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Lock Tips

Graphite Lube:
When it comes to lubricating moving mechanical things, oil is probably the first thought. Oil is great for engines, but when it comes to some things around the house it may not be the best bet. Locksets are a good example. They have lots of small moving parts that require lubrication from time to time. A cranky lockset should not be oiled. Oiling will provide initial relief but will eventually gum up, causing more problems. Try this. Spray a WD-40 type product into the lockset -- this will loosen and clean things up. After the WD-40 has evaporated and the parts are dry, apply a graphite lubricant. This dry powder will lubricate but won't gum up over time. 

 

Single Deadbolts:
Many homeowners undertake home security projects. One of the most common is the installation of deadbolt locks. While making the house secure from intruders is wise, locking ourselves in at the same time may be dangerous. Any effort to secure the house must be balanced against the possible need for a quick and easy escape. Deadbolt locks come in two basic configurations, single-cylinder and double-cylinder. The double-cylinder requires a key to be operated from both the inside and the outside. When installing a deadbolt in a door with a window or next to a window, conventional thinking dictates a double-cylinder. Current thinking calls for single-cylinder deadbolts through out the house. In the event of an emergency, the time spent finding the key could be critical.