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How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 5:07 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by #22 [MO]) Oct 9, 2017 5:16 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 5:26 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Oct 9, 2017 5:36 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Oct 9, 2017 5:52 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Marv [IL]) Oct 9, 2017 5:52 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 5:59 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Oct 9, 2017 6:00 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Oct 9, 2017 6:03 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Gail K [GA]) Oct 9, 2017 6:09 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 6:27 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by S i d [MO]) Oct 9, 2017 6:30 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 6:43 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by #22 [MO]) Oct 9, 2017 6:44 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by AllyM [NJ]) Oct 9, 2017 6:48 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by AllyM [NJ]) Oct 9, 2017 6:50 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Still Learning [NH]) Oct 9, 2017 7:00 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Oct 9, 2017 7:06 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Steve [MA]) Oct 9, 2017 7:44 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Oct 9, 2017 8:04 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Lee [IN]) Oct 9, 2017 8:23 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 8:37 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Homer [TX]) Oct 9, 2017 8:56 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Bill [NC]) Oct 9, 2017 9:12 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Don [MO]) Oct 9, 2017 9:17 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Don [A]) Oct 9, 2017 10:14 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by S i d [MO]) Oct 9, 2017 10:54 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 9, 2017 11:58 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Livethedream [AZ]) Oct 9, 2017 1:11 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 1:42 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 9, 2017 1:54 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 9, 2017 2:05 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by RB [MI]) Oct 9, 2017 2:08 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 9, 2017 2:19 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 9, 2017 2:20 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Oct 9, 2017 2:55 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Oct 9, 2017 2:58 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 9, 2017 3:17 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Ed [PA]) Oct 9, 2017 4:33 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Pat [VA]) Oct 9, 2017 5:41 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Vee [OH]) Oct 9, 2017 6:18 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by MikeA [TX]) Oct 9, 2017 6:20 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Lynda [TX]) Oct 9, 2017 6:29 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by DJ [VA]) Oct 9, 2017 6:54 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 9, 2017 7:10 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 9, 2017 10:04 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by BRAD. 20,000 [IN]) Oct 9, 2017 11:10 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Tarheel T [NC]) Oct 10, 2017 4:04 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 10, 2017 9:52 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Oct 10, 2017 10:59 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 10, 2017 11:38 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Hollis [MA]) Oct 10, 2017 1:05 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 10, 2017 1:17 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by hollis [MA]) Oct 10, 2017 4:44 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Vee [OH]) Oct 10, 2017 6:17 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 11, 2017 4:47 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by hollis [MA]) Oct 11, 2017 11:11 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Janet [KY]) Oct 14, 2017 10:43 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Oct 15, 2017 4:41 AM
       How to remove a padlock (by Don [PA]) Oct 15, 2017 8:42 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by Don [PA]) Oct 15, 2017 8:48 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 15, 2017 11:29 PM
       How to remove a padlock (by mike [CA]) Oct 18, 2017 4:52 PM

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How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:07 AM
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The tenant that I am evicting has put a super heavy duty padlock on the outside storage shed door. I asked him to remove the lock but he claims he has lost the key. With smaller locks, my bolt cutters would be the answer but this lock is made from solid steel (commercial grade) and I think it would require a welder's torch to cut through it.

Any other ideas on how to remove this padlock? Would you call a locksmith for this? Here locksmiths charge $75.00 just to show up. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:16 AM
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Maybe an angle grinder? --70.195.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:26 AM
Message:

#22

An Angle grinder is one tool I have not purchased yet. However, the cost of an angle grinder is the same as calling a locksmith.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:36 AM
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Yes, but the angle grinder can stay in your garage or your trunk for years. Your locksmith wouldn't be too happy in your trunk... --159.240.xx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:52 AM
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I woild cut the lock with an angle grinder.

I would use a grinding blade, not a cutting blade.

If the shakle is hardened, which in this case it probably is, a cutting blade might shatter..

Have someone hold the lock with vice grips, while you grind the shakle.

Yes you have to by the grinder and blade, but you keep them after. I should have bought an angle grinder years ago.

