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Rigid door lock

The installation of a gatekeeper, for simple as it is, is part of the safety precautions. This accessory allows, in case of absence of peephole or eyepiece, to see the visitor without it being possible for him to force entry. The locking arm, being movable on its axis, automatically falls vertically due to its weight when it is released from the pin.

Necessary material

  • Pencil
  • Level
  • gimlet
  • Screwdriver

Steps

  1. Laying the lever
  2. Ergot

Laying the lever

The location of the holes is marked

The location of the holes is marked

1. Position the lever and its base on the door frame at a reasonable height if children are likely to use it. The arrow mark, placed at the edge of each screw passage, must be on the side of the door and not the wall. Mark the location of the holes with a small twist.

The holes are made with a 3.5 mm wood drill bit

The holes are made with a 3.5 mm wood drill bit

2. Use a 3.5 mm drill bit to make the screw holes that you will fit to the length of the screws provided

Fixation

Fixation

3. Perform the fixation.

Ergot

Lever and lug must be 8 mm apart

Lever and lug must be 8 mm apart

4. Take a level with the height mark for the base of the pin, which should be 8 mm from the base of the lever and on the same plane.

Screwing the ergot base

Screwing the ergot base

5. After locating and drilling pilot holes on the door, securely tighten the base of the lug.

Setting up screw caps

Setting up screw caps

6. Fit the screw caps.

Finalized package

Finalized package

7. Here is the standoff set, pin engaged in the safety arm so in function. When this arm is not engaged, its weight allows it to remain lowered vertically.

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