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Aaron

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Jammed locks
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:20:31 PM »
Need some suggestions on locks that either barely work or won't unlock. Looking for suggestions other than bolt cutters and replacement since it seems that would be expensive.
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 06:42:15 PM »
i've had good luck with penetrating oil.  holes 3 and 12 at cliff that never move and a couple at blue valley were locked up pretty tight.  turn them upside down and fill the key hole with oil until it runs out the bolt holes.  leave for 24 hrs.  try lock the next day.  i've only ever had one that took more than three days worth of oil.  sometimes, after letting them sit for a couple of days in the oil, a light tap with a hammer will break the bind.  once free, put on spare lock and take that one home and soak for a few days in oil.

after going thru this process with several locks, i've found that preventative oiling and unlocking twice a year is enough to keep them in good working order.  $3 bottle of oil usually lasts me a year or two.
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »
Thanks. I'll give that a try.
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 11:29:44 PM »
specifically "Kroil", talk to Keizer
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 10:26:02 AM »
Ben Crosby is doing research at WW with new locks over this winter.

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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 11:16:15 AM »
specifically "Kroil", talk to Keizer

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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 09:13:59 AM »
it's way better than wd-40, it's so good it should be called wd-420.
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 10:33:09 AM »
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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 12:52:56 PM »
Yep, I keep some penetrating oil in the clubhouse at Swope. It works every time with some force. Wd-40 is what not to use. It just attracts dirt and gums up the works.

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Re: Jammed locks
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 02:43:09 PM »
Thanks all. I had heard WD40 was a bad idea. I plan on getting some Kroil, at this point it can't hurt.
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