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Garage door locking

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by garrymum, 11 Jul 2013.

  1. garrymum

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    I have a framed retractable garage door. The door is locked by two chisel shaped rods on either side of the door about 25cm from the bottom.

    These rods are just locating on the edge of the plate which is secured to the frame.

    Is it possible to replace these rods for longer ones or extend the locking plate so the rods have a better lock. Currently a sharp pull on the door and it will open.

    Thanks.
     
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    The perils of a flexible garage door I'm afraid.....its possible to extend those rods but there are other ideas on the market that block the door from opening.
    Its fairly simple to increase the security from the inside using tower bolts - but thats not much good if you only have the one door!
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply John

    Unfortunately only one door, no separate entrance.
    I do also intend to get either side garage bolts or a "garage defender" but would like to sort the current lock out in the interim.

    So, is it best to buy longer rods or just extend the plate which the locks spring out behind?
     
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    Swift kick just below the handle and door will buckle ,allowing bolts to pull free unless very, very long.
     
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