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Old 06-03-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default New Deadbolt - Match my existing key?

I am installing a new deadbolt on my garage.
How can I make my existing house deadbolt key work with it?
I hope I don't have to replace all of the deadbolts in my house so they all match...
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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you should have purchased the smartkey deadbolt/key set over at home depot. you can match your old key to the new lock with a small tool that comes with the set.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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you should have purchased the smartkey deadbolt/key set over at home depot. you can match your old key to the new lock with a small tool that comes with the set.
I haven't purchased it yet. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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Default New Deadbolt - Match my existing key?

Most retailers can match your current key to a new deadbolt by re-keying the new set. It is a brand specific deal tho. As different manufactirers use different key styles. Any hardware store should be able to do it. If I was near you and you had a schlage set I could do it for you as I have a schlage rekey set with numerous pins.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #6
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Default New Deadbolt - Match my existing key?

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I am installing a new deadbolt on my garage.
How can I make my existing house deadbolt key work with it?
I hope I don't have to replace all of the deadbolts in my house so they all match...
If you don't mind changing all the locks you can use change-a-lock (http://changealock.com/) for about $11. Going to be your cheapest option if you can't find a FREE alternative.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #7
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Most retailers can match your current key to a new deadbolt by re-keying the new set. It is a brand specific deal tho. As different manufactirers use different key styles. Any hardware store should be able to do it. If I was near you and you had a schlage set I could do it for you as I have a schlage rekey set with numerous pins.
This. Cake for any hardware store that has keying equipment(read: most all).
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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Default New Deadbolt - Match my existing key?

depends on old vs new locks. If you have the same type, it's easy...if you went from a 5 pin to a 6 pin or different make then maybe impossible.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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Or you could burn down the garage. No need for a new deadbolt then.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #10
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