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Re: [Shop-talk] locked out of my garage

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] locked out of my garage
From: "John T. Blair" <>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 11:03:13 -0400
At 10:26 AM 5/15/2010, you wrote:

 >I seem to have lost all the keys to my detached garage.
 >If I cut the knob off the access door, will I be able to unlock and open the
 >door or should I just call a locksmith to unlock it.

The lock smith is probably the easier but the more expensive of the 2 
options. :)

Not having cut a door know off before, I don't know if it will 
work.  If you cut the
know off,  I doubt that you'll be able to get in, because there isn't anything
locking the two knob shafts together, therefore, it's the round 
plates that cover
the lock hole that's holding the knobs in place.   You'll be able to 
maybe pull part
of the shaft out.

Do you have the small 8" x 4" glass pains in the side door or is it a 
solid door?
If you have the glass pains in it, you could either just break a 
pain, or remove
the glazing, and points, and remove the pain.  Reach inside unlock the door,
and then replace the pain of glass when done.

John T. Blair  WA4OHZ     email:
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Phone:  (757) 495-8229

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