I need a locksmith......

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  1. Boxerdaddy

    Boxerdaddy Well-Known Member

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    So I have this friend that needs to change the locks on a house. What's the best way to do it? Do locksmiths rekey the locks? Do you have to buy new locks themselves? How much would you expect to pay and any recommendations?
     
  2. 00clone

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    I'm not all that experience, but I think it'd depend on the house and what kind of locks you have. I had a newly built house a while back, and just bought 3 new locksets keyed the same, but if it's an older house, yeah, I think they can just re-key the existing.
     
  3. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I paid under $100 to have four locks re keyed 4 years ago.
     
  4. cyrocksmypants

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    Whenever I had it done for work, I could get a lock re-keyed and get four to five copies for around 100 bucks.
     
  5. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the locks, you could probably get them all rekeyed at Menards for free or cheap if they're the same.
     
  6. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Just go to Menards and get new locks to install, $25 a piece.
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    You can get them re locked for the same price, if not cheaper. Then you don't have to have three or four separate keys to your house, you can have one key that unlocks every door.
     
  8. iahawkhunter

    iahawkhunter Well-Known Member

    I would think you can get the locks re-keyed at Menards so they use the same key. I bought new locks for my house when we moved and Lowes did it for free.
     
  9. cyclone1975

    cyclone1975 Well-Known Member

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    Related question, any suggestions for a locksmith in polk county? The last time I called one of the bigger ads out of the yellow pages some guy showed up in my driveway and he asked to borrow my screwdriver so he could get the job done. It was a little creepy.
     
  10. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I used Mikes Lock and Key out of Ankeny. He did a good job and was fast.
     
  11. cyclone1975

    cyclone1975 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, thanks!
     
  12. cyrocksmypants

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    You can get them re keyed for the same price or cheaper and don't have to lift a finger other than dialing the phone for it.
     
  13. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Unless you don't know a reputable locksmith, then you can end up with this:


    Not saying he shouldn't find a locksmith, just throwing out options. When I bought a 2 pack of same key entry door lock sets, it wasn't much, and I didn't have to wonder if I was getting a reputable guy, since I got them from Lowes.
     
  14. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    OP, the I have a friend line means it is you.
     
  15. JerseyGirl

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    In Polk County I have used Security Lock, personally and professionally. They are located on SE 14th and travel all around the metro.
     
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    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;pRva7z8pvwc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRva7z8pvwc[/video]
     
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