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Locksmithing: Old Safe, overnight storage, personal fire
overnight storage, personal fire, detail photos: Scott, The California Safe & Lock Co. , was a distributor, not a manufacture. Based on the photo that you have included I would place this safe in the 1930 s, but I will need to see more photos for an evaluation. This safe was designed as a light weight,...

Locksmithing: Old Victor Firemaster cabinet, remington rand, mortar mix
remington rand, mortar mix, asbestos testing: Sheila, If a manufacture was known to have used asbestos at all, then everything manufactured by that company is suspect. I wouldn t worry about the material too much until you have had it tested and confirmed that it is asbestos. If it is then you...

Locksmithing: Olympic Locksets, deadbolts, jig
deadbolts, jig, brand name: I think to modernize your doors you will need to buy a jig to re-drill those holes and install a modern lock. The alternative is actually Schlage B series deadbolts, but the knobsets will need re-drilling, however. To my knowledge, there are few locksets without...

Locksmithing: Opening a css safe without combinations, safe company, time right
safe company, time right, trys: Randy, If you don t have a combination, and CSS doesn t have a record, then you are limited to two options - 1. You can try the 1,000,000 possible combinations until you get the correct one. At 500 trys per day, every day, it will only take around...

Locksmithing: Opening Lefebure safe, cash drawers, dial lock
cash drawers, dial lock, index mark: Michael, 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 90). Note: Left is counter clockwise, Right is clockwise....

Locksmithing: open home safe, safe company, combination card
safe company, combination card, combination lock: Doug, If you don t have the combination you WILL need a safe tech from a local safe company to open the safe for you. I do not reccommend using a locksmith as they generally don t have the knowledge training or equipment and can cause more damage than...

Locksmithing: opening a old safe?, lefts, number 23
lefts, number 23, stoping: Richard, Your description of the safe could be anything. If you don t know what you have then I won t either. In order to identify the safe, I will need to see photographs of it. Without knowing what coding sequence your grandparents used, its hard...

Locksmithing: The Protector Fire Safe Model#1040UL By: Sisco Safes, safe company, two choices
safe company, two choices, safes: Carleen, You have two choices, you can TRY to contact Sisco, or you can have a safe technician from a local safe company open it. The Sisco line of safes is currently marketed in the US under the Honeywell label. You can give Sisco customer service...

Locksmithing: pro series safe, digital pad, temporary power
digital pad, temporary power, audit trails: Matt, I ll need more information concerning the lock in question. Some have download ports for audit trails, some have power ports, etc. If you can t identify the lock make and model, then I ll need to see a photo of it and the small port in question....

Locksmithing: protectall safe, mosler safe company, lock smith
mosler safe company, lock smith, respectable business: Jon, First the history of the Protectall Safes. PROTECTALL SAFES (1930’s to 1949) In the 1930’s a successful Syracuse retailer named Gorge Bloch began a safe manufacturing plant by the name of Protectall. With Bloch’s sharp wit and business savvy, Protetall...

Locksmithing: The queen safe, informal evaluations, remington rand
informal evaluations, remington rand, bmp format: Tammy, Joseph Page was probably an owner. All of the safes that I have seen that were labeled The Queen were manufactured by the Victor Safe & Lock Company , Cincinnati, OH. They were in business from 1885 until they were acquired by Remington-Rand...

Locksmithing: Re: Diplomat 100 Safe, digit combination, index mark
digit combination, index mark, o clock: Sandi, Depending on how the lock was set up one of the following sequences will 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 to the fourth number - stop turn key and/or...

Locksmithing: Relockers - Glass or Metal; Confirming TL-15 Rating, combination dial, ugly duckling
combination dial, ugly duckling, critical locations: Dan, Relockers are designed to provide protection from certain types of attacks. While the relocker which is attached to the back of a lock provides protection against a punching attack, a glass plate may not. The glass plate provides protection from...

Locksmithing: rekeying, silouttes, schlage lock
silouttes, schlage lock, schlage be365: No they are two entirely different keyways. Now, if you can get a composite cylinder, (Ilco used to make them)you might stand a chance of interchanging two brands unless of course it s knock off to original.In that case someone is mimicking a popular keyway...

Locksmithing: removing a safe, rigging company, safe companies
rigging company, safe companies, safe company: Mary, I would recommend our company. The only problem is you didn t let me know where you and/or the safe are located, so we may be expensive. Let me know where you are and I ll see if I can make a recommendation. If you don t have any safe companies...

Locksmithing: S&G r6770 reset, mesh type, type wheels
mesh type, type wheels, index mark: Stuart, Unfortunately there aren t alot of safe companies in your area. This locksmith is around 90 miles away, but he is trained and does basic safe work. He may know of someone closer. Robert Wesson K-Wess Locksmith Service 865-977-1118 2414...

Locksmithing: Schlage aux/deadbolt question, control keys, question question
control keys, question question, merry christmas: You are very welcome, and a Merry Christmas to you too. Something you may not have figured out yet, that BC 100 deadbolt you are talking about is the cheapest piece of builder s grade crap you can buy from Schlage If you want a real lock try the 600 series...

Locksmithing: Schlage handleset--the deadbolt, deadbolt, service person
deadbolt, service person, new hardware: If you are unable to install this consumer grade product even while closely following the instructions the only responsible advise i can give you is to call a professional to install it. Honestly it is all there in black and white, what more can I say???...

Locksmithing: ShawWalker Fireproof Filing Cabinet, fireproof filing cabinet, shaw walker
fireproof filing cabinet, shaw walker, judy shaw: Judy, SHAW-WALKER SAFES (1903-1990 ) Began in 1903 with the founding of the Shaw-walker Company. The company changed its name and ownership in 1990 when the assets of Shaw-Walker information Systems Division were acquired by its management. In 1992,...

Locksmithing: Stuck drawer, remington rand, file cabinets
remington rand, file cabinets, exact problem: Roger, Unfortunately, this website doesn t let email addresses or personal info appear, so I have no idea of how to contact an individual in a previous posting. Generally mechanical problems are hands on problems . This means that inorder to diagnose...

Locksmithing: safe, sears roebucks, sears roebuck and co
sears roebucks, sears roebuck and co, electronic co ltd: Rebecca, There never was a Tower safe company. These safes were manufactured and labeled for Sears & Roebucks by a couple of different companies, based on the serial number I would suspect that yours is a SAGA safe, though I would need to see it to...

Locksmithing: safe service, mechanical fabrication, gardall
mechanical fabrication, gardall, safe company: James, I never recommend that an owner disassembles and services their safe lock, for the same reason that I also don t recommend that you use a locksmith to service your safe. Lack of education, training and tools can easily result in one little, tiny...

Locksmithing: safe weight mosler, informal evaluations, bmp format
informal evaluations, bmp format, resale purposes: Chuck, Mosler has been out of business for almost 10 years now. We have no access to their old records so the serial number doesn t do any good. As the weight of the safe will drastically change based on the type and construction, even having the dimensions...

Locksmithing: simple problem hard to solve, size screws, set screw
size screws, set screw, mortise lock: If you pick up your local Yellow pages or Print directory just look under locksmiths , call around, these setscrews are something most companies, who service this hardware, have replacement inventory for. You will be asked for the backset of your lock,...

Locksmithing: slightly sticking latch, wd 40, lockset
wd 40, lockset, exterior doors: Youre correct in assuming the holes arent drilled straight causing the latch to bind when the lockset is tightened down. remove the latch and open the hole a bit more. try pushing the lock up or down on the door facing while tightening the screws and moving...

Locksmithing: used vault door, bank vault doors, bells and whistles
bank vault doors, bells and whistles, vault room: Dav, I think you have been looking in the wrong places. First off, most bank vault doors are no where near 10,000 lbs. While vault doors are available from 1000 lbs (fire doors) up to 100,000 lbs, it is a very large range. The used market is subject...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, index mark, correct combination
index mark, correct combination, number 0: Sonya, The dialing sequence would be: 5 times left to the first number (10) 3 times right to the second number (45) 2 times left to the third number (0-100) 1 time right until the dial stops. This would give you a total of 100 possible combinations...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, sequence 2: Todd, One of the biggest problems I see with safes that don t open is from people passing on combinations. the problem is that they pass it on the way that THEY understand it, not necessarily the way it actually dials. For ANY lock that has more...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe & Lock, dirt magnet, water displacement
dirt magnet, water displacement, wd 40: Carl, If you are mechanically inclined it will be a simple job to disassemble it, service it and reassemble it. If you are not mechanically inclined I wouldn t recommend it as a simple error can result in an expensive lockout. My BASIC class for safe...

Locksmithing: victor safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Becky, The date on the dial is a patent date for the lock. Patents were issued for up to the 20 years and locks could have been installed even after that. So while we can use this as a reference, in that the safe COULDN T have been made before this date,...

Locksmithing: wards safe, safe companies, seventys
safe companies, seventys, wards: Leslie, Wards sold safes which were manufactured by several different manufacturers, most of which have gone out of business. If the safe is open, you can have a local safe companies, safe tech reset it for you. If the safe is locked up, you will...

Locksmithing: york safe combination sequence, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, time right: Doug, This appears to be later York, late 1950 s or early 1960 s. The lock appears to be an S&G so 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...

Locksmithing: A3, and A4, those keys, locksmith
those keys, locksmith, a3: Ken if you are in fact a locksmith, you can obtain this information by calling Stanley, assuming you already know BEST who makes the A3 and A4 systems is now Stanley corp. Failing that, find a locksmith with a code machine; ILCO Blitz uses cards and has...

Locksmithing: Al Capone safe, al capone, gangplank
al capone, gangplank, lockbox: I did read your question completely, I am sure that the un-necessary details you added where of some interest to you or you would not have bothered to add them. Short and sweet you have to research the manufacture, regardless weather they are still in...

Locksmithing: AMSEC ESL10 problem, hayward ca 94544, service reps
hayward ca 94544, service reps, address security: Jim, AMSEC doesn t sell direct, I was referencing the service portion of the web site, or better yet having you discuss the problem directly with their Tech service reps. Even if they can t diagnose the problem over the phone, they would still send you...

Locksmithing: Amsec ESL10 problem, trouble shooting guide, loose wires
trouble shooting guide, loose wires, battery connector: Jim, I would recommend that you contact AMSEC s tech service department at 800-421-6142 x1036. They will be able to answer your technical questions concerning what should be on the circuit board. Tech Service has a trouble shooting guide that they will...

Locksmithing: blank cover plate for exsiting hole, blank cover plate
blank cover plate: MAG Security makes one for up to 2 1/8 in diameter part number 8836-PCB Here is the link so you can purchase this: http://magsecurity.com/products.aspx?id=257&mid=12 If this does not meet your needs, like you want another color or size, go to magsecurity.com...

Locksmithing: broken door lock, Pella door with profile cylinder wont unlock
Pella door with profile cylinder wont unlock: You must remove any and all screws visible to you- then I would say take a light and look on the inside of the door. You will need an ice pick or screw driver to move the bolt to the right,towards the hinges on the door.There should be a gap in between where...

Locksmithing: COST TO INSTALL DEADBOLT IN METAL DOOR, mul t lock, deadbolt lock
mul t lock, deadbolt lock, mortise locks: Service and labour rates vary so I will say that it should not take more than an hour. The cost of hardware also varys so it really depends on what you are looking. I have seen deadbolts in department stores for as little as $12 and people actually buy this...

Locksmithing: CorKey, Core-Key
Core-Key: I found a referance to this in a book by Bill Phillips called Locksmithing -ISBN#0-07-134436-5. Chapter 8, page 113. Try calling your local downtown library and give them the ISBN number to see if you can check it out.I purchased it from Barnes and Noble,...

Locksmithing: cant open safe, worse case scenario, electronic failure
worse case scenario, electronic failure, replacement keys: Scott, Unfortunately your options are limited. The override keys are for just such an instance like this, either from electronic failure, or inadvertant combo changing. If we can figure out the manufacture, and if you have the serial number of the...

Locksmithing: combination order, yale locks, yale lock
yale locks, yale lock, different numbers: Norman, The safe is not a YALE safe, it is a Yale lock on an unknown safe. The dialing sequence for most Yale locks is: 4 times right to the first number, 3 times left to the second number, 2 times right to the third number, 1 time left until...

Locksmithing: Diebold Postal Safe, butterfly knob, us postal service
butterfly knob, us postal service, yale lock: J.C. Generally, the rule for government safes is to reset the combination to either 50 or 50-25-50 when the safe was taken out of service. Notice that I said that generally the rule is suppose to be - that doesn t mean that anyone actually follows...

Locksmithing: Diebold Vault Door, Moving a safe
Moving a safe: A few larger locksmith companies will move safes, and I suggest you contact someone in your area for an estimate. They have specialized eqipment in most cases just to move heavy safes, including up a set of stairs, believe it or not. Check your telephone book,...

Locksmithing: Duplicate Key and Locks, ul listing, new home owners
ul listing, new home owners, security product: NO! Any request you make to the builder will be dealt with in a manner that exposes them to the absolute minimum cost. They will likely just have your locks re-keyed . It is always my STRONGEST recommendation that new home owners change there locks when they...

Locksmithing: door lock, door locks, retainer
door locks, retainer, screws: Hello Jeff, I d have to see the locks but likely they have hidden screws that are accessed by depressing a small retainer toward the back of the knob, pulling the knob off then prying the trim plate up. Under the trim plate are the mounting screws. You...

Locksmithing: doorknob locks, schlage locks, signature series
schlage locks, signature series, kwikset: First question: Is there anything wrong with the locks you currently have? If there is nothing wrong with them, then I would recommend keeping them and having them rekeyed. The main reason is the hole that the locks go into 50 years ago is much smaller than...

Locksmithing: Eastern Research and Engineering Company safe, circular plate, engineering company
circular plate, engineering company, serial number: minimum 4 times left stop on 32 exactly 3 time right (twice past 93 stop on 93 the 3rd time) exactly 2 times left (once past 44 stop on 44 the 2nd time) At this point you turn the dial to the right until you feel it stop this should retract the bolts!...

Locksmithing: File cabinet lock mechanism, file cabinet, locksmith
file cabinet, locksmith, upper right corner: Hello Dan, I m not clear on your question. The bar connects to the back of the lock and actuates with the turn of the key. If you want a new lock for it, call a local locksmith and give them the manufacturer s name of the cabinet and they should have...

Locksmithing: LeFebure 1500 Class 2 Vault Door, vault doors, jackscrews
Locksmithing: LeFebure 1500 Class 2 Vault Door, vault doors, jackscrews, cover plates

Locksmithing: first alert safe frs205, locksmith companies, alarm locks
locksmith companies, alarm locks, grip pliers: Call a safe service company or continue to call local locksmiths until you find one that services safes, most Locksmith companies do service safes but many of the companies calling themselves locksmiths do not so you will have to call around a bit to find...

Locksmithing: follow up question, index mark, open web
index mark, open web, safes: Mike, I m not sure what question you are refering to???? If you have a question that I consider in appropriate for an open web site, I won t hesitate to tell you. I would either direct you to contact me directly, or give you a contact in your area....

Locksmithing: Handle lock cylinder removal, plug removal
plug removal: There is probably a removal key just for this purpose, IF in fact it is re-keyable. Try a thin piece of spring steel or a lock pick to pull down the last wafer in the plug which may be a retaining wafer, and pull the plug towards you at the same time....

Locksmithing: Herring -Hall- Marvin Safe, herring hall, accurate assessment
herring hall, accurate assessment, true value: It is worth every penny you paid for it! Or at least it is to you! Or was to you at the time you purchased it! If you are looking for an accurate assessment of it s true value that is called an appraisal there are people who do this for a living, they will...

Locksmithing: Herring-Hall-Marvin safe, greenleaf inc, herring hall
greenleaf inc, herring hall, elevator capacity: Brandon, If you want estimates or evaluations, it is never a good idea to wait until the last minute, and if you don t provide any pertinent information all you are going to get is a guess. For example, how thick are the walls and door of the safe? 1...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Safe, herring hall, informal evaluation
herring hall, informal evaluation, detail photos: Scott, Your HHM safe was built between 1930-1959. The SMNA spec F1-D indicates this is a fire resistive safe, with impact testing. The class A indicates that this safe has been tested for 4 hours of fire resistance. The safe was designed as a fire...

Locksmithing: hall safe, scenary, bad news
scenary, bad news, email: Vince, Unfortunately with my service area, I m often out of the office for several days at a time. The good part, is I get to cover a large area, see lots of scenary, enjoy different areas and see lots of different safes. The bad news is that I have to...

Locksmithing: help with amsec safe, locksmith company, service guarantees
locksmith company, service guarantees, underwriters laboratories: The Value of a safe like this is fairly subjective. For what it is worth a business would likely be more inclined to purchase a safe new in order to maintain service guarantees and warrantee, it is also a little hard to write off a cash purchase for tax purposes....

Locksmithing: Jammed 5 drawer lateral filing cabinet HELP ME PLEASE, filing cabinet
filing cabinet: If one side is tight, more than likely the track is bent that the drawer slides on. Depending on what brand it is, some are worse about this than others; moving them is a miracle if you can do it withoutbending a track or drawer. Not knowing which brand of...

Locksmithing: jammed Hon lateral file cabinet, lateral file cabinet, hon lateral file cabinet
lateral file cabinet, hon lateral file cabinet, hon lateral file: Hello Louisa, Sorry to hear of your loss. If the lock is in the locked position this could keep the drawer from closing and of course would prevent the others from opening. To open this, check for any numbers and/or letters on the face of it and call...

Locksmithing: key stuck in core, upper chambers, blank keys
upper chambers, blank keys, cores: Try pushing the core in towards the housing while pulling out the key, Often if the cylinder is loosely assembled and the core slides out slightly the bottom pins become trapped in the core unable to move freely up into the upper chambers and release the...

