How do I install a deadbolt lock on an exterior door?

Answer Lay OutPlace the lock template on the door to create reference points for the cylinder and the deadbolt latch. Mark the centers of the holes needed for these components with an awl.Drill HolesDrill... Read More »

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How to Install a Home's Front Door Handles with a Deadbolt Lock?

Front door handles and deadbolts are the front line of home security. Keeping them in good working order is an essential part of any home security plan. From time to time door handle replacement be... Read More »

Can I replace a grade 3 deadbolt lock with a grade 1 deadbolt without making changes to the door?

The grade wouldn't make any difference. It depends on what brand door lock the hole in the door was originally cut for. Most are 21/8" hole side with a 1" hole cut for the backset. There are a few... Read More »

Can you put a deadbolt lock on a bedroom door?

You can install a deadbolt lock on a bedroom door. The door, however, may need to be altered or replaced to accommodate a deadbolt. If you are renting, the landlord may have policies in your lease ... Read More »

How do I install a Medeco deadbolt lock?

Mark Pilot HolesMeasure 8 inches up from your door handle and mark it with a pencil. Apply the paper template that came with your Medeco deadbolt lock set to the door so that the top of the templat... Read More »