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Bathroom Doors locked inside - unable to open

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by kutuboy007, 17 Jan 2012.

  1. kutuboy007

    kutuboy007

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    Hello there,

    I came home in the evening to find that our toilet door has locked inside automatically. I couldn't open it from the outside.
    The doors are wooden. I have added some pictures of the door and the lock from outside.
    http://www.diynot.com/network/kutuboy007/albums/11118

    Can you please advise me on how i can open this door?

    Thanks
     
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    Try and take the pins out of the hinges.

    Cut the hinges with an angle grinder

    Cut through the latch with a junior hack saw blade.

    Andy
     
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    Unscrew the handle.
    Use a screwdriver to open the latch, or slide a bit of coat hanger into the frame and door and pull the latch back.
     
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    Hello HERTSDRAINAGE2010 and Alarm,

    Thank you for your replies.

    I initially tried taking the pins but couldn't get the door out.

    Then used a screw driver and pushed it in in the small hole and turned the knob to open. It worked. Thanks Alarm!!

    More details from this link,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_nKgnwTDUs&feature=related
     
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    No worries its a basic internal door knobset.
    Wont work on a front door :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    this happens usually when the locking knob on the inside is just at the point if flicking over to the lock position. when you close the door, the movement/vibration is enough to move it fully to the locked position
     
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    Alarm - If i manage to get the front door open with this trick, then i will be the most wanted :)

    bhm1712 - yes, the locks i assume should be around 30 years old. I looked at some videos of how to change the knobs for privacy locks. In the videos, the privacy knobs had a screw in the front, but i am unable to find one in mine? If i want to chage this, then should i need to replace the whole door? This know is ok for our toilet, but, i should change the locks for the guest ones.

    Any suggestions of how i can do this?
     
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