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Old 13-01-2022, 15:40   #1
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How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

I've got a couple of locks to be changed, it needed to be done earlier but I was holding it to the last. Please let me know a good locksmith, I am afraid a little bit of them as I think they can enter my home and steal my goods
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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

A lot of good independent locksmiths rely on word of mouth to build up a good reputation. If you have a forum local to where you live it's worth asking them for recommendations.

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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

What sort of lock? If it's a straight replacement with the same type of lock, it's usually easy to do yourself. You will rarely need more than a screwdriver or two, and there are loads of "How to" videos on YouTube.
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What sort of lock? If it's a straight replacement with the same type of lock, it's usually easy to do yourself. You will rarely need more than a screwdriver or two, and there are loads of "How to" videos on YouTube.
My friend says it is an Uro lock, he tried to remove it to no avail
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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

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My friend says it is an Uro lock, he tried to remove it to no avail
Euro locks have a common fault: the screw that holds them in seizes. My advice is to fit a screwdriver into the head, then tap the screwdriver with a hammer. Only a light tap is usually needed to free the corrosion.

But when changing Euro locks, ALWAYS get the correct size so that the lock doesn't poke out on either side of the door. And, if afraid of break-ins, buy the type that cannot be "snapped".
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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

You also need to get the key in the right position to get a Euro lock out. Which might be a problem if the key is jammed, broken or lost.
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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

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What sort of lock? If it's a straight replacement with the same type of lock, it's usually easy to do yourself. You will rarely need more than a screwdriver or two, and there are loads of "How to" videos on YouTube.
I do not understand nearly I thing in this thematics, this is why I want to call a locksmith, just to get these things done without my participation. I think I found a good locksmith in my area, hopefully he will sort this things out really fast
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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

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I do not understand nearly I thing in this thematics, this is why I want to call a locksmith, just to get these things done without my participation. I think I found a good locksmith in my area, hopefully he will sort this things out really fast
Update on my situation, I have sorted out everything I needed.

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Re: How and where to find a Trusted Locksmith

Watching this video might make you think this is easy to do, I've spend 2 hours to sort things out, even being an Engineer
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