Some quick advice on changing door cylinder

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Nick D, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Nick D

    Nick D New Member

    I need to change the lock for the front door as a key has been lost. I have previously changed locks for other doors and I know the principle behind it, but before taking the cylinder out to measure it, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything else I had to consider in this case.

    So this external door is the type that locks itself as soon as you shut it (with no handle on the outside) so you need to turn the key in slightly to move the triangular portion to open the door. In addition, it has locks at the middle, top and bottom that move if you turn the key clockwise from this middle cylinder. For this type of mechanism is the principle still the same as any other lock? I was looking at getting the Avocet Euro Cylinder TS007 off Amazon. Would that work?

    Much appreciated!

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  2. carl24bpool

    carl24bpool Active Member

    Exact same principle mate.

    What you have is called a key wound pad entry lock.

    Just release that screw on the side and turn the key about 20 degrees to align the cam and slide the cylinder right out.

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