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    I need a locksmith......

    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?



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    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?

    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.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    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.
    I paid under $100 to have four locks re keyed 4 years ago.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

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



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

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



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

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



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Just go to Menards and get new locks to install, $25 a piece.
    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.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    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.
    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.


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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    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.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone1975 View Post
    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.
    I used Mikes Lock and Key out of Ankeny. He did a good job and was fast.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I used Mikes Lock and Key out of Ankeny. He did a good job and was fast.
    Sounds good, thanks!



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Just go to Menards and get new locks to install, $25 a piece.
    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.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    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.
    Unless you don't know a reputable locksmith, then you can end up with this:

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone1975 View Post
    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.

    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.



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

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



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    Re: I need a locksmith......

    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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