Locked In

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 01 Jul 2007 02:33:25 GMT  <== Personal ==> 

I was headed outside to give the dogs a walk at about 4pm this afternoon. Got their radio fence collars off and their leashes on, went to open the door, and, it wouldn't open. No amount of turning or pulling would make it budge. Screwdriver time. Took off the inner door handle, pushed the outer door handle out. Still wouldn't budge. Half an hour later, I'd managed to break apart the mechanism and convince the bolt to move, so I could open the door. I guess 25 years is a long time for what was likely a used part when the house was built. Off to Home Depot for a brand new Schlage locking handle set. Just $22. But it needed a little deeper hole than the old set, and I couldn't find my little hand saw, so it was chisel time. Finally got it to fit, and now we can lock our front door. Yay!

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I had a similar experience

Submitted by Kent McManigal on Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:14:53 GMT

I had a similar experience once, but my knob failed to let me back in to the house. And it was winter in Colorado and people were anxiously wanting a bathroom. So I grabbed a rock and knocked off the knob to let them in and then made a trip to the hardware store. It was a good day.

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