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The squeaking noise is often made by friction as the hinges rub. If that's the case, I will turn the doorknob and pull straight up, basically lifting the door so that it presses against the top of the hinges, which are less likely to squeak.


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How to Open a Door Chain Lock or Bar Latch from the Outside Image taken from the above site. The one I believe in mostly is taking a piece of string and tying it to the chain, then threading it over to the outside of the door and pulling chain open. But I can vouch that all of these methods work. For the rubber band method you can use a string that is ...


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You've already done what you can by blocking gaps around the door. Next, You can try hanging mover's mats from strong portable over-the-door hooks Overlap the opening on either side of the door as best you can. Keep the length sufficient to clear the floor as you swing the door open and closed. The mass of the mats and their thick multi-layer construction ...


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If your door opens to the inside: Go to your local big-box or home store and pick up a flip door lock (aka flip-action lock) and install it just above the doorknob. It costs less than US$5.00 and can be installed in a few minutes. This will hold the door shut when engaged (even if the door does not physically latch closed). It installs on the inside of ...


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I hope this is obvious - but you don't mention it in your question: Try all the doors and the boot first. I've usually found that one of the doors will open in this situation. If you have to enter the car via the boot then it's got to be easier to sit in the (relative) warm with the engine running while the car warms up. If you have to open a frozen lock, ...


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I found a hack that works well for me: Use a vice-grip as the door handle. If you make it tight enough, it won't slip. This works well because it allows for proper use of the door, and there is no need to put something on the shaft each time you open the door, like there is in the method mentioned in the question. There is one problem, and that is: It ...


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A simple DIY idea that has the potential to look good is to make a stuffed animal / plushy into a door stopper. You need to select a plushy that is higher than the door gap and wider than the door handle. Something with a broad base works very well, like an owl, penguin, duck or anything in a rather spherical form. You could also use a small pillow if the ...


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You should lubricate the hinge and doorknob mechanism with oil. GT-85 or other teflon-containing lubricants are the best. If you're not in a position to do that: WikiHow: Take light, slow steps as you are opening the door. That way, no one will hear the squeak of the floorboards and/or tile as you enter the room. Be careful when turning the ...


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WD-40 can be used in the bottom part of your glass door so they won't be able to climb, sliding down, and it will be invisible. WD-40 is waterproof, so it will be effective as a barrier even after a season of rain. Vaseline can also be used for the same purpose, but it's messy and needs replacing often. Another tip: keep them from crossing anywhere using a ...


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You need a short hook and a bogota lockpick. Master locks are so incredibly poorly manufacured that it typically takes 30-60 seconds to open one you don't know. Sparrows sells decent picks, but buy some cheaper used picks on eBay. For torque, you can take a generic windshield wiper insert and bend it 90° with a pair of pliers. A snapgun would work, but only ...


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As far as I understand you want to sleep in a room while door is slightly open where there are many risks walking in front of your door. I will probably do two things 1- Lift my door a little bit more by using Door hinges so air flow can be done behind my door. If this is impossible here is your 2nd option: 2-You may buy a door stooper which can make ...


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In the olden days before I got a car with a remote unlocking I had similar problems. I used to carry a cigarette lighter with me and I'd use it to heat the metal part of the key then insert it into the lock. It would sometimes take a while to get it into the lock if the tumblers had frozen and wouldn't let the key slide in, but once the key was in the lock ...


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I just moved to a cold area. A weather announcer on TV said that if your car windows have ice on them, spray them with rubbing alcohol. That melts the ice because rubbing alcohol freezes at a very very low temperature, much lower than water. You may be able to use this trick on your door lock. Find a pharmacy nearby that sells rubbing alcohol, or even a ...


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To Stan’s answer, I would simple add: You could also use an area carpet. Check Craig’sList —people give away these rugs all the time. You can find gently used ones and even new rugs for free. A decorative carpet could be a more attractive and possibly free, sound-proofing solution. I found this area rug FREE on Craigslist just now.


