Tried to get into my new place today and was wondering why the key wouldn’t go in… Have two other roommates and their keys are fine but they’re hours away : Locksmith

Yeah unfortunately one of my roommates was activated for National Guard and the other won’t be returning for a while, so I guess I’ll have to go to the locksmith. Luckily there’s a local locksmith right across the street from my current apartment.

But could you elaborate on the part where you said that it wasn’t my key? All of our keys look identical, that being they’re all Kwikset “Do Not Duplicate” keys, but mine is the only one that seems to be “coded” in reverse compared to theirs. We got in with one of the keys last week to go through a checklist of the place and I guess I chose the faulty key. We transferred our internet to this location too and I’m in need to set up the modem so I can take my finals this week haha.

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Had some downtime today – kit was left a mess by someone and not restocked : Locksmith

I had to borrow annother shops Corbin russwin .003 kit for some lfic cores. I don’t know who’s bright idea it was but someone decided to make all the pins the same God damn color. It took me 3 days to realize how contaminated the pin kit was. The lfic top pins and core pins have to be put in there and the cylinder replaced, you can’t just put the key in and eyeball it like with cylinders. So I’d pin it up, core key wouldn’t work. Empty it out and check my pin chart, start over. Doesn’t work. Empty it out, start over. I must have pinned it up a dozen times before it actually worked.

I have a cheap set of calipers from home Depot and they’re not accurate to .001 like they say they are so they were no help.

Sorry for the rant. It was frustrating as all hell and no one else would understand.

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I need help please. Is it possible to change this entire mechanism out on this garage door? I believe someone stole my key today because I left it on the lock by accident like an idiot. : Locksmith

It is a wafer lock, we typically call the device a T-handle. Sometimes you might have a retaining wafer, usually this stuff is just sealed at the factory and a replacement is more economical.

The T-handle could be held in place by screws from inside the door, or rivets.

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I’m the customer. Had locksmith @ residence today, helped him inflate his bill. We are both happy : Locksmith

Renovating several rooms including one with exterior door. Contractor purchased decent looking new hardware (Kwikset Milan brushed nickel if you care) and installed everywhere including exterior door. Naturally that cylinder did not match all the other cylinders in the house. I don’t know whether they were or were not Kwikset locks, but the key for them was a “cut out K” just like the new key for the brand new lock installed by the contractor.

So I called my local locksmith who has been to the house a few times and who does a great job every time.

He quoted me $X for the service call plus $Y per hour. I said sure. He finished quickly. I felt bad because I’m sure that doesn’t add up to an especially appealing income for the time spent. Then he asked a positively brilliant question: “Do you need any additional copies of the key to the entire house?” It took me longer than it should, but I said, “yes, twelve please. Can you cut them by code?” He said he could. Thus (12 * $3.50) was added to the bill.

He got a good return on his time invested and I got a good feeling that I didn’t waste his time with a trivial and low paying job. It’s a win win as far as I’m concerned.

Yes, there’s a company monitored alarm in addition to the Kwikset locks.

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Apparently gatehouse (or some “locksmith”) doesn’t know what macs are or why they’re important. I had a residential eviction today. Started picking and it took me longer than normal for these shitty locks. When I got the knob picked, I pulled it so I could just make a key and unlock the db. 76277 : Locksmith

I am not a locksmith, can someone explain to me why you don’t see cuts like this more often? Seems like it would be a whole lot more secure, adding that OP said it was hard to pick. Every house key I’ve had rarely had cuts with depths that differed more than 1-2 – In other words I’ve always felt my homes would be incredibly easy to bump-key or pick

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