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clfoo
14-11-2005, 05:59 PM
Hi,

Do anyone have any recomendation on locksmith in SJ/USJ area that can help open a locked door? Thanks in advance.

bslee
14-11-2005, 06:36 PM
If the door lock is a cheap cylinderical lock..a pointed chisel and heavy hammer is the best tool to whack it open!..I'm NOT joking!..
Whack in the keyhole centre right through and the knob and other parts will slowly fall apart, systematically dismantle the parts till you see latch assembly. Then use a thin screwdriver and pull the latch free...Voila! door open!

http://www.hometips.com/content/lockset_intro.html

New lock is cheaper than locksmith..can also DIY fix yourself as the lockset comes with sufficient fitting instructions. All u need is a philips head screwdriver.

clfoo
14-11-2005, 07:41 PM
have thought of that, unfortunately it's a mortise lockset for main door, by using force i might have to change the whole door if damage it :( , still looking for other alternative before taking that option lor .. :o

leethongkeng
14-11-2005, 10:18 PM
Hi,

Do anyone have any recomendation on locksmith in SJ/USJ area that can help open a locked door? Thanks in advance.

You can try Ah Kok @ USJ 17, his H/P 012-2995538, he is quite ok, just mention you are Mr. Lee's friend, can get discount !

chsum
14-11-2005, 10:28 PM
If u have the time, try picking the lock, there are plenty of advice in the internet.

http://www.lysator.liu.se/mit-guide/mit-guide.html

It will cost u RM50 or more for a house call, it might take him a few seconds to open the door. :rolleyes:

my dua sens

patrick
14-11-2005, 10:55 PM
My regular is :

Hong Seng, Mdm Law
56348176, 56337733
close at 7pm

They are located in SS 15. A family business, very reliable and have been in the business for donkey years. They do make housecalls too.

Rgds.

PeterLee
14-11-2005, 11:17 PM
You can also try the locksmith in USJ, a few doors away from 7-11.
Reasonable chareges.

aRwEn
16-11-2005, 04:21 PM
d one at SS2 next to mcDonalds doez house callz as well..... service iz quite prompt, chargez.... reasonable..... ;)

currymee
16-05-2011, 09:04 AM
If the door lock is a cheap cylinderical lock..a pointed chisel and heavy hammer is the best tool to whack it open!..I'm NOT joking!..
Whack in the keyhole centre right through and the knob and other parts will slowly fall apart, systematically dismantle the parts till you see latch assembly. Then use a thin screwdriver and pull the latch free...Voila! door open!

http://www.hometips.com/content/lockset_intro.html

New lock is cheaper than locksmith..can also DIY fix yourself as the lockset comes with sufficient fitting instructions. All u need is a philips head screwdriver.

BS,
Wouldn't a stiff whack also damage the door ? :confused: :confused:

I am stuck with one such door and seek your DIY "sifu" DETAILED experience (esp on the RIGHT THRU aspect :confused: ) before I sapu the door lock later ;)

Can you actually bang through the keyhole mechanism ? :confused:

LMei
16-05-2011, 10:24 AM
I have seen it done. Put a small wooden plank over the door knob (the ones that have a press lock), whack with a hammer. Somehow the spring of the lock would just bounce open. Doesn't damage door at all! Easiest way for a thief to open this kind of door locks as well.

waga
16-05-2011, 10:25 AM
currymee,

U can find a good locksmith in USJ 8...half shop lot.....he is good but not cheap.I used him to change my front wood door lock and if u r like me...butterfinger type...dont try to do it yourself....end of day...will cost more.

Naka
16-05-2011, 10:34 AM
A simple screwdriver & a bit of whacking should do the job of dismantling the parts.

Hiliary
16-05-2011, 11:14 AM
I have seen it done. Put a small wooden plank over the door knob (the ones that have a press lock), whack with a hammer. Somehow the spring of the lock would just bounce open. Doesn't damage door at all! Easiest way for a thief to open this kind of door locks as well.

The press lock type come with a small tool that allows you to open them from the outside (side opposite the press button).
I you lost the tool a small screwdiver will do the job, just find the hole behnd the handle, insert tool and wiggle :D

zinglicious
16-05-2011, 12:44 PM
BS,
Wouldn't a stiff whack also damage the door ? :confused: :confused:

I am stuck with one such door and seek your DIY "sifu" DETAILED experience (esp on the RIGHT THRU aspect :confused: ) before I sapu the door lock later ;)

Can you actually bang through the keyhole mechanism ? :confused:

Knock as it shalt be opened. If not, bang it. Just like LMei or Bslee said. Bang it. She bang it with the wood, I bang it with a telephone book. Happy banging. :D

currymee
16-05-2011, 04:07 PM
My regular is :

Hong Seng, Mdm Law
56348176, 56337733
close at 7pm

They are located in SS 15. A family business, very reliable and have been in the business for donkey years. They do make housecalls too.

Rgds.

Finally, my wife said don't hammer anything :( go call someone, so I went with Patrick's choice - called Hong Seng, they came, they saw, they hammered also !! :D , they chiseled, they screwed :p they cost me a few bucks also .... but price is reasonable as I have also checked with a few others, +/- a few bucks. Thanks everyone for the suggestion, I have called all of them for comparisons.

I have decided NO MORE cylindrical locks, switched over to deadbolts - at least NO BLOODY SPRINGS !! :rolleyes:

PS: Wifey said, if I go DIY, I better go buy a NEW DOOR !! What a lack of faith in my skills leh .... :( :o