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Euro Lock Cylinder not accepting key

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Jupiter01, 5 Feb 2019.

  1. JohnD

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    Opinions differ, but I prefer not to publish tips for housebreaking.
     
  2. ^woody^

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    I go out of my way to help DIYers - which at the start of the thread it looked like you were, and by the end of the thread, it's clear you were not

    I also go out of my way not to help commercial enterprises, unless its something that they really need help with as a business.

    For a landlord, lock changes and the law about lockchanges, are things that a landlord should know or have things in place to deal with. You have an HMO pulling in a tidy monthly sum, part of that is for things like this.
     
  3. Jupiter01

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    Can a landlord not be a DIY'er?
    I'm hardly breaking even with the HMO, let alone a "tidy monthly sum"! That's for another time and place...

    I am comfortable with lock changes under normal circumstances but have an unexpected situation here and hence the questions. I can understand the rationale for @JohnD comment above but struggling with your position @^woody^. I know you are helpful as you've helped me in many instances in the past...
     
  4. sparkymarka

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    Have you tried WD40 as sometimes the pins in the barrel seize up when dry ( not oiled )
     
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  5. Jupiter01

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    Update - the other keys worked fine. The issue only affects my key. I will re-test tomorrow and - yes, I definitely have the correct key!
     
  6. EddieM

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    I can understand, this is a DIY site, there are professional trades on here who give their advice and experience for free to DIY'ers, the dynamic is different to someone effectively running a business, whereby it is understandable that it is within their remit to absorb the costs of said business as part of their costs.
     
  7. MMarve

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    Have you been able to access the property with the tenants not there (ie using your own key) recently?
     
  8. HautGammeFenetres

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    I'm afraid that you'll end up drilling the lock cylinder.
     
  9. EddieM

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    Then take one of the working ones and get a new one cut? I'd check the lock hasn't been changed though.
     
  10. EddieM

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    Nah, hammer, thin bladed screwdriver is all that's probably needed.
     
  11. HautGammeFenetres

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    First of all I would compare working key with not working.
     
  12. EddieM

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    Likewise, sounds like the cylinder may well have been replaced.
     
  13. Jupiter01

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    My key definitely does not work. I am 99% that the cylinder has not been replaced...
    I will have a new key cut tomorrow.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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