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Default Multiple front door locks

On 30/04/2021 12:49, Mike Halmarack wrote:
On Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:21:57 +0100, wrote:

On 30/04/2021 10:28, Mike Halmarack wrote:
The main door of my flat has 2 yale type locks and a Mortice lock.
The mortice lock key is the only one I ever received.
It's only when the plumber came to do some work that I realised the
possible problem of having two potentially self locking devices on the
door with no key to open them from the outside.
How do I overcome this? Will a Locksmith be able to provide the means
of making these locks fully functional, with minimum cost and work
involved, or will a complete replacement be necessary?

Take them off and repair the holes, just remove the part on the door
jamb so the male part can't latch into anything, remove your male
parts(!), or replace the locks with new. All options are pretty
straightforward.


Thanks, invisible repairs of holes in doors I've always found to be
quite difficult. But I do prefer that to removal of my male parts,
merely ornamental as they are.


Removing the female part from the door frame is easier, but will
still leave an insightly rebated dent.

You caould also remove the male part, extract the actual slider
with the bevelled lock and put the casing back on the door. That
way you will never lock yourself out.

I take it the plumber has replaced spagetti junction with a
continuous run of blue mdpe pipework ?