Door deadbolt

kands

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I recently bought a deadbolt for the habitation door on Rocky.
After it arrived I looked at it and the instructions and thought "oh now I have to drill holes in my toy!!!" So out I went and drew in a deep breath, lined up the template onto the door and made my marks. Drilled the required holes with much trepidation and fitted the barrel and lock assembly.
Drilled into the door frame only to find that I was a little out with my measurement :whatthe: so had to make a small adjustment :RollEyes:
Tested the lock and all works well. There was no striker with the lock, it seemed that it relied upon the strength on the door frame to keep the door locked, so I was a bit unhappy with that solution and went hunting in my scrap bits for some steel plate. Found a piece that was about the right size and made the appropriate holes in it, fitted it to the door frame and drilled through and screwed it into place.
I now have a very good lock and a strong plate which the bolt shoots into, so I feel that we are a lot more secure now :Smile:
Another job completed :roflmto:

Keith
 

scotjimland

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Well done mate, ::bigsmile:

Where did you buy the lock, is it a special one for motorhomes or is it a domestic one?

A pic would be good.. :winky:

Cheers

Jim
 
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kands

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Hi Jim
I bought an EZSET deadbolt from a nice chap on ebay, he has since signed up on here ::bigsmile:
Phots's, funny you mention those.... Just around the time I stand back and admire my handiwork I always think, "I should have taken loads of pictures of that job" :roflmto: All I can do now is to take a picture of it fitted, and before you ask, NO I am not going to strip it all out just to take some pictures :roflmto::roflmto:

Keith

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scotjimland

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Phots's, funny you mention those.... Just around the time I stand back and admire my handiwork I always think, "I should have taken loads of pictures of that job"
Keith
Me too, but when your engrossed in a tricky job the last thing on you mind is photos ..

Cheers

Jim
 
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