Locksmithing: LeFebure 1500 Class 2 Vault Door, modular vault, screw jacks
modular vault, screw jacks, slight point: Jeff, Vaults are not like safes in the least. When they are installed many times custom pieces are made to fit a particular function in a particular vault. Without having seen the previous installation, I can t tell you what the plate was used for. It...

Locksmithing: Lock-out of safe, steel casters, yale lock
steel casters, yale lock, wheel locks: Mike, You can try the tri-flow, but the odds are that it won t get past the dial. The lock can be anywhere from 1/2 to several inches behind the dial, and if you do manage to get the tri-flow into the lock, the lubricant can act actually cause the parts...

Locksmithing: Locksmithing, bolt hole, mortise cylinder
bolt hole, mortise cylinder, squeeze play: Answer to question #1: (These instructions are based on the assumption you have already figured out how to install a lock on a wooden door, and are instructions for a standard commercial deadbolt lock.) You will need a squeeze play for dimpling the door...

Locksmithing: learning the trade, learning the trade
learning the trade: Bill Phillips wrote several books on Locksmithing-check Amazon.com, as they have several very good books on locksmithing. Subscribe to The National Locksmith Magazine,as there is a world of information on new and old locks in there. A sub to National Locksmith...

Locksmithing: lock with no key, interior cabinetry, wood shavings
interior cabinetry, wood shavings, screw holes: Mike, Generally the interior doors are only 1/4 - 1/2 thick. Drilling and tapping an open hole is much easier than tapping a blind hole. Why the manufactures did a particular task? Your guess is as good as mine, one thought is the quicker and easier...

Locksmithing: Metal Box lock, locksmith shop, metal case
locksmith shop, metal case, pliers: If you had to use pliers to turn it open. If you had to put more pressure on whatever you used to open it with than a key would normally take. If you tried to pick it but couldn t so you decided to turn it really hard in the hopes that it would open then...

Locksmithing: A Misplaced BEST cart key, corbin russwin, locksmith shop
corbin russwin, locksmith shop, pin count: John, all I saw was the extension for the phone number; no number or email address. Do you need the control key or the operating key? I would advise you to drill the plug and replace it with another on your master keyed system if you have lost the control...

Locksmithing: Mosler Payment Envelope Box, concise answer, costly repair
concise answer, costly repair, service professional: Call a local service provider! RE; Jeanne I am sorry you where not satisfied with my answer, it would be foolish and irresponsible for me as a service provider with more than 25 years of experience in my field to give misguided blind advice to an end...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, safe companies, safecracking
safe companies, safecracking, kerm: Jeanne, As Mosler is also no longer in business you have no one to contact to try to obtain a combination. Generally Mosler sent their safes out on a neutral number, either 50 or 50-25-50. Dialing sequence would be: 4 times left to 50 1 time right...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, apologies, disappointment
apologies, disappointment, locks: I am sorry, while I do have many years experience gaining entry to Locks and Safes, information on how to bypass or open locks or safes without the appropriate key or combination is not something I share online. You may need the services of a professional...

Locksmithing: Need to find locksmith to copy old key mode, mfg co, service providers
mfg co, service providers, yale: Do you have a picture of the key you are looking for, is this an old bit or Barrel key. I can duplicate the key you have or you can have one impressioned from the lock, you need to find a Locksmith unfortunately many of the service providers calling...

Locksmithing: Old Eversafe Safe, yale lock, combination dial
yale lock, combination dial, dial lock: Absolutely! You can take it to a locksmith or have them come out to you. I am not sure how many numbers are in the combination but I would say follow what is written regardless of weather or not you think it makes sense. If it is a 3 wheel lock with 3 numbers...

Locksmithing: Old "Relocking Device" Dial Safe, underwriters laboratories inc, yale locks
underwriters laboratories inc, yale locks, burglary attempt: Sabrina, The cost will be $12,000,000 and you can make the check out to me! Just kidding! Obviously the lock is a Yale lock. Without knowing the safe manufacture I would be guessing which lock it would have. The Relocking device is a small device...

Locksmithing: Papaiz locks, hex head screws, papaiz locks
hex head screws, papaiz locks, profile cylinders: As far as I know they are; some PADO profile cylinders are not, however. If you remove one, you should see small hex head screws on the top of the cylinder. Some of these use caps like a Best cylinder, and must be carefully re-keyed using a special plug...

Locksmithing: p515-302, schlage locks, spring cap
schlage locks, spring cap, lifetime warranty: Hello Sean, If they are real Schlage locks they likely have a lifetime warranty so contact Schlage directly: http://consumer.schlage.com What springs are popping out? Pin springs? Did someone remove the spring cap and not replace it with a new one?...

Locksmithing: rekeying, key blanks, pins
key blanks, pins, chambers: Yes- the only difference between the two key blanks is a KW10 is a 6 pin blank and a KW1 is a 5 pin blank. If the cylinder can accept a 6 pin blank, more of the key is NOT going inside the plug- you might have to shorten the end of that KW10 so it will go...

Locksmithing: removing a double keyed handle, no screws, retainer
no screws, retainer, photos: Hello Steve, Without seeing the lock it sounds like you ll need a working key on the inside assembly, turn the key in the lock then press down on the retainer - the part you see that s about 1/4 . After that is depressed you can pull the knob off then...

Locksmithing: Safe with lost keys., dear sirs, safe company
dear sirs, safe company, china taiwan: Cam, This is an imported fire resistive safe, probably made in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, etc. Leader is probably the import company, not the manufactuer. The code for the keys should be the number stamped on the face of the key locks. The locks appear...

Locksmithing: Safe with S&G combination lock, thomas perry, combination lock
thomas perry, combination lock, greenleaf: ZT, You are describing an S&G 8500 series lock. The correct 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 stopping at zero - push and release the...

Locksmithing: Schlage Deadbolt, deadbolts, nightwatch
deadbolts, nightwatch, master lock: I would say yes, one way or another-is there a pin or something on the inside near the thumbturn? Some new deadbolts are coming out with a deadlatch feature, where the lock only unlocks from inside once the deadbolt is thrown, and the pin is push down from...

Locksmithing: Shlage Panic-Free exit, kwikset locks, kwickset
kwikset locks, kwickset, key safe: Hello Eric, As I probably mentioned in the other answer, Schlage and some other brands have this as standard on most of their locks for safety reasons. There is no way to override it. Kwikset doesn t have that feature which is why your Kwikset locks didn...

Locksmithing: Stack-on gun safe, jackass with safe, electronic lock
jackass with safe, electronic lock, locksmith: Manufacturer says to call a locksmith about drilling it sooooooo, call a locksmith about drilling it! Really! or fiddle with it yourself, search the Internet until someone tells you something that sounds good to you mess with it some more and pay...

Locksmithing: Stuck Latch Assemble, stuck latch-Kwikset, kwikset titan
stuck latch-Kwikset, kwikset titan: Ok you have 3 holes, right? The center hole where the lock spindle goes into the latch has two ears on the right side of the hole-pull these ears towards the hinges, and away from where the latch goes in the door frame. If it will not move, push, pull or...

Locksmithing: stuck shut 5 drawer harpers lateral filing cabinet, lateral filing cabinet, patent design
lateral filing cabinet, patent design, file cabinets: If you are not a service professional experienced with the locking mechanics of these types of file cabinets then you should call one, unless you plan on wasting a few weeks F$%^ing with it until you do destroy it and need to replace it. You were right to...

Locksmithing: trying to find old door knob, trying to find old door knob
trying to find old door knob: LORI lock also known as ILCO has a 2 backset on its deadbolts and some companies offer a 2 backset on door knobs; I would have to do some research to see if one is in fact available on the knobs. Unless you have a mortise lock; then I will advise you to...

Locksmithing: Unusual key replacement problem, Toyota Camry Key Blanks
Toyota Camry Key Blanks: The key blanks should be available from any locksmith supply house over the internet. I think Blue Dog Keys will probably sell you a few, or can tell you who will-www.bluedogkeys.com or: http://mysecuritypro.com/ sells to the general public when many...

Locksmithing: Vaults with no keys or combinations, greenleaf inc, vault doors
greenleaf inc, vault doors, safe doors: Jason, I m not sure what your are asking - If the safe/vault doors are open, the safe technician can do anything that you wish. He can set a new combo, determine the old combo, add locks, subtract locks, service the locks, etc, etc, etc. If the safe/vault...

Locksmithing: 1906 Herring Hall Marvin Safe, herring hall, orange county california
herring hall, orange county california, kerm: Brad, I have a couple of alternatives for you. Probably the best in your area is: Todd Kerm Professional Safe Cracking 760-805-2958 Todd covers the whole LA area. My second recommendation would be: Kevin at: Torrance Lock & Key 310-320-8840...

Locksmithing: 1920's Art Metal Safe, metal office furniture, storage containers
metal office furniture, storage containers, storage locker: Hank, Generally the answer is NO ! These safes were built as inexpensive office equipment, record storage containers. Art Metal Construction Company (AMCO) was in the business from 1888-1950, manufacturing metal office furniture. Unfortunatly, this...

Locksmithing: 1977 Mosler Safe SS#24955-141, backcover, mosler
backcover, mosler, mishap: Roger, There are a number of potential problems which each must be eliminated to figure out why the door won t open. 1. Does the lock unlock? Is the dial stopping in the same place it did prior to the mishap? If the lock is unlocking correctly,...

Locksmithing: 1977 Mosler Safe SS#24955-141, local security company, steel bolt
local security company, steel bolt, hard steel: Roger, Normal moving of the safe shouldn t cause the relocking device to activate, however slamming the door, or striking the door really hard can activate it. You may also have a different problem, you may have jammed, disconnected or dislocated part...

Locksmithing: Adesco Safe will not lock, hearts content, safe company
hearts content, safe company, locksmith: Linda, I assume that you are talking about a key locking dial . This lock is not designed to lock the safe up by itself, and continued attempts to lock it with the key could result in an expensive lockout. The purpose of the key locking dial is for...

Locksmithing: age of safe, gary hall, safe lock
gary hall, safe lock, serial number: Gary, Hall s Safe & Lock Company was in business from 1848 until 1892. based on your serial number this would place the date of manufacture around 1883-1885. Unfortunately We don t have any records available to give you an exact date so we have to extrapolate...

Locksmithing: Bernardini TRTL30x6 Safe, hens teeth, course alignment
hens teeth, course alignment, keyblanks: Kandace, Bernardini safes were built in Brazil, but are now out of business. I don t remember where they were getting their locks from or if they are still in business. I do have several of these locks but I don t know how many keys I have or what their...

Locksmithing: Big Mosler safe, professional rigging, rigging company
professional rigging, rigging company, concrete walls: Muneera, Construction companies are generally equipped to build stuff , what you need is a professional safe & vault company, or a professional rigging company. These companies are equipped to move large equipment like heavy safes. Generally cranes...

Locksmithing: Brinks 5054 Safe, key lock, sisco
key lock, sisco, two choices: Frank, The combination and key lock are separate locks. The answer is yes, the combination lock must be set to its correct series of numbers in order for the key lock to retract the door locking bolts. If you were using the safe with the key only, this...

Locksmithing: Cary Floor Safe, hidden compartments, hidden compartment
hidden compartments, hidden compartment, half a dozen: Chris, I m not aware of Cary every building hidden compartments in any of their safes. I ve seen hundreds of them, and I currently have half a dozen of them in the shop. This doesn t mean that your grandfather couldn t have built in a hidden compartment,...

Locksmithing: Cemetery Mausoleum Vault Key, cemetery mausoleum, safety deposit box
cemetery mausoleum, safety deposit box, key blanks: Facinating key I must say; to my knowledge none of the books I have on key blanks lists this blank. Probably it was only available by special order from Sargent. Try to contact Blue Dog Keys; they are known for having hard to find key blanks and somehow I...

Locksmithing: Champion Safe, kaba mas, lagard
kaba mas, lagard, digit combination: Leeisa, The lock on your safe is an LG Basic from LaGard. You can find instructions for your lock at the following web page: http://www.kaba-mas.com/a.php?page=lagard_install_operation The changing instructions are as follows: 1. Only change...

Locksmithing: Chubb safe combination reset, chalmers united church, mechanical locks
chalmers united church, mechanical locks, lever assembly: Jerry, The S&G 6700 series lock requires a special tool to change or reset the combination. While you can disassemble the lock to recover the existing combination, I would recommend that you have a safe technician inspect it, service and reset the combination....

Locksmithing: cannon ball safe, countless memories, cannon ball
countless memories, cannon ball, savta: Steve, Your kidding right? Where is the best place to find parts for a 120 year old safe? There probably haven t been parts available, without stripping another safe, for at least 80 or so years. If you don t have a friend that is a machinist, then...

Locksmithing: cary safe, equivlant, lb range
equivlant, lb range, foot steel: Jerry, Sorry but the only accurate way to give you a weight would be to weigh the safe. There are no manufacture data sheets available that would give us the weights that the manufacture claimed for the various models. There are some numbers that...

Locksmithing: DEXTER SAFE, slide bolts, correct position
slide bolts, correct position, mechanical problems: Ronnie, Many safes are made with detent devices built in to restrict the movement of the bolt work when the door is open. They only allow the movement of the bolt work when the door is closed. Without examing your safe to determine what your problem...

Locksmithing: Dexter closet handle removal, dexter/weiser door knob removal
dexter/weiser door knob removal: Get a strong flashlight, and observe the inside door knob between the knob and rose that attaches to the door. There should be a small flat pin you can push in on and pull off the knob. Then pry up the rose under that to expose the screws for removal...

Locksmithing: Diebold safe maodel 13, subtracting numbers, safe company
subtracting numbers, safe company, problems solutions: Chris, Laying it on its back shouldn t hurt the lock or bolt work, however dropping it on it s back could cause some problems. The problem may also be something inside the safe that has shifted and is jamming the door or bolt work. This would be in the...

Locksmithing: Diebold vault door, engraving company, diebolt
engraving company, diebolt, acid etching: Most of the older stuff was all nickel plated. I m not sure when chrome plating started. Acid etching is different than engraving or some other styles of decorative metal work as it doesn t go as deep and will be lost during replating. Have the piece...

Locksmithing: Dominion Safe, combination dial, index mark
combination dial, index mark, o clock: Laura, there are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: Incorrect dialing sequence, Incorrect combination, and, Mechanical problems. First off, the dialing sequence for an S&G lock is: 4 times left to the first number (29) 3 times right...

Locksmithing: Double Cylinder Lock Removal, high quality security, cylinder lock
high quality security, cylinder lock, double cylinder: Yes absolutely in fact I have dealt with this problem over and over as I am sure many locksmiths in your area may also, so simply give a call to you local locksmith, it may not be FREE or CHEEP but it will be right and it might well save you , ( as you have...

Locksmithing: Drilling a Rand Safe, wheel drift, landover md
wheel drift, landover md, correct combination: Vincent, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open, Incorrect combination, Incorrect dialing sequence, Mechanical problems. If they have the correct combination but it will not open, then chances are they are either dialing it incorrectly,...

Locksmithing: dexter deadbolt removal, double cylinder deadbolt, screws
double cylinder deadbolt, screws, dexter: Need a photo to be sure, but I imagine its driven into the screw heads to hide them, and keep you from unscrewing them. You replacing it, right? If you cannot pry them out with a knife tip, drill them out with a small bit, very slowly. The inside should come...

Locksmithing: Eagle safe, safe lock, mechanical problems
safe lock, mechanical problems, safes: Vishal, Too bad you didn t get hold of me a couple of years ago, I spent 1-1/2 year in Kuwait (2004-2006). There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: Incorrect combination, Incorrect dialing sequence, mechanical problems. Based on...

Locksmithing: Electronic Sentry Safe will not Open, sentry safe, safe company
sentry safe, safe company, correct combination: Howard, check to make sure the batteries are fresh. Assuming that you have the correct combination if there is enough power the lock shood open. If the combination is not correct then the lock won t open. If this doesn t help, then I would recommend...

Locksmithing: Fire Proof File Cabinet, fire proof file cabinet, key code
fire proof file cabinet, key code, key lock: Emmit, Most locksmiths should be able to make you a key for this lock, or provide you with a replacement lock. Check the face of the lock for a key code number. Most Chicago file cabinet key locks have this key code stamped on the face of the lock....

Locksmithing: 1920's Art Metal Safe, art metal, metal construction
Locksmithing: 1920's Art Metal Safe, art metal, metal construction, construction co

Locksmithing: Keil Key Duplicating Machine, automatic scrubber, key machines
Locksmithing: Keil Key Duplicating Machine, automatic scrubber, key machines, ebay

Locksmithing: Old Government FiIing Cabinet Safe Combination
Locksmithing: Old Government FiIing Cabinet Safe Combination

Locksmithing: Removing a mosler vault door
Locksmithing: Removing a mosler vault door

Locksmithing: Safe combination, last week
Locksmithing: Safe combination, last week

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, goodrich road, person information
Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, goodrich road, person information, e mail

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, goodrich road, person information
Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, goodrich road, person information, e mail

Locksmithing: find combination to old mosler safe, mosler safe, index mark
mosler safe, index mark, time right: Michael, Your serial number would indicate your safe would have been built around 1909 (between 1908-1910). First off, I would recommend that you have a safe technician check out your lock and safe to ensure that it will work correctly. It can be cleaned...

Locksmithing: found safe key, herring hall, safe deposit box
herring hall, safe deposit box, executor of the estate: Pete, The Hermann Safe company sold a lot of equipment, much of which was manufactured by other companies, mainly Mosler and Herring-Hall Marvin. Your key could go to something in the house or it could go to a safe deposit box at a bank that your cousin...

Locksmithing: Gardall lock, gun safe, zone area
gun safe, zone area, open position: Sean, This is one of the reasons that I never recommend someone attempting to reset their combination, or work on the locks themselves. In general most locksmiths don t have the knowledge or training to work on these locks correctly either. There are...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe Co., safe co, vaults
safe co, vaults, combinations: Tiffany, as Gary is no longer in business as a safe manufacture, getting the original combination is going to be difficult. This limits you down to trying the 1,000,000 possible combinations yourself, or contacting a local safe technician to open the...

