setbacks, spindle, latch

Locksmithing: Vanguard vs-250 safe, number dial, number combination
Locksmithing: Vanguard vs-250 safe, number dial, number combination, vanguard

Locksmithing: Cannot find screws to remove lockset, slide bolt, no screws
slide bolt, no screws, set screw: Hello Jody, If your deadbolt has a removable plate around the bolt: 1. Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door 2. Using a 5/64 Allen wrench (it may need to be slightly larger or smaller), insert it next to the bolt (of the deadbolt) toward the...

Locksmithing: Gary Model 3000, burglary protection, boat anchor
burglary protection, boat anchor, massive walls: Dave, Unfortunately you have a couple of problems working against you. First, Gary hasn t been in business for a number of years. They merged with Allied Safe in seattle to form Allied Gary in the early 80 s, around the late 80 s they moved east as Allied...

Locksmithing: Hall's Standard Safe, berea ky, safe company
berea ky, safe company, safe lock: Kristy, There were two different Hall s companies, it depends on which one built your safe, what type of lock will be in the safe. The first Hall s was Hall s Safe & Lock Company (1848-1892), the second was the Hall s Safe Company (1906-1940 s). ...

Locksmithing: Halls Safe Company Cincinnati , O, informal evaluations, resale purposes
informal evaluations, resale purposes, restoration options: Cory, This particular Hall s safe company, was in business from 1906 until WWII (around the mid 1940 s). Having the light weight acorns indicates that the safe would have been built after WWI (around 1917), later safes (post depression) were of a lighter...

Locksmithing: The Halls Safe Company, class c fire, file drawers
class c fire, file drawers, overnight storage: Mark, There were several manufactures that made similar equipment. Though it has a combination lock, it IS NOT a safe, it is a fire resistive file cabinet, built as office equipment. The Safe Manufactures National Association class C fire rating indicates...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin Safe, herring hall, wheel locks
herring hall, wheel locks, time right: Adam, Without seeing your safe, it is hard to determine what you have. HHM rarely used 4 wheel locks. Also depending on the manufacture it will vary the directions you will dial. Assuming that you have a 4 wheel lock your dialing sequence will either...

Locksmithing: ideal security lock, cylinder version, steel pin
cylinder version, steel pin, cylinder lock: Hello Judy, To remove a double cylinder lock of this brand, turn the key on the inside to expose the small slot opening. Find a steel pin, or allen wrench, that will fit into the slot and push straight in. You will depress a small metal flap, which will...

Locksmithing: info on a safe i have, cinncinatti ohio, herring hall
cinncinatti ohio, herring hall, us postal service: Carl, The original Hall s Safe & Lock Company, operated from 1848 until 1892 when it was merged with two other companies to form Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe company. Two of Joseph Hall s sons went with the merger, but eventually left to start their own company....

Locksmithing: J & J safe, safes, illustrative purposes
safes, illustrative purposes, 11 years: Ted, Unfortunately, locked up safes generally have a negative value, and I’ll explain why – There will be a cost to open and repair the safe, there will be a cost to move the safe, and the cost of the safe. If a particular safe is worth $500, and the...

Locksmithing: Jammed lock, magnetic wire, lock smith
magnetic wire, lock smith, there some kind: Hello Pete, Since locks are made of brass, any strong magnet should be able to pull a paperclip out unless it s wedged in there. I don t know of any small enough to actually fit into the key hole but you can take a magnet and another paperclip, insert...

Locksmithing: Key machine, key duplicator, cutter wheels
key duplicator, cutter wheels, code cutter: Hello Fabian, Since you re new you should know it s Kwikset, not qwikset. I ve not used Rytan machines but I know those that do really like them. I use an old Cole machine, a HPC Blitz and an old Ilco, I think it s a 040 - lever operated. Stay away...

Locksmithing: LOCKED-UP Leaco/Diplomat Mc-350, three wheels, aloa
three wheels, aloa, x type: Freeman, The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the right number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly to stop (around 90-95) If the safe has a direct drive tail piece (x type lock)...

Locksmithing: Lost key - Master, rekey, key master
rekey, key master, master key: Hello, The landlord uses a master key to access their rental properties. If you buy a new lock you ll have to get it rekeyed so that their master key will operate it, in addition to a key that you can use. They will need the master key to rekey the lock...

Locksmithing: lock box with audit trail, control cabinet, keypad lock
control cabinet, keypad lock, audit trail: Hello Angela, CompX Security Products makes a keypad lock for cabinets that has an audit capability. You also need the Lockview software to access that. http://www.jmlock.com/compx-elock-elec-access-control-cabinet-lock.aspx There s a link on that...

Locksmithing: locksmithy, face plate, worst enemy
face plate, worst enemy, leaflet: Hello Radhey, The best option is to repack the lock into its packaging and either throw it away or return it. Defiant is junk and I wouldn t recommend it for even my worst enemy. If you still want to use it, contact Defiant to find out what you need...

Locksmithing: lost key, locksmith shop, file cabinet
locksmith shop, file cabinet, money: You can take the cabinet to a locksmith shop, or have them come to you. You will save money if yo uare able to transport it. Additionally, if there is a code stamped on the face of the lock, it might be possible for you to provide that code to the locksmith...

Locksmithing: lost key for corbin lock back door, locksmith shop, keys locks
locksmith shop, keys locks, screw driver: Two options, 1. Call a locksmith to come out and rekey the lock. They can do one of two things: A. The locksmith can rekey the lock to a new key and the old key will no longer work - or - B. The locksmith can decode the lock...

Locksmithing: lost safe combination, excel spread sheet, index mark
excel spread sheet, index mark, mark andy: Tommy, I assume that your patent date is 1888 not 1988, as Victor wasn t in business in 1988. You might try the following, no guarantees, but if it works let me know. Get a piece of paper or use an excel spread sheet to figure out all 100 combinations...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe, index mark, outer edge
index mark, outer edge, outer wheel: Mary Anne, This would require lock disassmebly, which I don t recommend as reassembling one piece out of place can result in a locked up condition. But if you do decide to have a go at it: Generally, Meilink used an inexpensive lock which utilized...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, bp 1000, underwriters laboratory
bp 1000, underwriters laboratory, hamilton ohio: Nick, If the locking mechanism works when the door is open, then it stands to reason that the door is not closing correctly to allow it to lock successfully. Either you have a hinge problem which has the door or bolt work out of position, or something...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe Class T20 Burlary, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, safe lock: Annie, Your Dad s safe was manufactured around 1930. Generally a T-20 safe would also have fire resistance, but you didn t include any other label information. There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. incorrect dialing sequence,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe combination, sticker shock, safe men
sticker shock, safe men, repairable: Warren, I don t know if you tried to attach a photo or not, but it didn t come through. You may want to send it directly to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com Also, I m not sure what your question is? If you are looking for a combination for the safe,...

Locksmithing: missing combination, safe lock, dropbox
safe lock, dropbox, serial number: Dan, Locks come from the LOCK factory set on a neutral number (50). When they are installed on the safe, the SAFE manufacture would set a combination. Some safe manufactures will leave the safe set on the standard combo from the lock manufacture (50),...

Locksmithing: mosler handles, locksmith
locksmith: If you are able to find a local locksmith or supplier that services these units they may be able to direct you to a merchant with parts. From the picture I am going to assume this unit is from the 50 s or 60 s. It looks like an older design. You do not indicate...

Locksmithing: mosler safe weight, underwriters laboratories inc, fire resistant safes
underwriters laboratories inc, fire resistant safes, burglary attempt: Carlton, Exactly as I suspected, The fire classification C means that the safe was tested to resist heat for a period of 1 hour. The Specification F1-D indicates a fire resistive safe that has also been tested for impact resistance. In a house...

Locksmithing: Old Saga SAF-D-POSIT, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, caveate: Jeff, Saga s current contact info is: SAGA ELECTRONIC CO.,LTD. ADDRESS: Ningbo Hi-Tech Park,Zhejiang Province,China 315040 FAX:+86-574-87909600 Tel:+86-574-87909608 Email:sales@in-roomsafe.com sales@electronic-safe.com Alternative Email: yangyahui@vip.sina.cosm...

Locksmithing: Old Wells Fargo Bank Vault, bank vault, wells fargo bank
bank vault, wells fargo bank, del rey ca: Christian, The old employee was only partially right. The vault doors are fitted with time locks, however the locks would have to be manually wound with the required number of hours to the next opening. For instance if you were closing at 6pm on a wednesday...

Locksmithing: Open Mosler GSA 5 drawer safe, digital locks, mosler
digital locks, mosler, zero value: Dave, The $2000 is reasonable, my cost to open with no repairs is $500 per container or drawer, plus a mobile service charge. I might give you a discount as I would be opening 5 units at one location, but it wouldn t be any cheaper than the $400 per drawer....

Locksmithing: Opening a safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, multiple times: Heidi, Forget the clearing it thing, when the safe was locked it was cleared. Dialing sequence is as follows: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly until the...

Locksmithing: how to open my safe, correct combination, safe lock
correct combination, safe lock, sequence 2: Bill, The correct dialing sequence is: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly until the dial stops (around 95). There are only three reasons a safe lock will not...

Locksmithing: opening 80+ year old Mosler safe, correct combination, mechanical issues
correct combination, mechanical issues, safe lock: David, Assuming that it is a 4 wheel lock the dialing sequence should be: 5 times right to the first number, 4 times left to the second number, 3 times right to the third number, 2 times left to the fourth number, 1 time right, slowly until the dial...

Locksmithing: Push Paddle Mortise Lock, interior doors, turning the key
interior doors, turning the key, open position: It sounds to me that your push paddle mortise lock is a deadlatch with a dogging feature. Dogging= To keep the lock in the open position at all times. You already know how to dog the log, which is by turning the key a certain way and removing the...

Locksmithing: patio door hinges, hinges, hinge pin
hinges, hinge pin, security hinge: Hello Pam, There are two kinds of hinges that can be used where the knuckles will be exposed to the outside - those with security pins and those with pins on the leaf. Many government entities use security pin styles as they are generally made with tougher...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand Safe, locksmith work, remington rand
locksmith work, remington rand, file cabinet: Paula, There is a sliding, locking bar that runs up and down the inside of the cabinet that locks all of the drawers. Chances are this slide is rusted or jammed somehow. When you get it open this slider will need service. You may be able to get it to...

Locksmithing: Removing lock set to repaint door., bolt face, lockset
bolt face, lockset, senior moment: Hello Don, Remove the faceplate from the door edge, if there is one. Inside there should be one or two screws and due to the age of the lock, likely flat head or Allen type. Loosen the screw that s closest to the outside of the door until the cylinder...

Locksmithing: Reprograming new combo?, interior temperature, electronic lock
interior temperature, electronic lock, ul standard: Paul, none of these stickers have anything to do with your lock. The SF1997052004 is the serial number for the safe, the MFG is the month and year of manufacture, The BP6624 is the standard the safe (or at least a similar model) was tested under to receive...

