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Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:51 am
by geissepeter
Does this dial lock have a peephole?

I peeked through the mounting holes on the side and on the back. I could just make a small hole in the back right across the lock and try to align the wheels. Any opinions?

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:43 am
by mercurial
This lock does have a hole in the back case through which you could peep.

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:53 pm
by MartinHewitt
A lock voyeur!

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:32 pm
by jharveee
Maybe the cabinet needs a mounting hole in the back.?

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:38 pm
by bitbuster

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:33 pm
by geissepeter
MartinHewitt wrote:A lock voyeur!


Yes! Peeping through a small hole in the back wall did the trick. It finally opened! :D

Thanks guys for helping!

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:34 pm
by jharveee
So, now knowing your combination...is there any way to decipher the number code found in the back of your drawer?

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:44 pm
by geissepeter
jharveee wrote:So, now knowing your combination...is there any way to decipher the number code found in the back of your drawer?


No, it seems arbitrary to me. In my case, the dial sequence is 3L - 2R - 1L (drops the fence) then R to stop (retracts the bolt). The dial measures 3" and the lock's imprint says 8103-1, so it might be the 8100 series.

Re: Cole file cabinet with safe

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:29 am
by hcmhcmhcm555
How do you decode the numbers based on the numbers found? Hugh M ;:--))