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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am

:D That is a really solid and handsome looking gate. If must have taken a mighty gust of wind to close it.
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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Archy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 am

Tom wrote:
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:D That is a really solid and handsome looking gate. If must have taken a mighty gust of wind to close it.
It was the usual gust and we normally close the gate each time we go through except the wind got there first - we are known as windy corner! Over the years we've had to replace several metal arches bent and broken by the wind - now replaced with heavy duty wooden posts and frames, back in June this year the virginia creeper that was covering the side wall and had reached the roof (three storeys) was ripped from the wall leaving short broken stems which we thought would die however to our surprise it is growing back. Still jiggling/wiggling etc the lock itself is moving very slightly back and forth so we'll jiggle a bit longer as we can manage to get all the garden rubbish into rubber bins and pass them over the top of the gate to each other as we did yesterday! Thanks for all the replies will let you know the outcome - eventually!

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Spardo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:56 am

Archy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 am
Tom wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am
:D That is a really solid and handsome looking gate. If must have taken a mighty gust of wind to close it.
It was the usual gust and we normally close the gate each time we go through except the wind got there first - we are known as windy corner! Over the years we've had to replace several metal arches bent and broken by the wind - now replaced with heavy duty wooden posts and frames, back in June this year the virginia creeper that was covering the side wall and had reached the roof (three storeys) was ripped from the wall leaving short broken stems which we thought would die however to our surprise it is growing back. Still jiggling/wiggling etc the lock itself is moving very slightly back and forth so we'll jiggle a bit longer as we can manage to get all the garden rubbish into rubber bins and pass them over the top of the gate to each other as we did yesterday! Thanks for all the replies will let you know the outcome - eventually!
Now you are au fait with photos, can we see one of you jiggling and wiggling please? :lol:

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Archy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 pm

Sorry Spardo, too busy jiggling at the moment....... :D
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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Archy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:47 am

Worn out with all the jiggling and so now it's going to get a hard drilling and hopefully that will be the end of it? :D

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Veem » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:41 pm

Have you been in touch with the man who made it? Might he not be able to be of help?

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Archy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Veem wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Have you been in touch with the man who made it? Might he not be able to be of help?
Sadly, he died not long after he made it and his company closed. We don't have a local locksmith but there is another company locally who recently set up making gates etc so I suppose we contact them.

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Le Démerdeur » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Have you managed to spring the gate open yet?

If so then you should be able to replace the lock yourselves with minimum DIY skills.

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Archy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:10 pm

No LD not managed to spring it at all. I have replaced the lock previously some years ago when it kept sticking so no problem with replacing - it's just removing the darn thing!

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Re: garden gate lock jammed

Post by Fitter » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:48 pm

Archy wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:10 pm
No LD not managed to spring it at all. I have replaced the lock previously some years ago when it kept sticking so no problem with replacing - it's just removing the darn thing!
Watch this video-it shows how to snap a euro lock in half using a pair of mole grips.
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