Locksmithing: S&G Lock, metal furniture company, sargent and greenleaf
metal furniture company, sargent and greenleaf, combination dial: Phillip, No, a trained safe technician can also possibly manipulate the lock open. Manipulation is not guaranteed, there are many variables including the skill of the safe man, whether the lock is clean or dirty, new or old, worn or in good condition,...

Locksmithing: SAGA Saf-D-Posit Model 910, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, safety deposit box: ManRog, The Saga safes were fairly cheaply made safes. The locks could actually be dialed to two different combinations, depending on your dialing sequence, oh and forget 0 - if it isn t part of your combination. Try the following sequences: 4 times...

Locksmithing: Safe Combination, safe co, buffalo new york
safe co, buffalo new york, beth ann: Beth, If the vault is open, you can have a locksmith or safe technician either recover or reset the combination for you. If the vault is locked closed, then you will need a SAFE Technician to open & repair, and recover or reset the combination. Hope...

Locksmithing: Schlage deadbolt stuck, schlage deadbolt, doorknob
schlage deadbolt, doorknob, locksmith: Hello Steve, I m confused. You say it s a deadbolt but then say the doorknob will only turn... Is this a deadbolt or a doorknob lock? For either: Remove the bolt or latch mechanism and take it to a locksmith to get a replacement. Have them check...

Locksmithing: Schlage F40 latch sticking, rectangular holes, lifetime guarantee
rectangular holes, lifetime guarantee, apartment buildings: This sounds like an installation problem. The f series lath is designed to work on doors prepped in either of 2 standard backsets, 2 3/8 or 2 3/4 . If the door prep is slightly off, it could affect alignment of the spindle. Make sure that the spindle locates...

Locksmithing: Segal Deadbolt Not Locking from Inside, manufacturer warranty, roommate
manufacturer warranty, roommate, few days: There are two tabs inside the case of this lock on the thumbturn or inside portion of the lock-these are broken or the c-clip has come off the thumbturn on the inside. In either case, you need a new lock. Whomever you purchased it from probably has warranty...

Locksmithing: Sisco 1190 - Key and Combination Lock, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, combination lock: Thomas, Before calling Honeywell I would try dialing it - especially if you already have the combination! Your dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time...

Locksmithing: Sisco Model 1070, Sisco 1070 manual
Sisco 1070 manual: Robert, Unfortunately, this site doesn t allow me to ask questions, only answer them, but I have put your information in as a key word, so any one asking the same question will get your question also. Sorry, the factory could not help, but I kind of...

Locksmithing: Star safes, self service car, three locks
self service car, three locks, brick walls: Chris, Great, I m glad that you found a reputable lock & safe company in your area. Having a company like this that you trust, is invaluable in business. I checked out their web page and they have an impressive little company. I checked out the other...

Locksmithing: Steelmaster cabinet combo, steelmaster, file cabinets
steelmaster, file cabinets, safe company: John, Based on your question I assume that you have a hand change combination lock. Without seeing the lock I can t tell you wether or not replacements are available, there are thousands of different styles out there. NOTE: I always recommend that...

Locksmithing: Stuck Keys, plastic plugs, exterior doors
plastic plugs, exterior doors, double cylinder: Hello Jimmy, I thought they might be metal. They will come out but it will take a lot of time and the right tool or combination of tools. Since your keys can t come out that is a security risk so the lock needs to be removed and repaired or replaced....

Locksmithing: safe combination sequence, butterfly knob, government auction
butterfly knob, government auction, correct combination: Bill, Tann s used a number of different styles of S&G locks including the 6500 series vault lock (both left & right handed), the 6731, 4 wheel standard lock and the 8500 series gr-1, 3 wheel lock. as you did not provide the numbers that were given to you,...

Locksmithing: safe for gun shop, safety deposit boxes, burglary protection
safety deposit boxes, burglary protection, quality gun: Gary, Ignore everything you think you know and have heard about safes, I m going to point you in a different direction. There is a big difference between a home owner , collector and a retail business . The first thing you have to decide is which...

Locksmithing: safe moving, mosler safe, lakeland florida
mosler safe, lakeland florida, weight estimate: Robert, The information that you have included is not useful, the factory closed down almost 10 years ago and no serial number records are available for comparison. I need more info concerning the construction of your safe to provide you with a weight...

Locksmithing: safe purchase, safes and vaults, pawn business
safes and vaults, pawn business, burglary protection: Robert, First off, concerning the Lefebure (and any other used equipment), As your business relies upon your ability to open your safe for business every day, you need to have reliable equipment that is not obsolete, that has an available supply of repair...

Locksmithing: schlage deadbolt, mul t lock, thumb turn
mul t lock, thumb turn, cheap crap: I have no idea what drive pin tapones are I can tell you that the bolt in a B360 series deadbolt is not very stable even when new. While Schlage is a trusted brand from a manufacture of many quality products the lock you are talking about is not one that...

Locksmithing: sckool, vault technicians association, lockmasters security institute
vault technicians association, lockmasters security institute, locksmith associations: Daniel, I don t know of any correspondence courses that currently teach safe servicing. The Lockmasters Security Institute (LSI) has the courses that you need, however they are resident courses. Check out: http://www.lsieducation.com/courses/2010schedule.html...

Locksmithing: My son jammed a key in the lock, wd 40, vice grips
wd 40, vice grips, key hole: Dana, If you cannot remove the key without breaking it, you will need to have a locksmith or safe technician remove it. Attach a set of vice grips to the head of the key and gently rock it up and down while applying pulling pressure. Again, if you...

Locksmithing: stolen key/need to change lock, new keys, aloa
new keys, aloa, polished brass: Cheryl, It is cheaper and easier to just have your locks rekeyed. To rekey a lock means to change the combination on the inside of the lock so the old key will no longer work and you get issued new keys. A locksmith can rekey your locks for you. Make sure...

Locksmithing: can't open shaw-walker safe, yale locks, shaw walker
yale locks, shaw walker, correct combination: Shawn, Shaw-Walker used a couple of different types of locks, most of them were Yale locks, but you can try both dialing sequences to make sure that you are trying all of your options. Yale: 4 times right to the first number, 3 times left to the...

Locksmithing: turning sequence, time right, number 3
time right, number 3, number 1: Matt, the dialing sequence will either be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right to the last number - stop and turn the key to open If that doesn t work, reverset the...

Locksmithing: How to unlock a HON cabinet without a key, hon file cabinet, top drawer
hon file cabinet, top drawer, locksmith: Hello Somer, The face of the lock should have some numbers and letters on it, or just numbers. Call a locksmith in your area and give them those and they should be able to make you a key or two. If not, you ll need to hire someone to come and pick the...

Locksmithing: Vanguard vs-250 safe, goodrich road, lrl
goodrich road, lrl, manufacturing center: Ron, These safes were sold by Sears years ago. I believe they were imported by Center Manufacturing Center Manufacturing 540 Goodrich Road, Bellevue, OH 44811 Phone 1-800-377-7736 / Fax 1-419-483-0070 I don t remember who manufactured these originally...

Locksmithing: Weiser Electronic Lock, single most preventable cause, bolt face
single most preventable cause, bolt face, weiser powerbolt: First off get new friends! LOL! The single most preventable cause for theft or personal loss in homes is the invitation of trouble into your home. OK my sermon is done on to the door! The Weiser powerbolt you are describing is basically their 9471 deadbolt...

Locksmithing: Weiser Lock kbobset, key cylinder, allexperts
key cylinder, allexperts, retainer: Hello Chris, Insert the working key and turn it. Place a probe tool into the small hole on the side of the thin part of the knob between the back of the knob and the rose and push in on the tool to depress the retainer as you pull the knob off. That...

Locksmithing: 1900 Yale combination safe, something simple, locksmith
something simple, locksmith, vaults: Carol, Yes, and Possibly! The Lock is a Yale, you didn t mention what manufacture the safe is? While the safe can be opened and repaired, without knowing what the problem is with the lock I can t state that it is also repairable. Yale made a number...

Locksmithing: Adams Rite Lock, ballbearing, plug assembly
ballbearing, plug assembly, fire code: Call a locksmith! First off if you are working on a glass aluminum door( which I would nearly guarantee you are, if you are working on an Adams Rite lock) then it is likely to be a commercial door. If it has a lever installed on the inside it is likely for...

Locksmithing: Adesco safe, spindle, machinist
spindle, machinist, adesco: JC, Adesco has been out of business for a number of years. You have three options: 1. Remove the broken handle and give me the dimensions of the spindle. I ll see what I have available. 2. Remove the handle and have a machinist fabricate a new one,...

Locksmithing: Allsteel safe combination, sargent and greenleaf, o clock
sargent and greenleaf, o clock, index mark: Eric, You will use the index mark at 12 o clock. This is the opening index. The other mark at around 10 o clock is the changing index or service mark. The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: AMSEC Star Safe Combination Lock combination, safes and vaults, model c3
safes and vaults, model c3, sorry andy: Jill, Sorry, but you are out of luck on this one. Star Safe was purchased by AMSEC in the 1980 s, during the move apparently there was a small fire that wiped out many of the records. All of the combinations for original doors prior to serial number 320,000...

Locksmithing: Antique combination safe, locksmith company, patent dates
locksmith company, patent dates, legitimate company: Kevin, Contact a local locksmith company that specializes in safes. They will come to your location, decode the combination, and even change it to a combination of your choice. For an extra fee they can even move it for you. Prices will vary from company...

Locksmithing: Antique safe, antique safes, mahogany wood
antique safes, mahogany wood, family heirloom: John, Yes I do have a few pictures of the Edwards & H.O. Holman Improved Salamander Safes. But I would still like more. Basic History of this company: They manufactured safes between 1843-1847. They were eventually sued for patent infringment by Enos...

Locksmithing: Armor Safe, safe company, armor
safe company, armor, martha: Martha, Armor Safe has been out of business for several years. They reorganized as Armor Safe Technologies. They no longer manufacture safes such as yours. They basically manufacture Cash Handling Equipment which would include cash despensers and depositories....

Locksmithing: Auto Door Problem 1997 Nissan, nissan pathfinder, rear hatch
nissan pathfinder, rear hatch, passenger doors: First-do any of the passenger doors open from outside but NOT on the inside? If so, check the door edge for child safety lock button. Second, most likely the rear hatch and passenger doors have internal problems-the door panels will have to removed and repaired...

Locksmithing: amsec esl20 problem, larger power supply, esl series
larger power supply, esl series, torx screws: James, Unfortunately this a a fairly common problem with the ESL series locks. Generally it is due to low power. Per AMSEC s trouble shooting list for this lock: Weak batteries……or one battery cap or lead could be broken…..or …… if an outer door,...