Locksmithing: gary safe - 2 door dial safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, number 63: Bill, The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number (81) 3 times right to the second number (96) 2 times left to the third number (63) 1 time right, slowly until the dial stops (between 90-0). The second combination seems to...

Locksmithing: grandpa`s old safe, cal 36, dave simpson
cal 36, dave simpson, urban co: David, Your safe was built between 1888-1891, in Hamilton, Ohio. It was probably sold out of a Los Angles office. There are no records available that would show who the safe was sold to or when. If you don t have copies of your grandfathers records,...

Locksmithing: Help Open Safe, combination dial, combination card
combination dial, combination card, hamilton ohio: Danielle, Many of the Hall s safes used what we term a direct drive tail piece lock. In these locks the dial will not stop at the last turn, you would stop at the final number, in your case it may be 96, and then turn the handle. You can tell if you...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin safe replacement key, herring hall, safe companies
herring hall, safe companies, key blanks: Pattie, Key blanks for these locks don t really exist any more. This doesn t mean that duplicates or replacements can t be made but they probably won t be original. You have a couple of choices, though I have some recommendations. Because most locksmiths...

Locksmithing: johnson floor safe, greenleaf, flea market
greenleaf, flea market, sargent: Mark, Sorry, Sargent & Greenleaf made the 4160 series lock specifically for JP. When they (JP) went out of business in 1984 the lock was discontinued. Similarly there are no tubes available either. I m not sure what you are asking for when you...

Locksmithing: Keil Key Duplicating Machine, key machines, key blanks
key machines, key blanks, e bay: Mag, I would possibly check with the Associated Locksmiths of America (www.aloa.org), or possibly your local state locksmiths organizations to see if anyone is interested. Most locksmiths are only interested in items that can make them money and generally...

Locksmithing: Key only turns the lock half way, Schlage deadbolt-wont unlock
Schlage deadbolt-wont unlock: One of several things is going on, in order of most likely-ness: 1. Door hinges are sagging causing the bolt to hang up on the strike in the door frame; lift the door with a foot on a crowbar under the door, while turning the key. 2. BOTH tailpieces on both...

Locksmithing: keep a deadlatch unlocked, deadbolt, locksmith
deadbolt, locksmith, latch: Since you did not include a photo, I am assuming it is a hospital paddle with a latch, and no lock on that part? If so, specify to your locksmith you need a Passage LEVERSET for your door. In other words if there is no other way of keeping it unlocked; it...

Locksmithing: Liberty Gun Safe- Lost Combo, psychic hot line, 4 digits
psychic hot line, 4 digits, time right: Josh, The 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 to until the dial stops (around 90-95). The serial number should be on the back of the safe....

Locksmithing: LOCK, filing cabinets, locksmith shop
filing cabinets, locksmith shop, drawer unit: Ken, First off a class D unit is a container not a safe. Generally these were filing cabinets. A class D container would have been tested to provide 1 hour of fire resistance (not FIREPROOFING). This unit also did not receive the impact testing that...

Locksmithing: Lock Removal, universal storage, metal cabinet
universal storage, metal cabinet, wafer: It might not come out. If it can press down on the last wafer in the lock;this is usually the retaining wafer in a wafer lock. Even when the lock is picked, the cylinder won t remove until the retaining wafer is pressed down;done normally with a type of core...

Locksmithing: Locked--No Key, safes, otc
safes, otc, thumb: Yvonne, Sorry, but I don t understand what you have? I m assuming that it is an old olive green safe, but I m not sure. Could you be more specific and or send me a photo of the item. Note: I only answer questions on safes! If this is a locksmithing...

Locksmithing: Locksmith/GSA Approved Mosler Security Container, lightning bolt, lightening bolt
lightning bolt, lightening bolt, lightning bolts: Sheliah, I have double checked the operations manuals for the X07, X08 & X09 locks, none of them have different size lightning bolts. The X07 will display the lightning bolt when an incorrect dialing attempt or combination is tried. Dialing left (ccw)...

Locksmithing: Lost combo & keys, ft lewis wa, rancho dominguez ca
ft lewis wa, rancho dominguez ca, hayward ca 94544: Mike, Sorry, but I m not a locksmith, our company deals strictly with safes. You can try contacting Sisco at: Sisco (Honeywell) 2835 E. Ana Street Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 Phone: (800) 223-8566 Fax: (310) 638-6489 customerservice@siscoproducts.com....

Locksmithing: Lost keys & combination, sentry safes, key number
sentry safes, key number, sisco: Mike, I m not sure what you are asking for? We are not a manufacture and therefore do not have access to their records. If you have a Sentry Safe, you would need to contact them at: 800-828-1438 If you have a Sisco or Honeywell safe you would...

Locksmithing: lock freezing up, maintenance issue, correct tools
maintenance issue, correct tools, western nevada: Kathy, Don t force it, this is a maintenance issue. If the last wheel is jammed or frozen onto the wheel post, forcing it could cause more problems. You ARE going to need a safe technician to take care of this problem. If you don t have a safe tech...

Locksmithing: Which locks, professional locksmith, hazard check
professional locksmith, hazard check, schlage locks: Yes, Schlage is a better lock; is the backset longer on the new locks? Most of them, can be ajusted to the correct bolt size;from 2 3/8 to 2 3/4 , for example. On a fire door, it is normally illegal to add a deadbolt, because it is a fire hazard. Check with...

Locksmithing: looking for door, west coast location, hayward ca 94544
west coast location, hayward ca 94544, department security: Suzie, Yes we can help you out. You need to call our office and talk to the sales department. Security Safe 1753 Addison Way, Hayward, CA 94544 800-326-4224 you can also check us out at www.securitysafeusa.com or www.securitysafeintl.com And...

Locksmithing: lost key to a 1968 rambler, amc rambler, limited cars
amc rambler, limited cars, old keys: Absolutely call a local service provider there are a number of options, new cylinders, re-coding your locks to new keys entirely (preventing the old keys from working) or simply decoding your locks and cutting new keys by code! http://www.HarringtonsLocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: lost key, File cabinet key
File cabinet key: From any locksmith- look on the lock face and get the code numbers/letters located there. Call a local locksmith shop and ask them to make you a file cabinet key by code , go pay for it and pick it up. Should be just that easy if there is a code on the lock...

Locksmithing: lost key, rancho dominguez ca, brinks safe
rancho dominguez ca, brinks safe, lost key: Boulden, Sisco no longer makes the Brinks model safes, they are now called Honeywell safes. You can contact them at: 2835 E. Ana Street Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221 Phone: (800) 223-8566 Fax: (310) 638-6489 Hope this helps Andy ...

Locksmithing: Manipulation question, safe cracking, stethoscope
safe cracking, stethoscope, locksmith: Newman, If manipulation was as easy as they make it seem on TV or in some of the online articles EVERY locksmith would be doing it, yet fewer than 1% understand and use this art. In order to understand or begin to learn manipulation you have to understand...

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Locksmithing: Are Mesa safes any good, ul labels, burglar proof
ul labels, burglar proof, ul ratings: PM, You have to be a little more specific than asking a vague question such as are their safes any good ? If you have a SPECIFIC model in mind, I can then discuss its qualities, either good or bad. To my knowledge Mesa Safe doesn t manufacture TRTL...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, combinations, thanks for your help
combinations, thanks for your help: Bill, Your safe was built around 1902. Unfortunately MOSLER is out of business and none of their records are available any longer. Manufactures DO NOT publish their records or lists of combinations so once they are gone so is the information. If...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, burglary protection, security requirements
burglary protection, security requirements, safes: Crystal, First off, Mosler has been out of business since 2001, so there is no place to go to trace the combination. The SMNA label on the safe only indicates that the door is a 1 hour FIRE resistive door. This is not a burglary resistive door. SMNA...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, local drug store, kind oil
local drug store, kind oil, restoration companies: Chris, The number on your handle would indicate that your safe would have been built around 1904. Most of the art work on the safes were one of a kind oil paintings. These were not decals, and unless you have a photo there are no pictures of the original...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Serial # 162731, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Peter, 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 dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors, cabinetry and...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safes, mosler safes, safe company
mosler safes, safe company, interior detail: Mark in Fairfax, Yeah, I m not sure recombined is a word either! I guess if you combine something, and then take the ingredients apart, and then recombine them, it would be a correct use of the term, but not in the context of resetting the combination...

Locksmithing: Mosler Walki-In Safe 30 - 40, safe company, walki
safe company, walki, bolt: Karen, This is going to be a hands on repair, requiring diagnostics to figure out what the problem is. If the vault door was operating properly, you probably wouldn t have this problem. There are a number of things that can be wrong, from something...

Locksmithing: master keying, master keying, change key
master keying, change key, line thanks: Ok-do any of the operating keys work on any of the locks you changed? Not the master key but the user keys? Check your bitting list; when you inserted the master pins they should line up in the plug visually,on the plug shearline, when you insert both keys....

Locksmithing: meilink lever action safe dialing procedure, index mark, proper terminology
index mark, proper terminology, o clock: Jay, I m not sure what you are talking about. I m not sure where you are getting your Terms . There is no such thing as a lever action safe , and at what point in the procedure the level (lever) should be pulled . send me a photo of your safe,...

Locksmithing: meilink safe #35, "B" rate, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Jeannette, 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 dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors, cabinetry...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, concrete walls, local construction
concrete walls, local construction, state of art: Q: I wish I can open it because I m curious. A: Call a locksmith and have it opened Q: Can t they break the concrete walls around it and pull it out?? A: This is obviously a question best asked of the service provider removing the safe from the site,...

Locksmithing: mosler vault door, rust removal, delivery fee
rust removal, delivery fee, stevan: Stevan, While this is a really nice door, there are some problem areas that you need to be aware of if you decide to buy it. Obviously the seller is trying to blow smoke up someones skirt inorder to make the sale. The gear is not a SIMPLE pattern...

Locksmithing: I need a key and combination, Sisco, Honeywell
Sisco, Honeywell, Brinks: Samantha, You can contact Sisco Products (or Honeywell safes) at: Though your safe was manufactured by SISCO systems. Their current product is a Honeywell safe . You can contact them at: Sisco (Honeywell) 2835 E. Ana Street Rancho Dominguez,...

Locksmithing: Old Barney Buckley Safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, safe company: Bob, Sorry, but the reason you can t find anything out about your safe on the web is that Barney Buckley was probably an owner. It was a practice in the 1800 s and early 1900 s to paint the name of the safe owner on the top of the safe. It made the safe...

Locksmithing: Old Government FiIing Cabinet Safe Combination, butterfly knob, index mark
butterfly knob, index mark, mosler: Paul, First off, there is no such thing as a Default setting ! A default setting would be something that the lock would revert back to on its own for what ever reason. Locks do not have this ability. The combination that you are refering to was picked...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler Safe, deceased father, two choices
deceased father, two choices, drawers: Didi, Well the good news is that the safe is locked open. The cost to open and repair the safe might be more than the safe is worth. Servicing and/or recovering the combination to the safe are relatively easy. You have two choices, you can take the...

Locksmithing: Older door with panelled doorknob, replacement knobs, mortise locks
replacement knobs, mortise locks, rectangular metal: For starters I would have to ask you what kind of store you are shopping it? You definitely aren t going to find this type of hardware in a department store. If you want replacement Knobs you can order them or purchase them from a Locksmith, or you could...

Locksmithing: Opening a herring hall marvin co. safe, herring hall, dodge iowa
herring hall, dodge iowa, safe companies: Doc, Without a combination you will need a safe technician. I m not sure if there are going to any professional safe companies in your area. Check your local yellow pages under safes & vaults for local companies. You can also check out www.savta.org,...

Locksmithing: Opening an old safe (Victor Safe & Lock Co.), safe locks, combination dial
safe locks, combination dial, corelation: Amy, You can certainly try the sequence out. You have to understand that manufactures never ever, ever, ever, ever release lists of their combinations. If they are still in business you can sometimes contact them to obtain the original combo that YOUR...

Locksmithing: Opening a Pro-Steel security safe, security vault, index mark
security vault, index mark, o clock: Elizabeth, The dialing sequence for your lock should be 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 until the dial stops. Left is counter clockwise, Right is clockwise....

Locksmithing: Opening a Shaw Walker safe, shaw walker, safe companies
shaw walker, safe companies, stress reliever: Hunter, In order to rate, identify, or evaluate your safe I am going to need pictures. Evaluation photos should consist of full exterior / interior views, and detail photos of the dial, handles, hinges & acorns, wheels or castors, locks and bolt work (you...

Locksmithing: open old victor safe, morgan hill ca, hayward ca
morgan hill ca, hayward ca, storage unit: Eugene, Piece of cake - you just happen to be in our service area. I have a couple of options for you: First option: We come to your location, open and repair the safe. Cost is $300 to open the safe plus a $85 mobile service charge. Second option:...

Locksmithing: pick proof lock, Master high security padlock
Master high security padlock: Kathy I would tell you Assa Abloy makes an excellent padlock which is nearly pick proof.Although Abus is a great lock, however it is not one that is high security. What kind of application are you using it on? A shed, file cabinet or? Is it being used near...

Locksmithing: pro series electronic safe low / dead battery, apples and oranges, battery supply
apples and oranges, battery supply, dead battery: Windell, Unfortunately a number of manufactures use the name Pro-Series , so I ll need a little more info. Safe manufacture: Lock manufacture: Note: Safe manufactures generally use several different types of locks, so if you can t identify the manufactures...

Locksmithing: Removing mosler vault door, east orange new jersey, orange new jersey
east orange new jersey, orange new jersey, vault: Samir, I m not sure of a company in that particular area, but I would recommend that you contact either Empire Safe, or Acme Safe, both are in the New York area. If they can t help you they may know of someone in your area. Empire Safe - 800-543-5412...

Locksmithing: Removing a mosler vault door, vault doors, rigging equipment
vault doors, rigging equipment, work andy: Samir, Depending on the vault door that you have installed, it could easily be between $3000 to $20,000 to have the door removed. Simple vault doors would of course be in the lower range. If the same door is grouted in place however, the price could...

Locksmithing: remington rand safe, remington rand, g locks
remington rand, g locks, fiberoptic scope: Jim, I m not sure what 11 combinations you are refering to? The S&G locks have the capability of 1,000,000 possible combination variations, and the 4 wheel lock versions have 100 million possible combinations. If you don t have a combination for...

Locksmithing: removal of Lori deadbolt, Lori Deadbolt removal
Lori Deadbolt removal: You need a special allen wrench available from a locksmith supply house;contact either a locksmith, or locksmith supply house there in canada that sells Lori/Ilco locks. Because these are considered high security locks, I cannot be more helpful to you in this...

Locksmithing: restoration of hhm safe, gypsum plaster, plaster of paris
gypsum plaster, plaster of paris, insulation material: David, I doubt that you had straight gypsum. They generally used a mixture of fire resistive materials which included gypsum, plaster of paris, alum and general purpose mortar. As your safe is over 50 years old, it doesn t meet current fire resistive...

Locksmithing: S&G 8500 lock, three wheels, misaligned
three wheels, misaligned, number 3: ZT, As I mentioned in the last post - the final action after pressing and releasing the dial, turning the dial to the right to stop, is the necessary action that retracts the lock bolt. Pressing and releasing the dial only engages the lever and cam assyemblies,...

Locksmithing: S&G Lock Set, commercial safes, safe locks
commercial safes, safe locks, maintenance issue: Doug, This is probably a maintenance issue. Safe locks need regular service to work for long periods, generally every year for commercial safes and every 3-4 years for residential safes. If you haven t had it serviced in awhile, and it has been bumped...

Locksmithing: Safe combination, apples to apples, metal plaque
apples to apples, metal plaque, file cabinet: Gwindylyn, First off, I have to say, that is a very lovely name. Send me a photo of the dial and the lock so that I know which one we are talking about. Then we can discuss it apples to apples, not apples to oranges. send the pics to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com...

Locksmithing: Safe Fire Ratings, fire ratings, fire rating
fire ratings, fire rating, temporary storage: Jim, Unless they are insulated and have a separate rating, Class 5 & 6 containers DO NOT have any fire resistance. These units are built for the government for temporary storage of classified or secret documents. The government is not as concerned with...

Locksmithing: Safe lock, locksmith company, safe companies
locksmith company, safe companies, safe company: Dominique, Most Safemen are also locksmiths, but few locksmiths are also safe men. I would recommend using a local safe company than a strictly locksmith company. The safe companies will have a better idea what they need to do to open and/or make a key...

Locksmithing: Scorpion Deadbolt with adjustable backset, offshore product, backset
offshore product, backset, deadbolt: Contact the supplier you purchased from. I do not think you were supposed to REMOVE any little pin . This is an offshore product I have not used in years so I can t comment but I would going back to the dealer you purchased from. I would have recommend...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Floor Safe, shaw walker, informal evaluations
shaw walker, informal evaluations, damage photos: Bonnie, Generally Shaw Walker cabinets don t hold a lot of value. They were built as inexpensive office equipment. In order to rate, identify, or evaluate your safe I am going to need pictures. Evaluation photos should consist of full exterior / interior...

Locksmithing: SISCO Protector Firesafe model 1190, bathroom cabinetry, intellectual property international
bathroom cabinetry, intellectual property international, safe company: Misty, If the SISCO info that I previously provided is no longer good, then they have either gone out of business or have changed all of their info. If you want a key made then you will need to get a locksmith or safe tech to pick the lock or impression...

Locksmithing: Silas C. Herring, Maker Safe, detail photos, interior detail
detail photos, interior detail, semi circle: Melton, the first item of business is to see what you have. I ll need photos of the safe to determine what your next course of action should be. In order to identify your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include full exterior and interior....

Locksmithing: Smallest/Lightest TL & Fire rated safe, department www, concrete floor
department www, concrete floor, safes: Alp, check out: http://www.amsecusa.com/composite-safe-am-vault.htm The smallest TL-15 composite safe with two hour fire protection that I m aware of would be AMSEC s CE1814 AmVault safe. Weight of this safe is 700 lbs. Note: Any safe weighing...

