- How to do-it-yourself instructional on
replacing a worn deadbolt lock. Compares the Schlage double-cylinder
deadbolt with a lower priced competitor.
- Oh man, you know you got problems when your
key rotates more than three hundred and sixty degrees in one direction.
Iím going to replace it and Iíll show you how itís done.
- Lucky for me Iím locked in not locked out
so I can take care of this without having to break a window. See Iíve go a
key lock inside as well as outside, Iíd recommend it for any door like
this one that has a window in it. Itís easy for a burglar to smash and
reach his hand in and turn a latch. On a door with a double cylinder lock,
anybody who reaches in is going to be in for a surprise because if the
keyís not there they still canít open the door very easily.
I just thought weíd take a look inside my locks box. Itís a box of
locks. Iíve got an awful lot of locks in here. Some interesting stuff.
- OK Iíve got the Allen key here that opens
this particular lock-set up. Just a couple of quick turnsÖ
- Yeah OK so there you go so the inside
cylinder just drops away and then the outside cylinder also comes off. OK
obviously somethingís wearing out. Oh yeah, thereís a pretty good look
at it right there.
- OK so I went with the Schlage brand double
cylinder deadbolt. Double cylinder meaning thereís a key on both sides.
Donít leave your spare key in there as a latch because that will simply
defeat the purpose of having one. Letís get this thing unpacked. OK so
have a look. Iíve unpacked the Schlage double cylinder lock kit and I just
want to show you what we got. First of all the instructions Ė very
important Ė exploded diagrams, which I love. OK. For my money thereís
nothing better than an exploded diagram to show you whatís what. Going
around: a template, various hardware, striker plate, mounting bolts, set
screws for the striker plate, some real nice brass keys and the reset keys
that come with it so that you can change the locks of other Schlage locks to
match these keys or vice versa have this blank key cut to match your
existing Schlage lock keys and then rekey your new lock to match your old
keys. Itís a great deal.
- Itís also a good quality lockset, OK you
can see the difference. I went and bought a medium priced, ďmiddle of the
roadĒ lock set before I got the Schlage thinking I would be smart and try
and save myself some money. Now Iím just showing you the back, Iím going
to try to show you this without showing you the name of the other one
because Iím not going to recommend them. Both have the same kind of
outside, brushed stainless steel casings and then they both have the same
type of device but really theyíre not very similar, you want to have a
really close look at things sometimes. For instance, this oneís pick
guard, OK just pops right off like that, itís very cheaply put in itís
just pushed into place. The idea of that is of course to stop someone Ė
not from picking the lock but from opening the lock using a pick. Thatís
all Iíll say because I donít want to be teaching people how to break
into doors. The weight of the objects themselves, the Schlage on my right
feels like it weighs about twice as much as this other brand on my left.
Also just to compare the housings of the two deadbolts bodies, this one,
again much lighter than this one. So something else youíre going to
compare when youíre looking at the two different locks is the deadbolt
itself. The Schlage deadbolt on the right is larger than the other brand on
the left. You can see thereís a lot more metal there to do itís job.
- OK so after I clean it up and bow out the
debris I just want to show you that this is in fact what youíre looking
at. Thatís our deadbolt, thatís how far it fits into the doorframe, and
there it is right there.
- OK weíre just going to take the old
deadbolt out real quick. Itís just a matter of undoing a couple of
Phillips head screws. So, here we are. Hereís the old one. It pulls out
nice and easy. There is nothing wrong with this particular mechanism so
Iím just going to save it. Iím going to save it in my locks box. Itís
a box of locks. And presto magic weíre ready to load in the new one.
Orient it correctly, it says top so you want to hold that end up and just
drop it in.
- Iíll just start putting these screws back
in. You can hear the symphony. Enjoy the symphony of sirens while Iím
doing this together. Life in the city, eh?
- OK you donít want to over-tighten these
things because you donít want to distort the shape of it. So you see I
just back that off a little bit, and just take a standard screwdriver and
try it. Runs nice and smooth.
- For reassembly, the object of the game will
be to get this little tab this little tab which is flat on one side and
bulged or rounded on the other side. OK youíre going to try and get that
tab in the slot that controls the deadbolt. OK so youíre going to get that
in like that from the other side, and then you need to match up this one Ė
the interior one Ė also flat side to flat side. And you know you have to
do this blindly through the door, thatís why Iím showing you this way.
So youíre going to have to be able to line up flat side to flat side and
then find its way in so that it also shares its ability to turn the
deadbolt. OK. The key to it Ė pardon the pun Ė is to make sure these
tongues are flat side to flat side and not round side to round side. If you
try to do them round side to round side youíre going to have real problems
and itís going to work just beautifully otherwise.
- Iíve just got a hold of the outside
cylinder with my finger there. Itís already put into that slot I just
showed you. Iíve got the inside cylinder here and Iíve got the little
tongue lined up so that it can slide into the controller into the deadbolt
controller. Flat side to flat side with the tongue from the outside cylinder
and Iím getting a little resistance, there we go it just dropped right in
nice and easy. OK so now just
take the screws they provided and assemble it and weíre done.
- Finish those off. Stick the key in. There it
goes. Itís a little snug so Iíll back off and try and centre it a bit
better. And weíre done.
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