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Tom7227

Front door lock and handset

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Today's decision involves buying a new lock and handle for the front door.  Mrs. is focusing on one that has a deadbolt and then a separate handle that doesn't include a lock.  Antique bronze is the finish she is attracted to.  So will the finish hold up on the thumb thing that you use to open the door?  I would hate to buy it and have the stuff wear off in a few years.  Looking at a $130 set by Schlage so it isn't junk.  They also sell setups where the deadbolt is a number combination thing.  Anyone have ideas on the wisdom of those?  I wonder what happens when the battery dies and you have to go to the head really bad.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

Tom

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Old guy like you might forget the combination....  :D

 

Then you urinate in the bushes....

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it's just patina get what she wants. happy wife happy life

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36 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

it's just patina get what she wants. happy wife happy life

 

Roger that.   Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

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and just get the basic, no buttons in opinion, the fancy the more to break down.. I might old school but that's me.  

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I got an electronic sliding deadbolt on the garage and the house. It is the BEST THING EVER!!!! just push in 4 number and it opens up without any other input. To lock, you just push one button. I think maybe Quickset brand or something like that. I liekd it more than Schlage model.

 

My Mom had one that you put in the 4 digit combo and then have to turn a knob. Still nice, but the auto one is awesome.

 

It beeps for unsuccessful, and it willgive a red (rather than green) light and also a beepbeepbeep when the batteries get low. Pretty easy and forgiving to let you know when to change them. I have not had them go totally out on me yet in about 5 years or more, but I change them usually after about a week of beepbeepbeeping ;) I would guess I change them 1-2 times a year, more in the garage as it gets locked and unlocked more.

 

Seriously, best thing ever. I never carry keys anymore, never. I leave keys right in the vehicles in the garage, dont' bother bringing them into the house anymore. At the cabin I leave keys right in vehicles as well.

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