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Eurocylinder question

  • 07-09-2020 8:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,022 ✭✭✭ cj maxx


    I have a PVC front door with a Euro cylinder lock . Standard yoke. I leave the key in the lock sometimes so that other people with a key can’t get in. I was sitting there with the key in lock , when this other person opens it with their key from outside . Which I thought was impossible . I had a look at it at noticed a screw missing from the strike plate. I replaced the screw on the strike plate but still they can still open the door from the outside when my key is in. Is the lock busted now and has to be replaced or why else is this happening ?
    I hope it makes sense


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ Daveymc31


    If the key is in the pull out position on the inside when you push your key from outside it will push key in so key on outside can go all the way in .If you don’t want door to open put key in and turn haft way and leave in a position that you can’t pull out


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,022 ✭✭✭ cj maxx


    Daveymc31 wrote: »
    If the key is in the pull out position on the inside when you push your key from outside it will push key in so key on outside can go all the way in .If you don’t want door to open put key in and turn haft way and leave in a position that you can’t pull out

    Sorry for resurrecting a dead thread , but I discovered a few things that I meant to post about at the time. 2 screws on the strike plate on the door jamb, 1 removed, 1
    loosened.
    On the door itself , the screws holding the cylinder and latch , loosened slightly.
    So the whole lock system had play in it which is how it could be opened with a key in.


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