Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Household & Travel > In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving > I need to replace the key barrel in my front door (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
I need to replace the key barrel in my front door
Closed Thread
Views: 5,231
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
nuttywoman
Old 13-01-2007, 4:35 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 2,138
Red face I need to replace the key barrel in my front door

Just before xmas someone tried to break in my house, they did`nt manage it but they`ve caused damage to the key barrel.I`m struggling to get my key in it.Can anyone please advice me of the best/ easiest way to do it, also any websites with pictures, lol.
thanks
nuttywoman is offline
Report Post
# 2
maple41
Old 13-01-2007, 4:41 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 153
Default

Easy job if its a Yale type lock.
Unscrew the lock housing on the inside of the door, 2 screws on the door edge. Inside the hole in the door (now exposed) you will see 2 screws that hold the key barrel to the front of the outside of the door. Unscrew these, key barrel can then be removed. With new key barrel cut the metal tab to the same length as the old (removed) one and replace. Sorry don't have any pictures but it is really easy.
maple41 is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to maple41 For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
ScoobieGirl
Old 13-01-2007, 8:24 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 488
Default

excellent description from maple41 on how to do it. It might be worth you asking on Freecycle of anyone has got a spare barrel, people often change them when they move into a new house. As you'll be picking it up they won't know where you live, so no security risk.

ScoobieGirl is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to ScoobieGirl For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 4
mark-elaine
Old 14-01-2007, 11:03 PM
MoneySaving Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 14
Default

It really is as simple as maple says it is. I am a locksmith and change these on a daily basis!!!. You can pick them up from any Diy place for under a tenner and its only a ten minute job(if that). The other barrel type lock would be on a Upvc door and they are simple to change also but you would have to make sure the measurements are the same on the new lock.
mark-elaine is offline
Report Post
# 5
Poppycat
Old 14-01-2007, 11:39 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,570
Default

Here you go £9 each, including instructions how to fit them and measure sizes

http://www.handlestore.com/keycylinder.php
Poppycat is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to Poppycat For This Useful Post: Show me >>
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 4:23 AM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 23 December 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile