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Locksmithing: Allied Gary safe HR-3028/ETD opening instructions
She is probably being trained wrong. The lock is probably a Sargent & Greenleaf 8500 series combination lock. I m assuming that the key lock is separate from the combination lock. There are a lot of misconceptions about dialing this lock. From starting...

Locksmithing: amsec safe model
Hi Reggie, Send an Email directly to me along with the serial number, and I ll contact the factory to see what you have. andy@securitysafeusa.com I m out of the office until Monday, but when I get your email, I ll send the request to the factory....

Locksmithing: Art Metal Safe
Hi John, Here are a couple companies in your area that I would recommend - in order, they are: Wilson Safe Company 215-492-7100 Ask for the service department 3031 Island Ave Philadelphia, PA 19153 JR s Lock & Safe Co. 856-809-9997 ...

Locksmithing: your book
Hi David, Yes, I will finish it - I promise. Unfortunately, as I am not a professional author , I have a lot of other things that take precedence over the book. Because of the size of the service area that I have, I m on the road working from...

Locksmithing: BS-T670 safe
Hello Aboobakur Your safe is a Korean made safe office safe from the Booil Safe Company http://www.booilsafe.com/pro/office-furniture-safes.html First thing I would check is that the batteries are fresh. As you have indicated that you haven t used...

Locksmithing: bumil sd 104 combination
Hi Gina, If you don t know who the original distributor was, then you are pretty much limited in your options. For instance I only have records of the Bumil safes that we import in. In general, if you contact the manufacturer, they won t give you...

Locksmithing: change code
Hi Linda, Hopefully, you were following the instructions when it listed ONLY Change the combination with the door locked open !!! The reason being, if you make a mistake you aren t locked out of the safe, and if necessary, it is much easier for a safe...

Locksmithing: Commercial Door Knob
Hi Dave. Without knowing the brand/function I can only guess. The key was not the right key and the lock was unlocked. I don t know of any commercial knobs where the whole knob turns with the key. This would also be the reason the retainer would not...

Locksmithing: date of mosler safe
Hi John, After about 1944, Mosler changed the way that they did serial numbers. Rather than use individual numbers they changed to a lot number type system. In your case the serial number 11134-50, indicates that yours was the 50th unit of lot...

Locksmithing: diebold safe
Hi Rick, The numbers on the handle have no meaning as far as the safe is concerned. 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...

Locksmithing: Halls Safe & Lock Company
Hi Bill, I m not sure what info that you have, pertaining to the safe going back to the 1870 s as with the serial number you have provided, the earliest date that I would give it would be LATE 1879, but more than likely it was made between 1880-82. The...

Locksmithing: Harrington-Hall-Marvin Safe
Hi John, The maker is Herring-Hall-Marvin . They were in business from 1892 until about 1959, and made a LOT of different types of safes. Problem with weight is that two IDENTICAL sized safes can weight extremely different amounts. The reason is...

Locksmithing: Herring Hall safe
Hi Carl, Possibly the nearest company that I would recommend would be: Fink Lock & Safe Co. 773-486-2030 2311 N. Western Chicago, IL 60647 The next nearest would be: Professional Safe & Lock CO. 414 327 5625 John Soderland 5123...

Locksmithing: Medeco deadbolt rremoval
Hi Amanda. Does this take a key on both sides or just one? If it is just one, then there is an allen screw holding the inside thumbturn on. Nothing will snap off, but you have to make sure you have the right size. Once that is off, you can remove...

Locksmithing: Meilink Safe - Approximate age
KD, I don t need to see any more photos for this one. Basic values are: Fire Resistive: $0 Doesn t meet current standards Burglary: $0 Is not a burglary resistive safe. Resale: $0 Has no commercial or retail...

Locksmithing: Mosler 1800s 6-digit combination safe
Hi Renee, Mosler never made a 6 digit combination lock. There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock won t open - in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, Wrong numbers, 3. Mechanical...

Locksmithing: Mosler Cage Lock
Hi Chad, As Mosler has been out of business for almost 15 years now, having serial numbers or even part numbers is pretty much useless. They don t mean anything anymore as far as ordering parts. Diebold bought up much of the remaining parts and stock,...

Locksmithing: Mosler Model 11
Hi Pete, OUCH !!!!!!! $1800 bucks, yeah, I wish you had contacted me first. For that amount of money you could have bought a smaller much better quality safe, or for a little more a bigger, new better quality safe. What you have is a 43 year...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Joseph, Your safe would have been made between 1900-1902, so it is over 100 years old. As you didn t mention when the last time the lock was serviced it could easily be a maintenance issue. Problem is that mechanical issues require hands on service....

Locksmithing: Mosler safe model B-488 I have the original bill of sale
Bruce, I m not sure why you would assume that I would think you are a burglar, as I hear similar stories very often. First off though, I would NEVER recommend using a locksmith for safe work as they generally do not have the training, knowledge or...

Locksmithing: Old safe combo
Without seeing the lock, it s hard to point you in the right direction. Generally, these locks resemble the S&G 6700 series. There is a lot written about them. You would need a change key specific to that lock model to change the combination. If...

Locksmithing: cannot open safe
Hi Bruce, This container was manufactured by Meilink in the 1950 s or early 60 s. Hercules is simply a logo Meilink used. For obvious security and liability reasons, manufacturer s NEVER publish listing of combinations, so they aren t available. ...

Locksmithing: Opening a safe
Hi Sharon, There are only three reasons that a safe lock will not open, in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers, 3. mechanical problems. Generally combinations are passed along...

Locksmithing: Opening safe with Yale lock
Lisa, The answer is both a YES and NO ! The key point of your question is: Should any TRAINED Locksmith be able to open the safe, yes they should, HOWEVER, the majority of locksmiths have little formal training, and even less safe training. ...

Locksmithing: operation of LA Gard basic II
Hi Randy, As the LaGard Basic II lock is extremely simple to install, my first conclusion is that you may not have installed something correctly. There are two ports on the back side of the lock, one is for the key pad and the other is for an extra battery...

Locksmithing: s&g lock on chubb safe
Hi Bill, Easy way to tell ( IF you are familiar with manipulation), with a 6730 lock, you will be able to count the wheels AND figure out where the drop in location is. With an 8500 series lock you will be able to count the wheels, but there isn t...

Locksmithing: Safe Cracking w/ Arduino
Hi Joe, the safe is not a Cary safe, it is a Gary safe, the line under the ARY is part of the G . 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...

Locksmithing: Sargent Greenleaf combination lock
Hi Lee, The lock is NOT an 1865 lock. If you are referencing the patent date stamped into the dial, that is simply referencing the date the PATENT was ISSUED, which has NOTHING to do with the date either the lock or the safe might have been made. ...

Locksmithing: TL15 Safe
Hi Q Levy in answer to your questions: 1. Is there a market for TL-15 safes: yes 2. Is there an industry leader in recovering and selling these safes: no 3. Is there a market for refurbished TL-15 safes: same as question 1 - ...

Locksmithing: trouble opening safe w/combination
Hi Gary, There are ONLY three reasons a safe lock will not open, in order, they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. Mechanical problems. Based on your description of the problem - it...

Locksmithing: How to use a Royal Safe R-10PL combination and key.
Hi Darron, These were Asian made imports. The name Royal was simply the import name. Many of these safes came with three keys. Two of which would work WITH the digital code, and one which might be an override key. If you can open the container...

Locksmithing: victor patent double door safe
Hi Thomas, Glad to have helped - and glad it opened. The art work and pin stripping are beautiful. As Victor Safe & Lock Company was acquired in 1920 and the name changed to the Victor Safe & Equipment Company - your safe would be pre 1920. I would...

Locksmithing: VICTOR SAFE
Hi Tommy, Probably the closest company I would recommend would be: Protection Lock and Equipment 770-436-0302 Ron Snively 2347 Beaver Creek Road Smyrna, GA 30080 though it appears that this would be about a 4 hour trip - each way, PLUS...

Locksmithing: Allied-Gary Safe Rating
Hi Corey, If the container does NOT have a UL label, indicating a rating, then it does not have one. If it does not have a UL label for fire resistance, then it doesn t have any either. Generally plate steel safes are little more than Dutch ovens! ...

Locksmithing: antique safe
Hi Lorretta, I have a couple companies that can probably help you out - though some of them are a distance away. Hoogerhyde Safe & Lock 616-458-6365 Tom Ziemer 1033 LEONARD NW GRAND RAPIDS, MI. 49504 Mark s Lock Shop, Inc. 517-482-5809...

Locksmithing: broken safe
Hi Peter, No problems. Part of my job is to make sure that you know exactly what you have. This makes it much easier for you, when you need service and/or parts. If you have access to the lock, I would recommend measuring the lock mounting foot...

Locksmithing: cary safe
Hi Thomas, FIRST RULE of opening safes - ESPECIALLY older or antique safes - Identify, Identify, Identify - BEFORE drilling. Drilling when you don t know what you have, what lock is installed or what you should be looking for are very amateur or rookie...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe Co bank vault door lock fix or replace
Hi Mark, The lock on your safe would be a Cary C-5, and your door would have been made around 1894. The Cary C-5 was a 3 wheel, straight tail piece type lock. Screw change wheels, with a front mounted drive wheel, which had 9 false gates and a true...

Locksmithing: combo doesn't open safe
Hi Tony, The reason you don t hear the Tumblers in the safe lock - is that there aren t any! There also aren t any clowns, jugglers or trapeze artists! Safe locks use wheels , which turn. Similar to the story about keeping a man busy by asking...

Locksmithing: CSS safe won't open
Hi Kevin, Unfortunately electronic locks only have two modes - they either work or they don t work. If they won t work, you WILL need a safe technician - NOT a locksmith. You haven t given me any useful information concerning the lock. CSS was not...

Locksmithing: Diebold Vault lock parts or replacement lock
Hi Adam, I don t know that Diebold had a model number for this lock. It was either their version of an S&G C-60 series lock, or it was the S&G lock, with their dial. It appears from the photo that you are missing at least the lock bolt, back cover...

Locksmithing: Domion Safe
Hi Mark, Dominion Safe Company was a distributor in Canada, and not so much a manufacturer, if at all. I would be happy to look at the safe for you. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise the “current condition” of your safe,...

Locksmithing: cary safe
Locksmithing: cary safe

Locksmithing: Hall's Safe & Lock Co. safe
Hi Gary, Do you want the short answer, or the long answer??? When you ask the question How difficult is it for a locksmith to open the inner door , the short answer would be: It should NOT be too difficult for a Trained, Professional locksmith...

Locksmithing: lost my ignition switch keys to crank my 2004 buick rainier cxl
Hello Aretha, The first thing you need is a key with the proper cuts to mechanically turn the ignition. You may be able to obtain that from a Buick dealer or from a locksmith in your area. Without the mechanical cuts you will be unable to program the new...

Locksmithing: Cannot get a "Major" brand floor safe open
Hi Rhonda, Lets start off with the dialing sequence - if you aren t dialing the numbers correctly, even if you have the correct numbers it won t open. You are going to use the index mark at 12 o clock (arrow). The 11 o clock index (straight line) is...

Locksmithing: Replace a Group two Combination Lock
Hi Bob, The lock is an ILCO-UNICAN . This lock is no longer in production. When Ilco-Unican was acquired by Kaba-Mas, they discontinued this part of the lock manufacturing. So, while you CAN purchase a new GR2 lock, it will not be an Ilco-Unican...

Locksmithing: Replacement for Brook National Dedbolt
Ilco, which now owns Lori, may still make a 2 backset lock. Lori made them for many years. I don t know if Ilco continued that part of their product line when they took them over. You may try Balwin which make decorative hardware for french doors. ...

Locksmithing: Rocky Mountain Safe Co.
Hi Jim, Sorry but this is a general purpose forum, available to the public. I have no control over who sees any content here. As such, and as we have no way of verifying who you are, and/or whether you are legitimate, or even have authorization to...

Locksmithing: sargent & greenleaf r 6700 safe
Hi Marvin, As long as the safe is open, the combination can easily be recovered or reset by a safe tech from a local safe company. Note: DO NOT close and/or lock the door until after the combination has been recovered. It will require lock disassembly...

Locksmithing: Can't open my safe
If I understand you correctly, the dial stops where it did before but the handle will not turn. The name Carlisle doesn t come up in our database. Can you post a pic of the whole safe and a closeup of the dial and ring? Some common reasons for this problem...

Locksmithing: Unknown Mosler Safe needing a key
Hi Vernon, Pretty much any locksmith or safe technician should be able to make keys for your drawer locks. Take them to their shop to discuss it with them. Check your yellow pages to find a local company. If you don t have a local company, let me...

Locksmithing: Yale & Towne padlock
Hello David, This is a common question. Let me explain why I can t directly assist you today, although if you want a quick answer, see a locksmith in your area and they can help you. For years many lock manufacturers imprinted serial numbers or codes...

Locksmithing: Asbestos in Safe-Caibnet Laboratory safe.
Hi Stephen, Its pre 1955, so yes it could be falling apart or deteriorating. It does NOT meet any current standards for fire resistance and should not be used for overnight storage of any valuable documents. It may be a mortar gypsum mix, but until...

Locksmithing: Atlas safe combo and key
Hi Susan, Rule number one - NEVER assume that instructions for someone else s safe is going to be correct for your safe. Various manufacture s use different locks, and they may not work the same. The first thing that I would like to do is to see...

Locksmithing: Baldwin lock removal
Hello Dave, Most of those have a set screw on the side of the lever. Use an Allen wrench to loosen it. Once loose, insert your working key, turn it to the right so that the key is perpendicular To the position it was inserted, poke the small hole with...

Locksmithing: Brinks Safe
Hi Priscilla, no, I m in California. These safes are imports under several names, including Brinks, Honeywell and First Alert. The importer and distributor is Sysco Products in Southern California. They are hard to get hold of and don t often...

Locksmithing: Cary safe serial number 26127
Hi Mike, Factory Preset Codes??? No such thing or listing exists, except in the movies and on the internet! 1. In the life of this manufacturer, they ONLY made about 220,000 safes and vault doors. With the potential of 1,000,000 combinations available...

Locksmithing: Combination for an Adesco
Hi Kelly, Sorry, but it is not my intent or within the scope of this general question and answer forum to teach you how to work on safe locks. Generally the basic safe servicing course is about a week long, with the prerequisite that you are already...

Locksmithing: CSS pad combo
Hi Odie, While some digital locks may have a Management Reset Code (MRC), many others DO NOT! Obviously it will depend on whether yours does or doesn t. These are NOT one time emergency codes, and they have to be programmed in at the time the lock...

Locksmithing: HHM Safe, possible dial sequence with picture
Hi Greg, As long as the handle works, it doesn t matter what position its in. If you can t find a local safe company, let me know where you are located (zip code) and I can see whom I might know or recommend in your area. Good luck with it. ...

Locksmithing: Installing deadbolt on fire rated door
An unqualified maybe... In some jurisdictions this would be no problem, in others you wouldn t be allowed to install one at all. To CYA, I would have a conversation with the local fire marshal and get his/her opinion. You don t want them to come back...

Locksmithing: Insulation
Schwab has been purchased by Sentry Safe of Rochester NY. They may be able to tell from the serial number when it was made. Do you have a pic of it? How old do you think it is? The only definitive way to tell if a safe contains asbestos is to have...

Locksmithing: J. Baum Safe
Hi Ingrid, This site is not photo friendly - sorry, its not mine, I m just a volunteer here. You will need to send all of the requested photos directly to my email: andy@securitysafeusa.com They also need to be in a jpg (jpeg) format, as I need...

Locksmithing: keys for Brinks safe
Hi Ken, I doubt you are going to find codes for these locks in your locksmith code books . ALL of the Brinks, Honeywell, First Alert and similar safes were imported by SISCO Products out of southern California. They are not very good about answering...

Locksmithing: Kwikset Deadbolt
Dean, I m not certain which Kwikset deadbolt you have but it s likely you have the heavier duty model. Those have an extra plate. Remove the thumbturn by loosening the set screw under the thumbturn. Remove the 2 screws that hold the trim plate. Remove...

Locksmithing: Locked/Stuck file cabinet
Hello Diane, The key that was made, was it made by code? Is the code correct? Are the cuts on the key correct for the code? Did they come to your location and make the key? If you have a code, what is it? If the bottom drawer is still open, pull it out...

Locksmithing: Lost key for Exclibur Gun Safe
Hi Debbie, I believe the Excalibur Gun Safe line is made by Granite Security Products. You can contact them at: Granite Security Products Winchester Safes www.winchestersafes.com 4850 Freeman Drive Fort Worth, TX 76140 817-483-2859 They will...

Locksmithing: Major Safe Co. floor safe
Hi John, First off, let me say that EVEN if AMSEC has the original combination, that the safe left the factory set on, there is no guarantee that in the past 62 years it has never been changed. So you basically have a 50/50 chance that it works - either...

Locksmithing: Old Bank Safe
Hi Michael, While the safe is built into the wall, it SHOULD have wheels on it. This would be a National Safe & Lock Company, Bankers Safe. Crane hinge with pressure bar door. Obviously though, I will need much better photos to do a positive...

Locksmithing: opening safe
Hello Jerelyn, Just to make sure you understand the proper way: Left means counter-clockwise. Right means clockwise. Turn left at least 4 times stopping on the first number in your combination. Turn right passing the second number in your combination...