Locksmithing: STAR safe, floor safes, star floor
floor safes, star floor, index mark: Nicole, I always caution people NOT to read other postings and assume that their safe is the same or even similar. Most manufactures tend to make a lot of different models, and that is the case with your safe. The model that uses the push-in dial is...

Locksmithing: My safe, release mechanism, oklahoma university
release mechanism, oklahoma university, local shop: If this is a Dial combination safe........The only advise I can give you is to slowly and accurately dial your combination stopping on the last number, before you turn to open tap the door with a soft mallet or the heel of you palm. this my help the fence...

Locksmithing: safe age, rarity, market for removed safe deposit boxes, safe deposit boxes, safe locks
safe deposit boxes, safe locks, multply: Kirk, Yes we use Underwood s safe for many obsolete locks. This is who I would have directed you to for parts or to part out your boxes. Good luck, Andy Kirk, Unless you have actually weighed the safe, I tend to doubt the 8000 lbs....

Locksmithing: safe combination, herring hall, safe companies
herring hall, safe companies, combination lock: Bill, The top round door is either a C-rated door, or a TL-15 door. Cost to open and repair it should be around: C-rating: $350-$500 TL-15 (E)rating: $500-$750 Depending on how you plan to use it may or may not make it worthwhile. ...

Locksmithing: safe door, cin ohio, informal evaluation
cin ohio, informal evaluation, detail photos: Ken, I m not sure what you are requesting when you say the story behind it ? Exactly what are you looking for? If you want the individual history of this particular door then you will have to search down the previous owners and question them. MacNeale...

Locksmithing: safe mfg., informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Peter, without seeing the door I would have to guess. sounds like you have a Mosler fire safe with a receding door, but I ll have to see it to verify this. If it is they were made during the 1940 s thorough the 1950 s. In order to identify, evaluate...

Locksmithing: shaw walker safee, shaw walker, diagnostic problems
shaw walker, diagnostic problems, bottom drawer: Janice, There should be a locking mechanism that connects the top and bottom drawer, securing them when locked. It should be on the left side inside. If this mechanism isn t moving freely then the drawer may not unlock. The drawer may also simply be...

Locksmithing: Towers Sears & Roebuck Safe, sears roebuck, fire class
sears roebuck, fire class, serial c: It is worth what ever you can find someone to pay. The deciding factors for the value of used safes are basically Construction? Type of locking mechanism? Type of bolt works? Level of security? and Manufacture? Used department store fire safes aren t generally...

Locksmithing: tower safe from sears, lagard, time right
lagard, time right, number 3: Stuart, If the lock is an S&G, Federal or Lagard the dialing sequence would 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 90-95) If the lock...

Locksmithing: trouble opening floor safe, boiler room, problem occured
boiler room, problem occured, mechanical trouble: John, There could be a number of problems causing this mechanical trouble. It could be rust, or it could be something jamming the bolt work. Pressure on the bolt work forcing into the lock could potentially jam the lock up. Unfortunately problems like...

Locksmithing: trouble opening safe, yale lock, index mark
yale lock, index mark, o clock: Brady, If the lock is a Sargent & Greenleaf lock the sequence will 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, If the lock is a Yale lock the sequence...

Locksmithing: Unable to Open Aaron Safe, index mark, digit combination
index mark, digit combination, correct combination: Paul, I m not sure what you have. I m not aware of a safe manufacture called Aaron . I will need to see pictures of the safe to determine what you have so that I can help you. Generally though the dialing sequence would be: 4 times left to the first...

Locksmithing: HOW TO USE COMBINATION, index mark, mark andy
index mark, mark andy, number 3: Mike, 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. If this doesn t work, reverse the directions or: RLRL instead...

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, safe company, serial c
safe company, serial c, lable: Dena, Vanguard was a brand that was sold by Sears, 20-25 years ago. It was probably an import with a lable for Sears. As there is no original company to go back to, I doubt that you are going to find the original combination. You will need to take...

Locksmithing: Vanguard VS-75 Safe, serial c, best bet
serial c, best bet, local shop: Your best bet would be to call a service professional out to your house or bring the safe ( if possible) into a local shop. Sears like many large department stores has sold product manufactured by various companies and to be honest I have no idea what you...

Locksmithing: victor safe, change locks, tic marks
change locks, tic marks, index mark: Lee, I don t know where you came up with the notion that your original combination is on file somewhere. Unfortunately, there are people out there that pass on useless info about all sorts of subjects. In answer to your question, yes, manufactures DO...

Locksmithing: victor safe, yale lock, mother inlaw
yale lock, mother inlaw, safe lock: Josh, Generally Yale locks dial up 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 until the dial stops, around 10). DO NOT CLOSE AND LOCK THE DOOR, UNTIL YOU HAVE...

Locksmithing: victory safes, reading responses, favorable results
reading responses, favorable results, sequence numbers: Lee, The patent date generally refers to the lock not the safe. It is also not the manufacture date as the item can be made for many years after the patent date. Victor made a lot of safes, and used a lot of different styles of locks over the years....

Locksmithing: Winchester Gun Safe mechanical to eletronic lock, electronic locks, digital locks
electronic locks, digital locks, dial lock: Jeremy, Congratulations, I knew you could do it. if the door operates correctly when it is open, then the problem has to do with the way the door is closing, either something is getting caught in the door jamb, or possibly one of the shelves is pressing...

Locksmithing: 1960s mobile home 1 1/8" thick entry door lock, diameter holes, rv supply
diameter holes, rv supply, backset: Photos are very helpful-does it have the standard 2 and 3/8 backset? is the hole 2 in diameter or larger? You can buy a thin door kit adapter from Kwikset if youre holes are otherwise standard sizes. If not, try a Schlage B300 or so-the diameter holes are...

Locksmithing: Amsec hs6743, time lol, hinge
time lol, hinge, bolts: Jeremy, I ll have to check with the factory on Monday. The photo that I have shows 5 down the opening edge and at least 1 on the top and 1 on the bottom. Based on their placement I would imagine that there would be two on the top and two on the bottom...

Locksmithing: ART METAL DESK, metal desk, locksmith shop
metal desk, locksmith shop, art metal: Mac, This should be either a Yale code, or a Chicago code (probably Chicago). You should be able to have a new key made at any reputable locksmith shop. Call them up first to see if they do keys by code and what the charge would be. The larger lock...

Locksmithing: antique Mosler safe, safe company, liability reasons
safe company, liability reasons, safe lock: Eklektiques Antiques Your Mosler would have been built around 1909. Gustave Mosler & Fred Bahmann started building safess around 1867 as the Mosler Bahmann Safe Company. This company continued until shortly after Mosler s death in 1874. The Heirs of...

Locksmithing: antique safe, informal evaluations, hammond company
informal evaluations, hammond company, damage photos: Seth, Adams, Hammond & Company were one of the holders of the Wilder s patent from around 1843 thru at least 1847. The company was succeeded by William Adams and Company who continued to manufacture safes under the Wilders patent into at least the mid...

Locksmithing: Brinks Safe, professional locksmith, costco
professional locksmith, costco, fiance: Local locksmiths have no idea ???? Are you sure you had a Locksmith at your home? or did you make a phone call for advice over the phone? I am sorry but safe opening is not something I give advice on except to say CALL A LOCKSMITH! Have them come...

Locksmithing: Buying a Used Safe with no combination, safe company, search fee
safe company, search fee, bob bob: Bob Yes, you could contact the manufacture to see if they have the original combination, however there is no guarantee that the combo has never been changed. Most of these companies charge a record search fee, which is still cheaper than having a safe...

Locksmithing: broken lever lock release, lever lock, diy project
lever lock, diy project, fire king: Isthis a data safe? Is this made by Fire King? Anyway it goes,you need to CALL a locksmith-this is NOT a DIY project. I assume you have a data safe, so my suggestion is find the brand and model number before you call to get a good idea of the replacement costs...

Locksmithing: Carey Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, correct combination: Mort, The dialing sequence for your Cary Safe 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 until the dial stops. Note: Left...

Locksmithing: Cary safe, fiberoptic scope, co export
fiberoptic scope, co export, export model: Carol, Sorry but there are no records of original combinations available, and the manufacture has been out of business since 1929. Based on the serial number, I would put the date of manufacture during the late 1920 s. You will need a trained safe technician...

Locksmithing: Changing Diplomat safe code, korea phone, busan
korea phone, busan, safes: Sammar, They have changed the types of locks they use on their safes over the years so I would recommend that you contact the factory directly with the model and serial number of your safe to get the instructions for you safe. Diplomat Safe Ltd. [Korea]...

Locksmithing: Cole file cabinet with a safe, safe company, single mom
safe company, single mom, cranston ri: Janell, You can try the manfacture, but there is no guarantee that they will still have a record of the combination, you will need a serial number. You can contact them at: Cole Cabinet Inc www.colecabinets.com 530 Wellington Avenue Cranston, RI...

Locksmithing: Cole sequence w/combination, cabinet locks, index mark
cabinet locks, index mark, correct numbers: Tom, These little cabinet locks can be a pain in the ..., well you know what I mean! These aren t really safes, just a locker for temporary storage. the dialing sequence will either be: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: combination deadbolts, access control products, dead bolt
access control products, dead bolt, unican: http://www.kaba-ilco.com/access_control/products/simplex_7100.aspx Unican 7000 series, they are usually in stock in Silver and Brass, I have had them plated in Venetian Bronze and Oil Rubbed before. Don t even ask me about the Schlage line you can find...

Locksmithing: combo lock, shaw walker, deuss
shaw walker, deuss, key lock: When it comes to gaining entry, manipulating, picking or bypassing locks and locking mechanisms I do not give out this information on the net. It is both irresponsible and bad ethics. You should call a locksmith, they will get you in and make you keys or find...

Locksmithing: Diebold DL-15, digital locks, button combo
digital locks, button combo, time lock: Greg, The safe rating is TL-15 not DL-15. This is a UL tested safe to resist 15 minutes of UL burglary attempts. In the photo the door locking bolts are retracted. If you are trying to test the door while it is open you are going to have a problem...

Locksmithing: Diebold lock Patent 1871, record safes, detail photos
record safes, detail photos, interior detail: Daniel, The patent date only indicates when the patent was accepted and doesn t indicate manufacturing dates for the lock or the safe. We do know that obviously the lock could not have been manufactured prior to this date, and therefore could not have...

Locksmithing: deadbolt removal, screw holes, screws
screw holes, screws, baldwin: The screws are under the cover plate on the inside, either remove the thumbturn by loosening a set screw that hold it on or if it is a double sided lock then remove the inside plate that covers the cylinder. I am not familiar with the lock in question Baldwin...

Locksmithing: How to detach a USCAN Safe From Floor, safe company, locksmith
safe company, locksmith, thanks in advance: Call the original service provider that installed it, sounds like he did a good job to me, He could likely install it in your new home as well and change or re-key your locks at the same time. Kill 3 birds with one stone! If you don t remember who it was and...

Locksmithing: diebold LeFebure safe won't open, emergency power supply, car port
emergency power supply, car port, battery compartment: Ricky, The emergency power device is located on the key pad. To the left of the numbers are two silver terminals - apply a 9vdc battery to these terminals. While holding the battery in contact, input your code and then rotate the dial to open. Once the...

Locksmithing: How to disable ancient Schlage locks?, push button lock, schlage locks
push button lock, schlage locks, mortise locks: REPLACE IT! You have a common knobset, easily replacable with an $8.99 passage set from any hardware store-make sure the knobs have nothing at all on both sides;no key, no button etc. and match the latch size to the one you already have. Most are adjustable...

Locksmithing: E-lock, security products inc, e lock
security products inc, e lock, elock: Buddy, The e-lock in use on your safe is probably the GSP lock made for Granite Security Products, the actual manufacture or your Winchester Safe. If you lose your code you can fax a notarized letter which states that you are the owner of the safe,...

Locksmithing: Failed safe lock mechanism, fireproof safe, safe lock
fireproof safe, safe lock, number combination: Don, As Diebold didn t acquire the York Safe Company until 1946 (closed down around 1959) if the safe has both labels, it is either a York Safe sold by Diebold, or it isn t nearly as old as you think. Cost to open and repair your safe should be in the...

Locksmithing: Fair price, greenleaf inc, knowledge records
greenleaf inc, knowledge records, detail photos: Elizabeth, To the best of my knowledge & records, Dominion Safe & Vault Company , was a distributor - not a manufacture. In order to identify your safe I will need to see photos of it. I would also like to see scans of your Dominion documents and letters....

Locksmithing: Firesafes and Media, data boxes, excessive temperatures
data boxes, excessive temperatures, firesafes: Jeremy Sorry, but physical characteristics of different types of material is not my area of expertise. I can give you the basics as far as it concerns the use of fire safes vs data safes, but I have no way of knowing at what individual temperature a specific...

Locksmithing: Fort Knox Safe, dead air space, sure what type
dead air space, sure what type, youtube video: Jeremy, This is one question that I wish I didn t have to answer as everyone in the world is immediately going to suspect their safe and all of the manufactures will be up in arms about some of the comments. In truth the majority of burglaries are going...

Locksmithing: Fort Knox vs. Amsec safe, amsec safe, hs model
amsec safe, hs model, interior temperature: Jeremy, Its a little late to be asking if one is better than the other after you have already made the purchase, but as you have asked I ll go over them as best I can - remember that I am not a salesman, but a service tech - so I m not trying to SELL ...

Locksmithing: Cole sequence w/combination, good luck
Locksmithing: Cole sequence w/combination, good luck

Locksmithing: J&J taylor safe, notches, quick response
Locksmithing: J&J taylor safe, notches, quick response, fence

Locksmithing: can't get my electronic sentry safe open, lost confidence, small fortune
Locksmithing: can't get my electronic sentry safe open, lost confidence, small fortune, pat c

Locksmithing: floor safe, waste time
waste time: Call a locksmith or safe tech. Don t waste time playing around or letting friends try it out just call a professional, if you suspect that it has been tampered with it is better to get a service professional in to look at it before it becomes worse...

Locksmithing: found key, keyway, gold key
keyway, gold key, photo: More than likely-the do not duplicate also makes the key hard to identify,unless it was stamped on the key after it was cut. AC17 could also be an operating key that is part of a master keyed system. Meaning AC17 will only open the lock marked AC17. Without...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall Marvin Safe, herring hall, locksmith work
herring hall, locksmith work, safe company: Greg, As far as your question is the safe worth the expense only you can decide that. If you plan on using the safe, then having the extra room or extra security of the inner compartment would be a valuable asset. If you aren t going to use the safe,...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall safe, herring hall, safe companies
herring hall, safe companies, o clock: Ken, When you say no one seems to know how to get into it, are you discussing the people that you know, or have you actually talked to any real safe companies? If the picture is recent, and it appears it is, the safe looks like it is open right now....

Locksmithing: J&J taylor safe, j taylor, notches
j taylor, notches, locksmith: Alex, Sorry, but we do not give out drilling information or opening methods on this site. It is not our intention to teach people how to open safes. Nothing personal as even if you were a licensed registered locksmith or safe technician, the answer would...

Locksmithing: Liberty, lack luster, thick doors
lack luster, thick doors, amsec: Keith, I always start off stating the basics, and then allow you to make up your own mind. UL considers the minimum (and I want to emphasize MINIMUM) rating for burglary is a B rating which is basically: Door - Steel less than 1 thick, Body - less...

Locksmithing: liberty gun safe factory combination, security products inc, payson utah
security products inc, payson utah, mountain standard time: Neil, you will need to contact the Factory customer service at: E-mail them directly: customerservice@libertysafe.com Consumer Services Only-Toll Free Number: 800-247-5625 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard...

Locksmithing: Magnets and Gun Safes, magnetic stickers, stray currents
magnetic stickers, stray currents, electro magnet: jeremy, To my knowledge having magnetic stickers on the safe will not hurt or damage the electronic locks. Even having a high-powered magnet shouldn t cause a lot of problems, however an electro magnet may cause interference or problems in the locks operation....

Locksmithing: MeiLink safe, mechanical locks, digital locks
mechanical locks, digital locks, combination code: Jay, You didn t mention whether or not you have a mechanical lock (combination) or a digital lock (code). Mechanical locks DO NOT have default combinations. Digital locks DO NOT have default codes, however depending on the lock manufacture and/or programming,...

Locksmithing: Melink Safe, index mark, safe lock
index mark, safe lock, mechanical problem: George, There are only three reasons that a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing procedure, 3. Mechanical problems. sounds like you have the correct combo and have dialed it correctly in the past, so this leads...

Locksmithing: Morris Ireland safe CO, safe co, safe company
safe co, safe company, relatives: Fern, This Morris-Ireland Safe company was a distributor not a manufacture. They sold safes manufactured by other companies. If you do not have a combination you WILL need to have a trained safe technician open your safe. Cost: $350-$500 Locked up...

Locksmithing: Mosler 302/402 combination change, combination change, diy approach
combination change, diy approach, mechanical works: Call a Locksmith and have them come out and service your safe. They can decode the existing combination or set a new one easily! An added benefit is having a trained professional who can examine the mechanical works and may notice required service you will...

Locksmithing: Mosler GSA 5 drawer safe, gsa approval, wire cables
gsa approval, wire cables, restrictive rules: Drew, Unfortunately, I m going to answer your questions with some questions. First - Do you have a business or work for a business that is required to use GSA containers for security of your confidential or secret documents? If you are then your options...

