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    What hardware is needed to keep this T lock open

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    What hardware is needed to keep this T lock open

    Post  Asar on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:39 am

    Hello 


    Thanks for the add to the forum. 


    Pictures show this spring lock which snaps into place when garage is closed. To operate the door I have to pull the handle to release the lock, and then activate the clicker. How can I keep the lock open so that I can use the remote. I could not see any hardware to keep the spring lock open at the local lowes or online. Looks like it's missing some hardware. 


    Thanks in advance 
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    Re: What hardware is needed to keep this T lock open

    Post  Asar on Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:41 am

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    Re: What hardware is needed to keep this T lock open

    Post  GDZone on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 pm

    So you have a garage door operator & an exterior lock on the door? You should never have both hooked up to the door at the same time. If you would accidentally hit your remote button while the door is locked there's a good chance the operator will rip apart the top section of the door and/or damage the operator. The operator keeps the door locked down so there's no need for the exterior lock.

    The easiest thing to do to keep the lock from auto locking every time the door closes is to remove the auto latches that are attached to the tracks.


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    Re: What hardware is needed to keep this T lock open

    Post  Asar on Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:30 am

    Thanks for confirming. This house/setup was sold to me this way. I have a simple fix for it. Got these copper pins from lowes for a few bucks, and these can be removed when I want I use the openerGDZone wrote:So you have a garage door operator & an exterior lock on the door? You should never have both hooked up to the door at the same time. If you would accidentally hit your remote button while the door is locked there's a good chance the operator will rip apart the top section of the door and/or damage the operator. The operator keeps the door locked down so there's no need for the exterior lock.

    The easiest thing to do to keep the lock from auto locking every time the door closes is to remove the auto latches that are attached to the tracks.
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    Thanks. Here are pictures of my fix

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