Locksmithing: asbestos in old fire proof file cabinets, fire proof file cabinets, insulation material
fire proof file cabinets, insulation material, storage company: Bruce, I don t recall Victor ever using asbestos, however the manufactures documents are not available and unfortunately most of the companies manufacturing equipment like your file cabinet were out of business long before it became an issue. If you...

Locksmithing: Bally Pinball Machine, bally pinball, pinball machine
bally pinball, pinball machine, approximate age: Hello Terrie, You ll want to hire a locksmith to either pick it or in some way open it. They can then either rekey it, make a key for it, or replace it with one that matches. If you drill it, it could be worse than you can imagine. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: Broken deadbolt, locksmith, schlage deadbolt
locksmith, schlage deadbolt: Hello Susan, It s rare for a Schlage to do that so it s hard to know what the problem could be. A locksmith should be able to open another door then remove and repair the deadbolt, or they may have to destroy the deadbolt and replace it but either way,...

Locksmithing: Cary safe, aurora co, safe company
aurora co, safe company, jerimiah: Jerimiah, If you have no combination, then you will need a safe technician from a local safe company, to open the safe. You might give Arapahoe lock & safe in Aurora, Co a call. They should be able to help. Cost will be in the $350-$500 range to open...

Locksmithing: Challenger Safes, reply asap, card swipe
reply asap, card swipe, time constraints: I am not sure the exact model you are describing but it sounds like one in the DCT series that use both a keypad and a card swipe. Some of these models come with key override for just this type of issue, if this is the case with your then you should be trying...

Locksmithing: Champion Safe - opens, but not all the way, bottom lip, leverage
bottom lip, leverage, gravity: Sam, You have what we refer to as a Bolt Disconnect . Unfortunately the bottom ones are the worst - gravity is not our friend. The top ones are the best as they fall into the safe. Options: 1. If the safe is not bolted to the floor, you can turn...

Locksmithing: Corbin Lockset Repair Parts, locksmith shop, question thanks
locksmith shop, question thanks, locksmithing: Hello Ron, There are many types of locks on the market. The best option would be for you to remove your lock from the door and take it to a locksmith shop. They can assess what lock would be best suited to replace it. Or you can just buy a new lock...

Locksmithing: Curious about Weight of Antique Safe, herring hall, rough estimate
herring hall, rough estimate, thanks in advance: Ari, The weight is going to depend upon the interior. Safes such as this could have an interior safe that weighs as much as 1000 lbs. Assuming that the safe is empty you are probably looking at 2500-3000 lbs. Yes the manufacture used a masonory...

Locksmithing: changing an elctronic gunsafe combination, beep beep, 3 beeps
beep beep, 3 beeps, elctronic: Carl, The logo is probably LG . This stands for LaGard. The combo changing sequence is as follows: NOTE: read all of the instructions before proceeding. 1. Open the door and LOCK it open (bolts extended). ONLY change the combo with the door...

Locksmithing: corroding lock handles, replacement locks, brass models
replacement locks, brass models, fe series: Hello Charles, To the best of my knowledge that is not possible. I d suggest purchasing replacement locks that have a lifetime finish. Kwikset and Schlage both have that available on some of their lock models. I m not certain but those should be covered...

Locksmithing: Diebold Cashgard Safe, fdic auction, diebold inc
fdic auction, diebold inc, cash drawers: Dave, Unfortunately Diebold s cashgard label described most of their safes. I would need more info about the safe or off of the labels to answer your question. You can also contact Diebold, with the serial number, to find out this information. Diebold...

Locksmithing: Diplomat 100 Safe, locksmith, diplomat
locksmith, diplomat, columbus ohio: Yes! Absolutely. The cost of this procedure will be relative to the rating of the safe. If the door is closed it will have to be opened, to do so, in a manner that will permit the safe to be reused, may require the services of an experience locksmith...

Locksmithing: Diplomat Safe, diplomat safe, korea phone
diplomat safe, korea phone, safe companies: Leander, Wthout the serial number I doubt that you will be able to obtain the original factory combination. The serial number should be on a tag on the lower right front of the safe. the following info is for the manufacture: Diplomat Safe Ltd. [Korea]...

Locksmithing: Door locked from outside, vise grips, exterior door
vise grips, exterior door, hande: I had one of these about a month ago on an exterior door and here s what I did; take a credit card,old gift card etc., and place it between the latch and the frame. Although it may be difficult,start it about 6 above the latch and work your way down. At the...

Locksmithing: digital safe, safe company, key pad
safe company, key pad, key lock: Ryan, The safe is an import safe. I m not sure who manufactures it but a number of companies have relabeld it with their logos. There is a small round escutcheon below the number key pad. If you remove this there should be an override key lock. If...

Locksmithing: double key deadbolt lock with no screws, schlage double cylinder deadbolt-hidden screws
schlage double cylinder deadbolt-hidden screws: Inside the door, take a sharp edge knife and carefully try to pry up the outer edge of the lock around the circle-this should start moving a little,and when you get the cover off see the screws. OR-some have tiny screw caps,just covering the screws, but blend...

Locksmithing: Emtek/Schlage Keyways, schlage locks, emtek locksets
schlage locks, emtek locksets, blister packs: As far as I know,Emtek is obsolete;no longer made. Schlage is everywhere,however. Most do it your self home centers have Schlage locks. And most residential keys are SC-1 keyway with that hardware. IF your key goes inside the new locks,they can all be keyed...

Locksmithing: emergency unlocking, mortise locks, thumb turn
mortise locks, thumb turn, sided cylinder: If it is so Obvious then pick up the phone! I am fully aware of the type of hardware you have described! I will re-iterate call a locksmith! It will not likely be free, or even cheep for that matter. But it will be right! and that is all that...

Locksmithing: eversafe with yale tumbler, change locks, eversafe
change locks, eversafe, combination locks: Greg, A 4 pin lock would be a key lock, not a combination lock. Most of the Yale COMBINATION locks, have a removable back cover that has the wheel pack attached to it. the majority of these locks are hand change locks. carefull disassembly and...

Locksmithing: ex mod safes, safe locks, time dial
safe locks, time dial, datum point: The dial up point or mark you would dial to open the safe to would be at 12 o clock that would be the bird s foot you described, this type of lock may require you to dial right first rather than left, it is an interesting lock. You should try to get a...

Locksmithing: FIC key, residential locks, camping trailers
residential locks, camping trailers, camping trailer: Hello JB, Try this site: http://www.mysecuritypro.com/ficlocksprecutfickeys.aspx (I m not recommending any site but this is the first one I found when I did a search. I suggest you do the same). I m not sure a locksmith will have that key since it s...

Locksmithing: Master Key Gets Stuck, jb weld, stics
Locksmithing: Master Key Gets Stuck, jb weld, stics, sand paper

Locksmithing: Meilink wall safe Hercules SG-175, opperation, lubricant
Locksmithing: Meilink wall safe Hercules SG-175, opperation, lubricant, locksmith work

Locksmithing: mosler BP800 lock, locksmith, slop
Locksmithing: mosler BP800 lock, locksmith, slop, locks

Locksmithing: Need to open old floor safe key in home, michele
Locksmithing: Need to open old floor safe key in home, michele

Locksmithing: Old Safe: Security Wall Safe Co., three times
Locksmithing: Old Safe: Security Wall Safe Co., three times

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe, open padlock, rubber hammer
Locksmithing: Sentry Safe, open padlock, rubber hammer, combination code

Locksmithing: safe combination info, top notch, half an hour
Locksmithing: safe combination info, top notch, half an hour, reply

Locksmithing: follow up on keyless schlage install, heavy duty push button, dull chrome
heavy duty push button, dull chrome, mortise lock: Hello Paul, Yes you do have a mortise lock. There are a few manufacturers that make something that should fit. http://www.jmlock.com/codelocks-grade1-mortise-electronic-pushbutton-lever-lock.aspx (Special Order only from us). http://jmlock.secaso.com/products/product.asp?i=PDL3500CRL+US26D...

Locksmithing: Gun Safe, buffaloriver, buffalo river
buffaloriver, buffalo river, digital locks: Lindsay, All of the safes that I have that have digital locks, need to have the digital lock unlocked inorder for the safe to open. Question: Do you have the combination for the digital lock? When was the last time batteries were changed? The batteries...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe & Lock Co., detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, safe lock: Denise, Based on the serial number, your safe would have ben built in the late 1860 s to early 1870 s (68-70) In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I’m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe & Lock Co, dual latch, herring hall
dual latch, herring hall, jacob hall: Ed, I m not sure what you want for history? If you want the history of this individual safe, you will have to back track it s owners to learn this. There are no records that list owners available. If you want the history of this safe company: Hall...

Locksmithing: Halls safe, herring hall, informal evaluation
herring hall, informal evaluation, detail photos: Kaleb, Generally this would be the serial number of the safe. If your safe IS a Hall s Safe and Lock Company safe, then this would be one of the earlier models. Joseph Hall started manufacturing safes around 1846 and formed the Hall s Safe & Lock...

Locksmithing: How to ID exterior handset, dead bolt, lifetime warranty
dead bolt, lifetime warranty, door locks: Hello Mike, Generally better quality lock manufacturers put their name on the face plate of the latch and/or deadbolt assembly. In some cases the name is also on the face of the deadbolt housing facing the keyed side. The other way to tell is to remove...

Locksmithing: ideal security lock, old keys, open position
old keys, open position, cable company: I am sorry there is just simply no excuse for STUPID! If I have offended you I am sorry, but you should at least take some solace in the fact that you are smart enough to understand how stupid you were, to bad you weren t smart enough to not defend your stupidity...

Locksmithing: J. & J. Taylor Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Lara, Unfortunately there is not a lot of info about this manufacture. They were in business from the 1850 s through the early 1900 s. If the patent dates on the dial are 1875, the safe would have had to have been built after this date. Based on the...

Locksmithing: Jammed Door Locks, buick regal, power locks
buick regal, power locks, door locks: There are a couple of different reasons for this, it is most common with a seized cylinder due to an attempted break-in or lack of use, there could also be something trapped between the door and the sill or post or in the latch causing it to bind it is really...

Locksmithing: john d brush safe, michael mccool, miles city mt
michael mccool, miles city mt, whitehall mt: Lee, Here are some companies in the Montana area. You can pick one out that is near you. Daniel A Blackwood All Star Safe & Lock P.O. Box 249 Somers MT, 59932 Country: United States Phone: 406-257-3441 Robert D Breckenridge CRL A...

Locksmithing: Kwikset remote keyless entry system, flat head screwdriver, keyless entry system
flat head screwdriver, keyless entry system, remote keyless entry: Hello Rich, This should help: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Kwikset/Access%20ONE%20-%20Installation%20Instructions.pdf If you can t get that link to work go to http://www.kwikset.com/SupportPortal/SearchFAQ.aspx, type in access one then click on the Installation...

