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Hi - after some advice...

After watching several videos on replacing a euro lock on a UPVC door, I went about measuring the cylinder to buy a replacement.

Things quickly went sour...the center screw is partly covered on both sides which is stopping me from removing the screw.

There is a a metal plate that runs the entire length of the door. Before I attempt removing this plate (some 16 screws) I want to be sure this is the right thing to do to access the center screw?

I have attached a photo for reference.

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i would assume the lh/top screw in the picture will release the lock assuming its in line with the screw hole on the bottom off the lock :dunno:

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big-all wrote:
i would assume the lh/top screw in the picture will release the lock assuming its in line with the screw hole on the bottom off the lock :dunno:

That's how it looks to me too. The "metal strip" contains parts of the lock mechanism, and at least if it's like mine and the lock goes through the "handle box" behind the strip, you would need to remove the lock anyway to remove it.


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big-all wrote:
i would assume the lh/top screw in the picture will release the lock assuming its in line with the screw hole on the bottom off the lock :dunno:


If you look closely, I can't unscrew that top screw as there are two small "plates" either side preventing it from coming out...


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Hss drill bit about 8 mm should do it . just enough to access the screw.

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if thats the case is must be designed to screw in after the plate goes on
so iff you take the plate off insert the securing screw after you put the plate back on

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Seem weird to deliberately make it that way. :dunno:
You can only try to dismantle it, or use wine~o's method.
As I said with mine the "strip" is a channel, and it holds the strip inside that works the extra locking points.


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I'm guessing a double door ...

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my only thought about drilling
may damage the screwhead and swarf may get behind the plate
now not overly worried about the swarf as its not a moving part but worth thinking about

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Ever thought it might not be that screw, but the middle one?
What happens if you undo the middle one?

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someone-else wrote:
Ever thought it might not be that screw, but the middle one?
What happens if you undo the middle one?

Yup. It looks like the middle screw is holding the plate over the rest of the stuff.


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OchAye wrote:
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Ever thought it might not be that screw, but the middle one?
What happens if you undo the middle one?

Yup. It looks like the middle screw is holding the plate over the rest of the stuff.


No, s-e is saying, the middle screw IS the lock barrel screw. The angle of the picture deceives the eye.


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Yes, I would try the middle screw, I think the others are to do with the multi point lock system.

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Is there a makers name on the strip? that might help.


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go to the key
draw a line 5mm up from the bottom off the lock
use a square sheet of paper or envelope
slide up the edge off the door until you line up with the mark
and thats the screw to loosen it :lol:

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