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Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Electric garage door - got the keys?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : Locksmiths 
Just been to a job where the customer had dropped their house keys in their car. The garage had an electric door which they had closed by pressing a button before walking out of the garage. They did not have a remote control to open the garage door from the outside as this was kept inside the and only taken out when they went out. The customer knew that there was a key operated lock on the garage door but did not know what it was for. It was a manual release for the door in case the power fai...
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UPVC door lock - broken? Maybe not.

Posted by Kevin Readman on Thursday, October 18, 2012, In : UPVC 
Went to a job today where the customer thought the lock on their UPVC door had broken as they could not move the handles down. We took the handles off to have a look at the mechanism in order to work out what was wrong. Nothing was immediately apparent as the cause of the problem. After opening the door the lock seemed to be working but was incredibly stiff. After lots of lubricant it started to free up and was working fine again. The lock was on a door which had not been opened for several y...
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Windows, locks, and 'safes'.

Posted by Kevin Readman on Friday, October 5, 2012, In : UPVC 

After talking about windows last time something must be in the air as we spent all of this morning changing the hinges on 12 UPVC windows. Quite a few of them were not closing properly and as they were all the same age the customer wisely decided to do them all at once as this was cheaper than doing a few at a time. The customer also decided to upgrade their door locks to anti snap ones after hearing about the spread of lock snapping burglaries throughout Leeds and Wakefield. After this job w...


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Windows - open and shut case?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : UPVC 

We got a call today from someone whose window would not close properly. It was a UPVC window and one of the hinges was damaged which is why it wouldn't shut. Everything worked fine after we changed both hinges (don't change just one as they have both been used the same amount so the other one will probably fail fairly soon). The window did not have any lock fitted, which is often a requirement that insurance companies insist upon in their policies. All the windows in the house now have locks ...


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