Wear eye protection and stay out of the line of trajectory of the blade. No loose clothing either. --70.48.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Marv [IL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:52 AM
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A 4.5" angle grinder is a great tool. I have the Milwaukee 18v and it is one of my go to tools.

--173.15.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:59 AM
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NE,

In the past, I have had a bad habit of buying power tools just to solve one small problem. When the problem gets solved, that power tool stays in my tool shed (garage) for forever and never seems to get used again. I would be embarrassed to show someone all of the tools in my garage that only solved one small problem.

I need to break this tool buying habit (if possible). I am not one of those people who buys a tool, uses it, and then returns it to Lowes for a full refund. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:00 AM
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The ryobi plus1 system has one too. Works fine. Blows through batteries, but I've put a lot of miles on it. --159.240.xx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:03 AM
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Rent one. It's a tool cost vs job thing. I rented a cast iron pipe cutting tool that cuts cast iron like butter. $40-50 to rent vs $400-500 to buy for a good one. Grinders are cheap. --159.240.xx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:09 AM
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My HVAC/electrician picks up quite a few tools from pawn shops.

Gail --71.203.xx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:27 AM
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Does this solution make any sense?

One tool that I use a lot is a Bosch Oscillating multi-tool. I use it for what it was designed for,..making precise plunge cuts in window or door trim.

Instead of trying to cut through the heavy gauge steel padlock, use the multi-tool to cut around the Hasp that the padlock is attached to. The shed doors are 5/8 inch plywood and my multi-tool should be able to cut completely around the Hasp and just remove the entire lock with hasp. Now, this would leave a rectangular opening where the two doors meet but that could be easily repaired with a patch.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:30 AM
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At lease renewal time, add a $2/month rent increase on top of whatever else you were planning

12 tenants x 12 month x $2 = enough to hire a lock smith, purchase a grinder, and enjoy a case of Coors.

--173.19.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:43 AM
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Sid,

You have been promising me a case of Coors for years,...when are you going to deliver? I am thirsty.

I can afford to hire a locksmith but for a stupid backyard shed door I can't justify it. And one of my other tenants works as a welder (has his own truck with mobile welding equipment),...I could call him but I would not want to be in his debt over this. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:44 AM
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Roy - do you have harbor freight? I'd bet there or Menards sell a cheapo for around $30. For a tool like this, I doubt there's a difference between high end and low end. I have been culling tools and possessions and recently went backwards, buying an open box angle grinder (porter cable) from Lowe's for $20. This one is quite possibly a worthwhile purchase. Good luck! --70.195.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:48 AM
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I would call the locksmith and then you get a free lock assuming he can make a key for it. Then you can deduct the fee from the tenant's security also. Make sure he gives you a bill. --73.33.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:50 AM
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PS time is money so the time you spend standing there grinding could be better used. Also you need a mask so you don't get metal in your eye. I use the kinder gentler approach and pay the locksmith. --73.33.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 7:00 AM
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If you use landlord locks, they can also key padlocks to match your master key --76.89.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 7:06 AM
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I'd use a sawzall with a metal cutting blade. Have you assistant hold the lock steady with a pair of pliers (the lock will get to hot to hold).

--73.16.xxx.x




How to remove a padlock (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 7:44 AM
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Roy, Harbor freight has grinders on sale regularly for less then $30.00 & HD has decent 4 1/2" metal grinding blades for a couple of bucks each. You might try a metal blade in your multi tool or a metal blade in your sawzall. The Diablo carbide tip metal sawzall blades work great.

You could cut the hasp which is softer steel than the actual lock.

IMO cutting out & repairing the wood is much more work & less cost effective than getting either a grinder or a decent metal blade for one of your existing tools.

PPS of course you could use a hacksaw, a couple of blades & spend some quality time meditating as you cut off the lock or hasp. --72.93.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 8:04 AM
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My angle grinder replaced my hack saw. It cuts metal, plastics, and I have a blade for cutting tile. I've used the tile cutting blade a lot.

Harbor Freight, Northern Tools, Big Box stores all sell them pretty cheap. You will get your monies worth from this tool.

