How to Fix Door Lock Hole (DIY Guide)

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Do you want to remove your door knob and shift it to another door? Or do you want to replace your door lock with a much smaller door lock or a keyless door lock? In that case, it will leave an unattractive hole in your door panel and a hole where the deadbolt used to … Read more

How to Open a Door Lock with a Hole (3-Method Guide)

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Imagine coming home from an exhausting day, hankering to take a long shower to wash off the day’s fatigue. You try to open the bathroom door, but you’re locked out. Annoying. Right? Did you know you can open a door with everyday household items? Privacy doors have door locks with a hole in them. Their … Read more

How Does Garage Door Lock Work (Guide)

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A garage door lock is a simple device that makes it possible for you to keep your garage secure at all times. It is usually made up of three pieces: two side pieces and one centerpiece. These pieces are held together by a spring that keeps them in place when they are not in use. … Read more

How to Install Door Lock Cylinder (Step-by-Step Guide)

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A door lock cylinder is a cylindrical device that is placed inside the lock of a door. It contains many components such as springs, pins, and tumblers. When you push a key into a keyhole, it pushes down the pins and creates a closed link between them. This allows the door to open. But if … Read more

How to Install Patio Door Lock (Step-by-Step Guide)

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In this guide, I will teach you how to lock your patio door to prevent unauthorized access to the patio section of your house. Using a patio lock is one of the best methods to use to make your patio area a no-go-zone. It is quite an easy procedure. As a quick summary, to lock … Read more

How Does a Portable Door Lock Work?

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Spending a night at a hotel or a rental place can turn into a bad experience if the doors are not secure enough. You won’t be able to sleep freely in an unprotected room. But, you can change everything with a simple security device. A portable door lock is an excellent choice for the above … Read more

How to Pick Door Lock with a Paperclip (3-Step Guide)

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Do you know how to pick a lock using paper clips? You should know how important the lock picking skill is if you’ve ever misplaced a key and desperately wanted to get back in without having to drill the door. Today we’re going to show some easy-to-follow steps for picking door locks using a paperclip. … Read more

How Does a Door Lock Work?

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Curious minds always want to know the mechanisms that make equipment work. Beyond opening and closing your door, have you ever thought of how door locks work? It’s simple but complex. The latch stays partly in and out of the lock cylinder when the door is locked. When you insert a key in the latch, … Read more

How to Remove a Door Lock Cylinder: 4 Easy Steps

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A lock cylinder key is a lock’s internal mechanism. It is often interchangeable, and you can find them in offices and residential doors. Removing a cylinder key is not a difficult task if you know how to go about it. Are you looking for a DIY tutorial on how to remove the door lock cylinder? … Read more

How Does a Magnetic Door Lock Work (Guide)

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Magnetic locks are an excellent way to secure your home, office, or commercial property. Magnetic door locks are far superior to traditional locks in many ways but how do they work? Our article will go through the mechanism of magnetic door locks and how exactly they come to function, whether they are safe, and why … Read more

How to Install a Door Lock and Handle (Guide)

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Whether you use an old door or a new door, installing a new lock requires some effort and time. It is not an easy task. You might have to deal with broken door locks or door handles every so often depending on whether you live in a high corrosion area or just use your lock … Read more

How to Lock Your Door with a Fork (Guide)


Having a security camera or alarm system is pointless if your doors are not secure. Some doors cannot be locked or they do not come with a lock. There can be other scenarios where locks are flimsy or just not secure enough. To get past these issues, you need an alternative way to lock your … Read more

How Does a Car Door Lock Work (Guide)

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Cars have all sorts of door locks ranging from Standard Key Entry to Keyless Entry door locks. The type of lock depends on the model and features of your car, but most have Electronic Locks. In general, the working mechanism of a car door locking system is quite simple. The latch rods exert a force … Read more

How to Lock Your Door with a Sock (4-Step Guide)

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Keeping your door locked is key to avoiding thefts and burglaries. However, there may come a time when you have a door that doesn’t have a lock or isn’t functional and you need a quick fix.  To use a sock to lock your door in a pinch without a lock you just need to get … Read more

How to Keep a Door from Locking (Guide)

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Most door locks are sensitive. They can easily lock you out of the room. If you have kids playing around in the house, they can accidentally lock it causing you to fiddle for a key. To avoid such situations, read our guide. Here, we will cover how to easily keep your door from locking using … Read more