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Old 08-05-2015, 08:10 PM   #21
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I just installed a lock on my doors like this and it worked out really well. I won't get back home until tomorrow, but can take some photos then.

It is from a company called atlanticshed.com and is their heavy duty three point locking system.

http://www.atlanticshed.com/2point.htm

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Old 08-06-2015, 07:59 PM   #22
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Sorry for taking so long to get back with pictures... As you can see, I put a slide on my front door that hangs down below the sill and locks with a padlock. I also put padlocks on the other doors but I will replace them once I get it moved over here and start working on the bus. When I put the locks on, I was parking the bus at my mother's house for several months before I moved up here permanently and was just making sure none of my stuff grew legs...
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:19 PM   #23
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That looks like a master lock for which there are only 12 keys. On the other hand, locks only keep honest people honest.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:46 PM   #24
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I know! I can pick a Master Lock in under 60 seconds!
I put this set on recently so I could use my other locks on the outbuildings at my house. There is nothing on the bus now so it is less of an issue. I'll be moving it over here as soon as we get the parking pad leveled and some gravel spread.

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Old 08-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #25
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I wouldn't even bother with the lock. 20 seconds with my angle grinder would see the hasp gone!
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:54 PM   #26
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I wouldn't even bother with the lock. 20 seconds with my angle grinder would see the hasp gone!
Dumb thieves don't carry cordless angle grinders

I would be inside in less than 5 seconds. One smack with a 4 pond hammer and they just pop open.

This is why I use armored Puck Locks.



I use the "Brinks" brand.

$40 with hasp.

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:18 AM   #27
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I wouldn't even bother with the lock. 20 seconds with my angle grinder would see the hasp gone!
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This is the side door lock but its the same kind of lock, keyed the same.
Those locks you have are famous for breaking.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #28
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Those locks you have are famous for breaking.
Doesn't surprise me. I went to a locksmith with a specific requirement. The locks work but aren't what I wanted and they failed totally to produce a solution for the front door. They call themselves locksmiths but are actually just box shifters in disguise. They might have a locksmith working with them but I doubt it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:16 PM   #29
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Ill try to attach a photo of the door lock i installed from tge outside. Both my doors swing out. Bluebird tc2000

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Old 08-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #30
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Here os a photo of the door lock set from the inside. It puts a rod up through the top of the door frame and down through the step at the bottom.

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Old 08-08-2015, 11:32 PM   #31
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Neat. My door is the folding varietyClick image for larger version

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:23 AM   #32
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hi all, I have the split doors too and it was not easy to find something that would lock decently and yet still mount in the limited space between the windows. I ended up using a puck type lock setup. works great for now until I rebuild the door later in to a one piece.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:05 AM   #33
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I mounted an actuator in the cavity above the door. It pushes the post down. That post blocks the door from opening. It is wired to a controller that uses a key fob to move the post. With a push of a button, the post moves up out of the way and the door is unlocked. A push of the other button and the door is locked. It came with two key fobs and more can be ordered. Nothing is visible once installed.
Check page 5 of my build to see the details.
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I mounted an actuator in the cavity above the door. It pushes the post down. That post blocks the door from opening. It is wired to a controller that uses a key fob to move the post. With a push of a button, the post moves up out of the way and the door is unlocked. A push of the other button and the door is locked. It came with two key fobs and more can be ordered. Nothing is visible once installed.
Check page 5 of my build to see the details.


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Old 08-09-2015, 09:10 AM   #35
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Hmm... Looks like nobody has tried simply to use existing hardware. When I finish painting, I'll crack on with building an unlocking mechanism!. My problem is there's a lock present that needs to be unlocked from outside.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:55 PM   #36
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Fancy pants.
We just had issues that I needed to overcome. We don't want to wait to unlock a door when it is raining out. We wanted a lock that nobody could lock shut from the outside except us. My wife sometimes has to get in to a bathroom without delay. My solution overcomes these.
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