Locksmithing: Mosler MR302 Lock, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, o clock: Laura, If the lock is a hand change lock I do have written instructions which I can send to you. Send me an email at: andy@securitysafeusa.com If the lock is a key change lock you will need to have a safe tech from a local safe company change the combination...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe-No combo- Need help., class c fire, fire class
class c fire, fire class, tax receipt: You need to contact a locksmith or safe service company, I understand your want, not to spend , and that is fine, you may find a service provider who might be interested in helping you out for some potential exposure, you could offer a tax receipt for the...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safes, insulation material, damage photos
insulation material, damage photos, scrap value: Mark, As long as the doors are locked open, it is fairly easy to recover or reset the combination. I don t think the word recombine applies to locks, this verb, meaning to COMBINE again applies to items that would use ingredients of some kind,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe id, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Gary, I will need to see the safe and the serial numbers on the handle. The numbers as you have presented them do not match the standard Mosler serial number. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should...

Locksmithing: Mosler T-20 safe #17979-10, mosler safe, convienence
mosler safe, convienence, safes: Bill, Never assume that an answer for someone else will also apply to your safe. Mosler never published any lists of combinations for original combinations which may have been set on a customers safe. Generally the majority of their safes from the late...

Locksmithing: Moveing an used Safe, rust buckets, price spectrum
rust buckets, price spectrum, safe companies: Roy, If the UL label is a TL-30 then it isn t Torch resistant, if it was the label would say TRTL-30. Even if the safe is a composite safe, if it hasn t been tested AND labeled for fire resistance, then it is considered to have NO FIRE RESISTANCE ....

Locksmithing: Moving aHarpers Locking wide 4 drawer file cabinet, oceanside ca, stitch in time saves nine
oceanside ca, stitch in time saves nine, country move: Remove the drawers or secure them open, You should have it serviced by a professional when you get it settled into where ever you move to even if just to make sure it will operate without problems. It would be much cheaper to service with it open than after...

Locksmithing: mosler safe locked open, no combo, diy approach, key change
diy approach, key change, change style: Dave, The answer depends on whether the lock is a hand change or key change style. If it is a hand change lock you may be able to decode or change the combination, if it is a key change you will need a safe technician. I would recommend that either...

Locksmithing: Old French safe, close ups, safe company
close ups, safe company, fichet: Rowan, Sounds like you possibly have a Fichet-Bauche Safe. Without seeing photos of your safe, I can t offer you more advice. If you don t have a combination or can t figure it out then you may need to contact a local safe company or safe technician...

Locksmithing: Old moseler vault door value, vault doors, corn exchange
vault doors, corn exchange, question of value: Steve, I don t know if I have room enough here to answer all of your questions as some of them require a fairly complex answer, but I ll try to be brief, we can expand the answers if necessary. First off, if this building was the first bank built on...

Locksmithing: Override Key, apples and oranges, asian imports
apples and oranges, asian imports, retail distributor: Mandy, Kingavon is not a manufacture, they are a retail distributor of stuff . These safes are usually Asian imports. I do have a manufacture that sells some of these safes. I will need to see a photo of your safe to ensure that we are discussing apples...

Locksmithing: old safe, clading, size interior
clading, size interior, mosler: Justin, If there are any labels, they are probably on the back of the door. They will probably be the manufactures label and a Safe Manufactures National Association (SMNA) or UL label listing the safes rating. Unfortunately these safes don t have a...

Locksmithing: older safe, dial combination lock, salvation army
dial combination lock, salvation army, art work: Jeff, I ll need to see the safe in order to identify it. Many of the factories up through 2000 have all gone out of business, only a few that manufactured safes prior to this are still around, but its always worth a try. I ll need a full view and details...

Locksmithing: protectall safe key, vault service, yellow page directory
vault service, yellow page directory, local service: Call a local locksmith! Look in your local yellow page directory, you will likely find someone better qualified, stick to adds 1/2 page or smaller, many of the very large full page and 2 page adds are service companies who employ 10-20 servicemen who...

Locksmithing: replacing a lockset, wiggle room, flat blade
wiggle room, flat blade, sneaky trick: LSDA-Locksmith Dealers of America? If so, the Yes you can replace it-find the hole on the inside knob near the knob itself.Take a light and look around the edge of the knob close to the door, about actually the middle of the knob where it goes on the door....

Locksmithing: reseting combination on Mosler Safe, locksmith shop, seriel
locksmith shop, seriel, instruction books: Hank, If you have incorrectly locked or unlocked the wheels on the lock, they will need to be reset correctly. There are no instruction books which detail this type of work. My recommendation would be for you to take the safe or door to a trained safe...

Locksmithing: S&G 6120, test points, mrc
test points, mrc, safes: Jason, If there is a way to reprogram these locks from the circuit board the manufacture isn t telling us either. The manufacture doesn t set the MRC code. This would be set when the lock is installed by the SAFE manufacture, or by the safe tech installing...

Locksmithing: Schalge AL Door lock, rigid lever, schalge
rigid lever, schalge, broken key: Hey Russ, this Al 80 PD you are referring to should have a rigid lever, I do not know how far you tore this unit down I would have just used an extractor to remove the broken key, I realize that does not help you now the only thing I can recommend is try to...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker File Cabinet, locksmith company, shaw walker
locksmith company, shaw walker, safe company: Jim, If you look at the face of the lock, there should be a code number. Most locksmith SHOPS should be able to generate an original key from this code. This should take care of your problem. If not, then you may need to have the locksmith pick the...

Locksmithing: Smartgard 9 Users, return material authorization, programmer code
return material authorization, programmer code, logic module: Yanny, When you press the O (manager) key, you should see the word manager at the top of the screen prior to entering your 6 digit combination. When you enter your code if the safe only unlocks and does not proceed to the manager menu, then you DO NOT...

Locksmithing: sargent greenfield combo lock, shaw walker, lever assembly
shaw walker, lever assembly, o clock: Russ, The lock is a Sargent & Greenleaf lock. You can t reset the lock without the special changing tool, but you can observe and decode the lock. You will need to remove the back cover of the lock. The lever assembly is held in place above the wheel...

Locksmithing: sears roebuck & co. tower safe, sears roebuck co, burglary protection
sears roebuck co, burglary protection, overnight storage: Richard, Generally these were cheaply made safes that were re-labeled for Sears. It may actually be a Meilink or a Saga fire resistive safe. I would need to see photos to identify it further. Value: (assuming that it is open and has a working combination,...

Locksmithing: Tower Sears & Roebuck Safe, sears roebuck, jose jose
sears roebuck, jose jose, resale value: Jose, These safe were made for Sears by a couple of different companies. They were inexpensive fire resistive safes which have very little resale value, probably in the $0-$100 range depending on the condition. Purchasing something like a safe definitly...

Locksmithing: Trouble with resetting combination, mr harrington, c5
mr harrington, c5, ports: This is the type of service best performed by a professional, and honestly in a case like this it is the best advice I can give to you. I have no idea where you went wrong and if you already received instruction from the manufacture and still can t find the...

Locksmithing: can't get my electronic sentry safe open, sentry safes, sentry safe
sentry safes, sentry safe, safe company: Geri Lynn, My first recommendation is for you to call Sentry s Customer Service number for help. It is: Customer Service: 800-828-1438 If they can t help you then you will need a local safe company to open your safe. My suspicion is that either the...

Locksmithing: tower safe, mailorder catalogs, sears roebuck
mailorder catalogs, sears roebuck, combination dial: Richard, The safes sold by Sears & Roebuck s were manufactured for them by several different manufactures. Sears included safes in their mailorder catalogs back to the early 1900 s. The Tower Safes were inexpensive safes made during the 1960 s & 1970...

Locksmithing: Unable to lock the boot, locksmith shop, vacuum system
locksmith shop, vacuum system, lock cylinder: Sounds like you need to contact a locksmith in the UK-perhaps there is some trash in the lock cylinder preventing full insertion of the key; you can try a silicone based lock lubricant first. Failing that, you need to find a local locksmith shop for help...

Locksmithing: Victor Fire-Proof Cabinet, fire proof cabinet, diy approach
fire proof cabinet, diy approach, replacement hardware: Orestes, Well, this is a yes and no answer. First the NO part - there is no where to buy original parts. Victor has been out of business since 1955. Unless you find a used cabinet and use the parts of of it for your cabinet you probably won t find...

Locksmithing: wall safe -- help!, beeps, digit code
beeps, digit code, locksmith: Mary Ann, I just can t understand why manufactures insist on putting the batteries in side. If you don t have a key available then it limits your options. You can try to contact the manufacture to get a new key for the safe, or have a local locksmith...

Locksmithing: Yale knob removal, yale catalog, mortise lock
yale catalog, mortise lock, tubular lock: Is it a mortise lock or a true tubular lock? I looked in a Yale catalog, and an 8700 and 8800 is a mortise lock. For a mortise lock, you unscrew those rosettes with that hole-use a spanner wrench; remember most are turned to the left to unscrew them. To remove...

Locksmithing: Yalelock, parts bin, idea what kind
parts bin, idea what kind, local service: I have no idea what kind of lock you are referring to. Yale manufacture all kinds of hardware, to be honest if it is not a lock worth more than $100 you will not likely find available parts, the only real hope for you is to find a local service provider that...

Locksmithing: 5/8 arbor, apples and oranges, milling machine
apples and oranges, milling machine, set screw: I will look through what I have, but as Mosle has not had parts available in almost 10 years I wouldn t count on having anything available. If you are a tool and die maker/ machinist, I would suggest making a new one. That was going to be my next recommendation...

Locksmithing: Asbestos in fire proof safe, fire proof safe, milners
fire proof safe, milners, mike palmer: Toby, To the best of my knowledge, Milners never used asbestos any any of their safes. I m going to refer you to a friend of mine in England who is very familiar with these safes and would be able to definitively answer your question. Mike Palmer...

Locksmithing: adesco safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, least four times: Chad, Unless zero is part of your combination there is no need to use it as part of your combination. The 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 until...

Locksmithing: antique safes as gun safes, antique safes, gun safes
antique safes, gun safes, rockwell c: Nick, An acceptable gun safe, as defined by Section 977.50 of the CA Code of Regulations, is either one of the following: 1. A gun safe that is able to fully contain firearms and provide for their safe storage, and is listed as an Underwriters...

Locksmithing: Baldwin deadbolt, burglars, locksmith
burglars, locksmith, wicket: This problem is most commonly associated with poor installation. If the hardware is not aligned properly it may put undue load on the Tail piece in the cylinder. It doesn t happen suddenly, it starts happening the first time you use the lock after installing...

Locksmithing: I Bought an old safe and Iwant to know more about, burglary protection, overnight storage
burglary protection, overnight storage, good fire: William, If you want to know individual information out about a Sentry safe you can contact them at: 800-828-1438. They will be able to tell you the size, weight, fire rating, etc. While these safes do provide pretty good fire protection for documents,...

Locksmithing: Combination change quirk, gard group, combination change
gard group, combination change, forbidden zones: Barry, I only have a few simple rules when selecting a combination: 1. first number 0-100 2. Second number 0-100 3. third number everthing except for 10 numbers on either side of the drop in point (this is your 20 number forbidden zone. The problem...

Locksmithing: Combination-Less Electronic U.S. Security Safe, safe company, drop slot
safe company, drop slot, fireking: Adam, Only the inexpensive Asian made safes with electronics, have a reset button . Locks made in the US are made to a different standard and having a reset button defeats the purpose of security. Depending on they type (manufacture) digital lock that...

Locksmithing: cole-steele cabinet, index mark, safe company
index mark, safe company, locksmith: Richard, I recommend the use of a safe technician from a local safe company or a locksmith. They can easily do this unfortunately there will be a fee for this service. You can attempt to to it yourself, but DO NOT close and lock the door until you are...

Locksmithing: Day gate key for HHM, bank vault, gate key
bank vault, gate key, safe company: Jeff, Many of the old style key blanks are no longer available. If the one that you need is not then a blank will have to be fabricated. If you don t have a locksmith that can make the key, then I would suggest checking with a local safe company. Worse...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe, fire proofing, government customers
fire proofing, government customers, serial number: Chris, The Diebold 900 series lock uses a special changing tool to reset the combination. If you don t have this tool you will need to obtain one, or have a safe technician, or locksmith change the combination for you. I ll check tomorrow to see if...

Locksmithing: Diplomat Safe -Unknown combination, safe companies, referal
safe companies, referal, locksmiths: Janice, You mentioned that you will have to have the safe opened no later than 21Jul2010. I will be coming through Las Vegas on my way to Southern Utah for a family reunion. I already have one safe in Las Vegas to open, and another in St. George Utah....

Locksmithing: diebold safe, locksmith, vaults
locksmith, vaults, referral: Lance, You can try to contact Diebold to see if they have any records, but my guess is they won t even talk to you. Their number is: 1-800-DIEBOLD Your next option is going to be having a trained safe technician open your safe. A trained safe technician...

Locksmithing: door, spring latch, best bet
spring latch, best bet, locksmith: There are a number of reasons that your door could be stuck, the spring latch, screws sticking out, ect,......... calling a locksmith is probably your best bet to ensure that you do not do more damage than necessary. In the end if you end up breaking something...

Locksmithing: door lever locks, hotel locks, master key
hotel locks, master key, operations director: Randy-I do not have much experience with hotel locks. I can, how ever, tell you this;if it has a cylinder, where you put a key in it and all the keys they re carrying around for each unit-do they all have the same type of key? In other words will all the keys...

Locksmithing: double clinder lock removal, lefty lucy, spray lubricant
lefty lucy, spray lubricant, set screws: Ruth-meet Lori-Thats the name of the lock you re working on. I have a few theories on why: I have personally had them freeze up and it felt like nothing is happening when I was turning that wrench, so I know exactly what you mean. Are you sure they re in...

Locksmithing: Entry Door Lock, fraternity house, keyless lock
fraternity house, keyless lock, keyless locks: Depending on a number of factors with the door itself, you could have a keyless lock installed with a door closer. This will close the door behind whom ever leaves and they use a pin code to gain entry back into the building. If you want a deadbolt, have a...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, shipping
Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, shipping

Locksmithing: mosler safe
Locksmithing: mosler safe

Locksmithing: Norwegian Safe
Locksmithing: Norwegian Safe

Locksmithing: Sisco Gun Safe The Protector, clearance warehouse, key works
Locksmithing: Sisco Gun Safe The Protector, clearance warehouse, key works, key number

Locksmithing: Synchronized locks to work on 2 doors, two doors, locks
Locksmithing: Synchronized locks to work on 2 doors, two doors, locks, jack jill

Locksmithing: X09, kaba mas, thia
Locksmithing: X09, kaba mas, thia, stepper motor

Locksmithing: finding a wall safe combo by opening the mechanism?, yellow wheels, three wheels
yellow wheels, three wheels, dial lock: Philip, The lock on this safe is a hand change version. The three yellow wheels can be decoded or reset fairly easily. 1. Remove the retaining clip holding the wheels onto the wheel post. 2. Remove the wheels and isolator washers, laying each piece...

Locksmithing: finding a wall safe combo by opening the mechanism?, yellow wheels, three wheels
yellow wheels, three wheels, dial lock: Philip, The lock on this safe is a hand change version. The three yellow wheels can be decoded or reset fairly easily. 1. Remove the retaining clip holding the wheels onto the wheel post. 2. Remove the wheels and isolator washers, laying each piece...

Locksmithing: general info, burglary chest, concrete sides
burglary chest, concrete sides, knowledge tools: Michael, The bottom square door of your safe is probably the records compartment providing fire protection. The top round door of your safe is the burglary chest. Mosler made fairly substantial round door burglary chests, that even though they are obsolete,...

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe & Lock Co., plaster of paris, insulation material
plaster of paris, insulation material, history document: Julie, Unfortunately there are no records by serial number to give us exact manufacturing dates. The best we can do is extrapolate using known data. For instance Hall s Safe & Lock started in 1848, by 1872 Hall s claims to have manufactured over 50,000...

Locksmithing: Herring, hall and martin safe, herring hall, jim herring
herring hall, jim herring, missuse: Jim, Herring-Hall-Marvin made safes from 1892 until they were closed down around 1962. During that period they used many different types of locks. I have no way of knowing what lock you have without more information. The key that you have may not even...

Locksmithing: HHM (ww2 ?) pursers safe, factory trained service, bearing ring
factory trained service, bearing ring, surface maintenance: Tom Good luck on the service manuals - About the only thing any safe manufacture EVER sent with the safe other than the basic dialing instructions for the combination was: we recommend annual service by a factory trained service technician . So now...

Locksmithing: hall herring &marvin safe, odessa texas, damage photos
odessa texas, damage photos, roman numbers: Michael, This site only allows one picture. Hopefully you sent them directly to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com Our site limits up to 6 mb of attachments, so you may have to send me several emails with the photos. Please send them as jpeg (jpg) files....

Locksmithing: house door locks, pin kit, door locks
pin kit, door locks, bitting: Gary, Locks don t usually come set up zero bitted , which means that you would have to have the lock rekeyed. Zero bitting, means that the key is cut at the zero or 0 depth. The lower pins in the lock are all, what ever the zero or 0 size is...

Locksmithing: INDOOR LOCK, no screws, allen wrench
no screws, allen wrench, paperclip: You might need the key to remove it from the outside-turn the key to unlock, and use a paperclip or ice pick to depress the retainer on the outside knob and pull the knob off. If you can access the inside knob, same goes for that, but without the key. Depress...

Locksmithing: jammed lock, no screws, mortise cylinder
no screws, mortise cylinder, mortise lock: No im sorry-this is a mortise lock with looks like a Sargent mortise cylinder. Definately not a do it your selfer-unless the old credit card on the latch might work. Between the cylinder and where you put the key, and the knob-insert a credit or gift card...

Locksmithing: LaGard LG Basic broken?, reeboot, gunsafe
reeboot, gunsafe, membrane keypad: Mikael, There are a couple of possibilities, if you are getting three beeps, the lock is telling you IT doesn t recognize the code, either because you have the WRONG code, or possibly because the key pad is damaged. The LG Basic key pad uses a membrane...

Locksmithing: Locked Major Safe w/ Lost Combination, american security products, insulation material
american security products, insulation material, safe company: Patrick, The plate on the bottom isn t an access port! If it was don t you suppose burglars would have figured this out years ago? When the safe is built, one of the last things to go inside is the insulation material. Most companies use a wet pour...

