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Changing Euro cylinder - no screw(?)

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by 112358, 5 Aug 2020.

  1. 112358

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    Hi there, I've recently moved into a new flat and I'm looking to change the Euro cylinder in the front door. I'm aware that on a PVC/composite door, it would simply be a matter of removing the retaining screw accessible when the front door is open, and sliding the lock out. However, this flat has a wooden front door and there doesn't appear to be an obvious retaining screw for the lock, see below:

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    Any ideas on what is holding in the cylinder, and how to get it out of the door? It's not going to be a case of removing the entire lock, is it?
     
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    undo the two small PZ screws and the ornamental front cover plate will come off.
     
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    Doh, didn't realise it would be quite that simple! I thought that was the lock and not just a cover!

    Many thanks for clearing this up.
     
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    If you have more than one lock on the door then consider changing the other cylinder and having "key alike", ie one key for both locks. It will cost a bit more but saves you needing two keys.
     
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    Suggest that your new euro lock is 5mm shorter on the front facing side.
    Currently too much is sticking out and could be snapped off by a burglar.
    SFK
     
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