A listing of locksmith answers for the do-it-your-self public.

This site is published by Thelockman as a resource for answers to questions about lock 

hardware and various adjustments that can be made to make hardware work better.      

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and we will post a new topic to give you an answer as soon as possible.  We do not         

Answer questions about lock defeating or about safes. There are many sites about safes  

available and many of them are more knowledgeable than what we might answer.        

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Loose or worn hinges Metal door rattle Key control
Redrilling a door Warped door Reinforcing a strike
Reinforcing a door jamb Tool rekeyable locks Stripped threads in wood

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