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    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 21st Sep 16, 4:32 PM
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    Replace Locks with Self Locking Locks?
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    • 21st Sep 16, 4:32 PM
    Replace Locks with Self Locking Locks? 21st Sep 16 at 4:32 PM
    I know this may sound like a silly question but we have a UPVC door with a lock that just locks with the key.

    Our rear door is also UPVC but has a handle that if you life it up, you can't open the door from outside without the key.

    Is this an easy change?
    Expensive?
    Any pointers on what I need to buy?

    Thanks 🙂
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 21st Sep 16, 9:07 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 9:07 PM
    There's a 2011 thread about this, but in reverse, if you see wot I mean . . .
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3407769

    Think it's a "split spindle" system, no idea about cost. It could be quite cheap and simple to change. Might depend on how old the door and lock/ handle is.
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    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 22nd Sep 16, 6:18 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 6:18 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 6:18 AM
    Thanks for the thread.

    I think I'm gonna have to get someone to take a look, as some posts say it'll cost very little, another one says it'll be £70 odd!

    I hope it's just a setting.

    I'm sure my parents house can open either way, but if you're on the inside and you've lifted the handle then it can't be opened from the inside.
    • beaker141
    • By beaker141 22nd Sep 16, 12:35 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:35 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:35 PM
    Wow - what a great idea - I'd never heard of these before !

    http://upvcspares4repairs.co.uk/upvc-door-spares-replacement-parts/upvc-door-handles/split-spindle-door-lock-door-handle-packs-key-only-entry-outside.html
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