With so many new products hitting the marketplace on a daily basis, it is reassuring to see some longtime favorites which are still going strong. One such product is the rim-mounted Simplex '900 series door locks by Kaba-Ilco. The familiar lock with its teardrop-shaped outer escutcheon plate and...
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Once the lock is mounted, place the holding bracket against the outer lock tube. Drill holes for holding bracket retaining screws and fasten holding bracket to the door. Remove the three screws holding the 900 series lock in place and slide the lock partially out of the door. Install the teardrop-shaped face plate by engaging the edges of the plate onto the holding bracket. Slide the 900 series lockset back into place and reinstall the three retaining screws.
With proper pre-planning for strike plate installation as noted in an earlier paragraph, mounting of the chosen strike plate should require a minimum of door jamb mortising to complete the job.
Box strike and surface strike plates are included to allow for either inswinging or outswinging door installations. Riser plates are available which fit under the main lock body and move the lock away from the door surface. Riser plates make strike alignment easier when working with some door jamb designs. Simplex locks are available either in a 100 series for 1-3/8" doors or in a 200 series which fit door thicknesses of 1-3/4" to 2-1/8".
Both 100 and 200 series are available in brushed chrome or satin
brass finishes. A subsequent article will describe combination
changing and troubleshooting.
For more information, contact your local Kaba-Ilco locksmith distributor or: Kaba Ilco Corp., telephone 800-849-8324, website www.kaba-ilco.com.
We will install, change the combination, clear a lost combination, and troubleshoot some common problems on this workhorse of a pushbutton lock.
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