Locksmithing: questions
Hi Susan, I m looking forward to seeing your safe photos. I will probably have some examples that I can send you of what the paint scheme and art work SHOULD look like, so you can consider having it restored. As far as the pink safe goes, I brought...

Locksmithing: Schlague M-45
The M45 is not the lock model. We would need to know if it is an A line, D line or residential lock. The function you want is often referred to as the asylum functin. D line locks and some A line locks can be converted to this function. Check out...

Locksmithing: Sentry Safe A3807
Hi Eric, Regardless of how good or bad your safe/container is - for obvious security and liability reasons, we do not provide ANY methods or instructions for forcing or tooling it open. Other than the proper dialing sequence or operation of the lock,...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker (York) File Cabinet
Hi Wendy, your locksmith should be able to pick the lock to open the container, however chances of finding a replacement key or lock are going to be exceedingly slim. As you mentioned that you have important documents locked inside, opening the container...

Locksmithing: Unlocking safe
Hi Robert, If you don t have the combination, then your options are very limited. These were imported safes - no longer available, and no records exist on them. 1. you can test dial all of the possible combinations until you come up with one that...

Locksmithing: size
Hi Joanne, Yes, that would be a smaller size safe. Larger safes could be as large as 7ft. tall, 7 ft. wide and 4-5 feet deep, weighing several tons! For instance the large, Corliss Planet Safe weighed in at 30,000 lbs.!!! Hope this helps, ...

Locksmithing: Wall safe - make/model, recommendations?
Hi Greg, The safe isn t a wall safe , though it is built into a wall! This was a very inexpensive fire resistant container, manufactured by the Meilink Safe Company. Generally these safes were sold through outlets like Sears, Montgomery Wards and...

Locksmithing: weight of safe
Hi James, While this is an older model, it is very similar to the Fichet-Bauche Biltmore 150, with a Fichet C2C lock. The Biltmore 150 was a UL TL-30 rated safe, and weighed about 1100 lbs. As your safe is slightly smaller, and assuming that the ...

Locksmithing: 5074 brinks safe (dead battery)
Hi Ed, If the override keys do not unlock the container, then you may need to have a safe tech check it out. I ve seen a lot of these key locks bind up and not work even if you have the correct keys. They may corrode and not turn fully. You can try...

Locksmithing: ballpark value & age on Diebold fire safe w. drawers
Hi Steve, Thanks for the vote of confidence, though getting older isn t helping the memory much. Thank goodness my wife has my name and address printed in my underwear so I can remember who I am AND find my way home (occasionally)! As far as the...

Locksmithing: Canon safe emp
Sorry Richard, My apologizes, but my job (as I see it) is to provide as complete information as I can - regardless of what you are looking for, so that you can have ALL of the info that you need to figure out what your next step is, and/or if that is the...

Locksmithing: Dibold safe lock parts
Hi George, I ll have to look through my old parts to see if I have anything, however we do not part out locks, which means that we would only sell it as a complete unit. I ll see what I have for you, but generally these locks can run around $500-$600...

Locksmithing: Found a Safe Tag left by the previous owners of my house
Hi Bob, unfortunately, you aren t looking for a safe! Specification F2-ND is for a Fire Insulated Container (file cabinet). Classification D indicates that it is a 1 hour tested unit. E would indicate a 1/2 hour unit. The W in the serial...

Locksmithing: Herring's & Farrell safe
Hi Todd, As both Herring & Farrel were no longer in business after 1892 - so the lock may have been changed out at some point - unless someone figured out that time travel thing! As for the correct dialing sequence for the lock installed , I would...

Locksmithing: HERRING HALL MARVIN SAFE
Hi John, regardless of the climate controlled area , Lubricants have a useful life. They begin to chemically change as soon as they come into contact with steel, brass etc. This is one of the reasons that your auto mechanic tells you XXXX miles...

Locksmithing: ILCO UNICAN Floor Safe
Hi Jewel, ILCO/UNICAN was a lock manufacturer not a safe manufacturer, so that doesn t help with the safe. This should be an easy fix for most safe technicians, however it will require lock disassembly to fix. In the mean time, you can center ...

Locksmithing: keep safe
Hi Jason, I m not sure what the question is or how it pertains to a safe??? Serial numbers - in general - ONLY matter to a manufacturer to keep a record of how a particular safe was made and/or for warranty purposes. Other than that they serve little...

Locksmithing: Macey Inter-Inter Safe
Hi Jenna, Your safe was not manufactured by Macey ! This company was basically a manufacturer of furniture and specifically bookcases. The insulation material H-e-l-f-I-t-e was supposedly invented by Mr. Wernicke, though much of his safe work...

Locksmithing: MEILINK safe (W YALE 16421)
Hi Mike The short answer is: Contact a local safe company to have their trained safe technician change it for you. Note: I NEVER recommend lock disassembly or combination resetting as a DIY project for the same reasons that I generally NEVER recommend...

Locksmithing: mid 1800's Cary Safe
Hi Lee, I m not sure where you came up with the mid 1800 s time frame which would be around the 1850 s, as the Cary Safe Company didn t even begin until around 1878. Fortunately I ve been keeping track of every Cary safe I ve ever run across to narrow...

Locksmithing: montomery ward safe 9031
Hi Marcus, First off, I NEVER recommend a DIY approach to safe work for the same reason that I generally don t recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training, knowledge and tools can result in a very expensive lockout. Its a lot cheaper...

Locksmithing: mosler restoration
Hi Scott, Man have you got a restoration job where your work is going to be cut out for you!!! You are NOT going to be able to surface clean the rust of this bad boy until you completely disassemble it. Trying to do the work with it assembled is...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe general questions
Hi Joe, Mosler, Bowen & Company was a distributor in Mexico City, Mexico. George Washington Bradford Cook, Jr, was Secretary of the Mosler Safe & Lock Company and a partner in Mosler, Bowen & Company. This distributor ship was around from about 1889...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe value and info
Hello Bill, The information on the label is simply the STANDARDS to which the safe was built at that time. Other than that, it has nothing to do with the safe or when it was built. Safe Manufacturers National Association (SMNA) was simply a testing...

Locksmithing: Moving gun safe
Hi Mark, While I understand WHY you want to remove the safe door, I don t recommend it. hinge alignment and adjustments are an extremely important part of the safe working correctly. The ONLY time that we remove a door to move a safe is when an elevator...

Locksmithing: Murphy bed and Door Co.wall safe
Hi Joanne, Sorry, but there is no such thing as default combinations. manufacturers had millions of numbers to choose from, and so there was no reason for them to duplicate or have a default number. Every safe would have had its own individual...

Locksmithing: safe combo
Hi Teri, I ve got a couple recommendations for you, though there are quite a few good safe techs throughout the LA area. Dean Security Safe Co. 818-997-1234 John Dean 8616 Woodman Ave Arleta, CA 91331 Byrd Locksmithing 805-218-3388...

Locksmithing: Safe Senator MC-350
Hi Stali, You may have a couple problems with the safe - this is one of the reasons that I NEVER recommend combination changing as a DIY project. Many safes have protective devices built into the safe and/or the lock. Depending on how the person was...

Locksmithing: Safe SG183057
Hello Andreas Digital (Electronic) locks either work or they don t - there is nothing in between. If your lock is NOT working correctly then it need to be replaced with a new lock. Recommend you contact a local safe company to have the lock changed...

Locksmithing: Safety deposit box identification from key
Hi Xanthe, Sorry but unlike the movies - it doesn t work this way. #1 - there are NO records - anywhere - which indicate where any given safe deposit lock goes, #2 - banks routinely rotate boxes or locks, when they are turned in after rental, so again,...

Locksmithing: Sargent & Greenleaf combination lock lube
Hi Evan, I NEVER recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project for the same reason that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe lock work. Lack of knowledge, tools and training can very easily result in a VERY expensive lockout - ESPECIALLY if you...

Locksmithing: Schwab Safe Company
Hi Tommy, This is one of the reasons that I NEVER recommend using locksmiths for safe work. You wouldn t consider taking your car to a mechanic who would indicate that he can change your oil but will ruin the motor doing so, similarly you shouldn t ask...

Locksmithing: Shaw Walker 2 drwr metal fire file cabinet
Hi George, There are a couple locking bars which should retrofit on and work with your Shaw Walker file cabinets. It doesn t matter what or who the manufacturer of the file cabinet is, these locking bars are pretty much universal . Abus and Multi-Lock...

Locksmithing: Can't get safe combo to work
Hi Jessica, The dialing sequence should be: 4 times left to the first number, 88 3 times right to the second number, 33 2 times left to the third number, 78 1 time right until the dial stops. (should be around 90) Note: left is counter clockwise,...

Locksmithing: Titan Door Hardware / Locksets
Hello John, Titan was a Kwikset series. The Schlage that keeps coming up may be advertisements. I d suggest a Kwikset Grade 2 which you can view here: http://www.kwikset.com/default.aspx (some listed are Grade 3, look for a 700 series in the part numbers....

Locksmithing: USCAN UC 1310B - Lost combination in US
Hi Richelle, You can try the following, he should be able to help you out. Northwest Safe & Vault Services 206-241-7233 George Thornton Seattle, WA 98148 George should be fairly close to you, though if he can t help you let me know as...

Locksmithing: Yale safe red and yellow lights
Starr, I m not sure what you have as Yale was mainly a lock manufacturer - and NEVER made digital locks. While there was a Yale Safe & Iron Company it would have been much earlier than what you are referencing. As you indicated you acquired it in...

Locksmithing: Disposal of old safe
Hi Rick, Great question!!! There is no asbestos in this safe. Unfortunately the majority of the safe techs and locksmiths working today, have very little, thorough knowledge about safes. They have little snippets they have picked up over the years...

Locksmithing: Ely Norris cannonball safe
Hi Dustin, It appears to be an Ely-Norris, however they were acquired by York Safe & Lock Company in 1912, and they continued to build these models up into the early 1920 s under the York label. As far as what makes or years - no such thing - they are...

Locksmithing: Front entry (home) door / lock-handle question
Hello Chris, A double cylinder deadbolt (one where a key must be used on both sides of the door) is illegal in some areas due to safety laws. They are a hazard and are not recommended on most applications. If you are concerned about someone breaking the...

Locksmithing: Harloc lock removal
Hello Sam, If your deadbolt has a removable plate around the bolt: 1. Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door 2. Using a 5/64 Allen wrench (it may need to be slightly larger or smaller), insert it next to the bolt (of the deadbolt) toward the...

Locksmithing: Keep Safe Wall Safe
Hello Evalie, Unfortunately, a number of manufacturers use the name Keep Safe - is simply is like having a name like Smith or Jones - just because you have it doesn t mean that you are related to any other Smith or Jones! The best I can offer is to...

Locksmithing: key copy
Hi Teresa. First Alert took over Brinks. I believe you can still order keys from them. Call First Alert customer service at 1-800-223-8566 Can you post a pic of the key? A locksmith company that does a lot of safe work will have the key blank needed...

Locksmithing: manufacture date of a safe?
Hi Jimmy, the Safe Cabinet Company was in business from about January 1906 until 1926 when they were acquired by Remington-Rand. The name may have been used for a brief period before changing it to the Safe Cabinet Laboratories. Based on the photos...

Locksmithing: Meilink floor safe dial jams
Hi Danni, Trust me your story is actually fairly common. In the majority of cases with locked up safes, I will always tell the customer that chances are there is nothing in the safe other than stale air and maybe a rubber band or paper clip. The caveat...

Locksmithing: Meilink Wall Safe E650
Hi Jason, Sorry but the info you are referring to was provided for the G series Meilink wall safes. No similar info is available for the E series. Manufacturers NEVER, EVER, EVER publish any of this type of info, so the only way that it gets out...

Locksmithing: need help unlocking Mosler Combination Safe Without the known combination
Hi Jackie, first off as you safe didn t come from a grape harvest, or wine bottling it can t possibly be Vintage . Secondly, with a serial number of 337950 the safe is ONLY late 1930 s or early 40 s. As it is NOT over 100 years old it can t be an...

Locksmithing: Old safe info
Hi Carolee, There have been several Hall s safe companies though only two that we are concerned with, so you can t be as vague as an old Hall safe . We need to be more specific two narrow down what you actually have AND to utilize the serial number...

Locksmithing: How to open Chubb combination safe
Hello Uthaya, to my knowledge this Chubb lock is a four wheel lock and the dialing sequence should be as follows: 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,...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe
A stethoscope would be a waste of your time. That s just on TV. I posted on one of my safe groups to see who is in your area. Kelly Dyson at Dysonsafe.com in Ottawa would be your best bet. I ve emailed him and he does travel to your part of the country....

Locksmithing: Reliable Safe
Hi Roger, Great question. Manufacturers didn t necessarily sell directly to the public and would use general agents or distributors throughout the country. As shipping and freight costs (and time) were all negatives, customers were usually more interested...

Locksmithing: Safe Identification
Hi Brian, Your chest appears to be a Herring-Hall-Marvin, lug door money chest. These could be stand-alone safes, but were usually installed inside of fire resistive safes to provide money storage. These safes were produced during the late 1940...

Locksmithing: SAGA Saf-D-Posit Model 800
Hi Gordon, Any reputable locksmith or safe tech should be able to pick the lock on this safe open with little problems. It was not designed to be burglary resistive , it mainly provide fire or heat resistance only. Check your local yellow pages...

Locksmithing: saga-saf-d-posit 910
Hi Ed, Sorry but manufacturer s NEVER publish combinations for any of their safes for obvious security and liability reasons. If a bad guy got hold of the info, they could be liable for every customer they have ever had. Saga is a Chinese manufacturer....

Locksmithing: shaw walker safe
Hi Jim, First off, I don t base evaluations on someone else s safe, second there is no such thing as identical when it comes to old, collectible or antique safes. Every safe must stand on its own two feet (or four wheels) when it comes to an evaluation,...

Locksmithing: Swapping combo lock to digital lock.
Hi Rodney, Short answer - MAYBE! Depends on what lock is installed and/or whether you are equipped to make the necessary modifications. Problem is that Mosler made their own locks, most of which did NOT use the standard mounting foot print. If...

Locksmithing: Titan front door lockset
Hi Tom. Yes it could be painted on. In those cases we run a razor blade around the trim. Some of them require you to push the latch in while pulling the outside off. The original Kwikset was like that. The Titan may be the same. Does the outside...

Locksmithing: Antique The Hall's Safe Co. - No Combination in Miami
Hi Tessa, While manipulation is possible, it isn t guaranteed, which means that you may be paying for the service and not the result. This doesn t mean that it can t be tried. Drilling when done correctly by a trained, professional safe technician...

Locksmithing: Antique safe
My serial number list for Mosler has it being made in 1911. THe serial numbers for that year start at 231134 The name on the front may be the Mosler dealer for Mexico. There are a couple of antique safe websites that would have more information. ...

Locksmithing: combination
Hi Sandra, sorry but manufacturers never publish records about their safes, and as this company has been out of business since 1892, it s going to be difficult to contact them for records. This leaves you with two options, you can test all of the possible...

Locksmithing: all the emails you are getting
Hi John, No Problem, I m glad they are so enthusiastic. Basic History: Victor Safe & Lock Company, Cincinnati, OH 1885 to 1920 They were acquired by The Safe Cabinet Company in 1920, though manufacturing continued at the original factory until...

Locksmithing: Federal Equipment Co (Sears) Safe
Hi Lisa, Sears didn t make safes, they simply purchased from several manufacturers and relabeled them with their logo. Federal Equipment was a lock maker, they didn t make safes. you basically have two options available, you dial the 1,000,000 possible...

Locksmithing: ficher safe with key and combo
Hi Boyd, The safe is actually a Fichet-Bauche , made in France. This is a special lock Fichet-Bauche has been using for around 100 years. The dialing sequence is in two parts. The dial ring has four positions marked 1 through 4. Each position...

Locksmithing: Globe-Wernicke Company Safe
Hi Reagan, I m not sure why you assumed that the safe would contain ASBESTOS , just because it was built as a fire safe, and THEREFORE contained Asbestos . Only a very small number of manufactures actually used asbestos. The majority of fire resistive...

Locksmithing: Molser safe
Hi Mike, Your safe would have been manufactured around 1906 - give or take a year (1905-1907). As far as changing it to a digital lock - yes it can be upgraded, HOWEVER the lock mounting footprint is NOT the same, and the lock to bolt work interface...

Locksmithing: Mosler file cabinet
Hi Laurie, There shouldn t be any trick to opening the drawers if the top drawer is unlocked. If you are having to wiggle or play with the drawers to get them to open, then you probably have a mechanical problem or issue, which needs service. Unfortunately...

Locksmithing: Old safe Saga 909 model.
Hi Bill, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not unlock, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, Wrong numbers, 3. Mechanical problems. I ve provided you with the correct dialing...

Locksmithing: old wall safe in new home
Hi Toni, Generally people don t abandon safes with stuff inside them, so chances are its going to be empty, BUT you can always hope. As far as the directions , unless they are coded , these are not combination numbers for a safe lock. basically...

Locksmithing: Opened safe but no combination or key
Hi Ruben, The safe is actually an import - brought in under the STAR logo (not STT2) The key lock acts as the handle to retract the lock bolts when the combo has been correctly dialed. There are actually two combinations for this lock, one is dialed...

