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Topic # 248337 20-Mar-2019 16:03
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I want to make a barrel bolt like this one lockable: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/windsor-brass-100mm-necked-barrel-bolt-satin-chrome_p00296539 Once the bolt is closed if I put a padlock at the top would that work?


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  Reply # 2202471 20-Mar-2019 16:09
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As long as the padlock prevents the bolt from retracting too far, then yes it will effectively lock it - within reason, i.e. strength of the material the lock is going into.


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  Reply # 2202472 20-Mar-2019 16:10
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No, that will be rather difficult to secure with a padlock. They make larger ones that do, but not as "attractive" - generally galvanised rather than chromed.

Edit to add: if you do put a padlock through that one, it will provide a very easy way to twist and break the housing.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2202476 20-Mar-2019 16:18
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Ge0rge: No, that will be rather difficult to secure with a padlock. They make larger ones that do, but not as "attractive" - generally galvanised rather than chromed.

Edit to add: if you do put a padlock through that one, it will provide a very easy way to twist and break the housing.

 

 

 

So your saying a twist of a padlock could easily break that bolts housing? I want to put some locks on a wardrobe door but a patio bolt does not look right. Do you have another suggestion?


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  Reply # 2202477 20-Mar-2019 16:19
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Ge0rge: No, that will be rather difficult to secure with a padlock. They make larger ones that do, but not as "attractive" - generally galvanised rather than chromed.

Edit to add: if you do put a padlock through that one, it will provide a very easy way to twist and break the housing.

 

 

 

Ge0rge raises a valid point, if you're trying to secure something critical, this wouldn't provide nearly enough strength. Normally you would see something a bit stronger - https://www.bunnings.co.nz/zenith-long-shoot-padbolt-150x10mm-zinc-plated_p00297606

 

 

 

Although you may want to also have one designed to hide the screws to stop easy removal.


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  Reply # 2202478 20-Mar-2019 16:20
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You might be able to fit the hasp of a small padlock through the loop at the end when it's locked. (At the right hand end in the picture.) Depending on the way the lock was fitted, it might prevent the bolt from sliding back far enough to open.




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  Reply # 2202479 20-Mar-2019 16:22
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DonH:

 

You might be able to fit the hasp of a small padlock through the loop at the end when it's locked. (At the right hand end in the picture.) Depending on the way the lock was fitted, it might prevent the bolt from sliding back far enough to open.

 

 

 

 

I need something with strength while also being attractive. A patio bolt is too bulky. 

 

Edit: A nice looking chrome hasp might work.


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  Reply # 2202506 20-Mar-2019 17:34
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Kol12: I need something with strength while also being attractive. A patio bolt is too bulky. 

 

 

I don't think you can get that combination, I've got the stainless steel one of those and they're for keeping a door/gate from flapping open, not security. The brass one you linked to will be even worse, you can probably bend/break/snap that with a screwdriver blade.

 

 

What sort of threat are you trying to counter?

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  Reply # 2202507 20-Mar-2019 17:37
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https://www.bunnings.co.nz/yale-patio-bolt-black_p00480599

Have you considered something like this instead? You can do away with the padlock all together.

Edit: carp, just saw that you don't want a patio bolt!



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  Reply # 2202508 20-Mar-2019 17:38
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neb:
Kol12: I need something with strength while also being attractive. A patio bolt is too bulky. 
I don't think you can get that combination, I've got the stainless steel one of those and they're for keeping a door/gate from flapping open, not security. The brass one you linked to will be even worse, you can probably bend/break/snap that with a screwdriver blade. What sort of threat are you trying to counter?

 

 

 

To store things while I am away..




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  Reply # 2202509 20-Mar-2019 17:40
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Ge0rge: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/yale-patio-bolt-black_p00480599

Have you considered something like this instead? You can do away with the padlock all together.

Edit: carp, just saw that you don't want a patio bolt!

 

 

 

I actually brought two but they look a little odd on wardrobe doors.. I like the look of this but I can't tell whether it's lockable: Socket Bolt - Concealed fixings

 

 

 

http://www.jaeco.co.nz/products.php?rC1=1175&rCD1=Builders%20Hardware&rC2=1515&rCD2=Door%20and%20Window%20Security


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  Reply # 2202522 20-Mar-2019 18:17
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If it's for doors that swing open rather than a sliding door, what about putting the D handles of your choice on and putting a padlock through them when you're away?



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  Reply # 2202532 20-Mar-2019 18:58
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neb: If it's for doors that swing open rather than a sliding door, what about putting the D handles of your choice on and putting a padlock through them when you're away?

 

 

 

They're sliding doors... I've seen this and I think it could work:

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/fenix-heavy-metal-security-hasp-4-inch-black-powder-coat/p/244442

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UFW9dzGYb8


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  Reply # 2202564 20-Mar-2019 19:46
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If they're.sliding doors can however you're locking them be defeated just by lifting them up and jumping the rollers off the track?



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  Reply # 2202571 20-Mar-2019 20:03
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Bung: If they're.sliding doors can however you're locking them be defeated just by lifting them up and jumping the rollers off the track?

 

 

 

It looks pretty tricky to that with these ones, but in that case something like the patio bolt would be more ideal.


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  Reply # 2202575 20-Mar-2019 20:09
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Bung: If they're.sliding doors can however you're locking them be defeated just by lifting them up and jumping the rollers off the track?

 

 

That would have been my response as well, you're probably never going to get a high-security solution if what you're going to secure is a wardrobe.

 

 

Another option if the tracks is exposed is to drop a piece of timber into it and secure it into place with a patio bolt, or bolts at both ends. When you're there, take it out and put it in the wardrobe so there's no sign of it.

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