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What can I say that will get him to lock the door?

What reasons do you have for locking the door? I need a list. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on May 26, 2014 - 85 answers

How do I fix this door handle that won't latch?

I replaces a door handle and when I put the latch plate in it won't latch, when I remove the latch plate it will latch. I had the same problem with the previous door handle that was their when I moved it. I have tried chisling out the hole deeper until it broke through into some other part of the wall which you can see as a small hole in the video. I also tried move the latch plate up, down, to the left and right and it still won't latch. I took a video of the problem and show how the door wont latch and explain it in more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5NcZtW6BE4
posted by john123357 on Jan 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Door Knobs

What is the best and cheapest way of being able to lock your door from the outside with the minimum amount of alteration made to either the door and frame? [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

What happened to the lock on this door?

Why does my apartment door no longer lock the way it did? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Help us open this door

Help! My bil has locked his bedroom door, and we can't figure out how to open it. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Masterlock? Maybe just journeymanlock.

We live in a two-story duplex in Portland, OR. It's a converted single family home with an interior stairway connecting the two units. There's a door at the bottom of the stairway which sort of locks but not really. How do we deal with this? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by zrail on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Peeling paint reveals Lockwood sticker: which came first?

On two doors, the door closing mechanism's paint is peeling, and underneath the paint there is a Lockwood sticker. Is this a design feature, an 'easter egg', or what? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

man vs locked car

What laws or rules govern automobile door locks in the United States? [more inside]
posted by jepler on May 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Kittie Food: Not to be Administered by Kitties

How do I lock a bifold door and keep the kitties out? Human access is needed but keeping them out isn't needed at all. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Oct 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Ridin' Dirty

The lock on the rear, passenger-side door on my 99 Honda Civic is broken. Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jul 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Lock Filter

Help me install an entry lock correctly. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Dec 3, 2010 - 9 answers

This door is secured, sir!

I've got Weslock doorknobs in my new house... which I can remove easily, except for the ones with privacy latches, like the bathroom doors. The privacy latch is a little button on the side of the door with the collar that's supposed to rotate so that you can access the screws underneath it. How do I get it out of my way? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Help! My door knob is stuck and I'm trapped in my room!

Help! I'm stuck in my bedroom. The knob won't turn much either way and won't come unlatched. The only person who has a key to my house is out of town, so I can't even call a locksmith and have him let in. How can I get out of my bedroom? The door knob is the kind with screws only on the exterior. I've tried to slide a credit card in, but that did not yield results. Anyone have any advice to help me get out of my room?
posted by birdlady on Oct 7, 2009 - 115 answers

Click. Click.

What is the use of double locks? Not two separate lock, just the kind of lock that you can turn once (which locks the door) and then another time, in the same direction (which locks the door... more?). [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on May 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get started with electronics

DIY RFID door lock. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Can't get the lock together

Can you help me get this door to lock behind me? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Balcony Door Secret

Do theater balcony doors have secret unlocking mechanisms? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Aug 24, 2008 - 2 answers

I need a locking doorknob.

I need to install a key-locking doorknob on my bedroom door. What sort of options do I have, and can I do this myself? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Aug 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Car Door Lock Malfunction

When I lock my car with the remote, approx every 1 in 5 times the drivers door doesn't lock. I hear the mechanism activate, but I can see that the little lock handle on the inside of the door only moves halfway. Similar thing happens on unlock. What's going on here and who can fix this - my regular mechanic wasn't able to help. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to buy an electric door strike?

Where can I buy an electric door strike near Burlington, Ontario? [more inside]
posted by Sonic_Molson on Apr 3, 2007 - 1 answer

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget?

Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup. [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Mar 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Is he having a (door lock) laugh?

Is it possible to fix or replace a door lock on a ten year old aluminium main front door that has now jammed? [more inside]
posted by pettins on Nov 26, 2006 - 2 answers

I need an exterior lock set for a very thick door.

I have searched online, and been to 2 different hardware stores, including one with an extensive lock collection, and no one seems to have anything available. The door is 2 1/4" thick, and most lock hardware is for doors 1 1/2-1 3/4" thick. Any suggestions?
posted by getupandgo on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

The Doors

I have a home with old school door handles on the bathroom/bedroom doors. It's the push button type lock with no lock on the outside, or even screws on the handle. How would I open this up without breaking down the door? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Feb 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Is it safe to leave your house key in the lock on the inside of your door?

Is it safe to leave your house key in the lock on the inside of your door? I always do this so I know where my keys are, but I've always wondered if doing so makes it easier for the lock to be bypassed by ill-intentioned citizens. Should I store my keys somewhere else?
posted by grateful on May 14, 2004 - 6 answers

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