email@example.com (David Combs) wrote in
that only works on non dead-bolt locks,that have a spring bolt that allows
the door to lock when closed behind you.
(and thats how most people get locked out of their apartments...to prevent
that,I only use the deadbolt lock,never the doorknob lock.You must use a
key to lock a deadbolt,thus you can't lock yourself out.)
the OP tried to use a piece of plastic in the keyhole.
I guess you didn't bother to READ the whole post.It clearly mentions the
plastic in the keyhole.
If you start with the premise that the lock is already broken, then no
matter what you do you can't screw it up any worse.
Therefore, you could take your key (I think you said you got it) or a
paper clip and put a TINY drop of super-glue on it. Stick it and and
try to get it to attach to the paper clip and then pull it out.
I have gotten foriegn objects out of locks by straightening a small
fish hook ans using the barb to pull it out. Around here its pretty
common on Halloween to have toothpicks and matchsticks jambed in you
Have you suddenly become the grammer police?
Speaking of police, next time you head south, stop in the village of
Bath and get a picture of their police car. Guess what it says on the
side: "Bath Police". Next time the grandkids won't take a bath, you
can tell them that you'll call the Bath Police. If they balk, you'll
have a picture to prove they exist.
I have occasional moments when I'm a bit too much like my
father the editor.
That's a funny idea. I do get to Bath, NY, now and again.
I'll try and get a couple photos, and post them on free
hosting site so we can all enjoy them.
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