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Yeah, they’re basically Schlage’s first generation “restricted” keyways. I believe they’re lettered like Q R S and T or something? They’re still available to authorized institutional customers, but were largely supplanted by the four-letter keys, e.g. WVTR.
I recently acquired part of an A1 QuickPull 2. https://i.imgur.com/4Xffbqj.jpg It doesn’t have the turn handle or the threaded rod with the key attached. I was wondering if someone has one of these, if they would measure the length of the threaded rod for me. I know A1 is out of business so I figured I would make one but cutting off the head off a socket cap screw and cutting a slot in the smooth part. I would appreciate any help.
what is the history of Schlage E Keyway?
i’m looking at a A80PD and only American Locksets gives me the option of buying it in either E or C; Door Hardware Center only gives an option of C, S123, or S456.
i’m replacing a 45 year old A series storeroom lock that was busted; one E-keyway cylinder was recoverable but the other one is iffy.
I hate the wide roughly triangular shaped heads on most schalge keys. Too wide.
When I was a kid my house key was a schlage key, but had a non typical schlage key head. It was very slim in comparison.
So, could you guys provide some examples of key blanks that are different than the regular schlage key heads?
I have a Schlage L9453 lockset and it seems to not like being locked. By this I mean that when the deadbolt is engaged, the handle from both outside and in retracts the deadbolt when turned. I’m really not seeing why this a feature at all and would like to figure out if there is something I’m missing with the setup of this lockset?
I have disassembled the lock and found that the simultaneous retractor (Item 40) seems to actuate this. By removing this part the lock behaves as I intend it to (Deadbolt is actuated by key or lock lever, handle opens the latch when deadbolt unlocked and does nothing when deadbolt locked.)
Is removing the simultaneous retractor the way about doing this or is there a way to set this lock up without having to remove parts to get it to stay locked?
I’m hoping someone here can help me out, I’m trying to re-key a Schlage Encode smart lock and am encountering an unusual cylinder that I can’t find any information about how to open. I’m no locksmith so apologies for incorrect terminology – but I’m pretty familiar with the rekeying process, I’ve done many locks around my home and offices in the past.
I’ve gone through all the re-keying info from Schlage I can find, but this one seems to use a mechanism that’s not covered under any other product I’ve found.
For reference, it’s this lock here:
Schlage Encode Smart Lock
Most commonly Schlage locks have a “C clip” retaining clip you need to remove before using the follow bar to push the cylinder out – but this one has a metal cap with a 14 point star pattern. Two of the “notches” in the star are marked on the cap with indicator lines, and there’s a small brass spring loaded metal pin in one of the notches. Pressing the pin down allows the “cap” to rotate – but I didn’t want to just rotate it willy-nilly to see what happens, as I’d rather not mess up an expensive smart lock.
Back of Cylinder
Front of Cylinder
I’m assuming if I absolutely had to I could remove the retaining clip from the top and re-pin the tumbler pins, top pins, and springs from the top – but I’m sure that’s not the proper way to do this.
Can anyone give me any advice about what exactly I’m looking at here, and how I might want to proceed?
There’s a vendor out in internet-land, that appears to sell Schlage factory keys with direct bitting code stamped on them, with the ability to order whichever (possible) code you’d like.
I’ve found them a number of times in the past, with the intent of bookmarking them, but today it escapes my searching abilities.
I believe the quoted prices were $4 per pair of any classic Schlage keyway.
Can anyone help?
I have this lock: https://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE469NXCAMFFF.html connected to a SmartThings hub. It is reporting its status (locked, locked, locked, etc) every one hour and it is wearing the battery down (now that I’m thousand of miles away!) Does anyone know how to stop this or make it less frequent?