Locksmithing: kwikset deadbolt, kwikset locks, kwikset deadbolt
kwikset locks, kwikset deadbolt, locksmith: Hello Marjie, Make sure the tailpieces are installed correctly and that the clip holding them onto the lock housings are not loose. Kwikset locks have a known problem with those clips and if they aren t staying on it can cause the lock to do what it s...

Locksmithing: LeFebure Time Lock Protected safe, correct combination, mechanical problem
correct combination, mechanical problem, safe lock: Jim, You didn t mention what your question actually was, but I m going to assume that you can t get the safe open! There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: Wrong sequence, Wrong combination Mechanical problem. You mentioned that...

Locksmithing: locksmithing/felonies, stupid decisions, insurance companys
stupid decisions, insurance companys, proffession: It depends, If you are guilty of cheating in the OLIMPICS I am not sure if you would be reguarded as a threat. In manny states licencing involves criminal bakground checks and a pardon may be required before approval. If you have the type of criminal record...

Locksmithing: have lost the combination to an excalibure safe, security products inc, ft worth texas
security products inc, ft worth texas, texas thanks: Peggy, While Granite Security Products is the parent corporation, they are currently doing business under the Winchester logo. Granite Security Products, Inc. C/O Winchester Safes • 4801 Esco Drive • Fort Worth, Texas 76140 • Tel: 817-561-9095 • Fax:...

Locksmithing: Major safe co. with s&g lock, sargent and greenleaf, safe co
sargent and greenleaf, safe co, minimal damage: Michael, You may want to check with the factory to see if they have the original combination on file. This would be the cheapest method. There is no guarantee that the combination has not been changed at sometime though. Cost is $30 to have the factory...

Locksmithing: Master Key Gets Stuck, master key system, pin holes
master key system, pin holes, brushed nickel: The extra chambers or holes it the cores are to trap ball bearings ordinarily used during construction mastering, how it works is that the construction master would ordinarily be cut deeper than the end users key. the ball bearing act as a master wafer...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe combo change, hold harmless form, lagard
hold harmless form, lagard, responsiblity: Susan, The lock on your safe is probably a Sargent & Greenleaf, or a LaGard. In either case you will need a special changing tool and instructions. I always recommend that you use a professional safe technician for this type of work to avoid problems....

Locksmithing: Meilink wall safe Hercules SG-175, excess lubricant, meilink
excess lubricant, meilink, wall safe: Mark, The problem is the lubricant. When a safe technician cleans, lubes, services etc. he will lubricate the lock and then WIPE IT DRY ! The excess lubricant acts a friction point between the wheels of the lock. As one wheel turns the friction beteen...

Locksmithing: MOSLER S.F.C. 2 FILE, mosler, best bet
mosler, best bet, special tools: Jose, Unfortunately Mosler has been out of business for about 8 years so finding a changing tool for that lock may be a little difficult. Your best bet would be to have a safe engineer or safe technician, reset the combination of your lock to numbers...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward 9017 Safe, melink, montgomery ward
melink, montgomery ward, local service: If there are 3 numbers in the combination you could try standard dialing left 4 times to 1st stop right 3times to 2nd stop left 2 times to last stop right until dial stops and open! if this procedure does not work then it s time to open you wallet...

Locksmithing: Montgomery Ward safe 9041 combination, montgomery wards, meilink safe
montgomery wards, meilink safe, sure what your question: Wayne, I m not sure what your question is? I m going to assume that you are looking for a combination for your safe. Montgomery Wards was not a manufacture, but sold safes that were produced and labeled for them. Based on your serial numnber I would...

Locksmithing: Mosler Lug door, drive screws, security containers
drive screws, security containers, rec services: Without seeing the item that you are talking about I can only speculate. I m assuming that you are refering to a TORX style screws. This can be external or internal drive screws. They are similar to an allen wrench style but with the splines . You...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, jj jj, tag doesn
jj jj, tag doesn, safes: JJ, The tag doesn t have anything to do with the combination for your safe. If the safe is locked shut, then you WILL need a safe technician to open the safe and recover the combination. Cost will depend on the rating of the safe. Fire safes and...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe weight, overnight storage, approximate weight
overnight storage, approximate weight, burglary: Brian, First I want to state that I m not trying to sell you a safe. My goal is to educate you so that you can be an informed consumer. We have over 1000 safes available at our ware house, feel free to check us out at: www.securitysafeusa.com The...

Locksmithing: Mosler Vault sn: 289666, surface rust, rust remover
surface rust, rust remover, mineral oil: Jay, You have several options - if the surface rust is light you may be able to remove it by light sanding or using a green scrubber pad. Re-oil the door with a mineral oil afterwards and wipe dry. For deeper rust, you may need to use a chemical rust...

Locksmithing: master reset for Quiklock II, intents and purposes, default code
intents and purposes, default code, competitor: Joseph, There is no reset code for this lock. It comes from the manufacture set up on a default code. When the lock is installed by a safe manufacture or the original customer, has the option to install a master code to allow to reset the lock in cases...

Locksmithing: meilink safe, safe company, hinge
safe company, hinge, serial number: Dennis, The numbers that you have provided are UL label numbers and have nothing to do with the safe. The Meilink serial number should be on the left side of the safe next to the upper hinge. Meilink s number is 1-800-528-9900. they can provide the...

Locksmithing: what might it go to?, locksmith shop, locksmith tools
locksmith shop, locksmith tools, hopeless task: Hello William, Do you have a photo you can attach to this question? What brand name is it? What does it look like? If you think it s a locksmith tool, take it to a locksmith shop and they should be able to tell you what it is. Just don t sell it to...

Locksmithing: montgomery ward 9017 safe, demo job, montgomery wards
demo job, montgomery wards, meilink safe: Fred, Wow, what are the odds of two almost identical questions about similar safes with very close serial numbers - back to back? The previous question I just answered was for safe serial number: 78-78857! This makes my job easier as I have just answered...

Locksmithing: mosler BP800 lock, index mark, retaining clip
index mark, retaining clip, contract gs: Patrick, The lock is not a BP800 This is a Mosler or UL testing label that designates the tests. The lock that you have is an MR302/402 lock. This lock could be a hand change or key change. Because it is on a GSA container (not a safe) it is probably...

Locksmithing: mosler SFC2 file safe, tim tim, original factory
tim tim, original factory, hundred times: Tim, Mosler is out of business, but I can tell you that the original factory code was probably changed. Pretty much all of the Mosler s since the 1950 s were set on 50-25-50, and would have been reset when the safe was sold. If your company does not...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, paint scheme: Del, Sorry, there are no records available by serial number to tell me the answers for the info that you are requesting. The best I can do is to give you an evaluation of the safe, and we can go from there. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise...

Locksmithing: mosler safe combo change, key change, safe company
key change, safe company, vaults: Rob, Your lock may be a key change version, or it may be a hand change version. If it is a key change version you will need a special tool. If it is a hand change version you will need to disassemble the lock. In the key change version, you will either...

Locksmithing: Nashua mortise, santa fe trail, spring tension
santa fe trail, spring tension, sentimental attachment: If you aren t going to lock it I would recommend you take it in to a local locksmith and have it properly assembled it will only take a few minutes and will not likely cost you much at all. They can check the spring tension and replace anything that is required...

Locksmithing: The National Safe and Lock Co., wooden shelves, 6 wheels
wooden shelves, 6 wheels, detail photos: Jim, Sorry with out photos I can t help, my crystal ball is on the fritz these days! In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I’m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures...

Locksmithing: Need help with opening an old safe, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, safe co: Jackie, the first thing we need to do is to identify your safe. There were two Morris & Ireland safe companies. The first company, the Morris & Ireland Safe Company was in business from about 1870-1890. In 1890, Mr. Ireland retired and Mr. Morris...

Locksmithing: Need to open old floor safe key in home, combination dial, tiny holes
combination dial, tiny holes, amsec: Jeff, This particular safe has a removable dial. In order to open the safe, the dial would be placed on the door, (the two holes are to align the dial correctly, and provide a means of transferring the turning to the lock). Cost for this dial is $56....

Locksmithing: need to remove an exterior lock set, entry lockset, flat screwdrivers
entry lockset, flat screwdrivers, no screws: Hello Ronald, Call locksmiths in your area to see if anyone has a spare or one you could borrow. I ve used a screwdriver and hammer to remove all the ones I ve come across because I could never find the tool. I ve been told they stopped making the tool....

Locksmithing: note about my previous msg., vault doors, fair oaks ca
vault doors, fair oaks ca, human attitudes: John, This was a very interesting story, and it totally illustrates why I always recommend using trained safe men as opposed to locksmiths when working on safes and vault doors. The reason the locksmith had to drill all of the exploratory holes is 1....

Locksmithing: Old-Antique safe, two deer, detail photos
two deer, detail photos, wood drawer: Richard, Keystone was a distributor not a manufacture. I m not sure what information you are looking for so please be more specific. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I’m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and...

Locksmithing: Old Bank Safe?, night depositories, vault doors
night depositories, vault doors, glue residue: Yosh, Lets see if I can t answer your questions in order: First, the UL Label has nothing to do with the lock. The UL label indicates how hard the safe would be to break in to. The locks appear to be S&G vault locks based on the dials, but similar...

Locksmithing: Old Safe: Security Wall Safe Co., fiberoptic scope, diameter circle
fiberoptic scope, diameter circle, safe companies: Mary, Yes the safe can be opened without ruining it, but you will need safe technician. This lock can be manipulated, but you may not find someone competent in your area. The other option would be to drill a small hole and using a fiberoptic scope, decode...

Locksmithing: Old safe of Father in laws, fire classification, fire class
fire classification, fire class, safe company: Gene, Yes, the numbers would be like: 36-57-24 The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly until the dial stops (around 90). And...

Locksmithing: Opening Anderson Door from Inside, anderson doors, locksmith
anderson doors, locksmith, slider: Hello Sandy, Can you attach a photo to this question showing the left door edge, the one that faces the right door? I don t need to see the entire edge, just the bottom 10 . Also, does the left door have visible hinges? Without seeing the door I m...

Locksmithing: Opening Electronic lock - LaGard Keypad, hayward ca, amexp
hayward ca, amexp, mc visa: Jimmie, Your LaGard lock may have a reset code if it was programmed in by the lock installer at the safe company. This is a hit and miss and is no guarantee. You would need to contact the manufacture of the safe to see if they programmed this code in...

Locksmithing: old safe, living room decor, post graduate school
living room decor, post graduate school, naval postgraduate school: Rene, This does appear to be a Chicago Safe & Lock Company, safe. They were only in business from around 1880-1891 before being bought by American Vault in 1891. The California Safe & Lock Company was a Distributor , not a manufacture. The safes were...

Locksmithing: old yale safe lock combination, lock boxes, safe lock
lock boxes, safe lock, safes: Forget the left to zero, if this is a 3 wheel lock box, which is most common you will dial the 3 numbers in the combination 10, 30, 60, then right past 0 to open, the dial should stop at around 95, if there is a lever or handle use it when the dial comes to...

