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Old 07-31-2015, 03:59 PM   #91
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I haven't. Didn't think I needed to. I'm a West Coast camper, no snow and have had barely any rain this list year.

How often should these be lubed? (And what should I lube them with?)

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West coast, like near the Pacific ocean and all that fine salt water?....
Given the state they are in I would use something like this.



https://www.google.com/#q=pb+blaster

Once you get them free something like this.

AGS® Mr. Zip Graphite Powdered Lubricant (MZ-5) - Automotive Grease & Lubrication - Ace Hardware
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:07 PM   #92
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West coast, like near the Pacific ocean and all that fine salt water?....
Given the state they are in I would use something like this.



https://www.google.com/#q=pb+blaster

Once you get them free something like this.

AGS® Mr. Zip Graphite Powdered Lubricant (MZ-5) - Automotive Grease & Lubrication - Ace Hardware
Not that close to the ocean... I haven't had any trouble with any of the other locks. Are these more susceptible than the others?

I'll give it a try lubing them before I give up on them and report back.

Thanks...
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:14 PM   #93
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Not that close to the ocean... I haven't had any trouble with any of the other locks. Are these more susceptible than the others?

I'll give it a try lubing them before I give up on them and report back.

Thanks...
I can only say that the storage door lock on my trailer seem to need a little more maintenance than the entry door does.

I have been using WD-40 silicone, does a fair job but the CH 751 locks are a real pain.
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I packed mine with a healthy dose of grease when they started to get finicky. Also sprayed lock lubricant, graphite, into the keyhole. No more issues.
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Well, after lubing didn't help, I decided to take it apart. Turns out I was missing a couple of the magic tiny parts (one steel ball and one spring cap). I must have dropped those parts upon initial installation. I guess I was lucky it worked as long as it did.

The remaining locks turned smoother once I added a little graphite.
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Bummer about the missing parts, upside is you know why it quit working and can get a replacement/s.

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Bummer about the missing parts, upside is you know why it quit working and can get a replacement/s.

Thanks for the inspiration to look into it rather than just giving up on it!
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Keyed Alike?

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It's been a year since I installed these locks and now I have one that stays locked (can't turn the thumb lock) no matter which way I turn the key. Two others that I have to wiggle the key to get it to unlock. They do not seem to last...

I'm now looking into these:

Compartment Door Key Lock 7/8" #00165

Does anyone have any experience with them?

-Lorne
Lorne, do you think you can get them keyed alike, if you order more than one? I noticed on their site, nothing was mentioned about this option.
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You can order them keyed alike. At least when I ordered mine 2 years ago.
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You can order them keyed alike. At least when I ordered mine 2 years ago.
I guess the real question is iif I order a set, will they be keyed the same as yours?
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