Questions tagged [locks]

Hacks related to padlocks and other locks, such as those on doors, cars, etc.

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Open a suitcase with a numeric lock when you forgot the key code

I have heard that there are ways to open a numeric locks commonly found in suitcases even when you have forgotten the code. This could be ways to open the lock (without breaking it obviously) and ...
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What is a good way to organise and identify keys on a keyring?

I have a number of keys on my keyring - screen door, main door, garage door, some random key that I don't know where it goes, etc. When I purchased the house, the previous owner placed different ...
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How do I open a door that has a chainlock from the outside?

I have a door that has a chain lock, like this: Sometimes, my roomate locks me out with this thing. How can I be able to open it from the outside?
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How to unlock a lock safely without breaking it when I lost the key? [closed]

Some times it happens that we forget keys of a lock or lose the keys. Then we have to wait for someone to bring us a key or we break the lock to unlock it. Is there any trick or can we develop some ...