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#1 Guest_deuces_*

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:58 AM

How would you determine which key to use for a specific lock? If you chose the wrong bumpkey to use, what would happen?

#2 Kristic

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

Usually, if you use the wrong key, the key simply, wont fit

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:49 PM

the key could fit but not have the same amount of pins. You probably wouldnt run into that often, but you could (in that case, also wouldnt work)

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:28 PM

If you know the name of the brand then sometimes the keyway is labeled by the first two letters. Some examples:
Kwikset: KW
Schlage: SC
Dexter: DE
Russwin: RU
Sometimes it's not, like:
Weiser: WR
Yale: Y
Master: M

#5 Kristic

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:30 PM

Schlage has a common 6 pin and a common 5 pin lock though, so if you're having problems with a schlage lock, that may be why

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:32 AM

Well the key won't insert or fit. But doing forcefully will make the key stuck inside.