How to Remove a Mortise Lock From a Door?

Answer Mortise locks provide security to your entry ways while adding to the appearance of your home. Mortise locks not only operate a bit differently than standard locks, they also install differently. R... Read More »

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What is a sliding patio door mortise lock?

A sliding patio mortise lock is the locking mechanism recessed into the edge of the patio door. These locks are installed by cutting a deep hole into the edge of the door. Generally, patio doors ar... Read More »

How do I remove an old mortise lock?

Lock RemovalRemove the screws in the plate that go over the lock cylinder. Remove the plate, and remove all the screws that hold the cylinder in place. If there is more then one cylinder, remove th... Read More »

How to Take out a Mortise Lock?

Removing a mortise lock from a front door of a nice older home can be a daunting task, but you can do it. This applies to many of the locks used on pre-war (WWII)homes, usually set in really nice s... Read More »

Installation Instructions for a Mortise Lock?

A mortise lock has great security potential. Over time, it has fallen short to the bored cylindrical locking devices, mostly due to the complexity of its installation. Nevertheless, it is one of th... Read More »