Dont' Call the Locksmith Just Yet!

Discussion in 'Adding Value' started by Uncle Knackers, 2nd Mar, 2013.

  1. Uncle Knackers

    Uncle Knackers Member

    Joined:
    1st Oct, 2010
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Melbourne
    G'day all.

    PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!! Don't call the locksmith just yet! Has a tenant ever called you to say that they have a dodgy door lock and could you please send a locksmith over to repair it? Watch this video and l will save you at least $100.00 on Locksmiths fees as you'll be able to do it yourself.

    Here's the link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVI39Nm06-Q

    Cheers, Uncle Knackers:)
     
    S.T likes this.
  2. datto

    datto Member

    Joined:
    24th Dec, 2010
    Messages:
    8,804
    Media:
    8
    Location:
    sydney, westie - middle class bogan (MCB)
    Good video.

    Hope there's no locksmiths on SS, this could mean less work for them (I got slagged off for recommending DIY mechanical repairs by a mechanic !).
     
  3. redwing

    redwing Progress Not Perfection

    Joined:
    16th Mar, 2004
    Messages:
    8,533
    Media:
    69
    Location:
    WA
    Nice

    I'd used lead pencils before on keys, stuck zips etc

    Have also heaved on a stuck key with a pair of pliers :D
     
  4. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Member

    Joined:
    28th Oct, 2005
    Messages:
    2,323
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Nice!

    I never knew that, I always would ask tenants if they've tried WD-40 before sending a locksmith, but that's a nice little tip for the future.

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  5. GreenMedallion

    GreenMedallion Member

    Joined:
    14th Nov, 2012
    Messages:
    141
    Location:
    NSW
    Good video, thanks.

    On your skirting boards video, why did you first cut the skirt on a 45 degree angle? Is that just so when you are using the hand profiling saw there is less material to cut through?
     
  6. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Broker

    Joined:
    6th Apr, 2010
    Messages:
    3,209
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Known this one from back when I had a work locker, they would inevitably get jammed over time and would need a bit more graphite.

    Would last a couple of months atleast.
     
  7. Uncle Knackers

    Uncle Knackers Member

    Joined:
    1st Oct, 2010
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The reason for the 45 degree cut is that it exposes, and provides a guide of exactly where you need to cut for the scribe to work. It has nothing to do with removing excess material to make the cutting process easier. To perform a scribed internal corner (which is the correct and best way to achieve an internal corner) you must initially cut a 45 degree angle. I hope that cleared that up for you. Thanks for the question.

    Cheers
     
  8. Uncle Knackers

    Uncle Knackers Member

    Joined:
    1st Oct, 2010
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I've done that before too and in the process have snapped the key off inside the lock!:eek: