Deadbolt Lock Replacement
How to do-it-yourself instructional on replacing a worn deadbolt lock. Compares the Schlage double-cylinder deadbolt with a lower priced competitor. Oh man, you know you got problems when your key rotates more than three hundred and sixty degrees in one direction. I'm going to replace it and I'll show you how it's done. Lucky for me I'm locked in not locked out so I can take care of this without having to break a window. I've got a key lock inside as well as outside, recommend it for any door like this that has a window easy for a burglar to smash and reach in and turn a latch. with a double cylinder lock, anybody who reaches in is in for a surprise because if the key's not there they still can't open the door very easily. thought we'd take a look inside my locks box. It's a box of locks. I've got an awful lot of locks in here, some interesting stuff. I've got the Allen key that opens this lock-set. couple of quick turns... the inside cylinder just drops away and then the outside cylinder also comes off. obviously something's wearing out. Schlage brand double cylinder deadbolt. Double cylinder meaning there's a key on both sides. Don't leave your spare key in there as a latch because that will defeat the purpose. I've unpacked the Schlage double cylinder lock kit and want to show you what we got. First the instructions-- with exploded diagrams, which I love. Going around: a template, various hardware, striker plate, mounting bolts, set screws for the striker plate, some real nice brass keys and the reset keys that come with it so that you can change the locks of other Schlage locks to match these keys or vice versa have this blank key cut to match your existing Schlage lock keys and then rekey your new lock to match your old keys.. good quality lockset, you can see the difference. I bought a medium priced lock set before I got the Schlage thinking I would try and save money. I'm going to show you without showing the name because I'm not going to recommend them. the same kind of outside, brushed stainless steel casings and then they both have the same type of device but really they're not very similar, you want to have a really close look at things sometimes. For instance, this one's pick guard, it's just pushed into place. The idea of that is of course to stop someone from -- not from picking the lock but from opening the lock using a pick. That's all I'll say because I don't want to be teaching people how to break into doors. the Schlage on my right feels like it weighs twice as much as this other brand on my left. Also just to compare the housings of the two deadbolts bodies, this one, again much lighter. The Schlage deadbolt on the right is larger than the other brand on the left. You can see there's a lot more metal there to do its job. after I clean it up and blow out the debris I just want to show you that this is in fact what you're looking at. That's our deadbolt, that's how far it fits into the doorframe. just going to take the old deadbolt out quick. It's just a matter of undoing a couple of Phillips head screws. Here we have the old one. It pulls out nice and easy. There is nothing wrong with this particular mechanism so I'm just going to save it. I'm going to save it in my locks box. It's a box of locks. And presto magic we're ready to load in the new one. Orient it correctly, it says top so you want to hold that end up and just drop it in. start putting these screws back in. You can hear the symphony. Enjoy the symphony of sirens while I'm doing this together. Life in the city, eh? [Sirens] you don't want to over-tighten these because you don't want to distort the shape. I just back that off a little bit, and just take a standard screwdriver and try it. nice and smooth.For reassembly, the object of the game will be to get this little tab this little tab which is flat on one side and bulged or rounded on the other side. try and get that tab in the slot that controls the deadbolt. you're going to get that in like that from the other side, and then you need to match up this one -- the interior one -- also flat side to flat side. you have to do this blindly through the door, that's why I'm showing you this way. going to have to be able to line up flat to flat and then find its way in. The key to it -- pardon the pun -- is to make sure these tongues are flat side to flat side and not round to round. If you try to do them round to round you're going to have real problems. got a hold of the outside cylinder with my finger there. into that slot as I showed you. got the inside cylinder here got the little tongue lined up so that it can slide into the controller into the deadbolt controller. Flat side to flat side with the tongue from the outside cylinder and I'm getting a little resistance, it just dropped right in nice and easy. take the screws they provided and assemble it Put the key in. It's a little snug so I'll back off and try and centre it a bit better. And we're done.