My first job on this cold & wet morning was to change a euro cylinder to a thumb turn on a property in Aspley, simple quick job or so I thought.
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I arrived and quickly set about removing the old cylinder, inserted the key and loosened of the handles a touch had the door ajar and went to remove the cylinder screw from the multipoint…. but there was no screw head.
Maybe it had n very been there I thought and tested that the cylinder could be removed but it was fixed solid so I stooped down to look where the screw should have been, now I have had a couple of jobs where screw heads has been over tightened and lost it’s head also had have the pleasure of the odd one where the head had been drilled off but no signs of either…
I lifted the handle to activate the multi points and saw the stripe move over the hole where the screw should have been and the memory flooded back.
This Yale multipoint used a long grub screw tightened into place with a Allen key!
Having not seen this type for many years it’s understandable why I’d forgot of this type but it must be a real pain for the average diy’er or a contractor who may well have changed a few locks in the past with the common screw.
Hopefully if your seeing this post after asking – how do I change the lock when there is no cylinder screw – because if you were to maybe snap the lock out the long Allen grub screw would still be in place and you will damage it to remove and without one you won’t be able to secure the new cylinder without one – well I say that but if you did use a normal screw if you drilled its head off and also enough of the bolt the multipoint would still be able to slide over and all’s good… until you need to change the lock again…
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