Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

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Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by rchesterton » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:06 am

How in the world do you take this thing off?
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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by emtnut » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:50 am

Pretty sure that style screw on.

Just turn it ccw
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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by Aaron » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:53 am

Both sides of the deadbolt are the same, I assume: a keyhole. I'm guessing the escutcheon (the round tapered metal part) probably unscrews around the lock set. You could try unscrewing this piece brute-force with a pair of Channellocks opened wide-jawed at the base. You may need to go buy a pair that has a jaw that opens that wide.

Otherwise if you don't want to mar the finish, there's rubber strap style pliers that might work. These pliers are used to tighten decorative plumbing (chrome or brass plated).

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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by rchesterton » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:03 am

Don't care about the finish at all. I tried and that sucker will not turn a bit. I have the right tool(s) - there just has to be something else holding it back. It wants to turn (there is play) - it is as if there is some other mechanism/screw holding it back. I'll keep messing with it - and inventing more new curse words!

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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by emtnut » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:28 am

Some of those had a small cover, with a set screw that had to be removed first.

EDIT** Take alook at this ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bg1Q6hJRxs
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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by rchesterton » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am

Figured it out...
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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by rchesterton » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:14 am

emtnut wrote:Some of those had a small cover, with a set screw that had to be removed first.

EDIT** Take alook at this ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bg1Q6hJRxs
Funny - I looked at that video before jumping into the forum and couldn't find a hex thin and long enough to fit through that hole. There was one (just like in this video) on my deadbolt but when I cut it out I couldn't see anywhere that hex would have fit anyway.

Thanks for the help

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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by Shannon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:34 am

Glad you got it. I seen one a few years back that twisted off only if the deadbolt was in the unlocked position and the key was inserted.i have only seen one like that .
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Re: Removal of Deadbolt (no screws)

Post by emtnut » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:22 am

rchesterton wrote:Figured it out...
HAHA ! I love it ! :mrgreen:
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