Locksmithing: Lori deadbolt locked shut, double cylinder deadbolts, silicone lubricant
double cylinder deadbolts, silicone lubricant, dry lubricant: Greg, you need someone to flush out the lock-NO GRAPHITE-USE SILICONE LUBRICANT and try the key-if that does not work, the lock can be drilled or picked open. Only a locksmith will have the proper tools to remove it from the door however. Lori is one of the...

Locksmithing: Cannot lock my combination safe., safe company, series combination
safe company, series combination, safe co: Chelsea, Mechanical problems generally require hands on solutions. This is probably going to be one of those times. I don t have a current listing for Lord Safe Company (I don t know if the original company is still around). There are listings for...

Locksmithing: locked safe, straight tail, dial lock
straight tail, dial lock, g style: Al, The lock is manufactured by Diplomat for their safes, it is a typical x-type straight tail piece lock. This should tell the locksmith what he needs, if not then you probably need a safe tech not a locksmith. The larger safes may also have a chinese...

Locksmithing: Magnum depositiry safe, pneumatic tube systems, depository safes
pneumatic tube systems, depository safes, lock boxes: Scott, Depository safes are very specific to the bank chain using them. Many times we get used safes with the chute and head intact, only to have to replace the chute and head for the next bank and the type equipment that they use. These safes do have...

Locksmithing: Major personal safe, serial number plate, 6 digits
serial number plate, 6 digits, sargent: Debra, The serial number that you have provided does not appear to be a correct Major serial number. The serial number is usually a single letter and 5 or 6 digits, or just 5 or 6 numbers. I have a form that you need to fill out so that I can have...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe combinations, safe company, fire king
safe company, fire king, administrative fee: Gary, If the safe is open, just have the combination reset. Contact a local safe company or locksmith to have it done. You can contact Meilink/Fire King to see if they have the original combination, however they will charge you an administrative fee...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe company, safe cracker
mosler safe company, safe cracker, maui hawaii: Joe, If you want to open the safe with no damage, then manipulation is your best choice. If you are not proficient in manipulation I would suggest you contact: Max Salz CPS The Safe Cracker 2560 Ipulei Way Honolulu HI, 96816 Phone: 808-734-6557...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, contrary to popular belief, safe company
contrary to popular belief, safe company, locksmith: You definitely do need a locksmith. Most safes are set to customers combinations upon delivery so contrary to popular belief there is no secret master combination. The good news is that if you call an experienced Locksmith or Safe company they should be able...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe, mosler safe company, random combinations
mosler safe company, random combinations, combination dial: Riley, First off, manufactures NEVER publish records of combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. Second, Mosler went out of business in 2001 so even if they had records they are lost now. The serial number listing you refer to is not an...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Model ID, inner doors, outer doors
inner doors, outer doors, overnight storage: Jim, Basic History: Gustave Mosler and Fred Bahmann started the Mosler-Bahmann Safe Company in 1867. Shortly after Gustave s death in 1874, his heir s (William & Julius) had a falling out with Bahmann and left to start up the Mosler Safe & Lock Company...

Locksmithing: master key, lever locks, room keys
lever locks, room keys, future service: One way to minimize the cost of this hardware may also be to negotiate a comercial discount with a local locksmith in recognition of future service, they can set up a master system for you and provide you with the hardware cheaper than you could purchase it...

Locksmithing: mosler safe, Mosler Safe Serial Numbers
Mosler Safe Serial Numbers: David, Based on your serial number your safe would have been manufactured around 1893-1895. The serial number listing you refer to is not an accurate listing and the site specifies that it should only be used as a general guide. The list starts with 40,145...

Locksmithing: Norwegian Safe, crimean tatar, latin alphabets
crimean tatar, latin alphabets, metal casters: Lizbeth, I mainly deal in US made safes. As these safes have a very limited import market in the US I ll probably never see another one. This company may not be in business any longer, or it may have been an import from another european country. Next...

Locksmithing: old safe, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Jim, I found three safes that were similar to yours, one was made by Meilink, the second was made by Schwab, and the third appears to have been made by Schwab for Sears & Roebucks. The larger manufactures like Meilink and Schwab manufactured a lot of...

Locksmithing: old small fire file, sperry rand, locksmith shop
sperry rand, locksmith shop, cabinet style: Peter, The lock that was made for these containers is no longer made. There may be a cabinet style lock that can be retrofited to your container. I would recommend taking the chest to a local locksmith shop and see what they have available that may...

Locksmithing: open old safe, safe company, locksmiths
safe company, locksmiths, locksmith: John, I m assuming that the safe is locked up and you don t have a combination. If that s the case, hopefully you didn t pay too much. Mosler has been out of business for 9 years now. There are no records available for original combinations so you...

Locksmithing: how to open a safe i got, montgomery wards, meilink safe
montgomery wards, meilink safe, tyler montgomery: Tyler, Montgomery Wards did not make safes they sold safes from a couple of manufactures that were RELABLED as a Wards safe. Based on the serial number you have provided I would suspect that your safe is actually a Meilink safe. There are only three...

Locksmithing: opening floor safe, protectall, index mark
protectall, index mark, o clock: Loy, The dialing sequence will depend on the lock on your safe, you can try the following two sequences to see if it will work. For the Sargent & Greenleaf type: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to...

Locksmithing: opening a safe, time dial, number dial
time dial, number dial, third time: Dial at least 4 times left ( counter-clockwise ) past first number stop on first number Dial right 2 times past second number ( clockwise ) stop on second number the third time Dial left ! time past the last number stop on the second time! turn the...

Locksmithing: Protectall safe, mosler safe company, respectable business
mosler safe company, respectable business, detail photos: Tank, Basic History for your safe: PROTECTALL SAFES (1930’s to 1949) In the 1930’s a successful Syracuse retailer named Gorge Bloch began a safe manufacturing plant by the name of Protectall. With Bloch’s sharp wit and business savvy, Protetall was...

Locksmithing: pella door lock, pella doors and windows, stiff plastic
pella doors and windows, stiff plastic, doors and windows: Pella doors and windows has a website, and you should contact them for parts. Take a credit card or stiff plastic and use to wedge between the door frame and latch while pulling back the lever to get it open. Other than that, I cannot advise you take this...

Locksmithing: problem, george birdwell, boley oklahoma
george birdwell, boley oklahoma, safe companies: Brandon, I ll need more info in order to try to assist. Generally, mechanical problems require hands on diagnostics and solutions, so you may need to get a local safe companies safe tech to check the safe out. You didn t indicate whether you have a...

Locksmithing: proper way to open lock, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, old eagle: Steven, 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 Note: Left is counter clockwise, right is clockwise. Don t count...

Locksmithing: protectall floor safe, mechanical portions, resistance ratings
mechanical portions, resistance ratings, overnight storage: Shirley, SMNA quit testing safes in the early 1960 s, as I mentioned earlier Protectall safes were only around until 1949, so regardless of its condition, it doesn t change any of my original statments as to its value. The Spec F1-D indicates that it...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand safe, fire insulation, remington rand
fire insulation, remington rand, mortar mix: Chris, The insulation is not asbestos in this safe, it is more like a light weight mortar mix. It isn t hazardous unless you breath in, not out. You could drill a couple of small holes in the safe and use your camera to observe the interior. Your other...

Locksmithing: Removing locking door knob, latch bolt, wd 40
latch bolt, wd 40, kwikset: Kwikset or Titan? And a few other brands,You have to push in the latch bolt to release the knob for removal. Tap the latch with a small hammer; your replacing it right? Beat the latch in and pull the knob out at the same time. Use a small bit of oil or WD-40...

Locksmithing: Replace Key, tractor supply co, tractor supply
tractor supply co, tractor supply, locksmith: Forget department stores call around until you find a locksmith who cuts keys by code, there is software designed specifically for translating the code on the lock to specific cuts on a key. Some guys have it and some guys don t. Find someone who does! ...

Locksmithing: re setting a new combination, hold harmless form, correct tool
hold harmless form, correct tool, safe company: Thomas, It really depends on the lock that is installed on this safe. Some of the locks require a special changing tool, and the lock will have to be pre-set to engage the tool and set the lock so that you can change the combination. I would really...

Locksmithing: removing schlage deadbolt, removing schlage deadbolt
removing schlage deadbolt: Take a light, and look carefully around the edge of the cylinder. Use a small pocket knife blade and carefully pry up the outside cap, and this will expose the screws for removal. The is usually a notch you can fit a knife blade into, thats why you might need...

Locksmithing: Safe rating?, herring hall, burglary protection
herring hall, burglary protection, intents and purposes: Kathy, Question: Are the hinge caps solid cast metal, or hollow tin or brass formed metal? I doubt that this safe was ever rated, it was probably built before either SMNA or UL started testing or rating safes from HHM. If the safe doesn t have any...

Locksmithing: Sargent and Greenleaf, sargent and greenleaf, lever block
sargent and greenleaf, lever block, number dial: Steve, Ok, send me a check for 12 million dollars for the info - just kidding. Hopefully you haven t disassembled the lock, if you have then I m going to recommend that you have a safe tech reinstall it correctly, and reset the combo. If you have only...

Locksmithing: Sentry Valueguard safe won't open, quality safes, pot metal
quality safes, pot metal, correct combination: Gregory, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: Incorrect combination, Incorrect dialing sequence, mechanical problems. As it seems that you have the correct combination and have been dialing it correctly for years, that pretty much...

Locksmithing: Shaw-Walker file cabinet, shaw walker, locksmith shop
shaw walker, locksmith shop, mechanical malfunctions: Rob, Mechanical malfunctions, including jams, require hands on diagnostics. Chances are this unit has not had any service since it was originally manufactured so it could be a number of reasons from swollen insulation to a broken latch. The drawer may...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker Key needed..., shaw walker, locksmith shop
shaw walker, locksmith shop, jeff shaw: Jeff, Shaw Walker used Yale locks. The various code series they used were B7Sxxx, D7Cxxx, DWxxx, DWAxxx, or MFxxx. (the x s would indicate the code number as in xxx = 123). I don t have any listings for a code series LMYEV. The lock may have been changed...

Locksmithing: Sisco Gun Safe The Protector, liability reasons, safe company
liability reasons, safe company, web pages: Jamie, If the Sisco phone numbers, emails and/or web pages are no longer in service then you will need the services of a safe technician to open your safe and recover the combination. Manufactures DO NOT publish combination lists for obvious security...

Locksmithing: Star Safe, number combinations, amsec
number combinations, amsec, combination lock: Susan, The reason that you can open it by only using the last number of your combination is that all of the wheels have been removed!!!!! Apparantly who ever had it previously only wanted the key as the security for this unit. The security really doesn...

Locksmithing: Synchronized locks to work on 2 doors, bathroom doors, two locks
bathroom doors, two locks, residential bathroom: This is an issue that requires some consideration. you should call a local professional to come have a look and discuss you options. I gave you an answer JACK ASS! You just don t like it. I did not tell you to call someone else I told you to have a professional...

Locksmithing: saga safe d posit Model 1145, safe company, time right
safe company, time right, posit: Eddie, Saga used different styles of locks on their containers so you may have one of a number of dialing sequences. Try the following: 4 times left to the first number, 3 times right to the second number, 2 times left to the third number, 1 time...

Locksmithing: schlage, thumb turn, schlage deadbolt
thumb turn, schlage deadbolt, exact problem: Is the latch being tilted as the screws are tightened? Are the latch screws tight on the door edge? How thick is the door? If under 1 3/8 door thickness-the screws are too long causing the latch to bind and then the knob. Is the tailpice for the knob lining...

Locksmithing: Trying to identify an old Schwab safe., underwriters laboratories, fire class
underwriters laboratories, fire class, collectible value: Nelson, The safe is a 4 hour rated fire resistive safe. The T-20 burglary rating is actually TAMPER RESISTANT, not burglary resistant. The safe was built during the late 1940 s to early 1950 s designed as office equipment for protecting documents from...

Locksmithing: titan deadbolt, dead bolt, keyways
dead bolt, keyways, keyway: Buy a better lock. Honestly I do not mean to sound dismissive but the hardware you are talking about is builders grade crap commonly found in department stores. It would cost more to repair than it is worth. If you were happy with it before and safety and...

Locksmithing: Unable to open Meilink personal safe, safe company, safe lock
safe company, safe lock, mechanical problems: Ken, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: incorrect combination, Incorrect dialing sequence, and mechanical problems. Mechanical problems generally require having a safe tech service the lock and reset the combination correctly....

Locksmithing: Value of old Victor Safe, warranty statement, informal evaluation
warranty statement, informal evaluation, detail photos: Sandy, I m not sure what you mean by the original warranty from 1894 ? Very few manufactures offered warranties in the 1800 s as they had no way of following up on them, hence the term buyer be ware ! We don t evaluate safes without seeing them. ...

Locksmithing: X09, correct combinations, electronic side
correct combinations, electronic side, mechanical side: Matthew, While the X-09 can be disassembled and maintenance done, the factory lists it as a sealed lock. There are a couple of physical problems in the Kaba line of locks where the electronic side seems to function correctly but the mechanical side will...

Locksmithing: Yale LFIC 7 pin lock, interchangeable cores, masterkeying
interchangeable cores, masterkeying, amazon: Thanks Jason; anytime that is why I volunteered. Remember this-all major manufacturers post PDF s online on their keying charts and instructions. Yale, Sargent,Best and Corbin-Russwin to name a few. You will find them in the literature section of each lock...

Locksmithing: Yale Screwless Deadbolt, no screws, locksmith
no screws, locksmith, locks: Use a hammer! Or a chain saw! Or call a locksmith who can find the screws! There are a number of Locks that use trim plates on the back of the lock to conceal the mounting hardware, there are even deadbolts that use mortise cylinders inside and out...

Locksmithing: yale safe, manipulation techniques, dial lock
manipulation techniques, dial lock, operable condition: Really? back door combinations? I can tell you this much if you know about these sometimes back door combinations you should write a book. there would be a lot of people in my industry who would love to hear about it! If you want the straight goods...

Locksmithing: Art Metal Safe, burglary safes, burglary protection
burglary safes, burglary protection, safe doors: Lindsey, Art Metal went out of business in the 1950 s. The general rule that I have is 50 years - safes older than 50 years generally DO NOT meet the standard for fire or burglary protection for a number of reasons. Fire safes rely on the insulation to...

Locksmithing: advice for a new safehsys4, burglary protection, sentry safe
burglary protection, sentry safe, amsec: Deb, Not only don t we stock Sentry we don t recommend them. While they do provide good fire protection it isn t a safe that will last for years, which means that you may have to replace them regularly. There are a number of good American made safes...

Locksmithing: age and value of safe, solid steel construction, iron wheels
solid steel construction, iron wheels, detail photos: Roger, I m not sure WHAT you looked up to determine that these numbers are serial numbers, and that they refered to any dates. MacNeale & Urban had a fairly well documented history which allows us to narrow down the manufacturing date to between 5-10...

Locksmithing: amsec safe, code numbers, rotations
code numbers, rotations, bolts: This is a popular dialing procedure for many 3 wheel safes starting left a minimum of 4 times ensures that you will pick up all the wheels before dropping the first on the first number you can start with 5, 6, 12, or 784 turns it doesn t matter as long as...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, jason north carolina, patent dates
jason north carolina, patent dates, detail photos: Jason, My first question is how does Kevin know the safe was manufactured in 1890? I ve been in the business for almost 40 years and there is no accurate data base that I m aware of that lists safes from any manufacture by serial number. The best we can...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe, combination dial, restoration options
combination dial, restoration options, detail photos: Trudy, The dialing sequence for your safe 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. Turn the handle on the door with the combination dial...

Locksmithing: Corbin double cylinder, cylinder locks, double cylinder
cylinder locks, double cylinder, cylinder lock: It is exactly like you said, and it frequently happens the same way in commercial applications. I have had many, many customers over the years with the same problem with mortise cylinders on the outside and a thumbturn on the inside. REMOVE the inside key-simple...

Locksmithing: cloe steel cabinet, steel equipment, steel cabinet
steel equipment, steel cabinet, file drawer: Bruce, As long as the compartment is open, the combo can be recovered or changed. I ll need a photo of the dial and the lock so that I know which model you have, I should be able to give you some advice on either recovering the combo as soon as I see...

Locksmithing: combinatin setting, mosler, key change
mosler, key change, change style: Joe, Your Mosler container probably has a Mosler MR302/402 style lock. This may be a hand change or key change style lock. The lock must have the bolt extended, and the dial spun off (lever and cam not engaged) in order to reassemble the lock. If...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt lock, print directory, security professionals
print directory, security professionals, support html: Yes. I do it all the time. There are several ways to prep the door and several products and tools available to aid in reinforcing the door, in a similar manner to the way a door manufacture would, to support the installation of a deadbolt. Some of the tools...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt removal, mul t lock, Captive deadbolt
mul t lock, Captive deadbolt, Harrington's Locksmith: Mul-t-Lock is a high security key control product without the registration card you can not purchase new keys, and will have no thumbturn on the inside of your door. This is a very dangerous position to put yourself in. A Mul-t-Lock Captive deadbolt retails...

Locksmithing: Diplomat 100, korea phone, busan
korea phone, busan, diplomat: Cliff, You will need to contact the manufacture with your information. You can contact them at: Diplomat Safe Ltd. [Korea] Address: Diplomat Safe LTD. 1583-4 Songjung-dong, Gangseo-gu, Busan 618-270 Korea Phone: 82-51-8314400 Contact name:...

Locksmithing: Discovered a Safe-No Combination, personal info, photo
personal info, photo: Robert, No photo was attached so I can t answer the question whether or not it is an antique. Also this site will not let your personal info through, so you will need to let me know what city/state you and/or the safe are in so that I can make a recommendation....