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There are several kinds of hardware for sale for just this. Which are available where you live depends on the local market, so likely the ones I find on internet round here might be available where you live. The most common types are meant to allow you to open the door a bit, have a look on who is there and then close the door, open the safety device and ...


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You could simply add a couple of stickers or markings on the twisty thing that would make you know if it is in the correct position or not, it would make it easier to identify from a distance away whether or not it is locked without having to try the handle. If I am mistaken and I have misunderstood what your lock looks like and where you are trying to ...


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You can rig a little red LED on the door. You will need to dismantle the lock, which is easy, by taking out the two screws. Mount a battery, and micro switch within the cavity. Position the switch so it turns off when the lock is engaged. Drill a small hole to insert the LED so it will be visible from the desired direction. Flashing LEDs are also available, ...


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In this situation, I put forward following hacks possible: If you had noted down its key number, Masterlock would be able to help you with creating spare keys for that lock. Find out a locksmith to unlock the lock. Maybe your local police could offer the better suggestion as thieves are expert in unlocking them and police could have learned better hacks ...


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petroleum jelly, apply it along the edges of glass with sponge/microfiber cloth. put some sand/sawdust along the path on the floor/ground that they use to climb on the glass Copper Grease applied similarly to jelly will work too Copper tapes, again along the edge of the glass or as line of defense before/after sand/sawdust.


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If they use a ratchet type of closing (like a hook/sheer that latches) there's a really good "drinks can" hack that you may be able to try similar to this How to make a Simple Lock Shim Edit in response to Willeke's comment. The basic process involves cutting and shaping a thin, sturdy, sheet of metal (a shim); which can be obtained "carefully" from ...


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One option could possibly be to just remove door knob, and replace with a piece of rope through that hole. Tie a knot on either side, and you'll have door knobs not falling off, and something you can pull vigorously. This is also not destroying the door, and when the landlord comes around he can replace the door knob properly. In addition, depending on how ...


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call your landlord As you mentioned that the location is a rental, you should consult with the renter whenever problems arrive with the unit. This is equal parts a courtesy to the owner/operator and a right you generally have as a tenant to not live in a broken space (unless you have some other agreement)


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There is a device referred to as a "door swing damper" which resists the ability of a door to swing freely. It does not close the door nor does it only hold the door in an open position. It works for doors swinging inward or outward, right or left handed. Sometimes, a difference in air pressure from an open window will cause a door into a lower pressure ...


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You can take advantage of the eddy currents generated by magnetic fields to build a dashpot. Simply attach a strong neodymium magnet to a rod and then place the contraption inside a conductive metal tube. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BeFoz3Ypo4 When the door closes the magnet will induce an eddy current inside the metal tube and slow down the ...


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If I suspect freezing weather ahead, I strip the glove compartment and car of anything valuable and leave a rear door unlocked.


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Keep room door partially open at night, allowing air flow but prevent anyone from entering? Here is what you can do. The thing which prevents the door from opening completely is known as Door Chain. As you can see it provides you some space for air and definitely no person can enter your room. I hoped I helped. image source: https://www.google.co.in/url?...


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My experience (using and repairing these tools on a daily basis) is that a $20 angle grinder from Harbor Freight with a "slicing wheel" mounted is far easier to hold steady than a (usually more expensive) rotary tool, and either one will require a second person to steady the lock. However, the big problem with any powered abrasive cutter is the shower of ...


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Most doors, if you look on the inside, have a nub that locks into the side of your door. If it's in the hole it's locked. Of course, not all doors are like that. Sorry if your door is different.


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Look very closely at the part of the handle that goes over your stub. Especially the downside. There should be a screw there, usually with an Allen head. It may be covered with paint so all you might see is a dimple. If you find it tighten it down, you might want to use some thread lock on the thread to keep it tight. A closer look at your picture shows ...


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