New Deadbolt - Match my existing key?

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  1. edro

    edro Lifer

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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...
     
  2. Juddog

    Juddog Diamond Member

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    Locksmith.
     
  3. rasczak

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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.
     
  4. edro

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    I haven't purchased it yet. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  5. waffleironhead

    waffleironhead Diamond Member

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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.
     
  6. nickbits

    nickbits Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  7. Eli

    Eli Super Moderator<br>Elite Member
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    This. Cake for any hardware store that has keying equipment(read: most all).
     
  8. alkemyst

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    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.
     
  9. Lotheron

    Lotheron Platinum Member

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    Or you could burn down the garage. No need for a new deadbolt then.
     
  10. BoomerD

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    Yep. If they're the same brand, a locksmith can re-key the new lockset to match your existing keys.