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If the attic door panel has a locking machanism and the pull chain has been pulled off, is there anyway to get the door open without damaging or replacing the door?

attic door

The 3 dots on the left side are the lock, and the hole to the right of those 3 dots is where the pull chain was.

  • Please add new information to your post, not comments. – isherwood Jul 9 '17 at 15:50
  • Have you tried fashioning a wire hook to try and trigger the mechanism? – isherwood Jul 9 '17 at 15:51
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Is there anyway to get the door open without damaging or replacing the door?

Yes, drill out the heads of the three carriage bolts and then replace them after you re-attach a new chain.

Good luck!

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Ended up prying it really hard to open:

latch

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