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Making a home accessible for others in emergency

How can I deal with a ticked off strata president who is threatening to hold me personally liable for any floods to my suite? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Nov 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Key to unlock other keys?

What is this called and where can I get one cheaply or make one? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Storage key combination lockbox for a big key?

What's a good storage key combination lockbox (the kind realtors/landlords sometimes attached to the front door of properties) that can accommodate a big rental car key fob? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Has anyone else found tiny dollhouse keys that were obviously meant to really unlock something?

A pair of tiny dollhouse-sized keys with teeth that are obviously made to fit a specific lock. Has anyone else ever seen these? [more inside]
posted by ellaminnowpea on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

How to get a key for an old filing cabinet?

Where can I purchase or have made a key for a very old filing cabinet made by Shaw-Walker? The lock has numbers stamped on it, but since it's for an older system everyone I've contacted says they can't help me. [more inside]
posted by j.edwards on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a cheap and easy fix for our Honda door lock?

Hi there, the lock on the driver-side door of my Honda Fit seems to be malfunctioning. Is there a cheap and easy way to fix it? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Lock Filter

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

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys?

Which high-quality bike lock has the smallest keys? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Why won't my car key turn in the door lock?

The car key goes into the door lock, but it won't turn. What's wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?

Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 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

How can I break into an empty filing cabinet?

How can I break into an (empty) filing cabinet? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 4, 2008 - 15 answers

I've lost my keys, am stuck inside, and not sure what to do.

I seem to have lost my keys. I wish it were just that simple. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 18, 2007 - 22 answers

How can we unlock a house that isn't ours?

My boyfriend just locked his keys inside his boss's house. Boss's house key is on the key ring that is inside the house. Boss is on vacation out of the country and is unreachable. Boyfriend's wallet and phone are also locked in the house, and so is the boss's cat. Please help us. [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on May 9, 2007 - 34 answers

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

The sad thing is, my lunch is in the car and I'm hungry!

Calling all armchair MacGuyvers: My car is locked in my garage, and there must be a way to get it out. [more inside]
posted by hamster on May 18, 2006 - 24 answers

I'm the lockiest girl in the world

I need to lock my bedroom door [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Apr 5, 2006 - 17 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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