Locksmithing: Protectall Products Safe
Hi Ruth, I would be more than happy to look at your safe. Yes, this site is not photo friendly, which is why I always ask that the pics be sent directly to me. In order to answer specific questions, identify, evaluate or appraise your safe, I m going...

Locksmithing: Remington Rand File Cabinet
Hi Lydia, Sorry but Remington-Rand quit making these cabinets around 1956 after they were merged with the Sperry Corp. to become Sperry-Rand. Parts haven t been available for them in at least that amount of time, except as donor parts off old units....

Locksmithing: rotation of combination safe
Hi George, Most of the Saga Saf-D-Posite containers used fairly cheap locks that can be dialed both LRLR & RLRL, though the different directions will use different combinations because of the construction of the lock. There are four variations that you...

Locksmithing: Safe Deposit
Hi David, I m not sure how your posting helps people that have a Safe Deposit box key locate where the box is located. While I don t mind someone posting advice to provide help - stick to the topic and consider that the readership (especially for...

Locksmithing: Safe Weight
Hi Candy, Sorry, but no! Manufacturers NEVER release or publish ANY info concerning serial numbers etc., for obvious security and liability reasons. Once a manufacturer goes out of business, this info is lost forever. As far as the dimensions of...

Locksmithing: SCHWAB 5000 combo file cabinet safe
Hi Dana, There are ONLY three reasons a safe lock won t open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. mechanical problems. In this case (assuming the numbers are correct),...

Locksmithing: Setting combination on tower safe ,serrs
They used a few different locks on their safes. They actually bought safes from different manufacturers and put their name on them. More than likely the door will lift off of the hinges. Be careful, it s heavy. Take it to your local safe guy and have...

Locksmithing: Star ES-10 safe
Hi Brad, the safe was not manufactured by AMSEC or STAR, This is one of the Japanese imports they relabeled . It is a straight tail piece type lock, with 3 wheels. Due to the design, there are two combinations - LRL & RLR, that will open it....

Locksmithing: Unknown key??
Hi Rob, I don t believe that it is actually a key that ever operated a lock. It is more likely a decorative piece. It has some beautiful design work on it, though it appears cast and not hand made. As far as any history behind it - without knowing...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe Info
Hi John, I answered your basic request on a previous post. Serial numbers and information on the safes have nothing to do with the combination. If manufacturers were to put such info on the exterior of the safe, they would be liable for every safe...

Locksmithing: adesco floor safe MDL SH1412
Hi Mark, The Adesco line of safes was acquired by FireKing International in the 1990 s. Generally on older brands like this FireKing only keeps the last ten years of records or possibly none at all. You can contact FireKing International at 800-457-2424...

Locksmithing: Asbestos?-used 1940's-1950's Shaw Walker
Hi Ed, Most local locksmiths don t actually do any research, and usually just pass on something they heard . I prefer to at least give you an answer based on some actual research. The Shaw-Walker Company began with its founding in 1903. The...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe
Hi Christina, Other than on the internet and in the movies indicating a default combination - there is no such thing. Every safe left the factory with its own unique and individual combination. Standard combinations locks give manufacturers close...

Locksmithing: Eagle floor safe circa 1979
Hi Joan, As I m not familiar with the New York area your giving me towns which are close by doesn t help me. Simply give me YOUR zip code and I ll give you a list of companies that I would recommend. While I understand that it may be a drive, if...

Locksmithing: Eagle safe circa 1979
Hi Joan, there are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock won t open correctly - in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. mechanical problems. At this point I would possibly...

Locksmithing: Fire Fyter safes
Hi Joyce, sorry to disappoint you, but this is NOT asbestos. The material is a gypsum, plaster of Paris type mortar, used to insulate the container. the white powder is simply the old dried up insulation falling loose. Hope this helps, ...

Locksmithing: Gary tittan
Hi Tom, Well the good news is you got the safe as free stuff , now you just have to decide if the cost to have it opened is still worth it. The Gary Safe Company merged in the early 1980 s with Allied Security to form Allied Gary , later changing to...

Locksmithing: info on old cary safe
Hi Sammy, While I understand your willingness to help, hopefully you understand that for security and liability reasons, other than ID-ing the safe we don t give out ANY opening information, including drill points etc. Based on the serial number that...

Locksmithing: Getting a key!
Hi Johnathan, You have a couple choices. 1. Contact the manufacturer of the safe. Sentinel is a model name not the manufacturer. A couple manufacturer s that used this name include Stack On and Sentry. For Stack On , you will need to fill...

Locksmithing: Macey inter-nter safe
Hi Tom, The manufacturer of the safe was probably the Safe Cabinet Company of Marietta, OH., prior to 1926. The dial is not the original one, it has been replaced at some point. The original dial was a removable, 50 number dial. The lock is possibly...

Locksmithing: Major safe won't lock
Hi Francie, The nearest safe companis would be: McGuire Lock & Safe 816-454-2552 Justin Mcquire 4800 Ne Vivion Rd Kansas City, MO 64119 Hearn Safe & Vault 314-481-2525 Ray Hearn 607 North Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103...

Locksmithing: Mc caskey register safe
Hi Todd, While McCaskey Register Company did manufacture a small line of safes between 1903-1953, many of the safes sold under their label were not manufactured by this company. I will have to see much better photos of your safe, after it is opened,...

Locksmithing: Meilink safe
Hi Fred, While there are possibly some internet postings and/or U-tube videos, most of them don t actually give you the information that you need. Classes in BASIC safe lock servicing are about 1 week long, and most have the pre-requisite that you...

Locksmithing: Mortise Lock
Hello Stephanie, I ve checked my resources and also checked an Emtek mortise lock we have on display and even it s doing the same thing. It appears that there are two functions for the lock in question: F13 and F20. These are ANSI (American National...

Locksmithing: Mosler round door safe
Hi John, As I don t have enough information about your safe to come up with a weight, I would put it around 800 to 1000 lbs based on the photo that you provided. In general safes TL-15 and above which weigh LESS than 750 lbs MUST be bolted to a concrete...

Locksmithing: mosler safe
Hi Gary, Your Mosler Safe would have been made between 1899-1901, so it is an antique. As far as evaluating it, without seeing it I have no idea what it is worth. If you would like me to look at it, I would be happy to. In order to answer questions,...

Locksmithing: Old Bank Deposit Safe
Hi Emy, Sounds like you have a Night Depository or After Hours Depository. The labels you are quoting are simply testing agencies, and other wise have nothing to do with the safe or the depository head. Removal will depend on how the container is...

Locksmithing: original key for Edwards & Holman safe
Hi Eugene, Yes, I do have a photo of an original key. The Columbia State Historical Park in California (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=552) has one on display in the Park Rangers office, and they have an original key. I ve got a photo of it somewhere...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe # 237177
Hi Paul, Generally the safes have a three wheel lock (three combination wheels) and a drive wheel. While the fourth number is usually a reference point , more than it is actually part of the combination, many people still write it down or think of it...

Locksmithing: Safe Value
Hi Richard, I would be more than happy to look at your safe to see what you have and appraise it for you. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise the “current condition” of your safe, I m going to need photos. They should include...

Locksmithing: saga saf d posit model 1100
Hi Mark, This line of safes were all imported from China. The company importing them is no longer in business, and the manufacturer hasn t made this model in at least 15+ years. Manufacturers never publish any records concerning serial numbers or...

Locksmithing: sargent Model 77 mortise lock
There is a part just behind the knob with a small hole in it. This is for a spanner wrench to unscrew it. It is attached to the inside knob. Once you start to unscrew it from the spindle you will see the knob coming off. Just keep unscrewing the piece until...

Locksmithing: Value estimate
Hi Kelly, Unfortunately I m going to have some good news and some bad news for you. I m not sure how your insurance company will deal with it. First - based on your photos - your Shaw Walker fire safe appears to be a late 1940 s or 1950 s version as...

Locksmithing: vanguard vs 200 combo change
A few different safe manufacuters used the Vanguard name. Any chance you could post a pic? If it is a light duty safe, you may be able to lift the door off of the hinge pins and carry it into a lock/ safe shop. They can service the lock, bolts etc...

Locksmithing: victor safe
Hello Andy (located in Vermont), Unfortunately most sellers will pass along combination instructions the way that they understand them, and NOT necessarily the lock works. The dialing sequence will depend on the actual lock installed on your safe, and...

Locksmithing: Adesco Floor Safe Mystery
Hi Doug, Adesco has been out of business for about 10+ years now. They were acquired by FireKing International. The brand is no longer around. Second item - with the exception of a death in the family , people DO NOT abandon safes with stuff inside,...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe with no numbers on the dial.
Hi Dave, There were only a few manufacturers to use safes with letter dials. Unfortunately your s doesn t have any identifying markings. With the dial and the key hole slot, slightly above the dial at the 11 o clock position, I would have to believe...

Locksmithing: Cary safe
Hi Kevin, Your Cary safe was manufactured between 1910-1912 (about 1911). The lock that I would expect to find on your safe (based on the serial number), would be a Yale Y-6. Problems with getting the combo from the previous owner is that they tend...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe - Open but no combination
Hi Tim, I m not sure where you came up with the Cary & Son s name - the name of the manufacture was simply Cary Safe Company . As far as its individual history, Sorry but if you don t have this info, then it basically starts with you - or in this...

Locksmithing: combo reset, valuation
Hi Tim, First I never recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project as even a small mistake can result in an expensive lockout. Cost to have the combo recovered or reset should be around $35-$50, and they should ensure that it works correctly for you....

Locksmithing: Commercial Door jamb
Hello. They used a silicone spray. The hole or strike-this is the part that keeps the door latched closed needs to be adjusted out alittle to allow for door play. Sometimes you can adjust the door centering so the door has full contact inwards on the door...

Locksmithing: Diebold Safe
Hi Tom, A book that I would recommend getting to go along with your safe is American Genius - Nineteenth Century Bank Locks and Time Locks , by David & John Erroll. They are the curators of the John Mossman lock collection in New York. The collection...

Locksmithing: Cary Safe - Open but no combination
Locksmithing: Cary Safe - Open but no combination

Locksmithing: frozen combination lock
Hello Mich, Most locks like the one you referenced are not very good quality and do not stand up to exterior use. The one in particular you liked to is for interior use only so you should check yours to make sure it can be used outside. Without knowing...

Locksmithing: Hall Safe
Hi Drew The Hall s Safe company began in business in October of 1896. Your safe would have been made between about 1905-1910, so it is considered an antique (over 100 years old). It appears to be in pretty good shape and yes, it appears to have some...

Locksmithing: The Hermann Safe Co. products
Hi Sarah, I would be happy to take a look at the door for you, unfortunately there are very few records from the old Hermann Safe Company. While they did make some products, most of what they sold was simply relabeled equipment from other manufacturers....

Locksmithing: Herring-Hall-Marvin Dial Replacement
Hi Joan, What s wrong with the one in the photo???? Or should I ask - what s wrong with yours??? HHM was in business from 1892-1959 when they were acquired out of bankruptcy by Diebold and subsequently closed down. This means at a minimum - parts...

Locksmithing: J & J Taylor Safe
Hi Nick, Yes there is always that possibility, however it may not be a probability for a couple reasons. #1 - you may not have anyone in your area who is trained in manipulation. There aren t a lot of professional safe crackers / safe technicians in...

Locksmithing: A locked safe
Hi Karen, Mosler, Bahmann & Company was in business from about 1867 until the mid to late 1890 s. Manufactures NEVER published any information about their safes, especially original combinations, for obvious security and liability reasons. Unfortunately...

Locksmithing: Major floor safe won't open
Hi Mary, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock won t operate correctly or unlock. In order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. Mechanical issues. In general, if it is...

Locksmithing: Mosler-Bahmann & Co safe
Hi John, I m afraid you are probably way light on the weight. I ve got a couple safes that are a bit larger than yours and weigh about 1200 to 1500 lbs, and I ve got a smaller bankers safe that weighs in at 2200 lbs. Mosler, Bahmann & Company safes...

Locksmithing: Mosler fire door
Hi William, Unfortunately there are no manuals to work with these emergency release mechanisms. If you have never worked on one then I would recommend taking photos of it as you disassemble it, AND lay out the parts in the order of disassembly. Reassemble...

Locksmithing: Mosler Safe
Hi Angel, Sorry but you haven t provided any useful information. The numbers you included were UL listings which have nothing to do with the actual safe itself. There are also no records that show what a particular serial number was assigned to,...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Margaret, I m not going to be able to answer your question without seeing what you actually have. There are simply too many variables in type, style, size, condition, etc. etc. etc. I would be more than happy to look at your safe to see what you...

Locksmithing: Old Joseph Spector safe
Hi Jared, First off, you do not have a Joseph Spector safe. This was not a manufacturer he was a sales agent or small safe company. They sold safes from several different manufacturer s. As far as your combination, this is fairly easy, as you...

Locksmithing: Old LeFebure key
Roy, Basically even if you knew what bank the box was in, if you aren t the executor of their estate, the bank isn t going to talk to you. First place to start - obviously you will need to be or go through the executor of the estate. second step - ...

Locksmithing: Old Mosler safe
Hi Daniel, Carefully, VERY Carefully! The door, hinge and bearing plate are going to be extremely heavy. If you don t remove it carefully it WILL smash what ever is underneath it when it comes off. Put some 4 x 6 s underneath it to give it something...

Locksmithing: Cannot open Eagle wall safe
Hi Elliot, I ve got several companies in your area that I would recommend, possibly the closest is: Andrew s Premier Safe & Lock 323-385-7670 Andrew Nagler 456 S. Oakhurst Drive Beverly Hills, California 90212 Stratton Safes 909-963-0801...

Locksmithing: Opening a Mosler Safe
Hi Susan, There are only three reasons a safe lock will not open, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. mechanical problems My first though is that you are simply making...

Locksmithing: This has photos attached. Questions about 2 used safes - Please disregard previous question
Hi John, While the Major is a FIRE resistive safe ONLY, the Diebold has the burglary protection. However the Diebold does NOT meet any current standards for fire resistance. While the Diebold does meet current standards for burglary, it is considered...

Locksmithing: Protectall save
Hi Keith, Yes there are ways of opening the safe and yes it can be opened without ruining it, though your options are limited. 1. You can test dial all of the 1,000,000 possible combinations on the lock, or you can 2. Have a safe technician from...

Locksmithing: Recent Hall's Safe Find
Hi Paul, Based on your serial number, your safe would have been manufactured between 1880-1883, so it would be considered antique (over 100 years old). There is no easy way to remove the insulation mortar. You can either simply chop it out, using...

Locksmithing: safe
Hi Mike, as long as your safe is currently open, any locksmith or safe tech should be able to change the combination for you. If the safe is locked up and you need to recover the combination - that s a different story. As for recommendations: Wilson...

Locksmithing: STAR floor safe
Hi Joseph, Records are available for Star safes after serial number 370940 - which would include yours. I will need you to send an email directly to me so that I can send you a request form for the factory. Send your request to me at: andy@securitysafeusa.com...

Locksmithing: Tan Vault follow-up question
Hi Chris. Did not get pics. you can post them here or send to dan@americansafe.biz. this is not an easy opening. Especially with the key lock. That is why it is important to figure out which model you have. Some of the key locks can be picked, others...

Locksmithing: TannVault
Hi Chris. John Tann made safes both in England and Canada. Does the combination lock dial push in at zero? If not, the lock can possibly be manipulated open and the key lock picked. What major city is the closest? If you go to Savta.org you can...

Locksmithing: will not unlock
Hi Bob, unlike most safe companies and safe techs whose answer would be a simple NO , you can t have the tool! I don t care one way or the other, and would be happy to sell you a changing tool. That being said, I m not in the business to teach you...

Locksmithing: Yale safe
Hi Alex, First off - you do not have a YALE safe. While the lock on the safe was manufactured by Yale, the safe is not. Yale was one of the major lock manufacturers selling to a majority of safes made from the mid 1800 s through the 1960 s. ...

Locksmithing: Yale Safe
Hi Alex, Chances are you do not have a YALE safe, you have a lock made by Yale, installed on a unknown safe. Yale was one of the main lock manufacturers, their locks were used by many of the main safe makers from the mid 1800 s through the late 1960...

Locksmithing: cary safe
Hi Steve, I need to see what you actually have so that I can advise you. If this is an older Cary, you may be able to determine the combination yourself, depending on the lock installed, but I will need to verify the serial number. If the serial number...

Locksmithing: Floor Safe No Combination
Hi John, Sorry, but there is no such thing as a code book of combinations! Manufacturers NEVER publish any records about their safes for obvious security and liability reasons. When they go out of business their records are pretty much gone as well....

Locksmithing: Gaby safe found built into counter
Hi Katie, Your safe is a GARY safe, not a Gaby safe. This company was actually in The City of Industry , CA, about 20 miles from you. They manufactured safes from the early 1960 s until they merged with Allied Security and moved to Seattle in the...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe
Hi Kathleen, You ve been watching too many movies. Combination locks do not make clicks , whistles , bumps or other noises when approaching possible correct numbers. If they did they wouldn t actually be very secure, now would they??? Movies...

Locksmithing: Gary Safe Co. Floor Safe
Hi Greg, Interesting - two questions in a row about Gary Safes!!! This company was in business from the early 1960 s until the early 1980 s when it was acquired by Allied Security in Seattle. In the early 1990 s it was sold to NKL Industries and then...

