Would be most appreciative for some help with this.
Lockset on door of my son's garage-to-house has broken, and he is trying
to find a replacement.
He is not mechanical, so enlarging the hole, etc., is not a viable
option for him to do.
I am not in his area, so I cannot do for him, but he did send me the
What I get for him would have to be an exact, drop-in, replacement.
What's there now is a 7 year old Schlage Deadbolt set.
Brass, or Brass colored.
One side has a key, and the other side has one of those flip levers.
The keyed side goes to the interior garage, and the flip lever is on the
interior side of the house.
The only numbers I could find on it are stamped on the inside:
I looked at a bunch of sites selling Schlage hardware, as well as the
home Schlage site, but could find nothing with these numbers.
Am hoping that someone might have a cross reference chart, or... ?
Any thoughts on ?
And the backset is adjustable in any case so any Schlage should fit.
It's not a big deal to rekey the new lock to use the same key as the
rest of the locks in the house (assuming they are all Schlage - if not
then there's certainly no issue)
One other thought. I had a Schlage cipher pad deadbolt on my
garage/shop door (detached) which was also keyed to the house locks. We
found that so handy that we installed the same lock on the kitchen door
(most frequently used by us (99.9% of the time) for entry to the house).
You can set up multiple codes for different individuals, even one-time
codes for service personnel, etc. Lock itself costs around $100 and
install is only slightly more complicated than installing a new
deadbolt. The normal key in knob primary lock remains but is never
locked any longer. The cipher pad is the cat's a$$.
From the Schlage web site's FAQ
What do I need to know about replacing my current door lock?
For many do-it-yourselfers, replacing door hardware is easy. For those
folks who don't have a carpenter's thumb, it can appear to be a
confusing chore. But you'll be surprised at how easy replacing door
hardware really is. Here's what you need to know before you start.
a) You have to know the hole sizes for your knob, lever, handleset or
deadbolt, as well as the distance of the latch backset and the bolt hole
diameter. Often, at an additional cost, you can give the dimensions of
your locks to your door supplier, who can drill the holes for you.
Deadbolt hole: This is the hole drilled through the door face to
accommodate the deadbolt. The two most common hole sizes in the U.S. and
Canada are 1 1/2" (38 mm) and 2 1/8" (54 mm).
Knob, lever or handleset hole: This is the hole drilled through the door
face to accommodate the knob, lever or handleset. The most common size
for this hole in the U.S. and Canada is 2 1/8" (54 mm). You should note
that a handleset usually requires small pilot holes drilled into the
door face. Pilot holes are used as guides for wood screws which attach
the bottom of the handleset to the door.
Latch backset: This is the distance from the edge of the door to the
middle of the lock. The two most common sizes in the United States and
Canada are 2 3/8" (60 mm) and 2 3/4" (70 mm). Schlage locks fit
comfortably in either hole size.
b) Depending on their style, some levers come in both left-handed and
right-handed configurations. The design necessary for your door is
determined by the location of the door hinges. Stand outside the door.
If the hinges are on the left side, you need a left-handed lever. If the
hinges are on the right side, you need a right-handed lever.
c) To keep the number of keys on your key chain to a minimum, you can
have all the Schlage locks in your home matched to just one key. Simply
bring the key from your existing locks to the store to have your new
lock keyed. This will save you the time and cost of having your locks
re-keyed or new keys cut.
To my reading, you don't have to worry about hole dimensions, all their
locks should fit the door holes previously drilled to fit their older locks.
I think if you take what you have to any decent locksmith, or maybe to
a good hardware store, that has Schlage locks, he'll have exactly what
you need, and you'll be able to see that the holes line up and the
dimensions are the same.
7 years is not much and they probably still sell the same model or one
with the same dimensions.
I guess this means you'd have to ship it to your son.
Just take the darn thing to your closest locksmith, hardware store,
or building center and pick up the functional replacement. Certainly
nothing approaching rocket science.. If you go to a locksmith they can
even provide you with a Slage that uses the same key (they can rekey
to fit - usually with or without having the key in hand if the old cyl
is still functional)
The numbers are not familiar to me. Schlage
makes a B160 deadbolt (which is good quality)
and a B360 which I think is garbage.
Either one can be a puzzle to put together.
Please consider that your son might either go
to a small town hardware and ask a lot of
questions, or hire a locksmith from his area.
As a locksmith of 25+ years experience, that's
my reccomendation to you.
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