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If the lockset in your bathroom is like the ones in the example picture, you should be able to remove the metal coverplate on the outside. There should be 4 slotted screws holding it on. From there, you should have access to the lock itself. There should be a hole in the door that allows you to open the door from the outside. It would be difficult to know ...
Modern mortise locksets for bathrooms usually have a deadbolt release on the outside, opposite the deadbolt knob (or thumbturn) in the inside. The release is intended to be operated using a coin or screwdriver. Your lockset presumably lacks this external release feature. However it is likely that the lock body itself has openings on both sides for the ...
There are contraptions that can unlock something like that by going under the door, but they are complicated and difficult to operate. You would be spending days trying to figure out how to get it to work. By far your easiest option will be to go in the window.
Loosen the set screws. Pull handle off (may have to tap or wiggle handle to get it to come off). Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the escutcheon (rose, rosette) off (pry right near the dimple, to release the rose). Once free, slide the escutcheon off. Remove the screws that were hidden.
Not sure why the grub screws don't help you get the handles off... maybe they're stripped? But you should be able to pry the interior backing plate (rosette) off and get access to screws underneath. If the handles aren't off and the plate doesn't come off all the way, it'll be awkward.
you can just replace your house lock or locks with weiser smartkey units, and then buy a weiser smart keyed padlock. i have six smartkey locks on the doors in my home, and a dozen or so padlocks. all can be operated with a single key. and, as a bonus, you can rekey your locks yourself in about 30 seconds.
A locksmith can order (if necessary) and set up padlocks or locking hasps that respond to your house key, unless the house lock is using a particularly uncommon key blank. They may be a bit larger than the ones designed to be sold in bulk, and they will probably be a bit more expensive, but the price shouldn't be unreasonable.
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