Locksmithing: Do Not Duplicate Keys, duplicate keys, idea what kind
duplicate keys, idea what kind, keyways: Do Not Duplicate Keys made from a new key from a combination front door lock??????????????????? Many keys are stamped Do not duplicate it means nothing what so ever. There are some keys that are controlled through limited distribution, there...

Locksmithing: date manufactured, informal evaluation, detail photos
informal evaluation, detail photos, interior detail: Jim, You haven t given me any info to work from! Every manufacture has probably had a serial number of 15153 at some time or another, so the best I can do is to just pull a name out of the hat and give it to you. This wouldn t answer your question correctly,...

Locksmithing: dial sequence lost in my brain, creedmoor tx, g locks
creedmoor tx, g locks, index mark: Edward, Aw, yes, I can see your problem now - you aren t drinking Captain Morgan s, and standing on one foot while dialing the combination. Seriously though, there are only three reasons a safe won t open, and they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence,...

Locksmithing: diebold safe-use to open-safe was moved-can`t reopen now, new carlisle ohio, e mail address
new carlisle ohio, e mail address, yale lock: Roger, There are three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. wrong combination, 2. incorrect dialing sequence, 3. mechanical problems. My first question is always - when was the last time the safe was serviced? Moving the safe may just be a coincidence....

Locksmithing: door knob not freely roating, schlage lock, deadbolt
schlage lock, deadbolt, locksmith: There are a number of options. I absolutely hear you on your concern that this Knob may fail, and it is probably the greatest concern that you not become trapped in the event of an emergency. My Suggestion is replace it! I highly recommend that you purchase...

Locksmithing: door knob is not turning well, lock bolt not moving, mortise lock, locksmith
mortise lock, locksmith, ares: It would always be nice to avoid paying a professional but the real issue here is safety. This sounds like a Mortise lock with egress function. I would strongly recommend calling a locksmith to address this issue. You can try looking for a set screw on the...

Locksmithing: Eagle Brand STRONG special safe, singapore www, safe service
singapore www, safe service, work keys: Kuno, This is not an American made safe so I m not familiar with the safe. Send me some photos of the face of the safe, tags or art work, keys and key holes, and I ll see what I can do. I would also recommend that you contact Mr. David Siah at Siah...

Locksmithing: Explosive Storage/Bunker Hinges, explosive storage, storage bunker
explosive storage, storage bunker, resistant doors: Robert, I believe Specialty Doors Inc., became Overly Door Company, they manufacture blast resistant doors and have hinges available. Check them out at: http://www.overly.com/door/index.cfm?curPage=blast-resistant You can also check out Brookfield...

Locksmithing: esl120 stuck, duracell alkaline batteries, dying batteries
duracell alkaline batteries, dying batteries, digital locks: Michael, Digital locks are fairly easy to work with. The rule is they either work correctly or they don t. If they don t work 100% of the time correctly, and you can t narrow the problem down to a bolt work or door binding issue, then the lock needs to...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt removal, mul t lock, allen screw
Locksmithing: Deadbolt removal, mul t lock, allen screw, double cylinder

Locksmithing: dial sequence lost in my brain
Locksmithing: dial sequence lost in my brain

Locksmithing: Opening Victor Fireproof File Cabinets, fire proof, major moves
Locksmithing: Opening Victor Fireproof File Cabinets, fire proof, major moves, drawers

Locksmithing: factory set combinations, serial number tag, liability reasons
serial number tag, liability reasons, safe company: Art, The answer is no! Factories DO NOT publish lists of combinations for obvious security and liability reasons. If you don t have a serial number then your option would be to have someone open the safe for you. As you are a lock & safe company you...

Locksmithing: forgotten combination, mandaluyong metro, shaw boulevard
mandaluyong metro, shaw boulevard, mosler safes: Odette, You might try one of the following companies, or check your local yellow pages for under safes & vaults. EAST RICHWOOD SAFE COMPANY INC. Mosler Safes & vaults #22 N. Domingo St. Quezon City Metro Manila Phone: +63(2)7267031 SAFE SECURITY...

Locksmithing: HHM Safe Co. Keys, safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box
safe deposit boxes, safe deposit box, safe co: Claire, Sorry but contrary to the movies, there are no records of where individual keys, or the locks they go to are sent. Lock manufactures pack them up in random sets, and ship them out. If a key is lost they might be able to duplicate the key from...

Locksmithing: herring hall marvin safe, herring hall, correct combination
herring hall, correct combination, executor of the estate: Nate, I doubt that Diebold will give you any drilling instructions. If you are not on a job for them, they may not even talk to you. First question that I have about your dialing procedures is do you have a combination ? There are only three reasons...

Locksmithing: Identify and reinstall locking mechanism, open slots, three wheels
open slots, three wheels, safe company: Tom, Well, I ve gone over your photo s several times and it appears that you have all the pieces. Looking at the wheel pack, you have three wheels on a wheel post, the first wheel on the post, or closest to the back cover is going to be your first number,...

Locksmithing: ILCO padlocks, sunken ships, key blanks
sunken ships, key blanks, arnall: Terri, Ilco is now Kaba-Ilco http://www.kaba-ilco.com/ I know that they have been around for a long time, but don t have their history. You can check with http://www.antique-padlocks.com/ to see if they can ID or give you an age. You can also...

Locksmithing: Internal Lock in old Yale safe, screw holes, magic tools
screw holes, magic tools, interior doors: Eben, You have a couple of choices, first would simply be to have the locksmith or safe tech come to you. While this would be a little more expensive it would solve both your problems with one trip. Your other option is of course to take the lock to...

Locksmithing: indoors lock, crowbar, latch
crowbar, latch, screwdriver: Jeremy-is the door wet or swollen from rain? Is the latch jammed in the strike, where it goes into the door frame? While trying to open the door try the following methods- 1.Pick up on the door slightly 2. Pull the door towards you 3. Push the door in while...

Locksmithing: what to do with Le Febure and De Larue safe, craigs list, bill sorter
craigs list, bill sorter, ebay: Mark, If you can t find a buyer you might try a local safe company. Unfortunately as they are in the business of selling they either won t offer you very much for the safes, or may even charge you to haul them away. Either way you would be rid of them....

Locksmithing: LeFebure, swiss cheese, possiblity
swiss cheese, possiblity, locksmiths: J. Generally the locks on LeFebure safes have a million possible combinations. If you want to do it yourself, then set up a spreadsheet to list every possible combination, and start dialing. You should probably get it within the next 2 to 3 years, assuming...

Locksmithing: Liberty Gun Safe / S&G Pulsetronic Lock, liberty gun safe, old liberty
liberty gun safe, old liberty, liberty safe: Howard, I haven t seen your safe and I don t know what model you have so my best guesses were the measurements that I previously gave you. I think you would be pretty safe guessing that the lock is on the center line of the door. How far above the handle...

Locksmithing: Locksets for thick doors, entry locksets, thick doors
entry locksets, thick doors, deadbolts: Most door knobs and deadbolts will fit that size of door. If not, a local locksmith in your area can advise you on purchasing a thick door kit ; Kwikset to name one company make extra long tailpieces for it s deadbolts for thick doors. And most knob and lever...

Locksmithing: locked shaw walker safe, shaw walker, resistance standards
shaw walker, resistance standards, wine cabinet: Gregg, Without seeing a safe, I would never give it a thumbs up or down. Generally speaking, Shaw Walker products were basically office equipment and have no collectible or antique value, unless you collect office equipment. They do not meet current...

Locksmithing: My locker wont open, safe lock, wrong number
safe lock, wrong number, mistake: Manisha, You haven t given me any information to work from. I would need a manufactures name, or at a minimum the manufacture of the lock. Are you asking about a safe lock, or a little metal locker. Sorry, but I will need more info to help you, and...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe, sargent and greenleaf, steel casters
sargent and greenleaf, steel casters, door hinges: Karl, Without seeing the safe I can t answer the question is it worth doing it? After seeing the safe I ll be able to give you a basic evaluation. In order to identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include...

Locksmithing: Mosler 2-draw safe, lightening bolt, lightning bolt
lightening bolt, lightning bolt, right arrow: Patricia, As this is a GSA container, you are going to have to have any repairs or openings done by someone that can certify their work and is familar with the GSA requirements. Assuming that you have dialed the lock and failed to open it (10) times,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, safes and vaults, bank vault
safes and vaults, bank vault, number dial: Henry, This is a Mosler fire vault door. The large steel plate on the face of the door is not original. I suspect that it was added after someone had to break into the vault at some time in the past. Locksmiths generally don t have the training and can...

Locksmithing: Mul-t-lock deadbolt cylinders, mul t lock, thumb turn
mul t lock, thumb turn, locksmith: Call a locksmith to come out and service it, it may be the tailpiece inside that is damaged or broken. If you have tenets you owe it to yourself to ensure their safety and limit your liability. A do it yourself approach is just not appropriate in this case,...

Locksmithing: meilink safe, number dial, index mark
number dial, index mark, o clock: Chris, 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 Left is counter clockwise, Right is clockwise. Don t count the revolutions...

Locksmithing: missing combination, remington rand, safe company
remington rand, safe company, ul label: Tracy, The safe division of Remington Rand was shut down when they were purchased by Sperry in 1955. All of the records are gone. The label info you reference is for the Safe Manufactures National Association (SMNA) which was a testing agency for the...

Locksmithing: model 1190, rancho dominguez ca, combination dial
rancho dominguez ca, combination dial, safe company: Kenny, I m assuming that you have a Sisco safe. If you don t have the combination then you will need to get it from the factory. NOTE: They don t always respond, and their website may be down. All of the Sisco safes are currently under license as...

Locksmithing: Old floor safe, locksmith company, yale lock
locksmith company, yale lock, sales literature: The best option for you is to have a local locksmith company come out and see what can be done to return your safe to service. There are far to many questions that can only be answered through in person observations. If it is not worth the investment to have...

Locksmithing: Old Safe with Yale 5 number 100 Point Dial, inch casters, head bolts
inch casters, head bolts, drop shape: Ray, I m not sure what your question is? I read your description several times but am still unsure what expertise you need. I m assuming that you need either an identification, appraisal or evaluation. If you don t have a quality camera you can still...

Locksmithing: Old safe, No Combination. Security Wall Safe Co, sentry safe company, swampscott massachusetts
sentry safe company, swampscott massachusetts, boston lock: Charles, This is one of those obscure little companies that didn t last very long. Sentry Safe company started manufacturing wall safes that were almost identical to yours about the time that Security Wall Safe Co., disappeared. I don t know if Sentry...

Locksmithing: Opening Victor Fireproof File Cabinets, fireproof file cabinets, safe locks
fireproof file cabinets, safe locks, safe company: Bert, Apples are never oranges! One manufactures weak point is not going to be another manufactures weak point. Question: How has your customer been opening the cabinet up to this point? If they don t have the combo or key, how long has it been locked?...

Locksmithing: open safe, remington rand, safe company
remington rand, safe company, locksmith: Michael, I can open your safe for you if you are in my service area, Northern California. If not then let me know where you are and I ll see who I know to refer you to. Manufactures don t publish the lists of combinations for liability and security...

Locksmithing: openig a safe, wheel slippage, correct combination
wheel slippage, correct combination, index mark: Rick, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. Mechanical problems. Assuming that you have the correct combination, the problem would be #2 or #3. The correct dialing sequence...

Locksmithing: Picking a door lock, shear line, basic tools
shear line, basic tools, tumblers: That is correct-one you get it picked it should turn all the way; however if there is mushroom pins on the top, you might have to increase your turning pressure, and while doing that give those pins a continous rake across them while turning. Also you might...

Locksmithing: Pinning a Schlage cylinder, maintenance mechanic, master cuts
maintenance mechanic, master cuts, dangerous thing: I am not sure how many locks you have on this system but those are not very good bitting codes, To be honest there are several books on the subject that you could read before just jumping in and pinning up cylinders. The potential crossovers you may end up...

Locksmithing: Privacy Lever for Thick Doors, thick doors, machine screws
thick doors, machine screws, locksmith shop: You will most likely need to consult with a locksmith shop to special order something, as many of the best manufacturers will only sell to lock shops or distributors. But yes, it is possible-you could also try purchasing the design of lever you want and add...

Locksmithing: problem with my safe, gray ribbon, ribbon cable
gray ribbon, ribbon cable, key pad: Jimbo, If you are refering to the battery terminal wires, then you would only need to splice in new terminals. If you are refering to the gray ribbon cable coming through the door, from the lock to the key pad then you may be in trouble. If you can t...

Locksmithing: quality door locks, high security locks, door locks
high security locks, door locks, lowe s: Stan it depends on what you want and what you are willing to spend on what you want. If you want high security locks (Medeco, Assa,Bi-Lock) the locks are quite expensive; you will pay about 100-200.00 each lock. Another option is Schlage, and is a good durable...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand file cabinet, remington rand, index mark
remington rand, index mark, fire proof: Sarg, Remington-Rand didn t get into the safe making business until they acquired the Safe Cabinet Company in 1926. The factory was closed down when Remington-Rand was acquired by Sperry in 1955, so the cabinet would have been built between 1926-1955 so...

Locksmithing: Removing deadbolt lock on closed door with no key, screw driver, storage closet
screw driver, storage closet, keyway: Are there any screws exposed on the inside of the door? If so, take them off and remove the lock. Or if locked, there is two options: 1.Hire a locksmith to pick it open for you. 2.Drill about 1/8 of an inch above the keyway, and keep drilling until you...

Locksmithing: Removing "Ideal Security" Jimmy-Proof Lock, yale locks, rim cylinder
yale locks, rim cylinder, keyway: Those flathead screws on the inside of the door-take them off and remove the lever, then see what you have. All of the business end of this lock is on the inside of the door, and that is where you need to start taking things off. Be sure you have that camera...

Locksmithing: reset safe combination, safe company, local company
safe company, local company, vaults: Victor, The combo can be recovered and/or reset. The cost will depend on the safe company that you call. fees can vary wildly from company to company and city to city. They will probably be in the $75 to $150 range. Check your yellow pages under Safes...

Locksmithing: S&G digital safe lock, customer service group, security products inc
customer service group, security products inc, payson utah: Doug, You either have a problem with the lock or with the bolt work. In either case, you will need to have a safe technician realign the lock and/or bolt work, or replace the defective lock. If your safe is still under warranty you will need to contact...

Locksmithing: Safe will not Open, safe service, stuck in one
safe service, stuck in one, safes: I thought I had responded to this question already, but here goes anyway CALL A LOCKSMITH or SAFE SERVICE COMPANY! Honestly you need a professional to look at your problem I have had to service tooooooooooo many safes that had been damaged un-necessarily...

Locksmithing: Saga SAF-D-POSIT, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, bakersfield california: Edner, The reason most of the lock and safe people will drill the safe, is that you could probably buy a new one for what it will cost to manipulate it. While manipulation is possible, you still need someone with training to ensure that it will work, even...

Locksmithing: Saga Saf-d-posit Model 1145 Combination, electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china
electronic co ltd, zhejiang province china, liability reasons: Larry, Manufactures NEVER, EVER, EVER publish combination lists for their safes, for obvious security and liability reasons. You can try to contact the factory to see if they still maintain a list, but good luck on them getting back to you. Contact...

Locksmithing: Schlage Rekeying., master pin, rekeying
master pin, rekeying, change key: Use a different change key! Your new key must have a first cut at least 2 depths difference ie 9 or 5,4,3,2,1 or 0. Keep in mind that if the second cut is less than 2 ie 1 or 0 then you can not use 9 ( max adjacent spacing for schlage is 7 )like wise if...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe wheel pack assembly, qustion, modle
qustion, modle, sentry: Craig, In the reverse order that you disassembled it. You can also go to the following page to down load an owners manual for your safe. http://www.sentrysafe.com/customercare/OwnersManuals.aspx Note: If you install the wheels out of order it will...

Locksmithing: SMALL SAFE, china internet, water proof
china internet, water proof, hand gun: The best advice I can give you is to VISIT A LOCAL LOCKSMITH IN YOUR AREA! These are likely to be the people you turn to when your made in china Internet shopping fails. Save yourself and everyone around you the aggravation and go see your local service provider...

Locksmithing: Steamer Trunk lock, steamer trunks, antique steamer trunk
steamer trunks, antique steamer trunk, replacement locks: Here is a link to replacement locks for some of these trunks and what the original keys might have looked like: http://www.stevensantiquetrunks.com/trunklocks.html And yes the lock is spring loaded in most cases. Try a warded padlock pick set available from...

Locksmithing: Synchronized locks in a bathroom, electronic deadbolt, residential bathroom
electronic deadbolt, residential bathroom, electronic lock: My suggestion would be some type of stand alone electronic lock-however, most of these are deadbolts. One particular type is a Weiser electronic deadbolt, or similar device. You can also go with Schlage Link, etc. Contact a local locksmith and tell them what...

Locksmithing: safe, file cab, local company
file cab, local company, vaults: Mary, As long as the safe door is open, the combination can be reset or recovered. you will need a safe technician though. Check your local yellow pages under safes & vaults for a local company. The serial number, etc. are only the UL info for the...

Locksmithing: the safe cabinet co, cast oven, remington rand
cast oven, remington rand, underwriters laboratories: Mike, Basic history for your safe. The DICK SAFE CABINET COMPANY (1905-1909) See The Safe Cabinet Company for more info. THE SAFE CABINET COMPANY (1905-1926) Marietta, OH The Safe Cabinet Company was organized under the laws of Ohio about January...

Locksmithing: safe manipulation, vault technicians association, lockmasters security institute
vault technicians association, lockmasters security institute, mba usa: Andy, Lockmasters or Lockmasters Security Institute (LSI), is one of the few formal schools that teach safe subjects. If you are not able to attend their classes, then you still may have a couple other options. 1. Most of the state locksmith associations...

Locksmithing: safe move, seymour ct, ball park
seymour ct, ball park, serial number: Richard, They Y145097 is a serial number for the Safe Manufactures National Association (SMNA) label and has nothing to do with the safe. Unfortunately there are also no records by serial number that let us know what you have. In order to give...