Locksmithing: Lock Mechanism
Hi John, The lock that I would expect to find on your safe would be a Yale Y6, four wheel lock. The dialing sequence should be as follows: 5 times right to the first number, 4 times left to the second number, 3 times right to the third number, 2...

Locksmithing: locked latteral fireking file no key
Hi Jim, For obvious security and liability reasons, we don t give out any information on opening safes and security containers. While containers like the FireKing Files really offer little burglary resistance and are more designed for fire protection...

Locksmithing: Lost Combination
Hi Julie, The nearest company that I would recommend would be: Fink Safe & Lock Co. 2307-11 N. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 773-486-2030 They should be able to take care of you. Discuss the project with them to make sure all your questions...

Locksmithing: old Meilink wall safe
Hi Jackie, If the numbers don t work out you can contact: Fink Safe & Lock Co., 773-486-2030 Robert McCown 2311 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60647 I don t believe they are very far away from you. While slightly further away (about 65...

Locksmithing: old Mosler safe
Hi Randy, First question would be - where did you come up with the 1938 date???? Obviously without seeing the lock itself (hands on) I can t comment on whether or not it is simply a service issue, or whether it will require replacement. It could be...

Locksmithing: opening an old mosler floor safe
Hi Dave, Unfortunately the numbers you provided do not appear to be actual serial numbers, so I can t give you an estimate of its age. If you send photos of the container to me, I might be able to come up with an idea for you. Fortunately for you,...

Locksmithing: Safe
Hi Donna, There are ONLY three reasons a combination lock will not unlock - in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers 3. Mechanical problems. If you had provided the dialing sequence...

Locksmithing: Safe combination
Hi Helen, First we ll have to try to ID what you actually have. I have this company listed as a distributor and NOT as a manufacturer. Chances are it is from overseas, which means that finding the original combination it left the factory on, are very...

Locksmithing: Safe Door Combination
Hi Gregg, I would imagine that you are referring to a vault door and not a safe door. Vault doors are walk in , safe doors are reach in . In answer to the basic premise of your question - NO! #1 - as LeFebure has been out of business since...

Locksmithing: safe worth anything
Hi John, Cute little Mosler chest. Everything is worth something , to someone! These little containers were designed to be INTERIOR chests, inside of a larger safe, not as a stand alone unit. Problems: 1. Has no fire or heat protection, so...

Locksmithing: Schwab Safe Key Locks
Hi Anders, The flat key locks are not unpickable and while key blanks may not be readily available, they can easily be made and keys made for most of these locks. As far as finding replacement locks - good luck with that. These locks haven t been...

Locksmithing: setting combo on SAGA safe
Hi Hank, Most of the Saga safes were either hand change or stamped wheels - non changeable. If you don t have the combination for the safe, you can try to recover it by observation of the lock itself. NOTE: I never recommend ANY lock disassembly...

Locksmithing: Specifics on Meilink safe
Hi Monica, Yes this safe is large enough to hold a VERY small body inside - maybe Minnie Mouse, or so! These wall safes had 22 series, yours is #19 in the series. The serial number is the 5872. There were a possibility of 22 codes listed for each...

Locksmithing: Stuck bottom drawer of 2 drawer safe
Hi Michael, there are TWO different locking mechanism on the container. The gang lock and the drawer latch. The gang lock is controlled by the active or control drawer. When this drawer is unlocked correctly, the others are available to open. ...

Locksmithing: Victor Safe w/ Yale lock
Hi Daniel, There are ONLY three reasons that a safe lock will not work correctly, in order they are: 1. Incorrect dialing sequence, operator errors, 2. Incorrect combination, wrong numbers, 3. Mechanical problems. Two things that I never recommend...

Locksmithing: Vietnam era safe
Hi Ben, I don t have any photos of the handles, but as I saw plenty of these containers during my time in the military, I do know what they look like. If you send an email directly to me, I can send you a drawing. Obviously you will have to come...

Locksmithing: wall safe
Hi Joe. If you were within 20 miles of our office the charges would be: $65 trip charge, $195 minimum safe opening charge, $62.50 to service and set combination for a total of $322.50 What are your getting quoted? You can find safe techs at SAVTA.org...

Locksmithing: yale & towne padlock key
Hello Carl, Without seeing the key I can t answer that. Take the lock and key(s) to a locksmith shop and they should be able to tell you if they or someone else can make more keys for you. If you can t find any local locksmiths have can help, try...

Locksmithing: Yale wheel pack
Hi David, It isn t so much a problem with your expert as much as these locks haven t been around for about 80-90 years. Any locks that are currently available would have been removed from older safes which are being disposed of. The safe appears to...

Locksmithing: Brinks 5054D home safe
Hi Beverly, Sorry I didn t get back to you right away, I ve been on the road a lot lately. My first recommendation would be to replace the batteries again. The majority of the problems that I see with digital locks are battery related. Get BRAND...

Locksmithing: cary safe
Hi Rich, Possibly the closest individual that I would recommend would be: Protection Lock and Equipment 770-436-0302 Ron Snively 2347 Beaver Creek Road Smyrna, GA 30080 Unfortunately he is about 200 miles away from you, up by Atlanta....

Locksmithing: Have combo - need turn order
Hi Lois, These safes had very simple straight tail piece type locks - however there are actually two combinations that will open it. One will dial LRL and the other RLR. As we don t know which one you have, you may have to test dial both of them. ...

Locksmithing: Cramer Bros. Safe
Hi Charles, I wouldn t go so far as to say you have an antique Cramer Brothers Safe, though it is collectible. Antique safes are over 100 years old. As you can see from the following information, your safe would have been built during the 1930 s...

Locksmithing: Could someone help I just bought a antique safe and don't know anything about it!
Hi April, I m really glad to see how happy you are with your safe. I would be more than happy to take a look at your new (old) safe, though I will need much better photos though to answer most of your questions. These safes were made from the late 1890...

Locksmithing: hercules meilink closet vault
Hi Mickey, Meilink hasn t been around since about 1995. They were acquired by FireKing International. Even though they are still making safes under the Meilink label (logo), this is not the same company and they only maintain records for the past 15-20...

Locksmithing: keys
Hi Joyce, Sorry but there are no records for keys for safe deposit boxes. As far as a significance that they both have the same number - they probably both go to the same safe deposit box. Banks generally issue keys out to the customer as a pair....

Locksmithing: Lost combination for meilink safe
Hi Terry, Options are limited however as the door is open it should be fairly inexpensive to recover or reset the combination. Manufacturers NEVER publish or release information about their safes, including combinations, for obvious security and liability...

Locksmithing: Mosler hing finials
Hi Robert, I spoke with my friend about your acorns. The ones he has are a bit different, so he would need one of yours to make them the same. Costs is about $25-$30 ea, which is much cheaper than my machinist charges!!! Send an email directly...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Jeff, I would be happy to look at your safe for you, and to try to answer questions about it. I will need photos of the safe, the doors and the locks. As far as having a replacement lock - there may not be very many available. As Mosler has...

Locksmithing: Need expert advice!
Hi Jeffrey, If everything works correctly when the door is open (90 degrees), but not when you close it, then something is interfering with it FULLY closing. If it isn t working, then it isn t fully closed. If it will not work correctly either opened...

Locksmithing: New to me Diebold CashGard- Elec lock questions
Hi Josh, 1. Yes, generally the warning sign is you can t open the safe ! Electronics either work or they don t, there isn t much in between. The only warning they might give you is of a low battery, however most people don t pay any attention to...

Locksmithing: Old Hall sate
Hi George, If you read the earlier reply to the questioner about a similar safe it was NOT made by Hall s Safe & Equipment Company - this company was simply a reseller / distributor of safes, NOT a manufacturer. They simply put the label on for advertising...

Locksmithing: How to open a safety box - Tocabi
Hi Annie, These safes are fairly easy to operate, though it could have a couple different locks installed, so you may have to test dial two dialing sequences - LRLR and RLRL. In order to unlock or open the safe, you must first unlock the key lock, then...

Locksmithing: Protectall Safe
Hi Sherry, Unfortunately the nearest companies that I know of and/or would recommend are going to be about 90-100 miles away from you. You can check your local yellow pages under safes & vaults to see if you have anyone closer. You can contact the...

Locksmithing: Protectall safe lock lubrication
Hi Bill, In order to correctly clean and lubricate the lock it will need to be completely disassembled. I NEVER recommend lock disassembly as a DIY project for the same reason that I don t recommend using locksmiths for safe work. Lack of training,...

Locksmithing: safe
Hi Terri I would be more than happy to look at your safe to see what you have and to answer any questions that I can about it. I will need good quality photos to do this. In order to answer questions, identify, evaluate or appraise the “current...

Locksmithing: STTS Star Safe
Hi Chris, These little imported safes had stamped wheels, so there isn t much changing available. If you ve lost the combination, simply remove the back panel and recover the combination by observation. The dialing sequence on these locks can...

Locksmithing: Mosler safe
Hi Dean, I will need to see your safe to evaluate it for you. Sorry, but my wife broke my crystal ball about the same time she killed my money tree! Based on the serial number that you provided, your safe would have been lot 7 , and made in 1967....

Locksmithing: Victor Treasure Chest from 1940's
Hi Sylvia, In the early days of computers there was a term that is probably as accurate to day as it was then, called GIGO , meaning Garbage IN, Garbage OUT . Internet info is ONLY as good as its source. While you have a Victor Chest , they are...

Locksmithing: 3 level masterkey, master key systems, correspondence courses
master key systems, correspondence courses, master pin: Hello Azman, http://www.jmlock.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=298 or you can search using your favorite search engine for MasterKing. I don t know of any online locksmithing training but there are a few correspondence courses available....

Locksmithing: 5,6 or 7 pin, jim walsh, invaluable resource
jim walsh, invaluable resource, padlock: John, The only way to know for sure is by removing the cylinder and counting the pin chambers in the cyl. Once you know how many chambers you will know how long of a blank to use. You should try to get an ILCO key blank catalog. This is an invaluable resource...

Locksmithing: 85 porsche 944, porsche 944, rico torres
porsche 944, rico torres, keypro: Hello Eileen, For this questions I m actually going to refer you to a specialist. His name is Jim Hetchler and can be e-mailed at jim@keypro.info He is one of the best locksmiths in the country when it comes to working on cars ignitions and making...

Locksmithing: Adams Rite Lock, lock cylinder, rekey
lock cylinder, rekey, face plate: Hello Bob. Remove the 2 or 3 screws that hold the face plate on the edge of the door. There is a set screw in line with the cylinder that you unscrew. Back it out just enough to unscrew the lock cylinder. Rekey or replace and your done. Don t forget to lubricate...

Locksmithing: Adams Rite Lock, set screws, tumbler
set screws, tumbler, latch: Hello Bob, Remove the trim plate on the outside edge of the door (should be 3 screws on a bolt; 2 screws if it s a latch). There are 2 small set screws holding the cylinders in, loosen them and unscrew the cylinders from the lock body. Sometimes inserting...

Locksmithing: Adams Rite Lock, phillips head screws, flat blade
phillips head screws, flat blade, key cylinder: to remove the cylinder that the key goes into, open the door and look at the edge of the door. The lock itself has a plate, called the faceplate or scalp. It is usually secured with e Phillips head screws. Remove these and remove the plate. Sometimes the screws...

Locksmithing: Addiction to Alcohol, safe co, cigerette
safe co, cigerette, cml: This is not a locksmith question, sorry wish I could help you ! But I will say that for some people it s in their genes, past to them from parents or further back. Others, build up to being dependant on alcohol as an escape from the real world. Just like...

Locksmithing: Almont, padlocks, retainer
padlocks, retainer: Hello John, From what I can tell, you need a reloading tool and retainer pin to rekey Almont padlocks. In addition you need to file the bottom end of a key that operates the lock now. Looking at the key with the large part in your right hand with the...

Locksmithing: American Mortise, electric gate opener, rico torres
electric gate opener, rico torres, pad lock: Steve, I am sorry, without looking at the lock, I am unable to give you an accurate answer to this question. A good rule of thumb, if the Americna pad lock key will fit in the keyway of the current lock, then in most cases, YES it can be rekeyed to that...

Locksmithing: Anderson Storm door lock -- Schlage compatible, home depot employees, home depot
home depot employees, home depot, storm door: Hello Mario, Those locks are hard if not impossible to rekey. You may be better off buying a new lock from a locksmith or taking yours to one. Home Depot employees are not locksmiths so they wouldn t have a clue what to do. I don t know of a website...

Locksmithing: Antique mortise locks double cylinder, mortise lock, double cylinder
mortise lock, double cylinder, sure what type: Hello Kip, Those mortise cylinders will bottom out in most locks so they can t go in further and they may not function properly. It s important that the keyed part of the cylinder is at the bottom when it s set. If you can send photos please do. I...

Locksmithing: Antique mortise locks, mortise locks, commercial locks
mortise locks, commercial locks, rico torres: Kim, You best bet is to just stop by any locksmith shop. Mortise locks are the most common commercial locks. So many locksmith shops has old parts lying around for these locks. As far as a store that sells the part by itself, I really don t know. You might...

Locksmithing: Antique Safe, expertice, locksmith
expertice, locksmith, safes: Hello Zimbalist, I m on AllExperts.com to help people but unfortunately I don t know where to find information about safes. In my daily business I sell safes online but I don t service them. Have you tried the locksmith that opened and cleaned it? ...

Locksmithing: Aparment Indoor doorknob broken, long shaft, rico torres
long shaft, rico torres, empty hole: So what is your question? If the question is how to open the door, then use a credit card to slide the latch back and pull the door open. Once the door is open you can take out the two screws on the edge of the door. Then remove the bolt/latch and you have...

Locksmithing: Apartment door lock-, mechanical problem, press button
mechanical problem, press button, doorknob: Hello Rich, Remove the lock from the door and replace it. This isn t something that can be fixed. I recommend a Schlage but your apartment may have a policy regarding what types of locks are required so check with your manager first. They may provide...

Locksmithing: Armored Security Strike, cylinder locks, deadbolt
cylinder locks, deadbolt, deadbolts: Hello Ray, I ve not heard of Defender brand. I recommend a 4 or larger strike for deadbolts in wood frames. They utilize 4 screws, usually #10 3 or 4 in length. You can find them at home centers, hardware stores and at most locksmith shops. If...

Locksmithing: Assa, Medeco & Schlage Locks, schlage locks, assa locks
schlage locks, assa locks, auxiliary locks: Hello Tricia, From ASSA s website: The ASSA 6000 Series deadbolt is designed to withstand any form of physical attack including drilling, prying, driving, or pulling. Its free spinning guard collars protect it from pipe wrenching while its hardened inserts...

Locksmithing: Attempted break in, car door lock broken, mazda mx 6, hometown aol
mazda mx 6, hometown aol, safe co: Hi Tom, Your car uses a x222 keyway was is a master key, it also uses a valet key as well, but anyway, any locksmith should be able to order you a new lock and also key it to fit your current key. The lock and keying should run around 50 bucks or so.......

Locksmithing: Auto Door Locks Stuck?, olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass
olds cutlass supreme, olds cutlass, 1994 olds cutlass: Hello France. Real easy! Open the door and put a screwdriver or some kind of rod into the latch on the door. It looks like a closed C . Put the driver in the center and pull against the closed C as if pulling away from the door and then have you or your...

Locksmithing: Auto ignition locks, buick skylark, spray lubricant
buick skylark, spray lubricant, urbancic: Hi Mike - Your ignition lock is a GM 10-cut wafer lock. I have been dealing with problems similar to this for a long time with these locks. In my opinion, without looking at it myself to confirm it, it sounds like one or more of the wafers inside the lock...

Locksmithing: Auto lock (car door), wd 40, hometown aol
wd 40, hometown aol, car doors: Hi Mona, To have a problem with one lock would not be an uncommon event and now that your having the same problem later with the other door lock would only lead me to look at the key that your using. Does the key have alot of wear ? or any visable damage...

Locksmithing: Auto lock (car door), wd 40, car doors
wd 40, car doors, toyota 4 runner: Hello Mona, It could be one or more of sevaral possibilities: 1. Dirty locks : Spray with WD-40 or like; 2. Frozen locks : Spray with de-icer; or 3. Worn out key : Have new key made from code; 4. Foriegn object in locks : Have checked by locksmith....

Locksmithing: Auto lockout business, auto lockouts, high tech tools
auto lockouts, high tech tools, starting your own business: Hello Joel, Licensing is going to depend on your state, city, county and other requirements. Contact them directly to find out. Most car opening kits are fairly inexpensive. I recommend High Tech Tools or Pro Lock. You need a license before you can...

Locksmithing: Auto repo, car opening tools, electrical surge
car opening tools, electrical surge, remote transmitter: Hello Richard, What you need is what most Locksmiths have: a set of car opening tools. I use High-Tech but they are designed for cars in the US so you should contact a local Locksmith to find what you need for cars in the UK. You may need to provide proof...

Locksmithing: Automatic Deadbolt lock, medeco deadbolt, deadbolt lock
medeco deadbolt, deadbolt lock, premise: Hello Ted, If you have a locking knob or lever, replace it with a non-locking version. If your tenants aren t locking the Medeco deadbolt, I suppose they want their home broken in to. There are automatically locking locks but they are no where near...

