EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS INTRODUCTION
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EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS INTRODUCTION

Exterior locks furnish varying degrees of security. In a deadbolt lock, also called a deadlock, when the latch on the lock goes into the "strike" or slot on the door, it cannot be sprung free; a doorknob or latch has to be turned to open it.

The cylinder is the portion of the lock into which the key is inserted, and which turns to open or close the lock.

Most exterior locks are brass-plated steel, but some are solid brass. The latter are optimum in, quality and very expensive.

When replacing any lock, try to get the same brand name. Some brands differ slightly in size, and this can create problems.

Incidentally, if you buy a prehung door, it will come with the lock hardware and the hole drilled for that hardware. There is no room for error.


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GENERAL HARDWARE SECTION
Description of Contents

Introduction
Braces
Cabinet Door Parts
Casters
Chain And Accessories
Clamps
Closet Door Parts
Door Locks
Doorstops
Drapery Parts
Drawer Parts
Framing Fasteners
Garage Door Parts
Gutter
Handles
Hasps
Hinges
Metals
Nails
Nuts And Bolts
Plant Hangers
Rivets
Rope, Cord And Accessories
Screening
Screw Eyes And Hooks
Screws
Shelf Supports
Springs
Storm & Screen Door Parts
Wall Fasteners
Weather Stripping
Window Parts
Wire
Wire Fencing
Miscellaneous

OTHER HARDWARE SECTIONS
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ADHESIVES, PATCHES & MORE
SAFETY


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