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Era kitchen door lock

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by goofy gorilla, 23 Feb 2021.

  1. goofy gorilla

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    Hi guys.. I lost my key to this era lock I have on my kitchen door..need to replace the lock..which one is a direct replacement for it.? Just want to remove handles and insert new lock...screwfix, amazon etc..ta..see pic..
     

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    take it out please, measure the case accurately, all dimensions, including the backset (from front edge to centre of keyhole) and photograph it

    The case size is probably about 2 1/2" but will have been changed to a slightly weird metric size. Different brands tend to have slightly different dimensions. Can you use a chisel if you need to enlarge the mortice? The colour of the case paint may be a clue. I see yours has the 1998 BS standard, newer ones have a bigger bolt and have been redesigned.

    is this an external door that needs a secure burglar-resisting lock?
     
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    Thanks ill have to take it out..I'll measure the dimensions...can I not get a replacement key cut?
    Cheers
     
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    Probably, you would need a real locksmith, though.

    Is it an external door that needs a secure, burglar-resistant lock?
     
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    Internal kitchen door....
     
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    So what level of security does it need? Do you have children stealing cakes?
     
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    I would take it out as suggested and measure.
    Price up an identical lock.
    You may find that a locksmith would charge as much for a key as the new lock (which probably comes with two keys.)
    a new lock will also not be worn out
     
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    Gonna do it at the weekend...will get a new one, only £15 at screfix or amazon
     
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