Locksmithing: Automatic Deadbolt locks, deadbolt locks, rico torres
deadbolt locks, rico torres, medeco: Yes, Consult your local locksmith and they can supply you with a wide variety of options to meet your needs. However, remember, it is your tenants responsibility to lock the door not yours. They are liable for their own neglect. Let me know if you...

Locksmithing: Automobile Door - 1998 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, bell crank
nissan sentra, bell crank, hometown aol: Hi Keith, The answer to your question is YES, but here is where its gets hard..... 95% of the locksmiths will not bother with it cause they don t know how to unlock the bell crank with opening tools, to find one that can or will, will be a long shot, you...

Locksmithing: Automotive, car mechanic, rico torres
car mechanic, rico torres, flat pieces: You have a broken wafer! Inside your ignition are several gold or silver flat pieces of metal called wafers. The wafers are designed to go up and down depending on the ridges of your key. Once all the wafers are lined up they allow the cylinder to turn....

Locksmithing: am3 space and depth, locksmith license, rico torres
locksmith license, rico torres, keyway: Dennis, Go to this website: www.hlflake.com There you will find contact information. Call them and let them know what you need, they will have it and send it to you. You need to Call H.L. Flake and Tell them what you need. Then they can help you....

Locksmithing: american security products safe, sargent and greenleaf, american security products
sargent and greenleaf, american security products, rico torres: Chris, Call a locksmith to come open the safe for you. The Sargent and Greenleaf safe dials can be decoded and opened without damage, allowing you to change the combination to your liking. Let me know if you have any further questions, Rico Torres...

Locksmithing: antique corner cabinet locked, corner cabinet, antique corner
corner cabinet, antique corner, locksmith: Hello Noreen. Take a large paper clip and bend the end at 90 degrees about 1/4 inch long. poke this end into the lock and try to retract the bolt. It will take some feel. If it does not work you will have to call your local locksmith. Try not to let them...

Locksmithing: atlas safe will not open, digital pic, combination works
digital pic, combination works, five feet: Hello Len. Not really-but maybe. Can you send a digital pic to ibdrloc@yahoo.com for a further look. I don t have anything on Atlas in my files but I have contacts. Your numbers may have slipped a number or 2. Minus 1 number from the first number then...

Locksmithing: auto/ignition, fishing hook, rico torres
fishing hook, rico torres, auto ignition: Chuck, You might want to view some of my old posts regarding this issue. You can invest in a key extractor for a few dollars. Or you can make your own. An easy solution is to get a small fishing hook with a barb by the point. Straighten the hook and insert...

Locksmithing: auto/safes, foley belsaw, clark security products
foley belsaw, clark security products, car openings: Hello Alex. Foley has a safe course, did you get it? Try to find A.L.O.A. locksmiths on the net then find a meeting place in your area. Use the city or state you are in for a locksmith club. Like Southern Utah Locksmith Assoc. for an example. Also look up...

Locksmithing: automaticlocksolenoid, hometown aol, computer hard drive
hometown aol, computer hard drive, safe co: Lock solenoid s are mostly set in one position, at one spot, so adjustment is not needed. Solenoid replacement, well that another matter. As with anything that uses electric current to cause motion, it will burn out, and solenoids are one of the quickest....

Locksmithing: automotive door lock, locksmith shop, rico torres
locksmith shop, rico torres, extra fee: Andrew, A locksmith can make a key for the lock. You can either take the lock to a locksmith shop, or they can come to the car for an extra fee. Let me know if you have any further questions. Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrlocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: automotive lockout, coat hanger, ford mustang
coat hanger, ford mustang, rilly: Hello Kenneth, Unfortunately the Mustang is a vehicle that requires a special tool to get into. You could always try a coat hanger or something stiff that you can bend into shape, but without the proper tool I don t think you can get into it...without...

Locksmithing: automotive locks, locksmith, locks
locksmith, locks, felix: Hello Felix, It s not possible to make a copy of a lock and end up with a key. However, you can take the lock to an automotive locksmith and they can make a key for that lock. If your keys work the doors and the ignition, that key should work the ignition...

Locksmithing: automotive, rico torres, manual button
rico torres, manual button, door handle: How long has it been like this? Did you have your locks or doors serviced. It sounds like someone took off the locking rods and then put them back on in the wrong direction. Also something could have fallen into your door when the window was down and gotten...

Locksmithing: Baldwin, retainer, locksmith
retainer, locksmith, knobs: Hello Steve, The cylinder must be turned out of the way of the retainer to remove the knob. You should be able to see the back of the cylinder in the pdf I linked for you. It s not round, it s oblong like a football. When the key is inserted and turned,...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Deadbolt, screws, hinges
screws, hinges, baldwin: Hello Kerri, You have installed the tailpiece incorrectly. Remove the mounting screws from the inside piece then remove the outside cylinder. Make sure the deadbolt mechanism is mounted so that the hole for the tailpiece is at the bottom. Stand with...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Front Door Handle, circumfrence, strap wrench
circumfrence, strap wrench, wrong answer: Well I just spent 10 minutes giving you the wrong answer. If I would have read the heading I would have saved me the rewriting task.... The escution is screwed on you can use your hands and try to rotate it counter clockwise. You may need a rubber strap wrench...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Exterior Door Handset, slow reply, hometown aol
slow reply, hometown aol, necessary thanks: Hi Brenda, Sorry for the slow reply, but holidays have been really something and I ve not had much chance to get on-line. Anyway, these locks are very nice looking and expensive, Baldwin is one of the most expensive. Sometimes when these types of locksets...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Handleset Doorlock, baldwin handleset, release mechanism
baldwin handleset, release mechanism, thanks in advance: Hello Marc, I ve not had any luck with Baldwin lasting very long. The thumbpiece you are referring to can sometimes be made of cast metal which breaks easily. This could be the problem. You ll have to remove the whole assembly to find out. It s either...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Loose Door Handle, consumer service representatives, eastern time
consumer service representatives, eastern time, baldwin: Hello Dorie, Please call Baldwin Consumer Services Department toll-free at 1-800-566-1986. Consumer Service Representatives are available to assist you every day between 7 a.m. and midnight Eastern time. Or you can go to this page to request more information:...

Locksmithing: Baldwin lock problem, locksmith shop, image series
locksmith shop, image series, baldwin: Lance, I m very familiar with Baldwin locks, the only thing I m not sure of is what type Ie. Mortise or cylindrical. I think it is cylindrical. This is common for Baldwin Image series. If you contact Baldwin they will send you all that you need at no charge...

Locksmithing: Baldwin lock "transmission", achilles heel, locksmith
achilles heel, locksmith, baldwin: Hello D, $300 is way too much. He should have replaced the entire lock for that much. Unless you live miles from the nearest metropolitin area they shouldn t charge that much for a service call and the part shouldn t cost that much either. If there...

Locksmithing: Baldwin lock unlocks when handle turned, dead bolt, rico torres
dead bolt, rico torres, deadbolt: CB, The Baldwin lock is designed to perform this way. The question I have, is how is your 16 month old child able to reach the handle? You can also install a one sided deadbolt, higher than the baldwin lock. This deadbolt won t be visible from the outside....

Locksmithing: Baldwin Manchester 5350 Lock Mechanism, conversion kit, lifetime guarantee
conversion kit, lifetime guarantee, locksmith: Steve I am sure they will send a instruction sheet and that it will be pretty thorough but if you have not installed a lock before I would call a couple locksmiths and get a estimate and consider having it done. Baldwin is a pretty good brand but you are...

Locksmithing: Baldwin Mortise Lock, baldwin mortise lock, locksmith
baldwin mortise lock, locksmith, best of luck: Dear Ramy, Sounds like when I thought I could repair a clothes iron for my wife.Even though she got the new state of the art Iron it still was never as good as the one I couldn t fix! What you need is a Locksmith!!! Best of Luck!! Jack P.S Try Baldwinhardware.com...

Locksmithing: Baldwin mortise deadbolt, baldwin estate, door latch
baldwin estate, door latch, old hardware: Hello Jane, Open the door and face the edge where the deadbolt is. In your hand that the outside of the door is on place the cylinder with the key hole at the palm. Turn the tailpiece so the top of it goes toward the hinges. Example: Inside the house...

Locksmithing: Baldwin mortise entry set, thumb latch, mortise lock
thumb latch, mortise lock, spring steel: Hello Kyle, This is a difficult situation. You have to remove as much of the trim as possible in order to manipulate the deadbolt. What you may have to do is use a putty knife from the outside and try to manipulate the deadbolt with the knife while turning...

Locksmithing: Balwin Premier Entry door lock, mortise locks, mortise lock
mortise locks, mortise lock, brass screw: Hello Chris, To remove the cylinder from most mortise locks, remove the cover plate from the edge of the door. Insert a screwdriver into the set screw and loosen it. Insert a key in the cylinder 3/4 of the way in and turn it counter-clockwise to unscrew...

Locksmithing: Balwind front door handle with deadbolt, door latch, rico torres
door latch, rico torres, door handle: Sorry Melody, Without looking at the lock, it is very difficult to give advice on the lock. It sounds like you removed a set screw on the inside door handle. If this is the case then the handle should just pull off. Sometimes there is a ring that needs...

Locksmithing: Barn door lock, lock cylinder, info thanks
lock cylinder, info thanks, key code: Hey Jay how did it go? I would like to know what brand of lock you were refering to. Did you find out anymore info? Thanks Mark It is difficult for me to picture the type of lock you are referring to. Do you have anymore information. The name of the...

Locksmithing: Barrows door locks, mortise locks, home in the mountains
mortise locks, home in the mountains, flat blade: The only Barrows locks I have seen were mortise locks so that is what I am assuming you have. The lock cylinder, the part the key goes into is a threaded, screw in thing. There is a set screw on the door edge pretty much in line with the cylinder, once this...

Locksmithing: Bathroom door lock, pin tumblers, strike plates
pin tumblers, strike plates, different shapes: Hello Frank, The latch is the part that extends from the door and goes into the door jamb. A latch is spring activated so when the door shuts, the latch retracts until it lines up with the hole in the strike plate. The door jamb is the part that surrounds...

Locksmithing: Bathroom door can not be locked, wd 40, open position
wd 40, open position, knobs: Hello Barry, It may be filled with dirt and grime. Even though some people keep their homes clean, including wiping their locks, they can still get a build up of grime that will cause a lock to fail, including the type you have. You can try spraying...

Locksmithing: Bathroom door locked itself, flat screwdriver, hallway light
flat screwdriver, hallway light, doorknob: Hello Christine, If you have yet to open it, take a nail or a long thin straight probe and push in on the hole. If it doesn t pop open, use a small flat screwdriver and turn once inside the hole. You can try to insert a rigid card, like a laminated...

Locksmithing: BEDROOM DOOR, coat hanger, rico torres
coat hanger, rico torres, locksmith: Katelynn, You can try a credit card or membership card open the door. You can try sticking a coat hanger into the front hole and pushing to pop the button in the back. Other than that you can call a locksmith and they will open it for you. Thank You,...

Locksmithing: Becoming a Locksmith..learning the Trade, nick jordan, hometown aol
nick jordan, hometown aol, safe co: Hi, I have wrote on this subject quite a number of times, please read back them my post and you will learn what you are asking. But also understand that as with any profession or skill this trade will not be something you can learn in 30 days or even learn...

Locksmithing: Bedroom Door Lock, size holes, apartment manager
size holes, apartment manager, spare key: Hello Nettie, Most of the time you can replace existing locks (non-locking ones) with new ones without a problem. I d advise that you talk to your apartment manager first as they may require a key if you do this. Since most locks use the same size holes,...

Locksmithing: Best high security lock, medeco lock, dead bolt
medeco lock, dead bolt, high security: Hello Ray, That is up to the individual and factors such as environment, application and intended use can change what one brand/model would be considered the best. Personally I would have to say Medeco. They are drill and pick resistant and not any...

Locksmithing: Best Lever Lock, two locks, o clock
two locks, o clock, lever lock: Hello Bob, Depending on the type of lever you currently have, you may need to modify the door a bit to accept a new lever, especially if it s going to be a Best brand or other commerical lever. Most commerical levers require through-bolting which means...

Locksmithing: Best Lock, rico torres, keyway
rico torres, keyway, lockset: Hello Kevin, Best locks are usually known as IC cores. Ask the owner if they have the control key for the lock. WIth the control key the cylinder pops right out in your hand. You then insert a new cylinder with the new control key and you are done. ...

Locksmithing: Best Lock, hometown aol, mortise lock
hometown aol, mortise lock, deadbolt lock: Tom, I think that a mortise unit would be way too much for this type of door to use in your home. I don t think I would use one one of these doors for a business either. Anyway, sure, a mortise lock unit would be very strong, but a fiberglass door would...

Locksmithing: Best locks, control pins, key pattern
control pins, key pattern, jim walsh: JOHN, YOU CAN GET KEYS FOR THOSE PADLOCKS. WHOMEVER IS PICKING THEM WILL HAVE TO PICK THE CONTROL SHEARLINE TO GET ONE OF THE CORES OUT. I DON T KNOW IF IT WILL BE COST EFFECTIVE TO DO THIS. IF YOU KNOW FOR SURE THAT ALL THE PADLOCKS USE THE SAME KEY IT WOULD...

Locksmithing: Best padlock type/brand, hometown aol, combination locks
hometown aol, combination locks, safe co: Hi Clay, This is a tough question cause just about all padlocks can be defeated without much effort, and the combination locks that come to mind are not available to the general public. But for what is available, Master makes a combination lock that...

Locksmithing: Best security tips?, sliding glass doors, double cylinder deadbolts
sliding glass doors, double cylinder deadbolts, sliding patio doors: Yazminh, I recommend Schlage locks (www.schlagelock.com) and personally use them on my home. They are the most dependable locks and I have found they don t wear on the inside (where it counts) as much as other brands. When a lock wears on the inside,...

Locksmithing: Brass Master Padlock - Seized?, master padlock, wd 40
master padlock, wd 40, indoor storage: Hello Ryan, The shackle may be frozen stuck (rusted). The hole is for drainage. The key should turn close to 90 degrees. You ll need to get the lock cut off and replace it. If you are going to use a padlock outdoors for a long time, use a brass...

Locksmithing: Broken Commercial Lock, phillips screws, retail storefront
phillips screws, retail storefront, thumb turn: Sorry for the delayed response, we a currently having problems receiving e-mails from AllExperts.com James, As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. First: The lock is called a mortise lock. (it is the most common retail storefront lock)...

Locksmithing: Broken Commercial Lock, set screw, direct email
set screw, direct email, amazon: Hello James, I have emailed you a response to your direct email to me earlier. You have an Adams Rite hookbolt deadbolt with a keyed cylinder and a thumbturn in duronotic (brown) finish. Your problem isn t the lock, it s the thumbturn cylinder. The...

Locksmithing: Broken cylinder lock?, latch bolt, wood particle board
latch bolt, wood particle board, replacement bolt: Hi Doug: There are a couple of things that may be wrong here. If the lockset is installed on a pressed wood (particle board) door and the knobs have been loose on the door over a period of time (or even a rotting door), I have found that the hardware kinda...

Locksmithing: Broken Deadbolt, kwikset locks, thumb turn
kwikset locks, thumb turn, imageshack: Hello John, Those clips are available at a locksmith. Kwikset locks are notorious for breaking those clips and almost any locksmith should have them in stock. It s possible your local home center or hardware store may have some if they generally rekey...

Locksmithing: Broken Deadbolt, piece moves, schlage
piece moves, schlage, bolt: Hello Bob. If the lock was installed properly there is a piece of metal on the top of the bolt that flips up and moves to the back of the bolt retracting out of the jam. If this piece moves and the bolt will not move, you will have to pry the bolt back. Good...

Locksmithing: Broken deadbolt, lifetime warranty, kwikset
lifetime warranty, kwikset, key hole: Hello Jessica, The lock may need cleaning but if the lock isn t a name-brand, replace it with a Schlage, Kwikset or something you can find that has a long warranty (the afore mentioned have a lifetime warranty on most of their items). You can try some...

Locksmithing: Broken deadbolt lock, schlage deadbolts, mid nineties
schlage deadbolts, mid nineties, tendancy: Hello Stephen, Drilling it is the only option if there is no other method of entry into that room. The tailpiece on some Schlage deadbolts has a tendancy of breaking which is the general cause of this. Because you will have to drill the lock, a complete...

Locksmithing: Broken deadbolt!!!!!, couple tips, extreme caution
couple tips, extreme caution, lock cylinder: If the key is just spinning in the lock, then the tailpiece that activates the bolt mechanism is either disconnected or broken. Unfortunately, unless you have another way into your house, then the lock would have to be drilled and removed, since you are unable...

Locksmithing: Broken dial to a safe, safe lock, thet
safe lock, thet, sentry: Hello David. If you got a hold of Sentry and they said no way, then you will have to take the safe lock apart and find a machinist or parts from a hardward store. If you want to send the broken parts to me I might be able to repair if you can t. lock bob...

Locksmithing: Broken Key, hometown aol, safe co
hometown aol, safe co, keyway: Hi Wilko, There really is no way that I can explain to you as to how to remove the broken piece of the key unless however its broken right at the bow (head). If this is the case, you can take a paperclip and bend a VERY small hook on one end, straighten...

