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astigtigas
05-12-2011, 02:38 PM
I left my keys inside my room and i accidentally locked my door. I have no spare key too. Is there any way to open my door without damaging my door knob? My windows are locked too, so that option is out.
Any ideas? TIA

A-Bone
05-12-2011, 02:39 PM
Locksmiths are good.

rolltide
05-12-2011, 02:39 PM
Call a locksmith.

A-Bone
05-12-2011, 02:40 PM
If it is an apartment, then a supervisor or manager might have a spare key.

Jahn
05-12-2011, 02:40 PM
yep, if it's a house no way now except to either break in or call a locksmith. breaking in will cost you more in the long run, so go grab a smith.

mark norwine
05-12-2011, 03:01 PM
I left my keys inside my room and i accidentally locked my door. I have no spare key too. Is there any way to open my door without damaging my door knob? My windows are locked too, so that option is out.
Any ideas? TIA

1.) look in the mirror...see something behind you
2.) turn around to see what you "saw".
3.) pick up the "saw" and cut the mirror into two pieces.
4.) put the 2 pieces back together again to make it "whole"
5.) place the "hole" against your door, and climb through.
6.) get your keys.

randelli
05-12-2011, 03:02 PM
It is times like this that we wish we knew a ninja...

Brazen
05-12-2011, 04:13 PM
Have a spare key made and hide it somewhere.

Once you get back in your room that is. :)

cob666
05-12-2011, 04:16 PM
If it isn't a dead bolt then you can use a credit card to force the latch into the lock recess.

Peteyvee
05-12-2011, 04:19 PM
If it isn't a dead bolt then you can use a credit card to force the latch into the lock recess.

I'd call a locksmith and then use the credit card to pay him or her.

EricPeterson
05-12-2011, 04:21 PM
axe

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6CwNeR-j3zFR29kicxVuww6Wu10EJ4JpBJ3XimTr5cborEARD6A&t=1




Or a locksmith. I suppose if there is a window nearby you might be able to force it open, or break the window, I guess it depends if the locksmith would cost more than the window.

chrisr777
05-12-2011, 04:24 PM
Depends on the type of window. My house has an aluminum frame that you can unscrew from the outside and lift the window out of the track.

Before any of you get any ideas, my guitars are in a locked and windowless room.


:mmm

lcjc800
05-12-2011, 04:26 PM
which way does the door swing, in the room or out? if out, take the hinge pins out and remove the door.
most inside doors have small holes or slots on the outside knob to push the lock open, look for either.
for the most part a new lockset is cheaper then a locksmith if you have the tools and skills to do the job.

paris is burnin
05-12-2011, 04:45 PM
If you where in S FL call me and Id pick it and be in it,in seconds..good luck:munchtell what you end up doing

Peteyvee
05-12-2011, 04:45 PM
axe

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6CwNeR-j3zFR29kicxVuww6Wu10EJ4JpBJ3XimTr5cborEARD6A&t=1




Or a locksmith. I suppose if there is a window nearby you might be able to force it open, or break the window, I guess it depends if the locksmith would cost more than the window.

I like your first idea. Last window I had fixed cost $45 to have the glass cut and the window glazed (B & B Hardware, Chris!) and I had to bring it in to the shop and pick it up the next day. Locksmith (around here and probably the same in SD) is $75. I vote locksmith.

scottlr
05-12-2011, 05:04 PM
I keep a spare hidden quite well outside the house. I actually never use a key, though. My garage door opener is my key. It's when I go somewhere with someone else and don't bring my keys that I lock myself out. Once in the garage, the keys stay in the car.

At this point, if you can't easily break in, call the locksmith. If you rent, your landlord should have a spare key.

ACfixer
05-12-2011, 05:33 PM
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=896052

bigdaddy
05-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Apply Sawzall to wall to create egress in said wall.

bsuite
05-12-2011, 06:33 PM
If it isn't a dead bolt then you can use a credit card to force the latch into the lock recess.

You have been watching too many movies.:nono

Dr. Jimmy
05-13-2011, 04:55 AM
Apply Sawzall to wall to create egress in said wall.

Ingress. He wants to enter the house. ;)

MikeVB
05-13-2011, 05:37 AM
chill-and-drill

tonedaddy
05-13-2011, 06:18 AM
If it isn't a dead bolt then you can use a credit card to force the latch into the lock recess.You have been watching too many movies.:nono

:huh
It's ridiculously simple to do on most springbolts.
So simple it's why deadbolts are recommended.
You can do it in seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KzUb-PHIfM

Joseph/n
05-13-2011, 06:36 AM
I've been a locksmith for 9 years if it's a typical bedroom lock with just a small hole in the center use a tiny flat head to unlock it. If not show me a pick of the door and I'll give you some more ideas.

defcrew
05-13-2011, 06:40 AM
I'd call a locksmith and then use the credit card to pay him or her.
Bingo. In the movies people shoot the locks quite often but you probably locked your six shooter in the room, right?

guitarpkr67
05-13-2011, 08:28 AM
1.) look in the mirror...see something behind you
2.) turn around to see what you "saw".
3.) pick up the "saw" and cut the mirror into two pieces.
4.) put the 2 pieces back together again to make it "whole"
5.) place the "hole" against your door, and climb through.
6.) get your keys.


Best post ever.

cob666
05-13-2011, 02:03 PM
You have been watching too many movies.:nono

I know through personal experience that this works. You can use a similar method on the older double hung sash windows with the revolving lock.

mark norwine
05-13-2011, 02:51 PM
I know through personal experience that this works.

Sure does.

Second week of my senior year of college, I lost my room key. Re-keying cost $50.

For the entire year, I used a butterknife that I kept over the top of the door jam trim. Worked great & nobody knew.

playsarobin
05-13-2011, 03:01 PM
Experience here with a credit card as well.. Some locks in our office I'm scary fast with.. Fast enough the boss g

playsarobin
05-13-2011, 03:02 PM
Experience here with a credit card as well.. Some locks in our office I'm scary fast with.. Fast enough the boss got scared and had a dead bolt installed.

Depending on door stop (if it opens INto the room id gently pop the door stop at the lock and use a card, knife or screw driver to depress the lock and open the door. Pop the stop back and you're golden.

My approach assumes a few details fwiw.