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Outside Gate - Locking from outside only, combination lock

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by AlEightyFour, 14 Oct 2018.

  1. AlEightyFour

    AlEightyFour

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    Hi All

    Wondering if anyone has a nifty solution for the above. It's the only entry point to the back garden. Two situations I want to cover:

    1) convenience - it's the main exit route from house to car with armfuls of babies and supplies, a thumb turn would be fine but don't want to fart about with keys or bolts if we don't have to

    2) locked out of house (e.g. front door blowing shut). We need to be able to get into the garden through this gate without keys (potentially only armed with a dressing gown and the rising panic of children being locked inside), so a combination lock seems perfectly suited to this

    When originally thinking about this I thought there would *obviously* be a sturdy Suffolk Latch out there that could be padlocked from the thumb-press side. With a combination padlock this would do everything I wanted, but alas I'm having real trouble finding one on the interwebs.

    Any tips appreciated. If it was just me I was catering for then I'd just jump the fence, but it's grandparents etc. we're trying to cover!

    Cheers!

    Al
     
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    I use a combination lock on my rear gates and another on my garage where I keep a hidden set of keys in case I get locked out the house .
     
  5. AlEightyFour

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    Thanks to you both. @flameport Keys aren't an option due to being locked out without keys is exactly the problem I'm trying to solve. The push-button locks seem like a good idea, I guess I'd assumed they weren't robust enough for permanent outdoor exposure but looks like I could have been wrong there
     
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    If you change the front door lock to a normal one which needs locking with a key, it will be impossible to be locked out with no key, as you will need the key to lock the door.
     
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