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30 Oct

Knock Down Fire Rated Hollow Metal Door and Frame Install

One of our school customers contacted us about installing a new door and frame for a classroom on the second floor of their building. I was taken to the wall seen in photo 1. The school recently had some construction done, some interior walls came down, others went up and in the process, a few

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30 Oct

Wood Door and Hinge Installation

One of our customers, a private school contacted us to have a new door installed in their basement. At some point in time, for some unknown reason, the door was removed from the frame and discarded. The room was purposed for storage. The principal decided he again wanted to use the room for its intended

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30 Oct

Aluminum Stile Lock Installs

Although there are a lot of different types of hardware designed to fit onto aluminum stile doors, this post includes photos from two different jobs. On one job I installed an Adams Rite Hook bolt and on the other job I installed an Adams Rite Electric Strike. Aluminum stiles doors are those that are made

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30 Oct

Pocket Door Mortise Lock Install

A local customer had his bathroom recently redone. He decided to install a pocket door for the bathroom. Pocket doors slide from side to side on a track and retract into a pocket in the wall. Pocket doors require specific types of locks that hook into the strike plate preventing the door from sliding back

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30 Oct

Bischoff High Security Safe Opening and Key Fabrication

We received a safe as compensation from the owner of another safe company. Photo 1 shows a Bischoff TRTL15x6. A formidable high security burglary safe that provides torch and tool resistance on all six sides of the safe. We received the safe locked. Yup, the owner didn’t have the keys or the combination to the

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30 Oct

ISM High Security Safe Openings

This job was a referral from another lock shop. We frequently get referrals from other locksmith shops for safe openings, service and safe removals and installs. The safe end of the security business is a specialized field and if someone doesn’t have the right equipment, training and experience, its best for them to refer it

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30 Oct

Large Gun Safe Move

We received a call from a customer who needed their 1300 lb. gun safe moved amidst a basement remodel project in their home. Once we arrived at the customer’s home we realized the job was a bit more complicated than the customer let on. However this was only because the customer didn’t realize what was

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