2017-01-05 20:45:47 UTC
An entry lock on a French door is stuck. The knobs won't turn the cylinder
to retract the latch.
I removed the handles, can't budge the cylinder; i.e, get it to retract.
I pulled the hinge pins hoping I could remove the door; can't, not enough
play between the latch and keeper to swing or push the hinge side of the
door off the hinge knuckles.
If I could swing both the active door - the one with the latch - and the
passive door at the same time, that might work but I can't because the
passive door has side bolts at top and bottom of the inside edge and the
only way to get at them is when the active door is open.
If I cut off the portion of the cylinder that is visible after removing the
knobs, I still couldn't open it because the remaining portion is still
screwed to the edge of the door.
Anyone have any ideas how to get the cylinder out or open the door? Beating
the door to a pulp is not an option :)