Locksmithing: safe problem, jim dandy, carbondale pa
jim dandy, carbondale pa, safe company: Mary, Well my first recommendation is DO NOT use a locksmith. Generally they do not have the training knowledge or tools and will possibly destroy or ruin the safe opening it. You need a safe technician. Check your local yellow pages under safe & vault...

Locksmithing: stuck file cabinet drawer, drawer slide, approximate age
drawer slide, approximate age, bottom drawer: Most of these are hopeless once you move the cabinet. You have to get the drawers straight in order for the thing to lock-check the bar that clamps down on each drawer slide.Make sure nothing is bent-if it is you re looking at buying a new cabinet for it to...

Locksmithing: Tracking Down a Lock Mech. for Vault, dia hole, safety deposit
dia hole, safety deposit, locksmiths: Buckey, I have never seen a lock that would fit a hole similar to what you have shown me. Generally the locks mount inside of the safe and you would have a single 3/8 dia. hole for the spindle. I would recommend your sending me full photos of the...

Locksmithing: toolbox, tool box lock
tool box lock: Depending on the type of lock you might be able to purchase another. What brand is the tool box? Is there any numbers or letters on the face of the lock? If so, the number/letters might be a code and you can call any locksmith to get a key made by code.If...

Locksmithing: WW2 field safe, 4 number combinations, degree intervals
4 number combinations, degree intervals, borescope: There are usually 100 numbers on the dial 1 every 3.6 degrees. use the gradations on the dial to make a number of marks or dial-up points on the outer ring ( around the dial ). Make these marks every second gradation or every 7.2 degrees it should give you...

Locksmithing: wall safes, wall safes, steel boxes
wall safes, steel boxes, james bond movies: Scott, First off, let me appoligize if it sounds like I m talking to a first grader, but it is imperative that I make certain points crystal clear so that you CAN make an informed decision concerning wall safes. If you have been watching James Bond movies,...

Locksmithing: wall safes, wall safes, office tomorrow
wall safes, office tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon: Scott Call 800-421-6142, ask for extension 1036 (or technical service). This number is for AMSEC, a safe manufacture in Fontana. The girls in tech service have a great listing for the LA area and should be able to point you in the right direction. ...

Locksmithing: York 4 Drawer Locking Fire Proof Cabinet, fire proof cabinet, yale lock
fire proof cabinet, yale lock, locksmith companies: David, The York Safe Company went out of business in 1959, and parts have not been available since. The lock on the container is probably a Yale lock, so you may be able to obtain either a Yale replacement, or an aftermarket replacement lock. Your best...

Locksmithing: 4 digit combination on our safe, sargent and greenleaf, 4 digits
sargent and greenleaf, 4 digits, index mark: Jean, there are only three reasons a safe lock won t open: 1. incorrect combination, 2. incorrect dialing sequence, 3. mechanical problems. The dialing sequence for your lock is: 4 times left to the first number, (91) 3 times right to the second...

Locksmithing: Amsec els20 lock, key pad, imput
key pad, imput, email request: Brian, You ve left out a lot of information, so obviously I m going to have questions - 1. Did you buy a lock or a safe? 2. Did you buy a used safe or a new safe? 3. If you bought a used safe, why would you pay for one with no combination? ...

Locksmithing: Amsec RLT 6040 E, model rlt, resistance level
model rlt, resistance level, resistance levels: Darren, I m not sure who you talked to at AMSEC, but Tech Service should be able to answer your questions. Their number is 800-421-6142 x1036. If the safe is fire resistance it will have a UL Lable for its resistance level. If it doesn t have a UL...

Locksmithing: broken lock/latch, stuck latch
stuck latch: Well, although a photo would ve helped, I suggest you pull the latch towards the hinges. When I say this, I mean pull the piece the knobset or lever would ve activated were it still on the door (the slightly movable pins). While doing that,try using a small...

Locksmithing: Champion Safe, quality locks, electronic locks
quality locks, electronic locks, high pitch: Bob, If your safe is less than one year old it is probably still under warranty, so I m wondering why you are on the web looking for answers instead of calling the factory direct. My first recommedation is to contact the factory - their contact info is:...

Locksmithing: CWL safe, daughters room, safe lock
daughters room, safe lock, sequence 3: Jeff, First off, I wouldn t recommend using a locksmith as they generally do not have the experience, knowledge or tools to work on safes without doing lots of damage. Second, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination,...

Locksmithing: how to change the pw to open old safe, instance c, noise test
instance c, noise test, key pad: Mary, With the door of the safe open, there should be a small button on the back cover. Pressing this buttom should make the green light come on and stay on. enter your new code and then the # key. You should get a warbling noise . Test your new code...

Locksmithing: correct combo order, loose screws, index mark
loose screws, index mark, o clock: Frank, At no time should spin or whirl the dial. Dial smoothly and steadily. You didn t mention what type of lock you are dealing with, but based on your description I m assuming that it is an S&G (Sargent & Greenleaf), GR1, 8500 series, manipulation...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, sequence 2: Patricia, there are no tricks to opening a properly operating combination lock. Generally when combinations are passed on, they are written down as the USER understands or interprets the original instructions. These tricks are part of their interpretation....

Locksmithing: Disposal of small safe, sorry andy, moisture problems
sorry andy, moisture problems, sentry: Charles, The sentry safes are very prone to moisture problems. Disposal shouldn t be a problem as they DO NOT use asbestos as an insulation. However it may be considered a non-compressible item so charges may be more than a normal item. Safes like...

Locksmithing: Door Knob Removel, push button lock, stiff wire
push button lock, stiff wire, wire spring: The key to the lock says ABUS, but they only make padlocks. Well........evidently...... they do also make keys! to identify the knob s manufacture or Brand look on the face of the latch in the side of the door, it should be stamped. Removal of...

Locksmithing: door handle spindle, sargent split spindle
sargent split spindle: Sargent makes a split spindle similar to what you probably have. Available from any locksmith shop. Insert the bend into the square hole,then the flat side. Pull the side you need to tighten towards you while you screw on the knobs and tighten the set screw...

Locksmithing: Front door lock, push button lock, no screws
push button lock, no screws, commercial grade hardware: There are many manufactures of this type of keyless hardware. It is a lazymans function that has continued to grow in popularity, unfortunately that also means that there are so many models out there that simple describing the function doesn t give me enough...

Locksmithing: driver side door locker, sill plate, process of elimination
sill plate, process of elimination, locksmith: There are a number of reasons for this to happen it is a process of elimination to establish the state of the lock and latch. You could try to have someone push hard on the door from the outside while you try from the inside to unlock and open the door. If...

Locksmithing: Eclipse Safe- don't know how to change battery, digital locks, key pad
digital locks, key pad, trap door: Gia, Most Eclipse safes use LaGard locks for their digital locks. In general you should be able to tap up on the bottom of the key pad. It should move up about 1/2 and come off into your hand. behind the keypad you will find the battery. The LG Basic...

Locksmithing: Existing Residential Dead Bolt Removal, bolt removal, dead bolt
bolt removal, dead bolt, circular hole: Calling a locksmith would likely be far less costly that taking a hammer to your door, There are a number of products that have no visible mounting hardware, it would likely take 20 minutes and 10 pages of text to go over all the different types of hardware...

Locksmithing: error setting combination, gard group, burnaby vancouver
gard group, burnaby vancouver, money chest: Phillip, This is one of the reasons that I don t recommend owners (or even most locksmiths) change combinations on safes. If you are not familiar with the lock operation it is really easy to make a mistake that will lock the safe up. Fortunately as you...

Locksmithing: Fort Knox gun safe, fort knox gun safe, index mark
fort knox gun safe, index mark, o clock: Bob, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. mechanical problems. I assume from your comments that you do have a combination, if so this means that it is either incorrect,...

Locksmithing: how to change the pw to open old safe
Locksmithing: how to change the pw to open old safe

Locksmithing: Key Lock Bank Savings Box, burns co, mason jars
Locksmithing: Key Lock Bank Savings Box, burns co, mason jars, brigette

Locksmithing: Padlock for college locker, hasp locks, safe locker
Locksmithing: Padlock for college locker, hasp locks, safe locker, steel locker

Locksmithing: The Protector Firesafe, combination dial, pipe wrench
Locksmithing: The Protector Firesafe, combination dial, pipe wrench, number combination

Locksmithing: HASE-SAFE, aftermarket sources, safe company
aftermarket sources, safe company, walmart: You could call a locksmith and have them pop it open for you then purchase a proper safe with warrantee and customer support, or pop it open yourself and go to walmart and buy something else comparable. Please do not ask me for information on how to open this...

Locksmithing: Got It Open, straight tail, indirect drive
straight tail, indirect drive, cast material: Tommy, Congratulations, you ve saved yourself some big $$$$. DO NOT close and lock the door until after it has been serviced and you know exactly what the working combination is. You know what they say about lightening striking in the same place twice,...

Locksmithing: Hinges for Morris-Ireland safe door, door hinge, safe companies
door hinge, safe companies, safe company: Jack, First things first - 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 and Mr. Morris continued the business under the name...

Locksmithing: JJ Taylor floor safe, random combinations, birth cert
random combinations, birth cert, government issue: Rob, There is no such thing as a try out combination . Combinations are set by the factory one of two ways; they are either set on random combinations, which the factory usually has a record of based on the serial number, and they are set on a standard...

Locksmithing: Key Lock Bank Savings Box, burns company, safe deposit box
burns company, safe deposit box, bond building: Brigette, I m sorry I don t work on this type of item. Most locksmiths should be able to open it and make a key for you. I can tell you though that banks would never hold onto keys for something like this. I ve worked for various banks and banking...

Locksmithing: Where can I get keys for older York fireproof file cabinets?, fireproof file cabinets, cabinet company
fireproof file cabinets, cabinet company, key blanks: Try Blue-Dog Keys for the key blanks, if a local locksmith cannot get them. Typically if there is a code on the face of the lock, any locksmith with code books or code software can make a key by code; many of the printed books go back to the 1930 s so the...

Locksmithing: Locked door, service person, quality training
service person, quality training, bad habits: Jason, The short answer is yes! The longer answer is, it depends on their training and knowledge. Unfortunately a large majority of the locksmiths available get a little training in the beginning and never advance beyond this. They develope bad habits...

Locksmithing: Lost Combination, combination search, email request
combination search, email request, xxxxxx: Jeff, $12 billion dollars - please make the check out to me and send it to . . . . just kidding! We have a form that needs to be filled out requesting a combo search. We will need the serial number of the safe, and the EL# for the lock. If their isn...

Locksmithing: la gard keypad troubleshooting, combination results, lagard
combination results, lagard, key pad: Mark, LaGard never had a model 30000 lock. They did have a model 3000 key pad, however this key pad would work with a number of different locks that they made. First lets isolate some of the problems. 1. The beeps or audible responses are made by...

Locksmithing: lock cylinder, leather soles, piece of crap
leather soles, piece of crap, lock cylinder: Buy a new lock! No really that is not a smart ass answer BUY A NEW F@#$ING LOCK! You are asking a service professional about a $5.00 piece of builders grade crap that has already be in service for 8? did you say 8? years???????? DUDE! wake up and smell the...

Locksmithing: Mosler cannonball #231239, cane hill arkansas, crank shaft
cane hill arkansas, crank shaft, crank arm: Ed, There are only three reasons that a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. Mechanical problems. As it appears you are dialing it correctly, and I assume that you have the correct combination that only...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe Combo Help, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, two wheels: J, Mosler used a number of different styles of locks over the years. I would need to know what lock you have to accurately ID it and give you the correct sequence. The serial number doesn t really help, as Mosler started the serial numbers over in the...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe, original records, ball park
original records, ball park, locksmith: These old safes aren t as difficult to manipulate as some of the new ones today You should call a local locksmith and inquire about having it opened. Call around be sure to get accurate quotes on rates, they may not be able to give you a fixed price but you...

Locksmithing: Mystery wall safe - old, old new england, england farm
old new england, england farm, detail photos: Sarah, 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 dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors, cabinetry and...

Locksmithing: mosler lost combo, new orleans louisiana, amsec
new orleans louisiana, amsec, julie julie: Julie, After checking with AMSEC here is the scoop. AMSEC did manufacture some safes for Mosler. If the safe in question is one of these (verified by serial number), AMSEC would have a copy of the combination - but this only applies to the safes which...

Locksmithing: Old safe, wheel casters, sears roebuck
wheel casters, sears roebuck, informal evaluation: Bonnie, Sears & Roebuck s never made safes, much like they don t manufacture 99% of the stuff they sell. They sold safes which were relabeled as a Sears product, manufactured by a number of different companies. Most of these safes were inexpensive fire...

Locksmithing: Old safe in the house, progress street, customer service phone
progress street, customer service phone, safe company: Mubhij, The original address of the manufacture was: Armor Safe Corporation 2580 Progress Street Vista CA 92083-8422 USA 619 598 5470 In the late 90 s they became Armor Safe Technologies PO Box 560275 The Colony, TX 75056 Technical Support...

Locksmithing: Old safe won't open with combination, index mark, o clock
index mark, o clock, correct combination: Terry, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open - 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. Mechanical problems. Assuming that there are no problems, and that you have the cororect combination, the problem would...

Locksmithing: Open a Mosler Safe, combinations, wheel lock
combinations, wheel lock, wheel: Marco, Here is a little more info about your safe: MOSLER, BOWEN & COOK - MEXICO George W. Cook began in 1890, in partnership with the Mosler Safe Company, whose products were the banking industry’s standard, and Bowen, a New York capitalist. With in...

Locksmithing: Opening a family safe, safe company, detail photos
safe company, detail photos, interior detail: Patrick, First off, to my knowledge the East Safe Company was a distributor, not a manufacture. I would need to see the safe to figure out what safe she actually has, and/or what lock is on the safe to give you accurate dialing instructions. In order...

Locksmithing: how to open (dial) with combo, john d smith, sentry group
john d smith, sentry group, linden ave: Kevin, It sounds like you have a Sentry Safe. Parent corporation is the John D. Brush Corp. Their contact info is: Sentry Group 900 Linden Ave, Rochester, NY 14625 Customer Service: 800-828-1438 • Fax: 585-381-2940 If you contact their customer...

Locksmithing: open mosler safe, correct combination, index mark
correct combination, index mark, safe company: Lee, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open: 1. Incorrect combination, 2. Incorrect dialing sequence, 3. Mechanical problems. I assume that you have the correct combination and have successfully opened the safe before, this would lead...

Locksmithing: open a mosler safe, mosler safes, antique safes
mosler safes, antique safes, how to pick locks: Lars, Are they key operated, or combination? I need a little more information or at least a photo. If it is a lock it can be picked or manipulated eventually, how hard is another matter. The biggest factor of course would be your skill level, or the...

Locksmithing: opening a sentry safe, safe company, key pad
safe company, key pad, sentry: Deb, If the lock is not functioning then you will need a safe tech to open your safe. While some of the sentry s are fairly easy to open when the lock fails, others may need to be drilled. Check your local yellow pages for a safe company in your area....

Locksmithing: Pad locks for job site, securing tool box
securing tool box: Steve I would recommend the thickest aircraft cable or chain you can find to secure your tools. The tool box could have a Master 6270 Round Padlock added with a number of different ways to attach it using Master 770 Hasp, or similar. There is no shackle for...

Locksmithing: Padlock for college locker, combination padlock, best bet
combination padlock, best bet, padlocks: I can t honestly tell from those descriptions to be honest but the thing to do is measure a padlock to ensure it has a shackle slim enough to fit in the whole and the distance is great enough between the body and top of the shackle for it to shut and lock...

Locksmithing: Position of Second Deadbolt, Deadbolt locks, mul t lock
Deadbolt locks, mul t lock, wood doors: I think that you should call a locksmith. It is probably a much better idea to have your issues addressed by a security professional on-site so that ALL aspects of your security and safety can be addressed, from your indicated uncertainty about the logistics...

Locksmithing: The Protector Firesafe, rancho dominguez ca, numbers don
rancho dominguez ca, numbers don, off shore: Sylvester, Unfortunately I have some bad news and some possibly really bad news. The protector series of safes are an off shore imported safe, manufactured by SISCO products. They generally work through another company selling (or labeling) the product....

Locksmithing: Removal of Deadbolt Lock for Glass Storm Door, channel lock pliers, interference fit
channel lock pliers, interference fit, dead bolt: I can t tell from the picture but it looks very much like an OEM product (something installed by the manufacture of the door. There are quite a few options for locking this door and many of them are available in schlages c keyway so it may be possible to...

Locksmithing: Replacement Key, screw driver, mint condition
screw driver, mint condition, sentry: Pick it open or open it up with a screw driver and buy a new one. Mint condition or not, It would cost more to have keys impressioned than the safe is worth. Those fire safes are only good for protecting documents for a very limited period of time during...

Locksmithing: remington rand safe, remington rand, potential health hazards
remington rand, potential health hazards, safe locks: Sarah, Remington Rand went out of the safe business in 1955, and Yale hasn t made safe locks since the 1960 s. I may have a few locks available but I would probably recommend upgrading the safe to a newer lock, especially if you plan on using the safe....

Locksmithing: Safe Information, insulation value, fire class
insulation value, fire class, storage compartments: Dennis, While the safe still has value it doesn t meet current standards. Safes over 50 years old are not considered current. Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA). The specification F1-D indicates this is a Fire insulated safe, with impact...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf R6700 combo change, change key, california resident
change key, california resident, greenleaf: Matt, Am I a salesman or what? I recommend the LaGard Basic II. This lock uses the same foot print as the S&G lock (most locks do). The nice thing about the lock is it is very simple to install and the price is really good. Most of the digital locks...

Locksmithing: Schwab Safe and Lock Co, informal evaluation, ornate designs
informal evaluation, ornate designs, detail photos: Clare, 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 dial, handles, hinges, artwork, locks, bolt work, castors, cabinetry and...