Locksmithing: opening f series schlage lock, budget market, mul t lock
budget market, mul t lock, keyways: Try a pick gun or rapping both can can be successful alternatives if you have difficulty with a hook or rake. I quite often recommend to my clients that they remove these type of entry knobs in favor of Cylindrical Grade 2 Passage or A series in 10...

Locksmithing: opening safe, correct combination, safe lock
correct combination, safe lock, sequence 2: Sharon, I m not sure what you are asking to do, when you mention zero it out ???? There is no such thing as zeroing it out . Lets go over the basic lock operation. When you locked the safe the last time, you probably spun the dial several revolutions....

Locksmithing: Picking up electronis code from Schlage be365, ingersol rand, recievers
ingersol rand, recievers, dear sir: I suppose anything is possible-not knowing much about your lock, I suggest (again) you contact Ingersol-Rand who makes your lock. Most covert and government agencies can and do have RF recievers although they are generally not available to the public yet...

Locksmithing: Price / Worth, safe company, safe companies
safe company, safe companies, arcoss: William, first a little history: MORRIS & IRELAND SAFE COMPANY (1870-1890) There were two “Morris” “Ireland” safe companies. The first company, the “Morris & Ireland Safe Company was in business from about 1870 to 1890. In 1890 Mr. Ireland retired...

Locksmithing: Protector Safe, informal evaluation, apraisal
informal evaluation, apraisal, lb range: Gabrielle, If your safe is 3 ft high, 2 ft wide and high, it isn t 2000 lbs or even close, unless it is a solid block of steel. It is probably more in the 600-800 lb range. In order to evaluate the safe, I m going to need to see pictures of it, these...

Locksmithing: my past, locksmith license, felony convictions
locksmith license, felony convictions, felony charges: Hello Dion, You cannot get a locksmith license from anywhere if you have had any felony convictions. You definitely cannot get bonded with a felony regardless of the type of felony. In some areas if you do act, work or start any business as a locksmith...

Locksmithing: Rekeying an AMSEC Star Safe, vertical piece, obsolete product
vertical piece, obsolete product, amsec: Jutta, This is an obsolete product that AMSEC no longer supports. You have a couple of options, remove the key lock from the door and take it to a locksmith to have keys made, or remove the lock and send it to me to have keys made. If you send it...

Locksmithing: Remington HHL combo info, herring hall, vertical numbers
herring hall, vertical numbers, hunting partners: Wes, Now that hurts - one of my hunting partners is really on me, because I haven t had the time to come up for a couple of years now. I ve already got it on the schedule for next year though! Good luck! Remember to send me the pics when you return....

Locksmithing: Removing a Schlage entry handle lock, dead bolt, schlage lock
dead bolt, schlage lock, o key: I say paint may be holding it on; try a wooden block pressed up against the outside of the lock,and hit the block lightly with a hammer,or hit the outside of the lock with a screwdriver handle.Send a photo if you cannot get it apart,if this does not work...

Locksmithing: Right-hand vs Left-hand open on Lever Handle, locksmith, levers
locksmith, levers, left hand: Hello Glen, If you can t push down on the levers to open the door then I d doubt you can reverse it. Depending on the brand and model it may not be reversible. Check with the locksmith you purchased it from and get a left hand. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: remington rand safe, remington rand, safe company
remington rand, safe company, spread sheet: Jackie, There are no records or combinations available for remingon rand safes. You have a couple of options, First the lock on your safe has 1,000,000 possible combinations. Make a spread sheet and try all of the combos. Eventually you will figure...

Locksmithing: replacing exterior door lockset with keyless unit, keyless door lock, mortise lock
keyless door lock, mortise lock, correct space: Hello Paul, Which part is taller, where the lock was in the door or where the strike plate was in the jamb? It s hard to say without further but you may have had a mortise lock and you can t replace those with standard locks unless you replace or rebuild...

Locksmithing: S&G Combo dialing sequence?, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, combination lock: Steve, Every combination lock manufactured over the past 100 years has used the basic 5-4-3-2-1, or 4-3-2-1, or 3-2-1 dialing sequence. It has nothing to do with the most current models it has to do with the way a combination lock works. About the only...

Locksmithing: Safe combination LorR, # of turns, yale lock, index mark
yale lock, index mark, o clock: Jason, Your safe is not a YALE safe, it is probably a Safe Cabinet Laboratories safe. The dialing sequence for the YALE lock should be: 4 times right to the first number, 3 times left to the second number, 2 times right to the third number,...

Locksmithing: Safe dial only turns 360 degrees, yale lock, lyn
yale lock, lyn, revolutions: Lyn, Well, this is a pretty easy one to answer, but the solution is not going to be quite so easy! The wheel pack is frozen due to the moisture / rust. Enven though you have managed to free the dial and the driver, the wheel pack is not moving. You...

Locksmithing: Sargent and Greenleaf Rochester, New York safe, sargent and greenleaf, locksmith company
sargent and greenleaf, locksmith company, safe company: Gabriella, First off, you don t have a Sargent & Greenleaf safe - they are a lock manufacture not a safe manufacture. Second you have been watching tooooooo many movies! Locks don t have clicks to indicate when it will open. That s just movie crap...

Locksmithing: Schlage, notches, retainer
notches, retainer, screws: Hello Crystal, You could have several types of knob models which can be removed differently. For one model: Insert a key into one knob and turn it, hold it there and insert a small probe into the small hole located toward the door behind the knob. ...

Locksmithing: Schledge BE 365 electronic code, hello george, electronic code
hello george, electronic code, schlage: Hello George, I don t see how. The BE365 is a keypad-operated lock. They d have to watch the code being entered, but that would be the only way I know of. James www.jmlock.com http://www.jmlock.com/schlage-camelot-keypad-single-cylinder-deadbolt.aspx...

Locksmithing: Schledge BE 365 electronic code, point weather, electronic code
point weather, electronic code, security code: While we do carry a variety of Schlage products This line is not one of them. I am sure that if I tell you no someone will say yes , and if I say yes then there will be those who say no , or not easily, or it isn t likely, the bottom line is that this...

Locksmithing: Schlege Electric keypad deadbolt, locksmith shop, blind obedience
locksmith shop, blind obedience, strength durability: No, Not advised, and Possibly but again not advised! sorry for my very brief answers to your query on these locks! IR is a quality manufacture of many products but these types of locks are sold in department stores for one reason, convenience, Schlage...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe, office depot, safe company
office depot, safe company, battery indication: Jimmy, Sorry, but I AlWAYS start with the basics to ensure that all bases are covered. If these instructions didn t work, then as I stated previously, YOU WILL need to take it to a local safe company to have it worked on. Because your safe is more than...

Locksmithing: Replacing internal lock, family heirloom, caveate
family heirloom, caveate, safe store: Gary, Is the hole pattern inside of the door where the lock actually sits the same as the outside? or are there other holes as well? Note: This website only allows a limited amount of questions per subject, so if you get a kickback or it informs you...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Smith combination, shaw walker, safe company
shaw walker, safe company, referals: Jill, I m not familiar with a Shaw-Smith safe. There was a Shaw Walker safe company, but I ve never heard of Shaw-Smith before. This may have been an original owner of the safe and not the manufacture. In any case, the manufacture is probably out...

Locksmithing: Starting a new locksmith business, foley belsaw, safe deposit boxes
foley belsaw, safe deposit boxes, replacement locks: Hello Keith, First off, good luck. Starting any business is difficult, stressful and can take its toll on your finances and private life. The tools you need depend on what areas you are going to service such as autos, homes, businesses, access control,...

Locksmithing: Steelcase 3 drawer vertical file cabinet, safe company, steelcase
safe company, steelcase, vertical file: Mike, many of the manufactuers have a latch attached to the side of the drawer so that you can leave that drawer unlocked and still lock the remaining drawers. Check your drawers to see if this latch is in the open position. Also, the vertical locking...

Locksmithing: safe combination info, metal casters, kennedy st
metal casters, kennedy st, nicholasville kentucky: Mark, Serial numbers can be just about anywhere on safes, though usually they would be on the door (inside or outside). They can also be on the hinges, the top of the safe, or the sides or back. Sorry, I wish I could be clearer, but I have the same problem,...

Locksmithing: safe combo, ball bearings, safe company
ball bearings, safe company, two choices: James, There are no records that I m aware of to recover the combo - that being said, as long as the door is open you are in good shape. You have two choices: first you can have a safe technician from a local safe company come to your house to reset...

Locksmithing: safe Mosler, sae 1020, type bolts
sae 1020, type bolts, resistance standards: Jay, There is no fire rating on this safe, it is strictly a burglary resistive safe. It does meet current burglary resistance standards, so as long as mechanically it is working well, you should feel comfortable in keeping your valuables safe. It...

Locksmithing: safes, amsec, salesmen
amsec, salesmen, 5 mins: Rob, Late me go over the burglary and fire ratings for you. There are basically 3 types of safes - Fire resistive, Burglary resistive, and composite types which have both burglary and fire resistance. Fire safes are rated in their ability to resist...

Locksmithing: sargent knob, exit device, model james
exit device, model james, exit devices: Hello Joe, I haven t removed one of those in a while but I don t remember having to remove the outside knob first. Those are generally attached from behind the exit device. I d try that first. Then try www.sargentlock.com then click on Documents, Exit...

Locksmithing: schlage vs baldwin keys, key blank, key blanks
key blank, key blanks, keyways: Actually Access is a Walmart product. But-if, as I said before,the tip you insert into the lock,or profile of the key matches up to other keys, then yes. Balwin is a manufacturer of locks. As far as I know,they use Schlage primarily in their products. That...

Locksmithing: sisco home sec. safe, rancho dominguez ca, sisco
rancho dominguez ca, sisco, timely response: Sharon, Honeywell Safes is the current US distributor of Sisco products. You can contact them at: https://www.honeywellsafes.com/ or 2835 E. Ana Street Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 Phone: (800) 223-8566 Fax: (310) 638-6489 You can also order keys...

Locksmithing: storage locks, exterior doors, deadbolt
exterior doors, deadbolt, life safety: Hello Debra, You ll have to be more specific. What is required in any area is defined by local building and life/safety codes. I ve used passage locks on exterior doors when a deadbolt is the main form of locking the door securely since knobs and...

Locksmithing: Titan lock on security door, deadbolt, phoenix az
deadbolt, phoenix az, locksmith: Hello Wayne, Hire a locksmith to look at it and install a replacement, or take the old one to a lock shop. I m not clear on what you have. There are many types of locks available so someone should make a replacement that will fit without modifying the...

Locksmithing: Trim piece won't reattach, code compliance, interior side
code compliance, interior side, medeco: No, you are not supposed to glue them on. tighten the mounting hardware by hand slowly making sure that the cylinder remains centered in the collar, I haven t had a problem with this before , it may be an issue with the way the door was prepped? If the holes...

