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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by bread_boy, 14th Apr, 2016.

  1. bread_boy

    bread_boy Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Recently settled on a ex-houso property in QLD and about to be tenanted.

    Only thing is there are no keys to the garage lock and screen door. Called the REA to follow up with the vendor (in this case dept of housing) but they don't seem too helpful after a sale :mad:.

    What are the options besides replacing the locks?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Locksmith
     
  3. Raydar

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    If they are already unlocked and your in the area, a little DIY to save some money. Bunnings or local hardware joint.

    Otherwise a locksmith, but they are a little pricy as they usually charge a call out fee onto of work required.
     
  4. bread_boy

    bread_boy Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible for locksmith to create a key if the original has been lost and there are no spares?

    Although from the sounds of it, the cost would be almost the same as replacing it entirely
     
  5. Jerry O

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    @Golden_Lio please let us know how you go about solving this. I am in the same predicament with one of my garage lock. I am yet to know if I have lost the keys, haven't gone back and do a good search for it as yet.
     
  6. Chilliblue

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    Have the locksmith change the barrel not the entire lock. Best to re key anyway.
     
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    Raydar Well-Known Member

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    What Chilliblue said
     
  8. datto

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    Try to change the lock yourself. Ie change the barrel.

    A locksmith can make make a key.

    I had a storeroom with no key. I tried picking the lock but no luck.

    I called a locksmith. He put a gun like device in the key hole and pulled the trigger 3 or 4 times click click click the door opened.

    Within 5 - 10 minutes the barrel was changed and I had a new set of keys. He only charged about $120.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @datto - did he give you a set of rego papers & a bluie for the $120 ;)
     
  10. Raydar

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    No, but he wanted to look at my driver's license as it was a Saturday night and he reckoned I looked suss.

    And that $120 was a cashie which I thought was suss lol.
     
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    with an avatar like that Id be suss too!!!
     
  13. bread_boy

    bread_boy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help everyone. Will look for a locksmith on airtasker :D
     
  14. wylie

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    What suburb is the house? I can recommend Lockpro locksmiths Holland Park.
     
  15. SeafordSunshine

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    Is it open? You might be able to take out the entire lock yourself and bring it to the locksmith?
    Basically you unscrew 'everything' and they will change the barrel for you, without charging for a call out!
    I hope this helps! Cheers
     
  16. bread_boy

    bread_boy Well-Known Member

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    Bray Park 4500. Just got a quote from my PM. $200 for new lock and install. Might just go with that since I'm not local.
     
  17. bread_boy

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    Not local. Will keep that in mind if it happens to an IP nearby though! Cheers!
     
  18. Azazel

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    Seems alright, should check if there's any other locks to do while they're out there. Window lock keys have a habit of disappearing.
     
  19. bread_boy

    bread_boy Well-Known Member

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    Its an ex-house property so I dont think there any keys to those locks.
     
  20. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    It used to be a house? What is it now?
    ;)