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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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Patio door locks - different problems.

Posted by Kevin Readman on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Patio doors 

Over the last couple of weeks Doctor Lock Locksmiths have been to three patio doors where the lock would not lock properly. In one of these cases the solution was simply to adjust the screws on the frame so that the lock could engage correctly. In one of the other jobs some furniture had been taken through the doorway by a (rather careless) removal company and the door had become misaligned, the frame had also been bent. Again this could be solved fairly quickly. The third job was a little mo...


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From home help to daylight robbery

Posted by Kevin Readman on Saturday, June 30, 2012, In : Locksmiths 

Got a phone call the other day asking if I could change seven locks on one house, I assumed that they had just moved in and wanted new locks fitted throughout the house. However when I arrived it turned out the house was occupied by an elderly couple and their 'home help' had stolen the keys and some belongings from the house just goes to show that some people have absolutely no conscience and would probably steal from their own grandma. Highlight of the week was definitely Ronaldo's ...


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From caravans to en-suites

Posted by Kevin Readman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : Locksmiths 

Went to see a customer today who had lost the keys to the lock on the tow hitch of their caravan. The makers of the lock had very nicely described how to drill part of the lock in order to remove it, makes you wonder doesn't it? I had been called as time was an issue and so far it had not worked. Getting the lock off didn't take too long but should firms manufacturing security products really tell people how to defeat them? Other jobs today involved replacing a multipoint lock on a UPVC door,...


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Garage door not opening.

Posted by Kevin Readman on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Locksmiths 

Locksmiths are called on to work on all sorts of different doors. Had a job this week where a garage door wouldn't open. The key would turn in the lock but didn't unlock the handle to allow the door to be opened. Part of the mechanism inside the handle had snapped which was why it was not working. After I had fitted a replacement handle I checked the locking mechanise was working with the door open then went to close the door. The door was very tight in the frame which had been putting strain...


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Locked out by a snib

Posted by Kevin Readman on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : Locksmiths 

Been called out to two lockouts in the last two days where the customer had been locked out due to the snib on their nightlatch dropping down and preventing the key withdrawing the latch. The snib had dropped down when the door had been pulled closed. This happens when the mechanism becomes worn over time. This is quite a common reason for locksmiths to be called out. You can prevent it happening by ensuring the snib on your lock has to be moved upwards to engage it. Different makes of lock g...


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Welcome to our new blog

Posted by Kevin Readman on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Locksmiths 

Hello, this is our new blog. We are a small family run locksmith company based between Leeds and Wakefield. We offer a range of services and a 24hour emergency service if you find yourself locked out, we always pick your lock open whenever possible rather than drilling it. We will publish articles based on our experiences and offering any advice we feel would benefit our customers. One thing we have noticed recently is that people continue to use locks when they become difficult to operate be...


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