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Denny & Barb
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« on: August 30, 2016, 09:55:15 pm »

We all know how cantankerous this storage lock are with keys able to be inserted ether way and if finally inserted correctly, one chas to play a bit to get the lock to work.  I found these on Amazon and so far am pleased with them.  No more keys. 
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048C8TGS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And for the covers:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ONNA42/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 11:03:02 pm »

These look great.  My husband is always forgetting the keys and just leaves the doors open at home so he doesn't have to keep unlocking them. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 10:35:42 pm »

I would buy a bunch of those combination locks except that I would then be dependent on my dollar store 2.5 cheater glasses, and also get down on one knee to read the tiny little numbers.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 05:18:30 am »

Embrace getting old, Ron... Senior Discounts, extra perks AND people expect less of you. "Oh, sorry, missed that. Eyes aren't what they used to be, you know" or "OOPS, Senior Moment, totally forgot we talked about xx" (fill in OMG,-I don't-want-to-do-that-with-this-person activity.) AND the big one - retirement. "Oh, that sounds awful. Thank goodness I don't have to worry about that anymore, I'm retired Smile  "

Speaking of senior discounts. I don't know if I've mentioned that we finally figured out Outback Steakhouse gives a 15% discount to AARP members. You need your card and it doesn't cover alcohol. My brain clicked when we were dining there once and I realized every head in the place had "silver" hair... hmmmm. Checked for discounts and hit it. Can you say Bloomin' Onion?

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 07:37:18 pm »

Thanks for the comments.   

I wear glasses full time. So I am not a good candidate to say weather good eyes are needed to see the digits.

However, my wife is blind with anything up close. She cannot see her phone without her HELPER glasses.

But she can see these lock numbers good enough with her naked eyes.   

Maybe this helps.. Maybe not... Just saying.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 05:54:29 am »

I remember an older post about switching this type of lock and am wondering how they fare over time. I've had bike locks with similar number dials and the weather tends to make them bind and become stiff and difficult to work. I assume you can squirt grease or something in there. Anyone online have an older dial type lock that can give feedback? It would be nice to reduce the keys but not if I'm going to have to punch out a lock somewhere down the line.

Also, can the numbers be reset? We had to cut a dial type bicycle lock off the electric post once. We use it to secure our Progressive Industries electrical box to the post and apparently accidentally changed the number while it was still attached (or someone changed it for us). Murphy's Law helped out and it was one of the times we broke camp minutes before we were supposed to vacate the site... except we couldn't. We had to get out my Dremel and cut the lock off.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 09:48:26 am »

yep 2 Frazzled, the locks can be programed to any 3 numbers. And also, they are mechanical so they may need to be WD-40'ed occassionally, just as your present locks need. The black rubber covers, should keep them pretty clean however.
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