My neighbor and I share a garage door that we'd like to keep secure. Without walking around the block, it's easier for me to open it from within and easier for him to open it from without. Currently, the door is locked with a latch and a padlock on the outside, but I'd like to be able to unlock it from the inside too. Is there a solution?
I'm the Churchwarden (basically, lay person responsible for physical plant) for an Episcopal congregation in inner-city Chicago. I need to replace a door. For this, I need the help of the hivemind. [more inside]
Should I attempt to re-key every lock in our new house, or buy new deadbolts and knobs? We're talking about two entry way doors, two external security doors, and one driveway gate with a deadbolt on it. There are a mix of different brands in the existing hardware. [more inside]
What reasons do you have for locking the door? I need a list. [more inside]
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
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]
Why does my apartment door no longer lock the way it did? [more inside]
Help! My bil has locked his bedroom door, and we can't figure out how to open it. [more inside]
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]
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]
What laws or rules govern automobile door locks in the United States? [more inside]
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]
The lock on the rear, passenger-side door on my 99 Honda Civic is broken. Can I fix it myself? [more inside]
Help me install an entry lock correctly. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
DIY RFID door lock. [more inside]
Can you help me get this door to lock behind me? [more inside]
Do theater balcony doors have secret unlocking mechanisms? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where can I buy an electric door strike near Burlington, Ontario? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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?