--68.12.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 8:23 AM
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Add in paper. Free contents to first person to remove lock. Sell concessions during the show.

Lock gone.

Money for beverages.

Free entertainment. --209.239.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 8:37 AM
Message:

Lee (IN)

I like your suggestion. My soon to be evicted tenant is a ceramic tile installer. Inside this shed are 30-40 boxes of ceramic tiles. Each box weighs about 50 lbs. I should get a Writ on Wednesday.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 8:56 AM
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My vote would be the angle grinder from harbor freight. There tools are fine if you are not a professional, I have two of them, usually can purchase for $12-15. Be sure to pick up some disk as well, for about 6. I love to buy tools, makes for a good tax write off. I would be wary of allowing some Joe off the street to try and get in and get the items for free, they would not care what they destroyed getting in. Once inside, you have can donate the stuff to goodwill for a tax deduction --75.141.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Bill [NC]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 9:12 AM
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Rent the angle grinder. --76.0.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Don [MO]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 9:17 AM
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How about cutting the hasp? That would probably be easier to cut than the shackle and the hasp isn't too expensive for replacing. --104.166.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Don [A]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 10:14 AM
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Cheapest angle grinder from harbor freight idps around eleven bucks with coupon. Coupons are all over magazines and Sunday newspaper, or go online to their site. Plus, you can use their other free gift with purchase coupon to get a tape measure, screwdriver, etc.

--73.141.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 10:54 AM
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Roy, you gotta get to the next Convention and I'll get you your due!

--173.19.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 11:58 AM
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Roy,

"lost the key" is right there with "The check's in the mail", "He does not bite", "We only smoke outside", "We leave places cleaners than when we move in" and other great phrases.

Me? Hire it, add it to the bill, and move on. This is HIS problem, not yours.

BRAD

--68.50.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Livethedream [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 1:11 PM
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You NEED a grinder. I have like 4 so I don't need to change accessories. A cutting blade will cut it fine.

--47.216.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 1:42 PM
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LTD,

Years ago, there was a commercial on TV showing a high-powered hunting rifle being aimed with a padlock in the cross-hairs. In slow motion, the bullet hits the padlock and it explodes into multiple pieces. If there was no house behind this shed (there is), I would be tempted to call a friend of mine who has high-powered hunting rifle. It would interesting to know if a .300 or .308 rifle bullet could penetrate this solid steel 1.5 inch thick padlock.

Brad20K- One of the many 'amenities of this house' is the shed in the backyard. I have to remove the lock before showing the house to my next tenant. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 1:54 PM
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Roy, no cutting,if it kicks,you could nick your finger,I just got up ,didn't have my coffee yet,but am going to go into deep meditation,when I finish I'll have your answer.................... ..........................................its now 4.43PM meditated a whole minute,your answer,Take a 77cent Phillips screwdriver,the one you got at HD a couple of years ago,and remove the hasp,you now have a nice hasp with an very expensive padlock to put in the box with the rest of the things you'll never use.now to make some bullet proof coffee,and have a Happy Canadian thanksgiving Charlie.................................... --174.199.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:05 PM
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Roy, back from my reverie,Here its a miserable day,Great Day for meditating.get the name of the padlock company and call them and tell them you lost the key.what can they do for you?...Charlie............. .......... ........ ... --174.199.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:08 PM
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Ask the (Board) Psychic where the Key is. --71.13.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:19 PM
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I thought for sure LTD would have a ballistic solution!