Locksmithing: Broken Key in deadbolt lock, rubber mallet, broken key
rubber mallet, broken key, locksmith: Hello Louis, If you are able, remove the deadbolt from the door. Look at the back of the lock that has the broken key. If you see a solid back, take a rubber mallet and tap it a few times. Hopefully the key will come out, but it s unlikely. If you see...

Locksmithing: Broken Key Removal, needle nose pliers, crazy glue
needle nose pliers, crazy glue, permantly: Jim, Please don t use crazy glue to remove the lock. All to often people try this and get the key permantly stuck in the lock. If you get the glue on anything other than the broken key, the pins may get glued into position and/or the broken part of the...

Locksmithing: Broken Key, broken key, safe co
broken key, safe co, new keys: Hi, A broken key is no problem as long as you have both pieces. Wal-mart and most hardware stores will not try to make a new key from one that broken into. The best thing to do is, contact a local locksmith in your area and as long as you have both pieces...

Locksmithing: Broken key, broken key, bottom slot
broken key, bottom slot, senior prank: Hello John, Locksmiths can remove broken keys from locks, most of the time without too much trouble. If the key is in the lock too far it may require the removal of the lock from the door to extract the broken key. If the key is too tight in the lock,...

Locksmithing: Broken key, professional locksmith, rico torres
professional locksmith, rico torres, broken key: If you can not see the key then it is very difficult to remove. SOLUTION 1: Call more locksmiths and get a better price. Make sure you use a licensed and certified professional. It is also not a bad idea to ask to see their license. A professional locksmith...

Locksmithing: Broken key in auto door lock, plymouth van, rico torres
plymouth van, rico torres, retaining clip: Option one is to use a key puller to pull the key out of the lock. Many things can be used as a key puller. You can take a small piece of wire and bend the very tip of it into a hook. Slide the wire down the side of the key, hook the tip and pull the key out....

Locksmithing: Broken key in BIke lock, hometown aol, broken key
hometown aol, broken key, safe co: Hi Daniel, I have run into this problem a few times myself for some customers and these locks can be a real job for someone not in the locksmith field. However, the question you are asking is how to remove this lock or the broke part of the key. For...

Locksmithing: Broken key in car door, broken key, dear james
broken key, dear james, special key: Hello Shelly, Unless you have a special key you can contact an automotive locksmith. They should be able to take the two pieces of your broken key and make you some new ones (not just one). If your car is newer it may require a chip in the key. Since...

Locksmithing: Broken key in lock, fish hook, key in lock
fish hook, key in lock, broken key: Sawsib, Remove the key from the lock and you will be fine. View some of my recent answers to questions regarding broken key. There are many items found around the house that can help you extract a broken key. The most common one is a fish hook. Straighten...

Locksmithing: Broken key in lock (another one!), highway robbery, key in lock
highway robbery, key in lock, broken key: Hello Nick, First of all $150 is way too much for a service call, unless you re in New York, Chicago or another large city - even still that s highway robbery. Take a small drill bit, the smallest one you can find, insert it into the lock next to the...

Locksmithing: Broken key, 2002 mercury cougar, mercury cougar
2002 mercury cougar, mercury cougar, broken key: Hello Jamie, It won t start because the key is broken off in the ignition. You can try to use a small drill bit to remove the broken key. Insert the bit into the lock next to the key by hand (DON T USE A DRILL). Screw it in like a screw. Once it s in...

Locksmithing: Broken knob lock, rico torres, doorknob
rico torres, doorknob, credit card: Robert, Just jimmy the door open again with a credit card, as you did before. Once the door is open you can take the lock off from the inside. Let me know if you have any further questions. Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrlocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: Broken Lock Stuck In Door, spring hinges, wrecking bar
spring hinges, wrecking bar, luck jim: STEVE, I M SORRY, BUT I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE LOCK YOU ARE REFERRING TO. IF THIS IS THE DOOR KNOB TO YOUR HOUSE YOU CAN USUALLY GET A SMALL WRECKING BAR BETWEEN YOUR DOOR AND YOUR FRAME AT THE LATCH HEIGHT AND PRY THE TWO AWAY FROM EACH OTHER FAR ENOUGH...

Locksmithing: Broken latch door won't open, safe co, henges
safe co, henges, cml: Hi Charles, Most henges that are now made have detents that will prevent removal in the closed position, after the pins have been removed and it would be my guess that is what your faced with here. But here s the bottom line...... Due to the nature of...

Locksmithing: Broken lock, question thanks, locksmith
question thanks, locksmith, latch: Hello Emma, Remove the screws from the inside that are on the inside knob trim. Pull the inside knob out and allow the outside one to fall (or have someone outside pull it out. Using pliers, screwdriver or whatever else will work, move the latch mechanism...

Locksmithing: Broken lock, doorframe part, key hole
doorframe part, key hole, different story: Hello David, I m not sure why you would have to pay several hundred to get it open and fixed, it should be less than one hundred and probably closer to $50.00. Without access to the edge of the door you can t remove the cylinder unless it spins freely....

Locksmithing: Broken lock, tension wrench, allen wrench
tension wrench, allen wrench, padlock: Hello Vincent, That model is rekeyable so if you have it unlocked, insert a screwdriver or allen wrench into the shackle hole and unscrews the housing for the cylinder. Remove the cylinder from the padlock and either take it apart or get a new one. ...

Locksmithing: Broken spindle, Titan lock, lockset, lock cylinder
lockset, lock cylinder, spindle: Hello Dan, Any Kwikset lock can use the same key as you have currently but you ll have to get the new one rekeyed to match. Titan locks are no longer made for a good reason. I think the spindle on those is shorter than a standard Kwikset one so unless...

Locksmithing: Broken steamer trunk lock, spring latch, steamer trunk
spring latch, steamer trunk, turning the key: Hello Mindy. I have one now that I could not pick open. I need to go try it with some new keys. I would use a mallet to tap on it while turning the key to break the rust loose. Other than that, they are a son of a gun to get open with out damage. Good luck,...

Locksmithing: Broken stick in car lock, fishing hook, rico torres
fishing hook, rico torres, straight piece: Tom, Tell your daughter not pick a lock with a stick. When it comes to removing wood from a lock, here is a unique method that I have perfected. Take a normal fishing hook with the barb. Hold over a candle or lighter to heat up the metal. When the...

Locksmithing: Brook National deadbolt lock, no screws, rico torres
no screws, rico torres, back doors: Robert, You put the key in the lock and turn it almost to the locked position. The plate that you speak of, will rotate as the key rotates exposing the screws. Let me know if you have any further questions. Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrloksmith.co...

Locksmithing: Bump Keying; resistent locks., medeco, legal reason
medeco, legal reason, deadbolts: Hello Sam, If you are concerned about someone bumping your lock open then you need more than what a Medeco, Everest or any other high security lock can give you. I d suggest 2 deadbolts that require 2 different keys on each door you suspect bumping to...

Locksmithing: baldwin lock cylinder, locksmith shop, sage words
locksmith shop, sage words, lock cylinder: Hello David, Mortise cylinders are availble in 1 , 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 lengths. Measure from the back of the face to the back of the threads of your current one. If it s shorter than those I mentioned you can pick up a longer one at a locksmith shop. ...

Locksmithing: baldwin manchester 5350 enterance lockset, enterance, deadbolt
enterance, deadbolt, pitbull: Hello John. No, that function can not be disabled. You are not the first to have this problem. Just recently I had a customer with a pitbull that could do the same thing. You will need to buy a Baldwin deadbolt to match and have it installed above your current...

Locksmithing: barrel will not budge!!!!! help!!, doorlock
doorlock: Hello Chris, You ll have to extract the broken part, take both pieces of the key to a locksmith and have them make you a new one if that was your only copy. The other option is to get a locksmith to come out and remove the key for you. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: bathroom door knob, retainer, screws
retainer, screws, old knob: Hello Scott, The inside knob should have mounting screws. Remove those and the lock will pull off. If you see no mounting screws, depress the retainer clip on the side of the thin part behind the knob and pull the knob then pry the rose off to find...

Locksmithing: bathroom door lock, push button lock, sturdy piece
push button lock, sturdy piece, emergency release: Hello bmoilan, Most privacy locks (what you have) requires either a push or a turn from the outside through a small hole or slot. Try turning once inside the hole, it should pop open. If not, push and turn. Sometimes the outside knob is installed wrong...

Locksmithing: bathroom door locked from inside, doorknob, sharpe
doorknob, sharpe, latch: Hello Polly. Try to pry the door stop away from the door frame and use an ice pick or something sharpe to pry back the latch. The door stop runs from the top to the bottom of the frame. It is what the door stops against when the door is shut. Good luck, lock...

Locksmithing: bathroom door locked from inside, doorknob, hinges
doorknob, hinges, screwdriver: Hello Angela, You can retract the latch by pulling the mechanism toward the hinges with most locks. Privacy locks, which is what you have, sometimes require that you insert a small screwdriver into the hole and turn it to unlock the door, but that s...

Locksmithing: bathroom lock w/o hole, cake icing, emergency release
cake icing, emergency release, locksmith: Hello Matt, If it doesn t have an emergency release hole, you need to replace the lock with one that does. Call a locksmith to come out and open the door for you. They will most likely destroy it in the process anyway, so a replacement will be needed....

Locksmithing: bathroom lock, locksmith co, push button lock
locksmith co, push button lock, clock position: I WILL ANSWER BUT NEED MORE INFO. WHAT BRAND OF LOCK DO YOU HAVE? DOES THE BUTTON PUSH IN OR TURN. NORMALLY IF YOU CAN T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE LOCK OFF OF THE DOOR IT IS BECAUSE THE SCREWS ARE HIDDEN BEHIND A PLATE. YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE INSIDE KNOB HELD...

Locksmithing: bathroom locked from inside, thin object, maintenance person
thin object, maintenance person, locksmith: Hello Virginia, Some of the locks like this require the latch mechanism to be pushed toward the latch side to open, away from the hinges. If that doesn t work and this is the only bathroom in your apartment, call a locksmith, get a receipt and see if...

Locksmithing: becoming a locksmith, rico torres, locksmith
rico torres, locksmith, national organization: Depending on the state you live in, there may or may not be an age limit. However in every state any age person can become an apprentice. You may visit: www.aloa.org ALOA is a national organization for locksmiths. Thank you, Rico Torres 24...

Locksmithing: bedroom/bathroom door lock question, fine and dandy, masterbedroom
fine and dandy, masterbedroom, commercial style: Hello Kevin, You can use a Dormitory function lock. This function works like this: • Knob outside retracts latch unless locked 8G71 • Key outside locks or unlocks knob outside and releases inside button • Button inside pushed-in locks knob outside...

Locksmithing: bedroom door lock/lost key, schlage lock, locksmith
schlage lock, locksmith, combinations: Hello Barbara, Since every lock is designed to be different and there are thousands of possible combinations to any lock your only option is to call a locksmith and have them open it for you and make a key. Unless you can destroy it and replace it with...

Locksmithing: best interchangeable core mortise lock, interchangeable cores, mortise locks
interchangeable cores, mortise locks, interchangeable core: Tom Generally speaking if the tennant needs to use the Corbin or any other removable core cylimder the corporate office wants to control the system and will send out cores and the keys to remove and install the cores. If they do not specifically need...

Locksmithing: What are the best locks for a 4plex building, series locks, 4plex
series locks, 4plex, time james: Hello Thomas, The locks that will last the longest are Schlage. They are easy to work with as long as you have the right tools. If you want to save some money and don t care how long the locks will last, use Kwikset. They are also easy to work with...

Locksmithing: best locks, master key system, locksmith business
master key system, locksmith business, master keying: Hello Ron, BEST only sells to end-users, such as your customer. Master keying BEST cores, or any IC core, is rather complicated. Since BEST refuses to sell to locksmiths, and I personally haven t dealt with IC cores I cannot help you. Contact BEST...

Locksmithing: Which is the better brand?, time melissa, mechanical warranty
time melissa, mechanical warranty, kwikset: Hello Melissa, First off, Home Depot is a hardware store, not locksmiths and that is who you should buy locks from. Locksmithing is 100% locks so they know their business. Schlage may be made in China but it s much better than Kwikset or Defiant (the...

Locksmithing: Another bobby pin question..., dead bolt, bobby pin
dead bolt, bobby pin, drill bit: Hello Anna, Take a small drill bit into your hand and thread it into the lock next to the broken bobby pin then pull straight out. Continue the process until it s out. Don t try to force a key into the lock or it will get worse. DO NOT USE A DRILL...

Locksmithing: new problem, deadbolt lock, hometown aol
deadbolt lock, hometown aol, safe co: Hi John Thanks for your response, your very welcome..... I do the best I can to answer questions as soon as possible, but sometimes it just don t happen that way..lol. Wish everyone was as thoughtful as you. Besides, if I was behind this computer all the...

Locksmithing: bolt stuck closed, kwikset locks, hometown aol
kwikset locks, hometown aol, screw driver: Hi Joel, You were on the right track...... The problem you have is that the latch on your entry lock has broken inside the latch itself, this is a very common fault with Kwikset locks. Removing the hinge pins and removing the door is pretty much your...

Locksmithing: broke my deadbolt, master key system, picking a lock
master key system, picking a lock, apartment manager: Hello Jeff, You re going to need to take it apart and repin it. If you don t have the tools yourself you ll have to take it to a locksmith, or you could just take your existing key to a homecenter, buy a new lock and have them key it to your key; unless...

Locksmithing: broke key in lock, key in lock, flat blade
key in lock, flat blade, broken key: The nomenclature or names for parts can be frustrating without pictures. Gabe I am talking about the brass circle in the picture you attached as like your lock. It is where you would insert the key or where your piece is stuck. I think you are refering...

Locksmithing: broken deadbolt, manual lever, locksmith
manual lever, locksmith, huse: Hello David, Lift, push or pull on the door while turning the thumbturn (manual lever). The door may have swelled causing the bolt to wedge against the strike plate. Second option: remove the mounting screws from the inside trim piece (manual lever)...

Locksmithing: broken door knob with closed door, knog, luck jim
knog, luck jim, doorknob: HOW IS THE KNOB HELD TO THE DOOR? SOMETIMES YOU CAN USE A BUTTER KNIFE TO OPEN DOOR. FROM INSIDE YOUR HOUSE SLIDE THE KNIFE BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE JAMB DIRECTLY TOWARDS THE LATCH PUSH FIRMLY AND SEE IF THE LATCH SLIDES BAK INTO THE DOOR. IF IT DOES PULL...

Locksmithing: broken door latch rod, door latch, backset
door latch, backset, locksmith shop: Bob, The part you are referring to is the latch. The distance between the center of the cross bore (the hole in the door where the lock body sits) to the edge of the door is called the backset. The center of the door is usually a 12 backset. There is one...

Locksmithing: broken door lock, rico torres, french door
rico torres, french door, inset: What exactly is broken about the lock? Most locks are versatile. The bolt/latch can be twisted to increase in length to accomodate the lock holes that are placed further from the door. Thank You, Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrlocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: broken doorknob lock, screw driver, rico torres
screw driver, rico torres, phillips head: That little piece of metal that you found is the tail piece to the lock. If the housing has come off of the lock and you can see the bolt in the center. Stick a phillips head screw driver into the hole in the center of the bolt. Turn it away from the frame...

Locksmithing: broken key, broken keys, drain hole
broken keys, drain hole, storage unit: Hello Gabe, If this is the type of lock you have, every one that I have seen has a drain hole in the back of the lock: http://stores.jmlock.com/Detail.bok?no=6761 If your lock looks more like this one then you ll have to get someone to remove the key...

Locksmithing: broken key, broken key, andy brown
broken key, andy brown, time hope: Hello Andrew, You need a very small drill bit. Insert the bit between the key and the lock and thread it in until you can t then pull straight out. You may have to repeat this until key key can be pulled out with pliers. Locksmiths charge based on...

Locksmithing: broken key, jwelery, broken key
jwelery, broken key, straight pin: Hello Andy. We would use a jwelery saw. It is a spiral thin wire that we would twist into the keyhole next to the key and then gently pull the key out. A sharp straight pin may help you lever it out. If you can remove the lock from the window then you can...

Locksmithing: broken key in entrylock, pin tumblers, wd 40
pin tumblers, wd 40, broken key: I have broken key extractors, but sometimes it s still not easy without dis-assembling the lock. You ll need a special tool to do that without damage to the lock though. You could try to coax it out with a paper clip. Lube the keyway real good with WD-40...

Locksmithing: broken key in filing cabinet, broken key, fish hook
broken key, fish hook, jim walsh: SAYAN, PULLING A BROKEN KEY IS DIFFICULT BUT MAY BE DONE. THE FIRST THING TO MAKE SURE OF IS THAT THE LOCK IS TURNED TO A POSITION WHERE YOU COULD NORMALLY PULL THE KEY OUT. YOU THEN NEED TO HOOK THE KEY WITH SOMETHING. A VERY THIN DIAMETER PAPERCLIP PULLED...

Locksmithing: broken key in ignition - geo prizm, 1990 geo prizm, geo prizm
1990 geo prizm, geo prizm, fish hook: Hi Jesse, 99% of all Geo Ign. locks that have a broken key stuck inside of them have to be taken apart in order to remove the broken piece of key. This is due in part to the design of the locks, which most are made by Toyota. These locks are opposing...