Locksmithing: TSS Safe model C3, model c3, wd40
model c3, wd40, keyhole: Try looking into the keyhole to see if there is some sore of debris, If there is not then try some WD40 in the keyhole, if there is something in there you can try to vacuum it out or blow it out with compressed air if you can. If there is something struck...

Locksmithing: unknown key, lsda, y12
lsda, y12, office place: My first question would be where did you find it? My second question would be why is it so important that you know what it opens if it was not your key! I would suggest either turning it in to the closest office place that the person who lost it might...

Locksmithing: unlocking the safe, underwriters laboratory, safe company
underwriters laboratory, safe company, mosler: Igor, Chances are the safe is a Mosler, based on the labels that you have provided. Yes it can be unlocked - you have three choices - you can contact a local safe company to have it opened and repaired - cost: $350-$500. Or, you can try to dial up...

Locksmithing: Victor Firemaster File Cabinet, Four Drawer, hayward ca, firemaster
hayward ca, firemaster, safe company: Terry, I would need the lock installed on the drawer or compartment so that the combination is accurate. If you send me the lock only, I will not be able to accurately set or test the combination. You may want to have a local safe company perform the...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe & Lock Safe, safe deposit box, index mark
safe deposit box, index mark, best guess: Kurt, Unfortunately, when people pass on instructions they generally write them down the way they understand them - not necessarily the way that is correct. For instance using a number as a reference and saying pass this number xx times and go to the next...

Locksmithing: Victor safe, jeff victor, safe company
jeff victor, safe company, st louis mo: Jeff, Victor used a number of different types of safes using various locks. Unfortunately people who read these posts automatically assume that their safe is the same as someone else s safe. Factories NEVER release combinations or series set on safes...

Locksmithing: Wards Safe Model 9041, montgomery wards, pivot bolt
montgomery wards, pivot bolt, safe company: Gene, There are no parts available for your safe. These safes were made specifically for Montgomery wards. It may have been by the Meilink Safe Company, but these parts have been obsolete for a number of years now. You have two options - 1. have...

Locksmithing: Yale combination, change locks, position thanks
change locks, position thanks, safes: Tom, The correct dialing sequence for this lock is as follows: 4 times Right to the first number, 3 times Left to the second number, 2 times Right to the third number, 1 time left, slowly until the dial stops. I m not exactly sure what you are...

Locksmithing: yale safe serial # 5825, locks, yale
locks, yale: Chuck, First off, Yale only manufactured locks not safes, so we would need to identify your safe. Second Yes, I can open it. This brings up my first question - where are you and the safe located? Feel free to send pictures of the safe to me at:...

Locksmithing: york safe with yale lock, yale lock, informal evaluation
yale lock, informal evaluation, detail photos: Robert, without seeing your safe or photos of it, I can t give you an evaluation. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures...

Locksmithing: 6" thick cutom door, locksets, deadbolt
locksets, deadbolt, schlage: You will need an extra long tail piece for any deadbolt installed, and extra long knob screws for any knobset installed. I suggest you plan this in advance with any locks already keyed to a particular brand. Schlage has some different tail pieces longer than...

Locksmithing: Adams Rite Lock, hook, adams rite
hook, adams rite, lock body: Hello Bill, It doesn t matter but for the most part it s best to do it with the lock unlocked. Make sure the cylinder has the proper cam, usually an Adams Rite MS cam and that the key is not turning the cam as you thread it into the lock body. James...

Locksmithing: Brinks Safe 5074B, safe company, sisco
safe company, sisco, honeywell: Heidi, your safe is an import that came in under a couple of different labels. The key should operate as an over-ride key. After turning it, you should be able to lift the handle to open the safe. If it doesn t work then you may have another problem....

Locksmithing: bank night chute deposit safe, correct combination, label group
correct combination, label group, tight fit: Matthew, I ll try to answer your questions in order. First the SMNA label: Group 12 - any industry product in any class which is equipped with a deposit slot which is accessible from the exterior of the container. The slot voids any fire or burglary...

Locksmithing: broken key and broken pins, interior side, spare key
interior side, spare key, wd40: Hello Roger, First of all I m not sure who told you not to use WD40, and it could be a local issue, but I recommend WD-40 on almost any cylindrical lock (what you have). Graphite is the biggest no-no ever. Spray silicone or Teflon will work too. Just...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe combination reset, mike jeffries, security containers
mike jeffries, security containers, small screws: Mike, Sounds like the back of the yale Y6, with a hand change wheel pack. There should be one or two small screws holding this small plate on, remove them and then pull the plate and wheel pack out of the lock. The wheels should be hand change. there...

Locksmithing: CES Cylinder removal W/O old key, mortise locks, sided cylinder
mortise locks, sided cylinder, profile cylinders: No you didn t! any locksmith could have performed this task. If this is a double sided profile cylinder you will need to impression a key in order to position the cam for removable from the door, or pick it open, ( not easy if you are unfamiliar...

Locksmithing: Changing the combination for a Mosler floor safe, key change, pay attention
key change, pay attention, screw: Bill, Your safe may have a key change or hand change lock. We will need to figure out which inorder to proceed. If you remove the back cover of the lock (pay attention to where each screw goes and any attached devices). Take a picture of the wheel...

Locksmithing: CSS 6210, posen illinois, password thanks
posen illinois, password thanks, electronic lock: Kunal The 6120 locks have a management reset code (MRC). If CSS kept a record of the MRC when the lock was installed on the safe the lock can be reset. If they didn t then the lock will have to be replaced. You didn t mention whether or not the safe...

Locksmithing: cannon safe, gettysburg address, index mark
gettysburg address, index mark, safe company: John, As you did not mention what type of lock you have I ll have to make some assumptions: If you have a mechanical lock: there are only three reasons that a safe lock will not open: 1. incorrect combination, 2. incorrect dialing sequence, 3. mechanical...

Locksmithing: just curious, underwriters laboratory, overnight storage
underwriters laboratory, overnight storage, equipment restoration: Mike, This safe should make a nice gun safe. I wouldn t hesitate to completely replace the interior with some custom cabinetry that will meet your needs. This would also increase the value of your safe. The nicer it is the happier you will be. Andy...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt quality/security, locksmith shop, residential line
locksmith shop, residential line, kwikset: Hello John, Titan locks were made by Kwikset. They discontinued that model years ago, I suspect because of problems with the design but I have no evidence of that. They are like most locks when it comes to rekeying them, somewhat easy but can occasionally...

Locksmithing: Defiant Lock key is not removeable, double cylinder deadbolts, dead bolt
double cylinder deadbolts, dead bolt, face place: Hello John, When installing deadbolts it s important to turn the tailpiece the right direction before installing and this is applicable to single and double cylinder deadbolts. Stand facing the edge of the door with the door open. The bolt should be...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe # 13567, fire classification, safe service
fire classification, safe service, smart investment: If the door is currently open, call a locksmith or safe service company, It should be very simple and relatively inexpensive, to recover or reset the combination at this point. This isn t the type of procedure I would recommend the end user experiment with,...

Locksmithing: diebold walk in safe, Safe combination change
Safe combination change: There are three reasons I do not recommend you do this yourself: A: Not enough information- you might have a S&G lock for a Diebold safe, or maybe a LaGuard lock. B: This is not something you can do yourself without safe change keys, which are available...

Locksmithing: Very difficult to turn lock, spray lubricant, molybdenum disulfide
spray lubricant, molybdenum disulfide, camper shell: Very good- when you are ready to do that replacement, buy a rivet gun and rivets. It s very easy to do that as well, as long as the T-handle is available. Silicon is the best product I have used for locks, and I will tell you when all else fails, use silicon...

Locksmithing: door lock prevents shutting door without turning knob, dead bolt, locksmith shop
dead bolt, locksmith shop, hardware retailer: Take off the door knob and replace the latch-part that goes in the door frame and is becoming stiff.It has worn out. If the brand is available; (check the edge of the door on the latch for a brand) buy a replacement latch a any locksmith shop or hardware retailer....

Locksmithing: ENTRY LOCK, specialty hardware, backset
specialty hardware, backset, wall mart: There are a number of options available to you but which one you chose will primarily depend on the source you use to locate hardware, visit your local locksmith and let them know what you need and they will have access to more specialty hardware than your...

Locksmithing: Exposing screw heads to tighten knob, no screws, dear james
no screws, dear james, doorknob: Hello Matthew, It looks like the plate has twisted because those holes should be at 9 and 3 o clock. If you ve tried that and still didn t locate the screws, what about the other side? Generally a privacy lock has the screws on the outside knob or lever...

Locksmithing: First Alert Model FRS150, overnight storage, yellow rings
overnight storage, yellow rings, dial numbers: Mike, You should be able to recover the existing combination. The wheels may be hand change, which would allow you to change the combination, but with an inexpensive safe like this (read cheap), I wouldn t put much effort into it. Recover the existing...

Locksmithing: CES Cylinder removal W/O old key, locksmith, missing something
Locksmithing: CES Cylinder removal W/O old key, locksmith, missing something, double cylinder

Locksmithing: Need instruction to open a Gardex safe
Locksmithing: Need instruction to open a Gardex safe

Locksmithing: Sisco Model No. 1190, number 1, set of numbers
Locksmithing: Sisco Model No. 1190, number 1, set of numbers, tho

Locksmithing: floor safe, richmond san rafael bridge, redwood city california
richmond san rafael bridge, redwood city california, freeway extension: Michael, Luckily for you I probably know more about BB&C manufacturing than any one else - and I m in northern California to boot! BB&C (Bud, Bill & Carlos) had a welding shop in the Richmond California area in the 1940 s. Towards the end of the 40...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe, fire classification, safe company
fire classification, safe company, happy holidays: Lisa, The Gary safe company has basically been out of business for almost 30 years. They were acquired by Allied Safe in the early 80 s to form Allied-Gary Safe. Eventually they moved into the cash despensing safe business, expanded and became Allied-Gary...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe Co., decorative decals, eagle logo
decorative decals, eagle logo, safe co: Curt Sorry, I don t have a Hall s door for sale. They are few and far between. Generally Hall s doors were fairly plain Jane doors. They were either all black or olive green. They may have had pin stripping or not, they possibly had decorative decals...

Locksmithing: Hermann Safes, powder manufacturing, safe company
powder manufacturing, safe company, safe co: Barry, I m sorry but I don t know the first name of Mr. Hermann. But I do know who to contact to find this out for you. To my knowledge the Hermann Safe Company was never associated with gun powder manufacturing, but it could have been a relative. ...

Locksmithing: handle rotates, meilink safe
meilink safe: Duane, It can be repaired, if the door is open. If not it will have to be opened. You may want to check to ensure that the handle is not spining on the arbor, on the outside of the safe. It may not be internal. If it is internal, you will need a...

