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bitbuster

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Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:18 am

Shed door handle

Here are pics of my neighbor's door latch/lock on his newly purchased 8 x 12 utility shed. These are not high security handles by any means. After a few seconds of snickering I suggested that he remove the six 1.5" screws and replace them with 6" round-headed carriage bolts that are attached from the inside. He could then attach any lock he wanted. He only wants to keep the honest guy honest.
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Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:03 am

Re: Shed door handle

OR.... just take a drill and round out the inside of the head so that a screwdriver wont turn the screws.
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Post Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:15 pm

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scudo wrote:OR.... just take a drill and round out the inside of the head so that a screwdriver wont turn the screws.


you could still remove the screws with a stripped screw extractor ;)
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Post Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Re: Shed door handle

Get some long carriage bolts. Drill holes completely through the door, and use a nut and washer to secure the bolts from the inside.

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bitbuster

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Post Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:08 pm

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[quote="GWiens2001"]Get some long carriage bolts. Drill holes completely through the door, and use a nut and washer to secure the bolts from the inside.

Gordon[/quot


that's what i told him. it's in the thread.
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Post Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:15 pm

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bitbuster wrote:
GWiens2001 wrote:Get some long carriage bolts. Drill holes completely through the door, and use a nut and washer to secure the bolts from the inside.

Gordon



that's what i told him. it's in the thread.


:slam: Sorry! My mind is not working today.

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Post Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:40 pm

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mine gets a much needed timeout every couple days.
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Post Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:01 am

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No more the that that latch is holding I'd guess the door jam would flex enough to pop the door open.
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Post Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:43 pm

Re: Shed door handle

Personally, I wouldn't bother changing it with the way sheds are built these days. What's the point of bolting to a frame piece that's held in with a couple of brads or staples? 5:1 odds that a normal guy could yank that door open with a couple of tries. Its like I tell my wife when I explain how easy the locks on our house are to open... I'll replace the locks as soon as we bar all the first floor windows, install reinforced doors in anchored steel frames, and board up our sliding glass door. A $200 lock doesn't mean anything when it's 10x easier to kick in the door or break a window. Same logic applies here.

That said, LOL at your "neighbor."
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