Locksmithing/remove lock


I have an lp 1000 series schlage lock in a retail store that was once a bank.  I need to remove this lock and replace with a lock keyed on one side and lock that can be manually locked on the other side for a dressing room.

Can you tell me how to remove the lock and what you would suggest to replace it with.

When I rented the retail space I received no instruction manual or any special tools that might be needed for the lock.

Thank you,
Craig Lawshe

Hello Craig,

The removal of commercial locks can be difficult to explain so here are links to help.

Schlage makes an L9000 Series lock but I'm not aware of an LP1000.  Here are the installation instructions for an L9000, you can use these to remove the lock: http://us.allegion.com/IRSTDocs/InstallInstructions/108367.pdf
If you do have a Schlage L9000 series mortise lock then you should use the same type to replace it. Here is the L series catalog: http://us.allegion.com/IRSTDocs/Catalog/102899.pdf
If you find a model you need on there you can search it on http://www.jmlock.com or call if you can't find it there.

Simplex makes an LP1000 and here are the installation instructions: http://www.kaba-adsamericas.com/media/773306/v5/File/simplex-lp1000-installation

Here is the LP1000 series section of the Simplex catalog: http://www.kaba-adsamericas.com/media/773338/v5/File/simplex-lp1000-series-catal

Again check http://www.jmlock.com for replacement products of the same type. They usually have what is needed in stock.



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