A listing of locksmith answers for the do-it-your-self public.
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hardware and various adjustments that can be made to make hardware work better.
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|Latches explained||Key stuck in lock||Inside knob won't turn|
|Loose or worn hinges||Metal door rattle||Key control|
|Redrilling a door||Warped door||Reinforcing a strike|
|Reinforcing a door jamb||Tool rekeyable locks||Stripped threads in wood|
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