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How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?

It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.

Bill


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How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?

It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.

Bill

With a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screw (one on either side of the
knob).
Slide the knobs apart.
On the edge side of the door, remove the two screws and remove the latch
assembly.
Take all the parts you disassembled and toss in the garbage.
Go to Home Depot or Lowes and for a few bucks buy a new bathroom door knob
assembly.


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In article , Jeff Wisnia wrote:
wrote:

How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?

It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.

Bill


If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.

For a more professional look...

you could fill the hole in the strike plate with Bondo.


Oops, typo. Shoulda read:

four layers of duct tape...

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_OR_ just remove the door.

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If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.

For a more professional look you could fill the hole in the strike plate
with Bondo.

(Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer....)

Jeff

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On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:49:17 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
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If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.

For a more professional look you could fill the hole in the strike plate
with Bondo.


Nah, three layers of duct tape costs too much. One piece over the
latch on the door should work.

The Bondo approach works. A previous owner used it on my bathroom
doorway. Looks luckin fuvely.
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KJonsen wrote:
On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:49:17 -0400, Jeff Wisnia
wrote:

If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset,
just put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.

For a more professional look you could fill the hole in the strike
plate with Bondo.


Nah, three layers of duct tape costs too much. One piece over the
latch on the door should work.

The Bondo approach works. A previous owner used it on my bathroom
doorway. Looks luckin fuvely.


Cripes. Disassemble it, remove the bar that locks it, and forget it.


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the bathroom door lock knob on the door exterior has a small whole that
allows a stiff rod to be inserted into.pushing in on the rod will release
the lock.this is a safety feature.
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How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?

It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.

Bill



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On Oct 11, 2:47 pm, (Malcolm Hoar) wrote:
In article , Jeff Wisnia wrote:
wrote:


How do I prevent the bathroom door lock from being "accidentally"
locked from the inside?


It is a Weslock with a cylindrical button on the inside next to the
doorknob. A previous owner drilled a quarter inch hole on the outside
opposite the button and I can see the butt end of the button through
the hole. From the inside I can turn the button a half turn and it can
easily be wiggled a lot, so is quite loose. I cannot get it to lock
when I try, but sometimes when exiting and closing the door behind me
I later find I cannot turn the doorknob and am effectively locked out.
I think the think is broken because I cannot get it to lock, but that
is OK as long as I can permanently keep it from "mysteriously"
locking. Obviously, I can just put a new one in, but if there is an
easy way to disable the locking mechanism that would be preferred.


Bill


If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.


For a more professional look...


you could fill the hole in the strike plate with Bondo.


Oops, typo. Shoulda read:

four layers of duct tape...

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| Gary Player. |
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But if he's too cheap to buy duct tape?

Harry K

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In article .com, Harry K wrote:
If you're really too cheap to spend a few bucks for a new lockset, just
put three layers of duct tape over the hole in the strike plate.


For a more professional look...


you could fill the hole in the strike plate with Bondo.


Oops, typo. Shoulda read:

four layers of duct tape...


But if he's too cheap to buy duct tape?


Does he own a hammer?

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