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changing locks on double glazing door.
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libbyc3
Old 08-02-2010, 5:06 PM
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Default changing locks on double glazing door.

hi,

without the boring details, someone I dont want to have has got hold of key to my double glazed french doors. we took the handle off thinking it would be a straight forward job to replace the barrel but cant see how to get the barrel out without taking the door apart.
Is this a job for a locksmth or am I missng something?
thanks
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Old 08-02-2010, 5:10 PM
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Do you have a key? Is it one of those euro cylinder locks? If so, it's a simple matter of opening the door, there should be a screw on the side holding the lock in place, just undo that and replace with same size.
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Old 08-02-2010, 5:15 PM
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Hi, ..... there's a screw on the door frame (the bit under the catch thingy), then gently pop the barell out, jobs a goodun.
Here's a more technical explanation.... http://www.bernards.co.uk/oval_euro_cylinders_faq.htm
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Old 08-02-2010, 5:17 PM
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doh! someone's beat me to it!
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Old 08-02-2010, 5:52 PM
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Or just leave the key in on your side when locked ,then another key won't be able to open it from the outside.
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Old 08-02-2010, 8:23 PM
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This might help-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vHnzeSlOY4

Make sure you get one of the correct length when you get a new one.
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Old 08-02-2010, 9:28 PM
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Pay the extra and get anti snap locks:

http://security.ingersollrand.com/bu...mpandSnap.aspx

All those on the Bernards site can be snapped in seconds.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:08 PM
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I'm probably jumping in on someone elses question, but I'm having problems too. I want to replace both locks on my french doors. I have changed the lock as described above by accessing from the screw on the side of the door next to the lock. But the other door has a long plastic strip which the other door closes to, and this is covering the screw to remove the barrel. Can anyone tell me how to remove this strip before I attack it usually ending in tears.
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Old 04-10-2010, 8:38 PM
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You will have to remove the long strip to access the retaining screw. they are held on a number of ways so you may have to work it out or call in a locksmith. if you need help finding one PM me.
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