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If you are having a hard time finding the strikes that do not have the rectangular plate, many latchset makers have the round ones like you have in the box with the others. Seems to me that they make the bolts or latch fit into any situation. According to one of the manufacturers the type of bolt you are looking for is called a "drive-in" latch Or as ...


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Yes, a novice handyman can easily replace door knobs and deadbolts. All of these come with good instructions, so read and follow them and you will be fine. In North America, residential door knobs and door locks have a back set of either 2 3/8" or 2 3/4" - the backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the hole for the door knob or ...


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Fortis is a schlage product. go onto their web site and you might find what you are looking for. but most schlage products the parts are interchangeable so you can buy new locks and just reuse the latches.


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This looks to be like a schlange or kwikset lockset commonly found at Home Depot. You can easily re-cylinder this, but it isn't obvious how to get the lock off. My solution was as follows: Rotate the lever to the vertical position. There will be two screws hidden under it. Remove them, and separate the lock into two halves. The lock-half has a cover on ...


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It is an advantage that your door actually comes with the door pre-drilled. In the cases where the door is not pre-drilled then it is necessary to do the whole schmoo of drilling these holes in the proper locations. Included with that is the job of fitting the lockset edge plates into the properly crafted depression so that the plate is flush or ever so ...


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Do you have a deadbolt? Try putting it in. Although the bolt is rectangular, it is slightly smaller than the one inch hole so it should fit just fine. The facing which guides the bolt screws into the edge of the door to hold it stable. It is possible some chiseling will be needed to make the bolt's facing flush with the door.


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Since you said it's a rental, I'd start by calling the landlord. It's their lock, it's their property, it's their responsibility to fix it (or to authorize you to get it fixed and deduct the cost from your next rent check, or something of that sort). If you want to try doing something yourself: Dismount the thumbturn and lock cylinder. Looking into the ...



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