Locksmithing: Ideal Security Lock & Handle, tighten lock
tighten lock: Could you send a photo? I am not familiar with Ideal, and it may be it is not a common lock in my part part of the USA. I really just need to know what type of lock it is: mortise,knob,deadbolt,rim lock,etc. And then I should be able to instruct you further...

Locksmithing: Installing a deadbolt on a commercial metal door, installing a deadbolt, diameter hole
installing a deadbolt, diameter hole, metal doors: Hello Lawrence, Most manufacturers suggest 4 to 6 between centers of knobs or levers and deadbolts. This is generally because most residential metal doors only have about 6 to 10 of wood in the area for the locks. On commercial metal doors there...

Locksmithing: identify & open a safe, seargent, greenleaf
seargent, greenleaf, locksmith: I am very sorry but I do not give entry advise over the Internet, I can only tell you that you need to call a professional if you intent is to open this safe, attempting to do so unsuccessfully yourself may result in a much more costly visit from a locksmith...

Locksmithing: Any info on how to open this safe?, paint remover, question thanks
paint remover, question thanks, locksmithing: Althea, Congratulations, you little safecracker you!!!! Now, throw a handfull of loose change inside and lock it up for the next owner! Or I guess you could be nice and give them the combination. Either way, I m glad the info work for you. Congratulations...

Locksmithing: Jim Dandy safe, carbondale pa, jim dandy
carbondale pa, jim dandy, cardboard box: Rene, Your safe appears to be a Sentry Safe. Many distributors will re-label products for advertising purposes. Check out www.sentrysafe.com , 800-828-1438 for customer service. use the following web page to start the combo recovery procedure: https://www.sentrysafe.com/customerCare/retrieveCombination.aspx...

Locksmithing: Keil lock removal, mortise lock, pot metal
mortise lock, pot metal, set screw: Hello Ben, From the photo I can t tell if that s a mortise lock but it seems to be based on the location of the latch. A mortise lock has a body that is inset into the door stile by removing material then sliding the body into the door and inserting the...

Locksmithing: Kingavon safe 25, linda linda, override
linda linda, override, batteries: Linda, These are imported safes - Kingavon is not a manufacture, they are a distributor of stuff . In order to help you out, the first thing we need to try to do is to id what manufacture and/or lock that your safe has. Please send me a photo of...

Locksmithing: LAGARD 21548, professional thief, heat resistance
professional thief, heat resistance, residential security: Jim, With the exception of Data safes, ALL safes have similar problems, in the event of a fire you will probably get more water damage than heat damage. Unless your house and safe is involved in a catistrophic fire like the Berkeley Hills fire, where the...

Locksmithing: Locks near ocean, abloy locks, graphite powder
abloy locks, graphite powder, liquid wrench: Hello Pete, It s recommended by some high security lock manufacturers to use DRI-FILM Aerosol ( http://www.super-lube.com/drifilm-aerosol-ez-69.htm?zenid=88128fb5bd2dbdf27e13120c5286288d ) or Poxylube CP-200 ( http://www.sandstromproducts.com/cp200.htm...

Locksmithing: Lost combo to safe, safe company, mosler
safe company, mosler, safes: Roger, sorry but there are no listings by serial number for Mosler safes. You will need to contact a local safe company to have the safe opened and repaired. If the safe is already open, they will only need to reset the combo, but if it is locked it may...

Locksmithing: Lubricating AMSEC rifle safe w/ eletric lock, quality grease, commercial safes
quality grease, commercial safes, safe company: Gary, I use an inexpensive white lithum grease for a couple of reasons, first I recommend annual maintenance so I really don t care if the grease will last 100 years or not. If you do want longer periods between maintenance, use a better quality grease....

Locksmithing: lost key, lost key, deadbolt
lost key, deadbolt, doorknob: What kind of lock is it? Doorknob, deadbolt; what is the outside look like? Does it use an actual key or does it have a hole in the center? If it is a door knob, try using an old gift card, or credit card to slip the latch while pulling the door towards you...

Locksmithing: lost key, inner doors, safe company
inner doors, safe company, lost key: Cheryl, I would recommend a safe technician not a locksmith. Locksmiths generally don t have the training to work on safes, and as soon as you mention the word safe their fees start going up. A local safe company should be able to open the inner door...

Locksmithing: lost safe combination, master combinations, preposterous notion
master combinations, preposterous notion, seral number: I have no idea where you heard such a preposterous notion, If you give it some thought I am most certain you will understand how incredibly ludicrous an idea it is that you could get a master combination over the Internet for a safe by simply requesting it...

Locksmithing: Medeco Locks, medeco locks, wood screws
medeco locks, wood screws, medeco biaxial: Hello George, http://www.medeco.com/products/products_detail_section_i.php?section_ID=3&category_ID=174&clear=& Any high security lock that requires a special key where a duplicate can only be obtained by an authorized locksmith is going to provide excellent...

Locksmithing: Mosler 2 door Ser. # 127240, mosler safe company, apples and oranges
mosler safe company, apples and oranges, apples to apples: Carl, Based on your serial number, your safe would have been built around 1896-1898. As the Mosler Safe Company was not in Boston, MA, this may have been sold through a distributor or sales office. I m not sure what you are refering to as the inside...

Locksmithing: Mosler combination ?, safes and vaults, safe company
safes and vaults, safe company, locksmiths: John, Moslers, after the 1960 s, all left the factory set on 50-25-50. They would have been set to a working combination when they arrived at the first owner. If you don t have a combination, you will need to contact a local safe company to have the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Key, keys and locks, safe deposit box
keys and locks, safe deposit box, executor of the estate: Troy, Nope, sorry! The serial numbers only indicate the bitting or cuts for the key. There are no records, nor have there ever been any records that would indicate in which bank certain keys would have been used. If records were kept like this, then...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, contrator, mid 60s
contrator, mid 60s, interior temperature: Jeff, If you have a walk in vault it will not have any type of fire rating. There is no way to test an individual room!!! You would need to contact the original contractor or an architec to assess the potential fire resistance of a walk in vault,...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, worth estimate, surface rust
worth estimate, surface rust, habitat for humanities: Jon, Your grandfathers safe was manufactured around 1911-1913. It has a couple more years before I would consider it an antique (over 100 years), but it probably is a collectible. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, mosler safe co, index mark
mosler safe co, index mark, correct combination: Bill, If it s a Mosler you have the combo sequence written down wrong, many times previous owners write it down the way understand how to open the lock, not the way it actually dials. First off forget the word Past , it just complicates what you are trying...

Locksmithing: missing safe handle, safe handle
safe handle: I suggest you call a safe technician with SAVTA or ALOA certifications-in other words you need someone who knows what they are doing; safes are NOT a DIY project. Most of the older safes are very dangerous to work on for any DIY person. I have personally seen...

Locksmithing: montgomery ward 9017, cant remeber, montgomery wards
cant remeber, montgomery wards, index mark: Charles, Montgomery Ward sold a number of different safes from different manufactures. The dialing sequence would depend on the safe and the lock. The Montgomery Ward model number does not reference back to the manufactures model. Meilink Safe Company...

Locksmithing: mosler 4 door, vault doors, security containers
vault doors, security containers, kaba mas: Jone, As the container is locked closed your options are limited. With a new lock, the safe technician can replace the dial, screen portion of the lock to see if it will start up, if not, then the container will have to be drilled. The lock would then...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, self indulgence, magic combo
self indulgence, magic combo, hand in my pocket: BOO FCUKING HOOO! You have really hurt my feelings! I do not have and ego! Think about it! How logical is it that any clown with Internet access would be able to gain access to your safe simple asking online? You are unfortunately to ignorant...

Locksmithing: mosler safe combo, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, correct combination: Barret, I really doubt that you have a four wheel lock. The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right until the dial stops (around 80-85). Left...

Locksmithing: mosler vault door opening, indirect drive, safe company
indirect drive, safe company, stratagy: Joe, Please don t get me wrong, as I previously stated because this is an unsecure site, and we have no way of verifying who anyone is, we cannot and will not give out security information. I ll try to address your issues in order so that I don t miss...

Locksmithing: Need instruction to open a Gardex safe, safe at work, index mark
safe at work, index mark, kennedy st: Sylvain, The Gardex Safe Company or Gardex Inc, generally uses the Sargent & Greenleaf 6730 mechanical lock as their main safe lock. For more info about your safe you can contact them at: Gardex Inc. 41, boul. J.F. Kennedy St-Jérôme (Québec), J7Y...

Locksmithing: need replacement lock, safe locks, mechanical locks
safe locks, mechanical locks, combination locks: Tim, As I recently answered, this lock was a specialty lock which is no longer available, and hasn t been for years. The cost to convert your safe (assuming that you have the same one that you referenced on ebay) would cost more than the safe is worth....

Locksmithing: Old Diebold Safe, security safes, local company
security safes, local company, vaults: Mike, You are going to need a safe technician to open and repair the safe. They will be able to recover or reset the combination for you. Check in your local yellow pages under safes & vaults for a local company. Cost will be $350-$500 for most safes....

Locksmithing: Organizing a locksmith's truck, locksmith in los angeles, adriansteel
locksmith in los angeles, adriansteel, adrian steel: Hello Lori, I don t know the cost because that varies by vehicle type, the quantity and style of cabinets/shelving chosen and other factors. My van was already equipped with shelving so I didn t have to buy it separately. Adrian Steel http://www.adriansteel.com/...

Locksmithing: old combination wall safe won't open, fire fyter, digit combination
fire fyter, digit combination, wall safe: Try dialing a half mark before for each number; i.e. If your combination is 6-4-5-3. you would dial 5 1/2, 4 1/2, etc. Then, if that is not opening it, try a half mark past; as in 6 1/2, 4 1/2 etc. depending on the age of the lock this might work and if...

Locksmithing: old safe, marker pen, protectall
marker pen, protectall, number 3: Jeff, Protectall, used a couple of different types of locks, but the following dialing sequence should work. 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time right, slowly until the dial...

Locksmithing: open a safe with the combo, safe doors, correct combination
safe doors, correct combination, index mark: Tom, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. mechanical problems. Assuming you have the correct combination, the dialing sequence would be: 4 times left TO the first...

Locksmithing: How to open a vintage Herring Hall Marvin old iron safe, herring hall, clock position
herring hall, clock position, time dial: If there are 3 numbers in the combination (most common) start by dialing left or counter clockwise a minimum of 4 times past the first number this will ensure you pick up all the wheels in the pack. once you have completed at least 4 revolutions past the...

Locksmithing: opening a safe combination, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, number 3: Rebecca, You need to supply me with some more info. I need to know the safe manufacture and the lock manufacture. It will also help if you provide me with the dialing instructions that you have. Generally most manufactures only have three wheel locks....

