Door Locks - Which Is Best?

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  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

    B_ScaredLittleBoy New Member

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    I need a lock for my door. I get walked in on so much its ridiculous :mad:

    Which is best? Preferably one that's easiest to install with minimal fuss and use of power tools. I had a deadlock before but is that the simplest one?

    Thanks

    PS this is for my bedroom and it doesn't necessarily have to be lockable from the outside, just the inside.
     
  2. Pecker

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    Simple to install and it does the job.
     
  3. ManlyBanisters

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    Are you serious?

    MOVE OUT ALREADY!

    :tongue: :tongue:

    Or get a bolt - or stick a chair in the way.
     
  4. burns1de

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    No need for a lock, just put a 'Fresh paint' sign on the door - voilĂ . :up:
     
  5. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    :tongue:

    I have beer on tap here, few houses have that. Is hook and eye good? Looks easy to install...but does the door open a bit when pushed? ie it doesn't keep it shut like a dead bolt does?
     
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    When I was a kid the hook and eye was the bathroom door lock.
     
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    Cool. I'll get that then. ^_^

    Can't be worse than wedging a pair of trainers under the door. Or putting my TV in front of it...

    memories :redface:
     
  8. ManlyBanisters

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    You had a door? Luxury!! :tongue:

    Yes - SLB - hook and eye works fine, very easy to install - if you do it right the door should open at all. A bolt is easy to install to those - unless you are a total spanner!
     
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    :redface:

    I'm having trouble visualising how it goes on lol but I'll figure it out...anyone got a picture of what it looks like when its on? lol.

    Nick Knowles (or equivalent) I am not :redface:
     
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    For the inside?
     
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    Inside yes, not bothered about the outside but would be good if theres one for that too thats easy to install.

    So MB...it goes on the side opposite to where the handle is? lol.

    :redface:

    PS there's only a wooden frame at the top and right side of my door. The other side is just wall...does it go in the wall? lol
     
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    Remember now - the clue is in the question...
     
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    Just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get a new doorknob that has a built-in push-button lock. I believe they're called "privacy" knobs, and start around $11 each. Replacing one should take you fewer than 10 minutes.
     
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    Or you could just tell everyone to have some manners and knock first!:rolleyes::biggrin:
     
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    There's only one knob in my room, and its not on the door :tongue:

    I'll get this hook eye thing. I'll see how to use it when I see it ^_^
     
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    Dude, did you fail woodwork? Or geometry? Or somethin'? :tongue::biggrin1:
     
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    That would be my advice too :wink:
     
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    I just want to be sure how it goes on :tongue:

    I've told them and they don't knock! Plus a lock is needed for when I get a 'sparring' partner.
     
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    It's a hooky thing and a fucking hole!! You install the hooky thing so it fits in the fucking hole and stops the fucking door from fucking opening - for fuck's sake!!!!
     
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