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Default lubricating (deadbolt) lock?

We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G
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George wrote:
We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


Something works well:-))
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On Jul 7, 7:30*am, George wrote:
We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. *This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


I've never had much luck with graphite, I know it is the recommended
lube, but a squirt of spray oil seems to work a lot better.
The reason graphite is recommended is; it doesn't attract and hold
dirt. However, It doesn't stick or lube very well either, I'll take my
chances with a can of spray oil.
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George wrote:
We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G

Hi,
Graphite oil which is used for car locks. Or liquid Teflon lubricant,
Lubriplate white grease.
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George wrote:

We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be.
Plus, I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon
spray, or something?

Thanks,
G


A locksmith told me some years ago not to use graphite although he didn't
elaborate on why.

Are the locks hard to operate with the doors open as well as closed? If the
doors are shifting out of alignment over time the difficulty might be due to
the bolt dragging on the strike.




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George wrote:

We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be.
Plus, I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon
spray, or something?

Thanks,
G


A locksmith told me some years ago not to use graphite although he didn't
elaborate on why.

Are the locks hard to operate with the doors open as well as closed? ...


Yeah. And, the graphite seems to work, at least for several months on
one lock. I just was looking for something easier to use.

G
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DGDevin | 2009-07-07 | 11:21:49 AM wrote:

A locksmith told me some years ago not to use graphite although he
didn't elaborate on why.


The locksmith I use told me the same thing. He recommends a tiny drop
of 3-In-1 oil. He says the graphite is just messy, though it can
conceivably get packed into some critical little cranny and jam the
lock.

Are the locks hard to operate with the doors open as well as closed?
If the doors are shifting out of alignment over time the difficulty
might be due to the bolt dragging on the strike.


I've found that locks get cranky if I tighten the screws too much.
Backing off the screws a little can loosen up the whole works. Don't
loosen them so much the lock falls out. :-)

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Arlington, TX USA
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Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or
silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


Something works well:-))


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George wrote:

We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


The stuff that claims to be a lubricant, that many here claim isn't a
lubricant, has *always* done a damn fine job of lubricating many, many
locks for me over the years. I spray a copious quantity into the
keyhole, and operate the lock about fifty times to get it really worked
in.
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George wrote:
We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


When are people going to understand the difference between
silicon and silicone? I would hate to bump into a bimbo who
has silicon implants, it would hurt.

TDD


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George wrote:

We've had trouble with a couple of deadbolts getting hard to operate.
I've fixed this by taking the lock apart, and squirting graphite into
the 'slider' mechanism. This works, but the fit is snug, the graphite
seems to have a little difficulty getting to where it needs to be. Plus,
I end up with black powder on everything.

Can I use something more liquid for this - 3-in-1 oil, or silcon spray,
or something?

Thanks,
G


The stuff that claims to be a lubricant, that many here claim isn't a
lubricant, has *always* done a damn fine job of lubricating many, many
locks for me over the years. I spray a copious quantity into the
keyhole, and operate the lock about fifty times to get it really worked
in.


I know you're referring to **40 (don't want to stir up the natives)
I've use it too but lately I found industrial chain lube to do a
better job for lubricating lock mechanisms, especially commercial
door locks that get a lot of use.

TDD
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