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Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Snapped a key? Don't panic!

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Locks 
Twice this week we have been asked to remove broken keys from customers' locks. Both locks were euro cylinders on UPVC doors. At the first job the key had snapped when the customer came home from a night out, their friend had then suggested hammering a screwdriver into the keyway of the lock in order to apply more force to open the door. This had not worked but it had completely mangled the lock meaning that the broken key could not be removed and even if it could another key would not have f...
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Where did it come from?

Posted by Kevin Readman on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Windows 

We recently got called out by a customer who could not lock their window. It was a tilt and turn window and the handle would not move to lock the window after closing it. When we arrived the customer showed me what they thought was part of the hinge which had fallen off. It turned out not to be part of the hinge but was actually a small part which attaches to the frame of the window. When the window is closed part of the locking mechanism pushes against this part on the frame, if it isn't pus...


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