I'm trying to remove 3 Dexter deadbolts -single & double cylinder that
are pretty old- that do not have any screws anywhere. What is apparent
are two little pin heads where typically screws would be on the inside
(of the door) of the deadbolts. I've tried pressing them in, but they
seem pretty firm. Any ideas on how to remove the deadbolts? Thanks
for your help!
They do have screws, otherwise nothing would hold the two sides of the
deadbolt together on the door.
With a little googling, here is a really good answer for you on how to
see the screws:
Turning the key about a 1/4 turn to the left or right should reveal the
Worst case, there are two screws usually in a deadbolt. Get out a good
drill and a really good metal drill bit and drill them out, positioning
the drill bit on those pin heads. You'll know when you hit the screws.
If that doesn't work, an absolute last resort is to take an 8 lb
sledgehammer and use it to take one side of the lock off with one or
two good whacks. It does work, but I recommend the other ways first.
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