Locksmithing: broken key in ignition lock, toyota tercel, rico torres
toyota tercel, rico torres, broken key: Bob, (It does not give us the option to CC this message to anyone) A key extractor set will work. However, you need patience. When using the key puller, shake your steering wheel to unlodge the broken key. You can also lightly tap on the ignition with...

Locksmithing: broken key in ignition, needle nose pliers, broken key
needle nose pliers, broken key, steering wheel: Hello Brian, Try using a small drill bit without using a drill. Screw the bit into a slot next to the key and pull on the bit to remove the broken key. If that doesn t work try a small paperclip. You may need to find another locksmith that does do...

Locksmithing: broken key in lock, fish hook, great invention
fish hook, great invention, key in lock: Andy, You have a couple of options. 1. You can invest in a key puller set. This is a set of tools designed to extract broken keys. A good set will run you $15.00 2. You can make your own. Try using a needle. A great invention is the fish hook. Take...

Locksmithing: broken key in lock, key in lock, broken key
key in lock, broken key, tight budget: Dear Amy, Sorry for the delay in my reply. If you haven t found a solution as of yet, tell the landlord about your problem, they usually keep a supply of the locks on hand. If you don t rent then try a locksmith, they can open the lock and provide a new one....

Locksmithing: broken key in lock, key in lock, broken key
key in lock, broken key, bobby pin: Andy First of all, the key will only come out in the locked or unlocked position. Many times a key breaks because it turns ver hard or not at all and the position it is in is somewhere between locked and unlocked. If it is in the unlocked the best solution...

Locksmithing: broken key, rubber mallet, broken key
rubber mallet, broken key, keyway: Christle, Remove the deadbolt from the door. Look at the back of the lock that has the broken key. If you see a hole in the back of the lock where the key is, take a small paper clip, bend it straight and insert it into the hole or slot. Push the key out....

Locksmithing: broken lock, rico torres, locksmith
rico torres, locksmith, lock the lock: Charlotte, I recommend calling a locksmith. From your description, it sounds like the tail piece brok off into the lock. The only way to fix this, is to take the lock apart and reattach a tail piece to the lock. Let me know if you have any further...

Locksmithing: broken lock, key hole, andy brown
key hole, andy brown, time hope: Dear Andy, Assuming that the lock is locked and you can t remove the screws that hold the lock to the window, so you can t just replace the lock, I would turn the part of the lock that the key is stuck in, to the position where the key normally comes out....

Locksmithing: broken schlage deadbolt, locksmith shop, replacement bolt
locksmith shop, replacement bolt, doorframe: Hello Catherine, You ll have to try and turn it with a screwdriver in the slot where the lock s tailpiece was. If it doesn t move (try pushing or pulling on the door while you turn) they you ll have to destroy it or call a locksmith to come out. You can...

Locksmithing: broken screw in deadbolt, broken screw, deadbolts
broken screw, deadbolts, deadbolt: Hello Dave, Go to your local hardware store or home center and look for a stripped screw remover. It has an auger on one end and a reverse threaded other end. Use the auger to grind out the head then use the other end in reverse direction. It will grab...

Locksmithing: broken ward lock, hometown aol, safe co
hometown aol, safe co, piece of furniture: Hi Jamie, The key should still work the lock but you may have to take some extra effort to try and keep the key as center as possible. Once the door is open, remove the lock and locate the oldest locksmith in your area, he should be able to replace the...

Locksmithing: bump keys, cbs station, bump keys
cbs station, bump keys, rico torres: Sorry for the delayed reply, I have been in the processs of getting married. We are not in the Dallas area, we are in Houston, TX. I know I have no control over what the news puts on the air, however I request avoiding from airing another story about...

Locksmithing: the business, home study course, locksmith business
home study course, locksmith business, locks: Hello Greg. I am currently working with students and those that have completed a coarse.Know what types of locks are used in your area so you will know what you have to work on. You may need about 6 mos. of working in a lockshop to get good history of rekey,...

Locksmithing: buying lock rekeying kit, deadbolt locks, hometown aol
deadbolt locks, hometown aol, safe co: Hi Charlie, I would recommend that you get (3)thousands kit, they have a much further range than a (5). This kit will do just about all entry and deadbolt locks, however it will not do I-core, Padlocks and Autos. These are only available as differant kits...

Locksmithing: buying a safe, sporting good store, electronic lock
sporting good store, electronic lock, ammount: Dear Pon,I don t think that you would be getting a good deal on the Browning safe. Depending on what is wrong with it,... It could cost you $400.00 or more to open and repair it and it has already been through that once before. I would even hesitate if they...

Locksmithing: buzzing door lock on Durango, bell crank, dodge dealer
bell crank, dodge dealer, safe co: Stacy, there could only be one of two problems. 1) The door lock and/or linkage rods that connect to the door lock, bell crank and the automatic lock solenoid may be binding or need adjusting. 2) The automatic lock solenoid, which is what you hear locking...

Locksmithing: CAR DOOR LATCH, olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass
olds cutlass ciera, olds cutlass, door key: Good morning again. The back door latch might need to be adjusted. A good body shop can do that in a very short time. I was going to suggest the screwdriver trick on the front door but found it hard to explain. If you watched Bob do it it was simple but try...

Locksmithing: CAR DOOR LATCH, olds cutlass ciera, door latch
olds cutlass ciera, door latch, olds cutlass: Good morning Renee. Did the locksmith take your inside door panel off? It sounds to me as if the linkage to the door lock mechanism has become disconnected. Did someone try to open your door with a slim jim tool? If your car was being stolen, this will sometimes...

Locksmithing: CAR DOOR LATCHES & LOCKS, door latch, auto body shops
door latch, auto body shops, safe co: Hi Renee, I must say that you sure have more than your share of problems with this car, although you didn t explain what year and model it was. If its 7 to 10 years old or older, the expense to repair all of the problems may excced what the car is worth....

Locksmithing: Cal-Royal Lever Handle, thumb lock, paperclip
thumb lock, paperclip, hacksaw: Kathy, Sorry so long. I just do this voluntarily. The interior knob should have a small hole in the neck of the lever. If so push a paperclip in and at the same time pull the lever off. I hope you got it off. Mark Action Locksmith Inc thelocksmith66@aol.co...

Locksmithing: Car door won't unlock with key, hometown aol, spare keys
hometown aol, spare keys, safe co: Hi Irma, Geo locks have had a history of problems since they were first introduced. These locks are pretty much the same as the ones used on Isuzu autos. These lock use wafers instead of pins or tumblers and over time and with alot of use, they will either...

Locksmithing: Car door won't open from inside or out..., paint and body shop, chevy cavalier
paint and body shop, chevy cavalier, bell crank: Hi Rob... Don t worry, its not an out-of-bounds question. Since you mentioned that the door can not be opened from the inside or out, it would be impossible for me to tell you how to get the door open. The problem you face may or may not be handled by...

Locksmithing: Car Key Identification, rico torres, key code
rico torres, key code, silver piece: That piece of metal can be a lot of things. Yes it could be your key code. It could also be an item number. The easiest way to find out, is to ask the dealer from which you purchased the car. If it is the key code, it is wise to hold onto it, in the event...

Locksmithing: Career in Locksmithing, locksmith companies, calm head
locksmith companies, calm head, rico torres: Jewel, Which city and state are you in? To answer your questions: Depending on what type of locksmithing he plans to get into, the initial cost can range anywhere from $100 for $6,000. A lot of the equiptment for car lock outs and house lockout...

Locksmithing: Careers In Locksmithing, foley belsaw, safe locks
foley belsaw, safe locks, math problems: I must say that a 60/40 split with no locksmith background is one heck of a deal.... Most guys with years invested don t even get that much unless you have all of your own tools, van and equipment. Every locksmith has his/her area that they prefer to work,...

Locksmithing: Change lock, rim cylinders, cylinder type
rim cylinders, cylinder type, double cylinder: Hello Edgar, That lock should use 2 rim cylinders and you can get replacements from most locksmiths. Removing it may be difficult but without seeing it I can t be certain. The N logo is for National Lock Company and I don t know if they still make...

Locksmithing: Changing a Adams Rite cylinder, set screw, clock position
set screw, clock position, o clock: Hello Sandy, Open the door. On the edge where the lock extends there is a plate with 2 or 3 screws. Remove them. Remove the plate. Now you will see a small hole that is centered where the old cylinder is. This is the set screw that holds it in...

Locksmithing: Changing a Kwikset Door Knob, door latch, knob assembly
door latch, knob assembly, door knobs: Hello Melody, Pry that trim piece off, the one with the slit. Under that should be a large slot. Inside the slot is a metal piece that looks like a V or an arrow. Move that part toward the opening in the slot. The knob assembly will then come off...

Locksmithing: Changing Kwikset handleset interior knob to a lever, new ground, spindle
new ground, spindle, wendy: Hello Wendy, I ve never had this situation come up before and I don t have a knob I can look at to tell you the steps. I suggest you contact Kwikset. http://www.kwikset.com/Support/Contact/default.aspx They should be able to help you. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: Changing Locks on New Home, universal key, bad shape
universal key, bad shape, question thanks: Hello Jerome, Again that depends on how many locks you have (counting cylinders) and how much they charge for a service call. It also depends on the condition of your current locks and if you wanted to upgrade to a better brand than the current ones. ...

Locksmithing: Changing a lock, double cylinder deadbolts, deadbolt
double cylinder deadbolts, deadbolt, fire hazard: Hi Christy, I sure can understand how you feel, under locksmith law, yes, with the landlords permission, you can change the one deadbolt for one that is keyed on both sides. But once you put that lock on the door, you can never remove it as it is now a...

Locksmithing: Changing Medco lock cylinder to new door, mortise cylinder, set screw
mortise cylinder, set screw, panic devices: GREG, YES, MEDECO IS STILL IN BUSINESS. THE CYLINDER YOU ARE TAKING OUT OF THE OLD DOOR MIGHT BE ABLE TO GO INTO THE NEW IF THE HARDWARE ON THE NEW DOOR IS SIMILAR TO THE OLD DOOR. I WOULD NEED TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF HARWARE IS ON BOTH DOORS. ALUMINUM/GLASS...

Locksmithing: Changing Schlage cylinders to Mul-T-Lock, dead bolts, lock cylinder
dead bolts, lock cylinder, kiks: Hello SC. If you look at the back of the BC160 once you remove it from the door, you will find a screw that holds the Schlage cylinder in place. Remove the screw and the cylinder will slide out. Insert the Multi-lock cylinder in it s place. The tail piece...

Locksmithing: Changing a Schlage Key-in-Knob Cylinder., spring cap, clock position
spring cap, clock position, release pin: Hello Sam, Insert the existing key and turn it to stop. Insert a small probe tool into the hole that is either at the 9 or 3 o clock position on the side of the thinner part behind the knob and push. Pull the knob after the release pin has been depressed...

Locksmithing: Chinese Key, steel door, usa version
steel door, usa version, locksmiths: Hello Joseph, You ll have to get in touch with the company in China. Most likely there will be noone in the US that can obtain a key for you. I don t deal with companies outside of the US and most other locksmiths don t either. James www.jmlock.co...

Locksmithing: Choosing a security lock, medeco locks, medeco lock
medeco locks, medeco lock, shear line: Hello Jamie, If the current locks function as they should, there is no reason to replace them with new ones. This is true whether it s a Medeco or a simple Kwikset. The best way to describe what goes on inside a standard lock is for you to look at this:...

Locksmithing: Clarification of a previous response, metal doors, steel doors
metal doors, steel doors, backset: Hello Aaron, Yes, you will not need to indent the door edge if you have enough room between the door and jamb. You need to allow for expansion so the gap needs to be 1/4 or so or you will have problems. Move the backset mark 1/8 toward the edge of...

Locksmithing: Coke Machine, coke machine, soda
coke machine, soda: I am not clear as to what you need or why. If you are the owner of the machine and have lost the keys you would need to talk with the original coke distributor who may open it for you but would not give you a key that may open a number of other machines...

Locksmithing: Combination changing, safe co, 3 rings
safe co, 3 rings, open position: Hello Lee, I don t service safes so I couldn t begin to tell you how to change the combination, although with most safes the combination is changed with a safe key inserted into a hole on the inside of the door. You may want to try the other Locksmith...

Locksmithing: Combination Safe, brain cramp, f125
brain cramp, f125, dear tom: Dear Tom, Some safe combinations start to the left and some start to the right. So when I m done explaining how to dial, you may have have to try it both ways,unless you get it the first time.Good Luck !!! To dial the safe open turn the dial at least four...

Locksmithing: Combination sequence, proper sequence, locksmith
proper sequence, locksmith, right direction: Hello Joel. Start by turning the dial left 3 complete turns, stop on the first # Turn the dial right 2 turns past the first # and stop on the 2nd. # Turn the dial left 1 complete turn past the 2nd. # and stop on the last # Turn the dial left until the...

Locksmithing: Combo Change, drawer slider, ebay
drawer slider, ebay, bottom drawer: Dear Richard, Take the drawer with the lock in it to your local locksmith and have them set a new combination for you. As far as the plastic parts you are looking for, replacements will be the same age and probably the same condition but you never know, try...

Locksmithing: Combo change on Liberty safe, sargent and greenleaf, clock dial
sargent and greenleaf, clock dial, clock line: Hello John. This is a piece of cake. Before you took of the back plate, did you see a small hole in it that would be opposite of the lock. It might have a piece of tape or a label over it. There might be carpet over it but there is a small hole. This is the...

Locksmithing: Combo lock, ray ray, finger tip
ray ray, finger tip, locksmith: Ray Yes it can be opened by a locksmith that specializes in safes. The term floor safe can be confusing to some people it means a safe that sets ON the floor which means you might be able to take it to somone to somewhat reduce the cost. It also can mean...

Locksmithing: Commercial Lock Broken, phillips head screws, screw holes
phillips head screws, screw holes, flat blade: What you have is a Adams Rite deadbolt or swingbar, so named because the bolt swings up rather than going in and out. It was designed to fit in the narrow aluminum stile that is part of your door. Before this was invented it was difficult to get a long enough...

Locksmithing: Commercial Locks, adams rite locks, commercial locks
adams rite locks, commercial locks, dead bolt: Hello Jim, All mortise cylinders will be serviced the same with the exception of high security ones. If you find a Kawneer mortise cylinder, throw it out, it s junk, and replace it with a new one. If you re spending $70 on a mortise lock such as what...

Locksmithing: Commerical Lock Broken, thumb turn, set screw
thumb turn, set screw, front doors: Hello James. What you have is called an Adams Rite swing bolt. You have a thumb turn inside and a key outside. Remove the 2 or 3 screws on the edge faceplate and remove faceplate. The thumb turn looks like it is a 1/4 turn too far clockwise. Once the plate...

Locksmithing: Commrecial Door Handle Replacement, entry door locks, keyblank
entry door locks, keyblank, time patrick: Patrick I think I understand. The inside knob has a button in the center that is used to lock/unlock. Depending on the brand, it may be possible to physically pin or fix the button in the locked position or even replace the inside knob with a knob that...

Locksmithing: Copied Keys do not work, room mate, new apartment
room mate, new apartment, locksmiths: Hello Bennet, The locksmiths needed to use calipers on your key, the one that works, and compare that to the copies. Most locks allow a tolerance but there are a few special locks that have to be within .001 on the cuts and spaces. Have any of the locksmiths...

Locksmithing: Copying Keys Through a Locksmith - Best Method, hometown aol, pin kit
hometown aol, pin kit, safe co: Hi Jeff, The pin kit is used to pin a certain lock to a certain key, therefore this one key would be called an Original . It is always BEST to obtain extra key copies from an original key. Keep in mind that each time you copy a key, the next key...

Locksmithing: Corbin Russwin IC core re-pinning procedure, corbin russwin, new keys
corbin russwin, new keys, locksmith: Hello Ben, Unfortunately I have never keyed an IC core. I do know that IC pinning equipment is needed and that you ll need new keys for the locks you want to rekey. Take them to a locksmith that handles IC cores and have them rekey them for you. ...

Locksmithing: Correspondence courses, foley belsaw, mail correspondence
foley belsaw, mail correspondence, adams rite locks: Hello Raphael, (This is a copy of my answer since you said you lost it) I have only dealt with Foley-Belsaw and I would stay away from that one. The courses don t cover very much of what I currently use on a daily basis. Any correspondence course...

Locksmithing: Correspondence courses, foley belsaw course, mail correspondence
foley belsaw course, mail correspondence, hometown aol: Hi Raphael, That is a hard question to answer...... I have all of the course books that are offered by the correspondence schools and each has alot to offer. I took the Foley-Belsaw course, not just for its education and equipment that you get to keep,...

Locksmithing: Curio Cabinet Lock, curio cabinet, correct key
curio cabinet, correct key, locksmith: Hello Bette, You ll have to check inside the keyhole for any obstruction. It s unlikely that someone using the wrong key or any other device to bypass the lock would have damaged it to the point of it not working with the correct key. If you can t find...

Locksmithing: Curious and curiouser . . ., keyless door knob, rico torres
keyless door knob, rico torres, deadbolt: Suzy, Sure, in most cases when a lock just spins. The reason for this is a break in the tail piece. Each side of a lock has a separate tailpiece that goes through the center of the latch. This allows the outside and inside locks to work independently from...

