You should have brought a hack saw blade.
Funny thing, I had to help a neighbor brake into her home a few days
ago. Her 2 year old was inside and had locked the glass storm door when she
had gone out to get the mail. As it turned out the method you used was the
one that worked the easiest and least damage in that case.
Ex GF 2 years ago had a 2 year old girl,,,cute as hell but a true
Hellion!!We used to smoke on the enclosed front porch I had
then,,Frankie Blue Eyes(girls nickname)would lock us out because She
was mad that She could'nt be with Us,,had to knock on My own door for
one of Her older kids to let Us in!!Every hour or so!! Eventually I
turned the knobs around so the lock mech was toward the porch!! Used to
get comments on that!! Heh heh,never did get locked IN!! I have a
deadbolt so could still lock-up when not home..
To make a broken key extractor take a thin hacksaw blade like the ones
that go in the 6" wire frames and break it in half. Holding the pin
end choose the half that has the teeth pointing towards the pin end and
grind away a good portion of the back. The remaining part with the
teeth will snag the key and allow you to extract it.
Sometimes there is just enough luck that putting the handle end of the
key in the lock with the broken piece will allow you to gain entry
before removing the piece.
Good idea,,I'd probably shove the extractor in too far and then have it
broken off with the key..I see the BFs car over there today,,maybe He's
fixing it..It looked fairly old,,If it was Mine I'd be tempted to
remove it and pound it upside down on the road till the busted key fell
out!!All the while hoping it would break and I could justify a new
set..I thought of trying My pocket knife tip to snag it and pry it out
but I have'nt been carrying it cause the corkscrew loosened up and
wo'nt stay closed,,tooo dangerous to put in My pocket!!Thanks for the
extractor idea tho,,I'm gonna cut/paste it to My Familys' groupsite.
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