Many commercial doors on shops in Bulimba do not have a door frame. Well the aluminium frame is on the bottom of the door only. These doors are made from toughened glass and have the lock fitted into the bottom rail of the door.
Removing the locks in these frameless glass doors takes a professional locksmith as they are not built like other types of doors. The frame on the bottom of the door must be removed to gain access to the lock cylinder retaining screws which can be tricky, especially on older style doors.
Our Locksmiths in Bulimba can help you with all these types of frameless commercial glass door locks. We can change the lock cylinders so you are sure only you have the keys. The cylinders can also be rekeyed to a registered key system.
Frameless glass door lock removal is not reccommended unless you have experience with these particular doors. The glass in a frameless glass door is toughened and if scratched can explode causing injury. Always call a qualified locksmith in Bulimba for service or lock changing.
A common question we get asked quite a lot is “How do I remove an Entrance Lock Set from my door”. I just put together this quick explanation to help anyone having troubles removing the lock from the door. This is for a Carbine 3000 series entrance lock set but most tubular entrance set locks and lever handle locks can be removed the same general way.
Step 1 Depress Lock Pin
On the inside of the door between the knob and the door there will be a small hole. This is a pin retaining hole that when depressed allows the inside handle to be removed. You need a piece of wire or pointy object to depress the pin.
Step 2 Pull Off Handle
While the pin is depressed, pull the handle and the handle will slide away from the lock. Completely remove the handle from the lock.
Step 3 Remove Escutcheon
There is a metal escutcheon that has to be removed. This is a clip on metal plate and can be popped off with the help of a screw driver. There is a spring that stick out right next to the pin retaining hole. Push this spring in against the centre of lock and the escutcheon will easily be removed.
Step 4 Remove Screws
Remove the 2 screws that are holding the inside plate clamped to the door. The screws have a serrated head to stop them coming loose so they can be a bit hard to unscrew at first.
Step 5 Remove Lock Body
Remove the lock from the door. The lock will slide out of the door hole and slide out of the latch assembly.
When reassembling the lock it is done in reverse order. Be careful to align the lock body with the latch correctly. The latch has 2 flanges that must be inserted into the lock body. If they are not inserted correctly the lock will not work properly.