The first step is to look at the contents of the standard Push-Button lock Release Kit. Will we? These are the basic contents, as well as brief explanations of what they are:
1. Lock Box (2″ x 6″ metal box)
2. Rod (11″ length, round rod, typically gold)
3. Strike Pin (2″ long x 5/8″ diameter round pin, generally silver, could be found inside Cardboard Slip)
4. Cardboard Slip (4″ long round cardboard)
5. Flange (1 1/2″ diameter aluminium cover)
6. Button (3/4″ diameter aluminium button)
7. Screws for mounting (usually four screws of small size in a plastic bag)
8. Protective Plastic (2 1/2″ in diameter) plastic covers)
The equipment and parts that aren’t supplied you’ll require to include:
3. The length is long and Half” Drill Bit (this must be long enough for it to go through the wall in your home)
5. 1/4″-3/8″ screws to fit screws for Lock Box holes and washers if required.
6. Drill bit for screws
9. Heavy-duty Bolt Cutters or Grinders can cut through the 1/4″ steel rod.
Let’s get started!
It is recommended that the strike Pin (3) must be fixed to or near to the outer metal frame that is the part of the window – referred to as WGlocated on the side of the “door” opposite of the hinge, close to at the centre (the same location the doorknob’s location is on the door). It should be extended outwards from the WG towards the wall so it can eventually slide into its Lock Box tip-first when closed.
Important: The Strike Pin must be pointed in the straightest direction possible, meaning not slightly upwards or down, either to the left or towards the left. The more straight it is, the smoother it will operate later.
The reverse of the Strike Pin includes threads that we can use to attach the 1/4″ bolt, so a common way of affixing the strike pin to your WG is by first attaching a 1/4″ bolt and attaching it onto the strike Pin into the bolt. However, you do not want anyone to be able to unwind the bolt from outside, so it’s essential to attach it permanently to your WG. This is usually accomplished by spot welding the bolt to the Strike Pin in place, but if you don’t have a welder in your arsenal, any technique that allows the bolt is turned off is possible, like using bolts with one-way connections.
You should mount the window with the WGA if you haven’t. Connect the Box (1) to the Lock Box (1) onto the pin’s end to ensure it locks into its place. If it isn’t locked, ensure that it is unlocked by pushing the other end of the Push Rod (2) into the hole in the lower part of the Lock Box first. The Lock Box will be mounted on the wall outside of your home. Therefore, you must put the WG at a point where it can be mounted. The Lock Box can be mounted with the screw holes at the top and bottom holes. The holes cannot be removed (such as when placed outside the window frame).
The other thing to bear in mind is the fact that you will have a 1 1/2″ hole drilled through your wall positioned in the middle of the Lock Box, and on the inside of the building, a 1 5/8″ diameter Flange will be affixed to the wall surrounding that hole. Therefore, when you build the WG, you’ll want your Lock Box located close to the window’s opening but still far enough away to permit the half” hole to be drilled through the wall and hopefully be clear of any inner wall obstructions (like inside framing) for a 1 5/8″ diameter around the hole’s central point.
Mark your hole
When you have the Strike Pin connected to your WG, and with the WG connected to your building, The rest is easy!
We must now mark the location where the hole will be made in the wall to align it with the small hole in the Lock Box’s side. To begin, press your Push Rod (2) through the Lock Box hole so it can be released its Strike Pin and then remove it. The cardboard slip (4) to the fullest extent on the Strike Pin and then cut off the top using a knife until it extends only a little past it. Pin. Then close the WG door slowly until the circular piece of cardboard is in contact with the wall. Then, use an eraser to draw a circular outline on the wall where it will land.
Technically speaking, a 3/8″ drill bit will be big enough for the Push Rod to fit into, but I recommend a 1/2″ bit that leaves plenty of room for error and covers the hole perfectly. Then, with the circle you’ve traced, make an open hole through the wall of your home until you have reached the other side.
After that, reconnect your Lock Box to the WG and close it. A person on the outside should be able to see through the new hole and see the entire hole inside the Lock Box. If it’s partially covered, you can drill the hole until you have an easy path.
Mount the Lock Box
If it’s not already, reattach your Lock Box to the WG and secure it. Mark the holes in the lower and upper parts in the Lock Box using your trusted pencil. Then, you can open your WG to drill them using your drill bits (NOT the large one!) that are compatible with the screws you’ll use to attach on the Lock Box, which doesn’t come in the kit. The screws you choose should range between 1/4″ and 3/8″ and from two” to 3″ long.
With the two holes you’ve drilled over and below the BIG one, take the Lock Box from the WG (you are aware of this by now, isn’t it?), Set it up on the wall, and then mount it using your screws. Make sure to screw them in until they’re tight but don’t close them until you’re ready.
Align the Lock Box
Close the WG slowly towards the Lock Box; be careful not to secure it. What’s that? Do you think it’s because the Strike Pin isn’t lining up? Do you want to take a breakYou’rere getting closer?
By hitting with your hammer, you can pound into the Lock Box just enough to make it move in the direction it wants. If it doesn’t move, you’ve screwed it in slightly too tight and require a little loosening. You can lock it to ensure it is working if it’s aligned correctly. It is possible to unlock it similarly, simply by putting it with the Push Rod (2) inside the wall hole until the rod is released. You may have to “fish” around for the smaller hole inside your Lock Box to push it to the full extent.
Once everything is aligned When everything is in place; ensure that you tighten all the Lock Box screws all the way. If everything is aligned, then the Push Rod will be able to let you open to open the WG, as well as the WG, should be locked in its place. After the screws have been tightened, you might be able to utilize the hammer to make adjustments.
Cut the Push Rod
Now, let’s get towards the interior of your building! First, close the WG until it is locked and then insert the Push Rod (2) first to the hole; after that, all the way to the hole of the Lock Box (which will likely require you to “fish” for) until it is no longer able to go further, without locking it.
Important: Make sure that the Push Rod is fully into The Lock Box, even though it can be difficult to determine. For confirmation, try unlocking and locking the WG multiple times to ensure that you know that the Push Rod is in the final position.
After you are sure that the Push Rod is the direction it can be, then mark the Push Rod using the help of a marker or pencil to mark it at five-eighths” beyond the inside wall face. That is, we want to cut the Push Rod so that only 5/8″ of it extends beyond the wall.
Once you’ve made your mark, use a pair of bolt cutters or a grinding machine to cut off the Push Rod to the mark you made. If you’ve inserted it correctly, cutting the excess is not the threaded part.
Install the Button
Turn the Push Rod to ensure that the threads are facing the same way, and Screw the button (6) onto the top of the rod. Then, insert your Push Rod back into the wall and throw it into the Lock Box hole. If it’s not long enough, you likely made the Push Rod shorter, and you will have to try it again using a different one. Set the Flange (5) over the button and then push this Flange (not its button) completely against the wall as you would if you screwed into it. If the WG is locked and the Push Rod is just a little too long, you’ll need to trim the length more. If it doesn’t, a simple button press is all it takes!
Then, screw the Flange on the wall with the screws (7) supplied then you’re done!
The Plastic Guard (8) may be positioned onto it if desired. Button and Flange with the two screws that are provided.
That’s all there is!
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