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Noir
08-23-2015, 01:13 PM
So we lost the house keys, whoop, and I'm having to replace the locks. It's a typical EuroLock and all was going well...until it came to putting the 'fixing screw' in place for the new lock.

There re appears to be two small cylinders ontop of each other with a nub on each that is blocking the fixing screw hole on the door frame and the hole in the lock...I've tried pushing them out of the way with Allen keys but while they do seem to spin nothing changes and no gap becomes available.

Anyone know what these things are and how best to get rid of them?

Kathianne
08-23-2015, 01:19 PM
So we lost the house keys, whoop, and I'm having to replace the locks. It's a typical EuroLock and all was going well...until it came to putting the 'fixing screw' in place for the new lock.

There re appears to be two small cylinders ontop of each other with a nub on each that is blocking the fixing screw hole on the door frame and the hole in the lock...I've tried pushing them out of the way with Allen keys but while they do seem to spin nothing changes and no gap becomes available.

Anyone know what these things are and how best to get rid of them?

I don't know if this will help?

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-remove-stripped-door-knob-mounting-screws

Noir
08-23-2015, 01:43 PM
@Kathi, thanks but donesn't cover this problem ^,^;

Some pics if they help The new door lock, with fixing hold almost dead centre-
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/jonathan-mcc/9A02AB72-766D-489B-A745-314381A5CFB8_zpsfgtoadnb.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jonathan-mcc/media/9A02AB72-766D-489B-A745-314381A5CFB8_zpsfgtoadnb.jpg.html)

The lock in the door with fixing hole in the door and lock aligned-
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/jonathan-mcc/6B769A05-0754-4325-86D5-123F96E4E17C_zpslqtiw247.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jonathan-mcc/media/6B769A05-0754-4325-86D5-123F96E4E17C_zpslqtiw247.jpg.html)

What the hole the looks like, difficult to see but these two small metal cylinders inside the door, with nubs (can be seem on the far left) are blocking the hole, they only seem to spin on their own axis.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/jonathan-mcc/53616267-F799-44FE-88D4-12CB704B9A8E_zpseqvu4y5g.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jonathan-mcc/media/53616267-F799-44FE-88D4-12CB704B9A8E_zpseqvu4y5g.jpg.html)

Kathianne
08-23-2015, 01:47 PM
I don't have time to view the video, nearly time to get ready for work. Try this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVSt3BtHeaI

NightTrain
08-23-2015, 01:54 PM
I've never seen a lock like that.

If I understand correctly, you're needing to insert the screw into the hole on your new lock, but there isn't room internally for the screw?

Kathianne
08-23-2015, 01:55 PM
I've never seen a lock like that.

If I understand correctly, you're needing to insert the screw into the hole on your new lock, but there isn't room internally for the screw?

My understanding was two screws that are turning, but he can't remove. Thus my searching for 'stripped' screws and door lock.

NightTrain
08-23-2015, 02:16 PM
I'm having a hard time visualizing the problem... but I have fought locks before.

I would first try turning the key to see if that makes any difference.

If that doesn't work, then manually hold various pieces you can manipulate with your fingers to see if that makes any difference.

Also... if you're anything like me, you haven't read the instructions yet. :laugh:

Noir
08-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Panic over =p

After much wailing and nashing of teeth i hit the thing with a screw driver and this popped out

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/jonathan-mcc/9C96D59C-396B-4025-AB7A-257D0E720951_zps9wcrtych.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jonathan-mcc/media/9C96D59C-396B-4025-AB7A-257D0E720951_zps9wcrtych.jpg.html)

From what I can guess this was a piece of the old lock that wedged itself in exactly the worst position possible when i broke the old lock off.

Anyways new lock now fitted and joy ^,^

Kathianne
08-23-2015, 02:29 PM
Panic over =p

After much wailing and nashing of teeth i hit the thing with a screw driver and this popped out

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/jonathan-mcc/9C96D59C-396B-4025-AB7A-257D0E720951_zps9wcrtych.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/jonathan-mcc/media/9C96D59C-396B-4025-AB7A-257D0E720951_zps9wcrtych.jpg.html)

From what I can guess this was a piece of the old lock that wedged itself in exactly the worst position possible when i broke the old lock off.

Anyways new lock now fitted and joy ^,^


Between whacking with hammers and duck tape, more tools are just luxury!

tailfins
08-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Panic over =p

After much wailing and nashing of teeth i hit the thing with a screw driver and this popped out


From what I can guess this was a piece of the old lock that wedged itself in exactly the worst position possible when i broke the old lock off.

Anyways new lock now fitted and joy ^,^

Vintage cars and lots of antiques are like that too, things come apart in a way you don't expect.

NightTrain
08-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Nothing like beating the hell out of something with a hammer & screwdriver and actually have it work.


I walked into my buddy's shop a while back, to find him whaling away with a hammer on some front-end suspension components.

"WTF are you doing?"

"Harmonics, man!"

"Harmonics?"

"Yeah. When all else fails, we beat the shit out of things to see if the vibrations knock it loose. But the customer is told we used Harmonics if they ask. Sounds a lot better than 'I beat the snot out of your car with a 4 pound sledgehammer until I fixed it.'"

Gunny
09-01-2015, 06:39 PM
I've never seen a lock like that.

If I understand correctly, you're needing to insert the screw into the hole on your new lock, but there isn't room internally for the screw?

It's a European deadbolt.