Locksmithing: Programming a Clicker automatic garage door opener, moore o matic, automatic garage door opener
moore o matic, automatic garage door opener, personal identification code: The majority of these keyless/wireless units operator just like a remote, when you key in the right sequence it transmits a signal that is heard by the receiver in your operator programming or adding one of these keypads will follow the same procedure as...

Locksmithing: protectall safe, mosler safe company, old mother
mosler safe company, old mother, safes: Doris, The Mosler Safe company aquired the Protectall Safe company in the 1930 s. Mosler continued to run the plant until 1949 when it was shut down. They continued the label on several of Moslers products until the late 50 s when the label was discontinued....

Locksmithing: Quetion on U.S. Security Safe, index mark, quetion
index mark, quetion, sequence 4: Dale, The index mark at 12 o clock is the opening index. Dial your combination to this mark to open the lock. The mark at 11 o clock is a service index that is used when servicing and resetting the lock. Dialing sequence: 4 times left to the first...

Locksmithing: Re-key a Weiser Bolt lock, weiser powerbolt, screw cap
weiser powerbolt, screw cap, deadbolt: I would not think so; unless it is a weiser powerbolt, a lori lock with weiser mortise cylinders, or something electronic. You will have a screw cap and tail piece to remove on a regular weiser deadbolt, once its off the door. I actually saw a weiser deadbolt...

Locksmithing: How to replace deadbolt on Mortise doorlock circa1919, locksmith shop, yale
locksmith shop, yale: Hello Suzanne, With something that old you are not likely to find a replacement part. The best thing to do is to hire a locksmith and have them come to you so they can look at it in person. You can instead remove the entire lock and take it to a locksmith...

Locksmithing: roundkeys, factory assembly line, keys and locks
factory assembly line, keys and locks, cabinet locks: Hello Heidi, By round keys I think you mean tubular keys. Those are keys that have a rounded tip and have cuts on the outside edge. These types of keys and locks are generally used in higher security applications such as vending machines or on safety...

Locksmithing: Safe Question, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, mini atms: Corey, The Armor safe company that you called is not the same one that manufactured your safe. The original Armor safe company was bought out. The current one manufactures cash handling safes like mini ATMs. If they do still have the original records...

Locksmithing: Safe can't open, meilink, index mark
meilink, index mark, o clock: Gildo, Meilink and Gary were two different companies - they never co-manufactured anything, so I m not sure what you have. There are only three reasons that a safe will not open - 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf safe, informal evaluation, number dial
informal evaluation, number dial, detail photos: Russ, Sargent & Greenleaf is the lock manufacture, not the safe manufacture! In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior. Detail photos should include pictures of the...

Locksmithing: Schlage handle set hard to open, Schlage pitcher handle
Schlage pitcher handle: There is bind on the latch;the pitcher handle outside(with the thumb piece)feeds into the latch on the door edge. Tightening the screws puts it in a further bind, causing it not to work.Check where the pitcher handle feeds into the door, and widen the hole...

Locksmithing: Schlage Lock Cylinder Spins without Key, zero temperatures, keyway
zero temperatures, keyway, lock cylinder: Hello Joe, You need to have a locksmith inspect it. Someone could have removed the pins and springs or the weather could have frozen them in place. It s hard to know without seeing it. If you leave it like it is and the weather gets warmer and the...

Locksmithing: Security Wall Safe Company, Boston, Mass, sentry safe company, knox company
sentry safe company, knox company, security wall: Adrian, There were two companies that made similar (or identical safes), Security Wall Safe Company and Eastern Research & Engineering Company, both were out of Boston. Even though yours looks similar it may be a totally different company. There was...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker file cabinet, shaw walker, style combination
shaw walker, style combination, safe company: Calin, There are only three reasons a combo lock won t open, 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, 2. Incorrect combination, 3. Mechanical problems. You problem sounds like #2. Without the combination the safe won t open. The only factory combination...

Locksmithing: Sisco Model No. 1190, safe company, correct sequence
safe company, correct sequence, time right: Alex, Unfortunately many times people write down combinations either in code or the way that they understand their dialing procedure. Neither one necessarily follows the correct sequence. I would assume that the would indicate directions so you...

Locksmithing: Another SMNA rating question, overnight protection, impact resistance
overnight protection, impact resistance, biology department: Michael, With an SMNA F2-ND specification, this indicates it is a fire insulated container not a safe. The SMNA label should be black for this container, it will either be a Class E or D container which indicates that it was tested for 1/2 hour (E),...

Locksmithing: safe, lb range, ul rating
lb range, ul rating, fire rating: Doug, The manufacture is probably SCWAB , not swab! The weight of the safe will be determined by the fire rating of the safe. If it has an SMNA (Safe Manufactures National Association) label the rating will be A-B-C (4-2-1 hour), or the UL rating of...

Locksmithing: safe combination lock, bottom corner, combination lock
bottom corner, combination lock, number 23: first start by dialing left a minimum of 4 times past the first number 23 to ensure you have picked up all the wheels. once you have stopped on 23 dial right once past the second number 9 twice past and stop on the third. now dial left again past the...

Locksmithing: safe combo, safe companies, safe company
safe companies, safe company, correct combination: Nick, There were two Morris Ireland safe companies, the first was the Morris & Ireland safe company (1880-1895) and the second was the Morris-Ireland safe company 1904 to around 1932). These companies were not related. The first was a manufacture...

Locksmithing: schlage keyless, doorknob, locksmith
doorknob, locksmith, replacement parts: Hello Frantisek, Try this page: http://consumer.schlage.com/customerservice/howto.asp If that doesn t help and you ve had your lock for 1 year or less, go to this page and contact Schlage directly: http://consumer.schlage.com/customerservice/feedback.asp...

Locksmithing: shaw-walker floor safe, interior cabinetry, shaw walker
interior cabinetry, shaw walker, overnight storage: Ronnie, Generally safes over 50 years old fall into two categories, collectible or antique. However, yours falls into the category of office equipment. Because of its age it does not meet current standards for fire resistance. Luckily Shaw-Walker never...

Locksmithing: spring latch jammed, schlage lockset, spring latch
schlage lockset, spring latch, latch assembly: Hello Jay, Remove the latch assembly and take it, along with the lock, to a locksmith shop. You will likely need a new latch assembly and the locksmith will need to know the type you have so taking it to them is the cheapest option. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: star floor safe, combination change, star floor
combination change, star floor, lagard: Randy, I don t know if I have any extra s or not, I ll have to check. You can also check with AMSEC to see if they have they have them, the part number is: B009500 for the S&G wheel pack. If your lock has the older LaGard wheel pack, the change key has...

Locksmithing: Teller Keys, safe deposit boxes, specific companies
safe deposit boxes, specific companies, limited companies: Hello Maureen, The same company that services the safe deposit boxes and main vault at the bank can do that. There are limited companies that can do work on bank locks. Some locksmiths can but most of the time there are specific companies that do that...

Locksmithing: Twisted deadbolt in 1954 front door handle/lock set, thumb latch, latch assembly
thumb latch, latch assembly, key cylinder: Hello Brint, There are 2 screws holding that plate in. Remove the screws and it should come off. There could be gunk build-up around the latch and/or the smaller buttons or the plate could be painted on. Use a utility knife to break the paint seal if...

Locksmithing: can't remove Kwikset deadbolt, code compliance, holesaw
code compliance, holesaw, deadbolt: You have to remove the cover on the inside cylinder to get at the mounting hardware. Baldwin uses a spin on collar to retain the cover on their double sided, Schlage and Weiser use a cover that snaps into place, if you use some sort of pick to get behind the...

Locksmithing: titan lockset, locksmith shop, lockset
locksmith shop, lockset, latch: Titan is not handed-you can insert the latch in either direction and the knob cylinder may be upside down, but you can install it on the door that way. Otherwise you need to have a locksmith duplicate your key, and a slot is cut out on the back of the key,...

Locksmithing: Unicor Lateral File Lock, lateral file cabinet, metal shaft
lateral file cabinet, metal shaft, breaking the connection: Hello John, It s likely that the code is a European-based system. I m not finding anything domestic regarding that code. Everything comes up European but that s not to say it definitely is, it s just I m not sure if anyone can find a key to fit it much...

Locksmithing: Victor Patent Safe, black paint, number 75
black paint, number 75, conversation piece: Dave, Before I get into the safe I have to warn you - DO NOT USE THIS SAFE TO STORE COMPUTER SOFTWARE IN!!!!!! First off, any safe over 50 years old does not meet any kind of standard for burglary or fire protection. Secondly, fire safes are rated in...

Locksmithing: Weight of Mosler Safe, approximate weight, wall thickness
approximate weight, wall thickness, ball park: Deb, Unfortunately, the Mosler product manual that I have, does not list the models the way the safes were labeled. I suppose its a good thing that Mosler went bankrupt as there were some real idiots involved with sales in that company. (IMHO). We have...

Locksmithing: wall safe, litterally hundreds, combination locks
litterally hundreds, combination locks, correct combination: Francine, There are litterally hundreds of different types of combination locks, and many different dialing sequences. Without knowing the manufacture of the lock or safe I m just guessing for you! Generally speaking one of the following sequences will...

Locksmithing: weiser powerbolt 1000, powerbolt 1000, program button
powerbolt 1000, program button, time press: Hello Amanda, The lock only holds two codes. By programming a new one following the instructions it should erase the primary code. Program a second code to erase the old second code. If this doesn t work your lock is malfunctioning. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: Should I ?, antique safes, short money
antique safes, short money, mosler: Carl, There is always a market for everything, some markets are just larger than others. Antique safes are unique items that most people (with the exception of business use) will probably only buy one of in their life. Generally it will be something special...

Locksmithing: Yale double cylinder lock problem, Yale double cylinder lock
Yale double cylinder lock: Yes, two sets of tumblers is present in each and every double cylinder lock. You either have a round deadbolt,double cylinder or a Yale bolt lock-either way the plug retainer is coming loose. Now, if you take it off the door the cylinder retainer in a bolt...

Locksmithing: Yale Safe Opening Procedure, yale locks, latch handle
yale locks, latch handle, licensed professional engineer: Terry, As you are an engineer, I ll try to be a little more technical than normal. During the dialing sequence it is necessary to turn the dial to not only pick up each wheel sequentially, but to place it correctly so that the wheels line up to unlock...

Locksmithing: yale combination lock, retainer ring, yale lock
retainer ring, yale lock, center hub: Drew, As long as the safe door is open, you are in business. NOTE: I always recommend disassembly and servicing of locks be done by trained safe technicians. Very few locksmiths have the knowledge to successfully service safes and do frequently cause...

Locksmithing: 2.75 THICK DOOR LOCK SET, knob set for 2 3/4
knob set for 2 3/4: Your local home center probably has what you need. Check the package for application information but I think most locks will fit 2 and 3/8 to 2 and 3/4 thick doors,which is what you say you have 2 and 3/4 . An entry function knob set includes a key...