Locksmithing: CWL safe manuals, hometown aol, seral number
hometown aol, seral number, safe co: Hi Ken, What your going to need to do is take the safe to a local locksmith and have them open or repair it and change the code for you. In the way your trying to do this, I can understand, save a few bucks. But without Bona Fide proof of ownership such...

Locksmithing: Cylinder Lock parts, cylinder lock, safe co
cylinder lock, safe co, deadlock: Hi Chuck, The proper name for the part of the latch that you are refering to, is called: The Deadlocking Plunger. The purpose of the deadlock is, (if the strike plate is installed correctly) to prevent the latch from being forced or pushed back with...

Locksmithing: Cylinder plug wont fit, doorknob, jamb
doorknob, jamb, latch: Dear Chris, The spindle that you call the cylinder plug is curved and so is the hole in the latch that the spindle fits into. Get your spindle lined up and insert it into the latch turning the knob back and forth as you push it in. Once you ve got it through...

Locksmithing: cannonball safe gear removal, mr webb, tilton
mr webb, tilton, mcfarland: Hello Tim. I would soak it with some penitrant such as a Kano product. Did you try Cannonball on the internet for someone who might have one. Hit this site and see if someone there can help savta.org other than that, I m with you. Good luck on your...

Locksmithing: cant get bolt out of wall/door, cold chisel, deadbolt
cold chisel, deadbolt, pliers: Hello Denny, The bolt is installed with the door open so it s impossible to remove if you can t open the door, unless it doesn t function then it s time for a hammer, cold chisel and pliers. First try turning the bolt mechanism with a screwdriver. Insert...

Locksmithing: car boot lock, graphite powder, turning the key
graphite powder, turning the key, car boot: Hello Jessica. Where do you live that you have to use a boot! Anyway, I do not recommend graphite for anything. Use LPS products, 3n1 oil or a lite oil. You might take it to a locksmith and have it rekeyed. It sounds like the key is getting worn somewhat....

Locksmithing: car door, cutlass supreme, flat blade
cutlass supreme, flat blade, car door: Hello Jack, When you installed the new handle did you use new linkage rod connectors? Roll the window down. From the outside use a very long flat blade screwdriver 2 feet. Put it in the door cavity close to the latching side and fish downward and try to...

Locksmithing: car door lock that is stuck, rico torres, screw driver
rico torres, screw driver, carand: This is a common problem actually. It is easily fixed. While jiggeling the handle use your finger or a screw driver to push the ratchet lock to the open position. The ratchet lock is on the side of the door. It is what connects to the rod that s on your...

Locksmithing: car door lock, fishing hook, rico torres
fishing hook, rico torres, car door: Take a fishing hook with a barb. Straighten out the hook and insert it into the lock. Catch the end of the key with the barb and pull it out of the lock. Let me know if you have any further questions. Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrlocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: Can an car lock be re-keyed, truck locks, four locks
truck locks, four locks, wheel assembly: Hello Tina, Car lock can be rekeyed, at a price. The ignition cylinder must be removed and for most vehicles, that means removing the airbag and steering wheel assembly as well as the door and truck locks. The labor for removing them is usually too...

Locksmithing: career, lockmasters, correspondence courses
lockmasters, correspondence courses, luck mark: Whats going on Chantell, There are several hands on classes that you can take. There are also correspondence courses that send you the books and materials to work on then you send it back. I personally like to be shown and have a person teaching me but...

Locksmithing: career, felony conviction, good eyesight
felony conviction, good eyesight, vocational counselor: Hi Herb, Now here s a stickey question for sure...... 1) How long does it take to become a locksmith ? That really depends on each person. Some can and will learn it very quick, others, never get it at all. A person should be very good with their...

Locksmithing: What causes key hard to remove from lock?, schlage locks, fish hook
schlage locks, fish hook, schlage lock: Hi, I would point my finger at # 3, but here are the options..... First, The lock may have been rekeyed at some point and whoever keyed them may have overloaded one of the pin chambers inside the lock, meaning that there are way too many pins in one...

Locksmithing: changeing the combination on a York safe, rico torres, york fire
rico torres, york fire, many different types: Ok George, It s hard to come across information on the old York Safes, as they went out of business over 50 years ago. Plus on top of that they made so many different types of safes. However, visit the following link and post your question again. You...

Locksmithing: changing knob covers, handleset, deadbolt
handleset, deadbolt, levers: Hello Bob, You can t buy just the knobs or levers, you have to get the whole thing. Have you checked out www.jmlock.com to find a replacement lock in the finish you want? Unless you have a handleset it shouldn t cost $125. If you do have a handleset,...

Locksmithing: changing a pin cylinder in a schlage lock, pin cylinder, turning the key
pin cylinder, turning the key, schlage lock: Dear Angelo, The ORB tells me the shape of the knob and the 626 tells me the color of the knob but your are in luck because I think schlage only makes the orbital knob in two series of locks, the a series and the F series.Lucky for you again,you remove...

Locksmithing: changing tumlers, likelyhood, locksmith
likelyhood, locksmith, lowes: If the key you want to fit the locks will slide into the lock you want to fix, it can be done. It is not something you can do on your own because you need some tools and supplies. I suggest you take it to a locksmith or perhaps if you just bought it the hardware...

Locksmithing: changinga medco lock for another, medeco locks, medco
medeco locks, medco, allen wrench: Hello Stanley, It s possible that the lock is removed by removing the plate on the edge of the door and inserting a small allen wrench to unscrew the set screws, then unscrew the cylinders from each side of the door but most Medeco locks are not installed...

Locksmithing: chevrolet trunk lock, rico torres, correct key
rico torres, correct key, degreaser: Yes someone could have tampered with the lock, however if you don t visualy see evidence of such, then most likely it is natural causes. Inside of the lock a pin/wafer tends to get stuck. Once this happens regardless of the correct key the lock will not...

Locksmithing: combination directions, dial right, number combination
dial right, number combination, mosler: Hello Brandon. Start by turning the dial to the left 3 complete turns and stop on the first #. Turn right 2 turns past first # and stop on 2nd #. Turn left 1 turn past 2nd # and stop on 3rd #. Turn dial right to last # or until the dial stops. That should...

Locksmithing: combination lost, mosler, locksmith
mosler, locksmith, mobile al: Hello Tom, Open your local phone book and look under Locks & Locksmiths for a local locksmith. You may have to call a few until you find one that services safes. I don t service safes so can t offer much more. James www.jmlock.com/index.as...

Locksmithing: combination numbers, enamal, artist brush
enamal, artist brush, steel wool: Hello Greg. The dial is probably made from brass. Steel wool off the numbers and buff it clean and then use a pointed artist brush with white or black enamal paint to re-number the numbers. That should look really great. When it is all dried wax the dial to...

Locksmithing: commercial door rekey or lock removal, set screws, rekey
set screws, rekey, allen wrench: Hello Richie, Remove the face plate on the edge of the door. At the center line of the lock cylinders are two set screws. Use a small screwdriver or allen wrench to loosen them one at a time. Use an existing key and insert it into the cylinder half way....

Locksmithing: control key, locksmith, control key
locksmith, control key, becuase: Hello Amos, If you remove the pins yourself the locksmith can t decode them and they key will not work. You can try to drill it yourself but if you do it wrong, you ve destroyed a lock for no reason. $40 is cheap. Let the locksmith do it. James...

Locksmithing: how can a copy this key??, rico torres, car key
rico torres, car key, security purposes: Justin, Yes, you can make a copy of a key from an impression. However it will be very hard to find a company willing to copy just an impression. For security purposes they want the actual key. Thank You, Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH www.24hrlocksmith.co...

Locksmithing: copying keys, rico torres, ace hardware
rico torres, ace hardware, locksmith shop: John, Yes! Take your key to a locksmith shop. They will be able to copy it. Never trust those hardware stores and grocery stores to make keys for you. All they are trained to do is push the start button on the machine. Let me know if you have any further...

Locksmithing: corbin Deadbolt, slide bolt, set screw
slide bolt, set screw, allen wrench: Hello Kevin, If your deadbolt has a removable plate around the bolt: 1. Remove the faceplate from the edge of the door 2. Using a 5/64 Allen wrench (it may need to be slightly larger or smaller), insert it next to the bolt (of the deadbolt) toward the...

Locksmithing: corbin/ruswin door knobs, corbin ruswin, screw driver
corbin ruswin, screw driver, door knobs: Dear Rob, The Russwin lock that I think you have comes off easily. You have to loosen the the rose on the inside of the lock, insert a screw driver between the rose and the door from the latch side, push the flatbar retainer on the opposite side of the stem...

Locksmithing: curio cabinet keys, corner curio cabinet, locksmiths
corner curio cabinet, locksmiths, skeleton key: Hello Markita, CompX (formerly known as National Lock) makes a warded barrel key that is already cut to fit most furniture locks. The part number is D8890 and is available through most locksmiths. I have some in stock but I haven t a clue where they...

Locksmithing: curio cabinet locked and key broke in lock, needle nose pliers, curio cabinet
needle nose pliers, curio cabinet, repeat process: Hello Phillip, Depending on what type of key it is you ll need some small probe tools and needle-nose pliers. Drill bits work sometimes as probes, again depending on the type of key. Thread in a small bit between the key and the lock; then when it s in...

Locksmithing: curio cabinet locks, curio cabinets, curio cabinet
curio cabinets, curio cabinet, furniture locks: Hello Jamie, Some furniture locks use one type of key. Some locksmiths carry those and you can just pick one up without them needing to come to your house. You need to remove the broken part of the key in the one curio before attempting to use another...

Locksmithing: cutting a metal door jamb, cinder block construction, side ways
cinder block construction, side ways, 3 doors: Hello Brent, Some steel frames are filled with concrete and/or mortar but I ve only seen that on the side jambs, not the header. It depends on what the builder/installer did when it was installed. Being steel it will be harder to cut than aluminum but...

Locksmithing: How to get the cylinder out of a kwikset, hometown aol, safe co
hometown aol, safe co, kwikset: Hi Tandi, Its not that hard of a job, but the right tools help. If you will write me direct at: AActionLock@aol.com I will send you information on how to do this. It would take me a week to explain it here and there would be some things that would make...

Locksmithing: cylinder plug removal, spring cap, follower
spring cap, follower, pins: Hello Allan, You can pick the lock open or use a key blank and a shim. The other alternative is to remove the spring cap without losing everything, remove the springs and pins, reattach the cap then insert your springs and top pins with a follower in the...

Locksmithing: cylinder removal, special key, open hole
special key, open hole, schlage: Hello Leonard, Sorry for the delay in responding. I m without phone and internet at this time due to a storm. The cover should come off and the cylinder will come out. Sometimes you have to pry the cover. If your lock is a removable core by Schlage...

Locksmithing: Damaged Ignition, lexus is300, rico torres
lexus is300, rico torres, carwash: Cindy, I can not honestly answer this question without looking at the ignition. However, if the ignition was working fine before you gave them the car, and they returned the car with a damaged ignition, I d say you have a good case against them. 2001 Lexus...

Locksmithing: DEADBOLT LOCK, hometown aol, safe co
hometown aol, safe co, co web: Hi Louis, Sorry for the delay, but work has been rough.... I m going to need to know the brand name of the lock your working with so that I may help you correctly. Thanks, Charles D. Wyatt, Jr. CML,CMS Pres/Ceo A-Action Lock & Safe, Co. Web...

Locksmithing: DEADBOLT, no screws, wd 40
no screws, wd 40, changes in the weather: Hello Koko, Unfortunately I cannot reveal this type of information. The possiblity that someone may use the method for an illegal purpose is too high. Make sure you are using the right key. Spray some WD-40 into the keyway and insert the key. Do...

Locksmithing: DEXTER DEADBOLT CYLINDER REKEY, tiny balls, lock cylinder
tiny balls, lock cylinder, change key: Hello Ed. Those are master pins in the shape of balls. Alot of companies would use those when they would master key for large jobs. Insert themaster key and the balls would be used as ipns. Insert the change key when the home/unit was sold and the balls would...

Locksmithing: Dead Bolt Problem, clock position, proper key
clock position, proper key, o clock: Hello Alex, If a locksmith won t even try to pick the lock, find another locksmith. Destruction of any lock is always a last resort. Plus $75 is too much unless you are in a large city or very rural. The use of any lock bypass method without proper...

Locksmithing: Dead bolt locks, dead bolt locks, rico torres
dead bolt locks, rico torres, locksmith: John, Yes. Call a locksmith and ask them how much they will charge you to re-key your locks. Let them know what brand you have. The will then be able to give you a quote over the telephone. Your other option is to take the locks to the store you purchased...

Locksmithing: Dead bolt stuck-stripped screws also, locksmith shop, flat head screw
locksmith shop, flat head screw, dead bolt: Linda, Take the broken key to a locksmith shop and have it duplicated. With a duplicate key you can unlock the lock. If the screws are completely stripped, you can use a dremel tool to cut a slot on the head of the screw. Then use a flat head screw...

Locksmithing: Dead Lock Bolt Stuck, screw driver, rico torres
screw driver, rico torres, deadlock: Hello Damien, You can use the screw driver, but you must remove the outside and inside housings of the lock first. With both cylinders removed the only thing left in the door is the bolt in the locked position. At this stage you insert the screw driver...

Locksmithing: Deadbold Lock Quality, free security check, schlage locks
free security check, schlage locks, dead bolts: The easiest way to tell the grade 3 from a grade 2 or 1 is to examine the end of the bolt. A grade 3 will have a bolt that is 5/8 w x 5/8 h and is chamfered with texture in the middle. The grade 2 and grade 1 have bolts that are 5/8 w x 3/4 h and smooth....

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, rico torres, temperature change
rico torres, temperature change, trailing edge: Debi, This can happen for several reasons. 1. Your door might have experienced a dramatic temperature change. For example, one day it s 80 degrees the next it s 40. This can weather a door and frame causing them to expand or contract, resulting in a mis-aligned...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, dead bolt, rico torres
dead bolt, rico torres, lock smith: John, The only lock smith in the area made a repair to it 6 months aga, but it s back to the same problem. What did the locksmith do to fix the lock? Did he/she tell you what was wrong with it? When turn the key, what happens? Does the key just...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, deadbolt, double cylinder
deadbolt, double cylinder, bolt: Hello Jenny. It sounds like you have a Kwikset double cylinder deadbolt. 2 screws will allow you to take the lock off the door. You have a broken tail piece. Probably becaue the bolt is tight going into the jam or it needs lubrication. 1 piece of the tail...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt, rico torres, double cylinder
rico torres, double cylinder, home depot: Dave, Easy Solution: You can get a decorative handle and install it below the deadbolt. You can also install a passage knob under the deadbolt. You can get these items at Home Depot. Let me know if you have any questions. Rico TOrres 24 HR...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt Cylinder Spins, rico torres, thanks in advance
rico torres, thanks in advance, toggle: Hello Beth, The tail piece has come loose from the cylinder. Uninstall the lock and you will find the tail piece detached. Re-attach the tail piece, and put the black ring back on to secure its position. This will fix your problem. Let me know if you...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt key will not go in, rico torres, lok
rico torres, lok, locks: Judd, You might want to spray some lok shot into the lock to clean out any debris and lubricate the pins on the inside. If that doesn t work, I would call a locksmith. If you recently rekeyed your locks, or made copies of your key, it is possible that...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt key won't turn, locksmith, casey
locksmith, casey: Hello Casey, You may have damaged something internally which will still allow you to pick the lock but a key may not work. The best option is to disassemble the lock and repin it to the key. A locksmith can do that for you and I would advise as such....

Locksmithing: Deadbolt with no key, no screws, key hole
no screws, key hole, half dollar: Hello Ken, Sorry for the delay in responding... That type of deadbolt may require the door to be open to remove it. There may be screws holding it in place on the latch edge of the door which are only accessible from behind the bolt s plate. It s...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt Lock - Can Remove Key In Locked Position Only, rico torres
rico torres: Raymond, Take the lock off of the door. Turn the tail piece one full rotation away from the frame of the door. Reinstall the deadbolt and try again. This should fix your problem. Let me know if you have any questions. Rico Torres 24 HR LOCKSMITH...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt lock, deadbolt lock, key cylinder
deadbolt lock, key cylinder, security brand: Hello Gary, Insert your key into the inside key hole and turn it until the slot next to the key hole moves out of the way. Insert a small probe tool and push, push hard. The part the key cylinder is in should come off when you pull. If not, turn the...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt not locking easily, screw holes, doorknob
screw holes, doorknob, screws: Hello Elaina, The strike plate for the deadbolt isn t lining up properly. You either need to move the strike toward the direction you have to pull the door or replace the strike with a larger one, mounting it closer to the direction you have to pull. ...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt with a longer throw, schlage deadbolts, wood screws
schlage deadbolts, wood screws, finished plate: Hello Drew, A 1 deadbolt throw is the most I ve seen. The key isn t the amount of throw, it s how strong the strike plate is and how it s connected to the jamb. It s important to have 3 screws that go through the plate into the studs and that the...

Locksmithing: Deadbolt in metal door?, deadbolt lock, installing a deadbolt
deadbolt lock, installing a deadbolt, wood chisel: Hello Colin, On every residential metal door (that I know of) there is a foam core surrounded by about 1/4 of metal. On the edges of the door there is also some wood, for strength. A wider piece of wood should be on the lock side, but isn t usually (although...