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Help & Advice on Double Glazing Locks
|Diagnosing problems with double glazed door locks -|
|Describing and identifying a double glazed door lock|
|Some general suggestions to prolong the life of your locks|
- Simple maintenance - oil the lock regularly.
- How to lubricate a double glazed door lock - Try to spray some lubricant into all moving parts of the lock and down the inside of the long strip. To oil the long ancillary lock strip, start at the top and spray around all moving parts. Do this whilst moving handle up and down. Be careful of excess oil dripping from bottom of strip onto your carpet or patio. An important area is the center section, where the latch and deadbolt operate, normally beside the handles. The easiest way to oil this is to push the spring latch back into the strip with your finger and spray into the small holes exposed at the top and bottom of the latch. A great help here is the small plastic tube often provided free with a new spray can. A good trick to advoid loosing the plastic tube is to cut it down short enough, perhaps only 10 to 20mm, so that it can be left inserted in the nozzle whilst being protected when the cap is replaced. Powdered graphite is better for the key hole in the cylinder. Certain types of oil might clog it up. What, you don't have any powdered graphite? Easy. Fold a small piece of paper in half, producing a crease it down the middle, then open it out. Take a soft pencil and scrape the point with the edge of a knife so the powder falls onto your paper. The powder, being black, leaves marks that are difficult to remove without a good scrubb. So be careful. Lift the paper so powder collects in the crease and blow it very carefully into the key hole of the cylinder on both sides of door. Push the key in and out a few times and you should feel the difference.
If you encounter problems it is often cheaper to address the cause early, as that might lengthen the useful life of your lock. Not only that, it can make life soo much easier for you when operating the lock.
|Replacing a lock|
- So we've identified the model and now the really hard part starts. Locating one in stock somewhere.
Even when we have all the correct information we can still have problems identifying certain locks.
- Bear in mind how much work is required in obtaining a replacement. There is a wide range of prices and thats before delivery and installation costs are added. It may seem expensive but it will still be much cheaper than a new door.
- Our van stock includes replacements for some of the common locks.
We are happy to explain further any of the above.
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