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Old 19-09-2010   #31951
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grandma had to have her door kicked in now we need to find an alternative to a chain so we dont have to kick it in next time she needs a hand
cant you have a chain,but the end tethered to the door is on a pin thats key locks/disengages from the outside?
i cant explain it well but im sure you get the idea?
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cant you have a chain,but the end tethered to the door is on a pin thats key locks/disengages from the outside?
I cant explain it well but im sure you get the idea?
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My Grandad has a safe on the outside of his house that requires a 5 digit code to open it, inside is the key for his front door. This works well for his carers and us to pop in and check he's ok.
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My Grandad has a safe on the outside of his house that requires a 5 digit code to open it, inside is the key for his front door. This works well for his carers and us to pop in and check he's ok.
I think Daz means when his gran has the chain on to vet potential visitors
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My Grandad has a safe on the outside of his house that requires a 5 digit code to open it, inside is the key for his front door. This works well for his carers and us to pop in and check he's ok.
My gran had that as well, although I think most people have the chain so the door doesn't open all the way if they don't know whos at the door?
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thats the idea dave
but i was thinking of a yale type keylock that turned the shaft and dropped/released the chain mount
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Re: What's made you grumpy today?

a touch fancy
but i like that idea and have a plan
on the first link im going to remove it and place a padlock in its place. allowing the chain to be removed when needed from outside.
i know a door on a chain is not as secure as can be but she feels comfortable with it
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you could replace chain with cctv intercom
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its mainly for been able to have the door open
we are going to add an electric switched security gate
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as soon as i'm looking to buy another fiat there's none around i actually stop myself looking at cars for sale when i don't need one!
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Not grumpy but sad. Finally sold my Punto 55S after 6 years and 90,000 miles together. It's days as my daily motorway blaster are over, but I hope it will serve its new owner well as a local runabout.
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Re: What's made you grumpy today?

Council have closed the road that I normally park on - not a problem as there have been signs up all week about it being closed from today. So last night I moved my car round the corner onto a street that wasn't being closed.....

I came home from work to find they've moved my car (without the key) about 100 meters away! and closed the end of the street where I was parked! I've had a quick look over the car and the rear tyres show some sideways scuff marks! I am absolutely furious

I want to find out how they moved it so sticking arround in the morning to see the site manager / foreman.

If they dragged it by rope or spec lift from the front I'll be after compensation for two new rear tyres new brake shoes and handbrake cable. If they used a spec lift from the rear I'll be demanding a full safety report on the front suspension and steering column and two new rear tyres! One of the front tyres is now looking rather flat (I checked them last weekend so I know they were at the right PSI) so I suspect they've used a spec lift from the front.

Am I over reacting or am I well within my rights to go nuts at them?????
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Am I over reacting or am I well within my rights to go nuts at them?????
Not at all. You're doing the right thing. If someone moved my car I'd want anything that could possibly be damaged replaced.
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Re: What's made you grumpy today?

fridge freezer has gone nuts, fridge gave up defrosting its self so i had to do it the old fashion way. now its freezing every thing in the salad tray even if its only on number 2
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Check the small print. I tried that last summer. The AA called me and said I couldn't have the deal online through quidco as I wasn't a new customer, so I cancelled and went with RAC with ample cashback from quidco!
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