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MichaelDP
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06/04/2018 7:06 pm  

Maybe not the right forum, but I absolutely cannot find anything on Google, YouTube or anywhere else about this. My exterior doors all have a type of Schlage doorknob I do not see mentioned anywhere. I would like to pull the knob off one so I can use the cylinder pins to re-key a new Schlage to replace it and be able to use the old key. I am attaching the photo of the knob. It has two holes on opposite sides of the "collar" of the knob. One seems to allow something (paper clip, etc.) be pushed into it and the other does not. There is no effect to pushing anything in, the knob does not budge. I'm assuming a special tool (spanner?) is required to properly remove the knob, but like I said, no mention of this anywhere out on the interwebs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I can just call a locksmith to rekey the new knob to the old key, but I am finding this pretty fascinating and would like to solve it myself! TIA...


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Lockdoc
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06/04/2018 11:32 pm  

You need to have knob in locked position, assuming there is an unlock button inside. Turn the key 90 degrees and use an awl or similar pointed tip and pull out knob. Good luck!!


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MichaelDP
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24/04/2018 10:41 pm  

So knob was locked, inserted key, turned key 90 degrees counterclockwise (lock direction). Awl into one hole, then the other, knob wouldn't budge. Tried turning key 90 degrees clockwise (unlock direction). Awl into one hole, then the other, no indication of anything "giving". The whole house was built with these locks on the outside doors. Were they such "one-offs" that nobody has a video or has seen them to make any other suggestions, please?


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MichaelDP
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24/04/2018 11:06 pm  

OK, got it. It was exactly what lockdoc said to do. Lock it, turn key 90 degrees toward lock (or unlock) direction, then push awl into hole to depress pin. BUT, there are two holes in that collar and the collar rotates! Just needed to make sure the pin was under one of the holes!

 

THANK YOU lockdoc!


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