Locally, locksmith is $45. Shop around.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:20 PM
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Miss Ally, where is it?............................Charlie........................................Good thought R B............................ --174.199.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:55 PM
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Well Brad and Roy, ballistically speaking... I'd say about 50 lbs of tannerite should take care of the problem. Might have to make a few repairs to the shed, once you find the pieces. :)

Don't be this guy however...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6V0S1m5a7U

Then there's this...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRbcTXAijY&t=190s

-

Folks, don't try this at home. The above stunts were preformed by highly untrained or possibly drunken Darwin Award candidates. Your results may vary. --47.216.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by LiveTheDream [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 2:58 PM
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In the interest of actually providing some helpful info, here's a "real" video on cutting locks off. Angle grinder vs lock, about 10 seconds.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HxVb_gg_Q8

- --47.216.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 3:17 PM
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Got an angle grinder at Harbour Freight for $13 ,didn't have a coupon,should have looked. Got it to strip off some paint,probably won't be able to find it when I need it......... Charlie........................ ................................ --174.199.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Ed [PA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 4:33 PM
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I'm for the angle grinder or sawzall cutting the hasp. But if you don't want to buy I say rent big - Quicky Saw even faster than angle grinder, I like powerful tools. --96.236.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 5:41 PM
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Go on Youtube & search for a video that shows you how to cut a metal drink can into a handy little tool to slide down into the lock around the metal hook & pop that little sucker open. I have done it.

Also, I have had good luck trying one of many keys on a ring that we no longer know what they fit! It is one of the few puzzles that I enjoy working on. Good Luck! --76.4.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:18 PM
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The harbor freight 15bux angle grinder with a grinding blade provided will get the lock ready to go to the key testing site at the bottom of your local lake - I am only suggesting this if you are willing to settle for a 23 can case of adult beverages.... --76.188.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:20 PM
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There are several good ways to break a lock.

The simplest is to put an open end wrenches on each side of the shackle and then push the handles together creating a lever that stretches the shackle apart. It will bend it out enough that you can pull it open or sometimes it will break the body or the shackle since they are brittle because of the hardened steel. Search youtube for break a lock with wrench.

You can also cut a couple of shims out of a coke can and get it open. It would be easier for you to youtube it than me trying to describe it. --74.196.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:29 PM
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40 responses, all geared to attacking the lock. If it were my problem, I wouldn't spend any money buying a tool. I'd just take my handy little jigsaw and cut around the hasp on the door side till it as freed from the door. Once open, I would go in and remove the hasp from the wall, and throw the entire hasp and lock away. I'd repair the door hole and install a new hasp in a dif place. --108.87.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 6:54 PM
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I would have the Tenant pay for a locksmith to come and pick it. --68.105.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 7:10 PM
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Legally, I can't remove this lock until I get my Writ of Possession on Wednesday. I will get this lock off one way or another. I will take a photo of it and post here on Wednesday.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 10:04 PM
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On sale Harbor Freight has an angle grinder for $9.99. Add a pack of "metal" cutting disc's (blades), around $4.99/pack of 5. An face shield (cover your face and eyes, add another $6 to $10. Now for under $25, you have a tool that can cut through almost any metal. Thresholds, screws, nuts, lock strikes and many other things... --47.156.xx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by BRAD. 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2017 11:10 PM
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Or hire the lock cutter guy from Storage Wars. Only takes him about 4 seconds. I know it's real because it is a "reality" show.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Tarheel T [NC]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 4:04 AM
Message:

If you buy an angle grinder buy a corded one. The battery ones lose their charge too quickly.

Angle grinders are great for sharpening lawn mower blades so you will probably use it again.

Concerning sheds I have just about decided to padlock my sheds and not allow tenants to use them. Ive had to spend too much effort cleaning them out after evictions. --71.85.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 9:52 AM
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I have uploaded two photos of the ceramic tile shed and padlock to my Mr. LL picture page. I have called my tenant and left a message that he has 24 hours to remove this lock or I will.

If I can remove the lock (cut through the hasp only) undamaged, I can take it to a locksmith and he will make me a key for about $8.00. This is a really nice padlock,..it is 1.5 inches thick of solid steel. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 10:59 AM
Message:

Roy, the lock is worth more than the shed!

Just cut the part of the hasp that the lock goes thru. Much softer metal, then you can get your $8 key from the locksmith. --68.12.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 11:38 AM
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OKHMBLDR,

Today, I bought a metal cutting blade for my ZawSaw. That should work. If not, I can remove the hasp with a crow bar and 2 lb. hammer. That is a nice lock and shed too! And I painted that shed to match the house.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 1:05 PM
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I have never had a problem with a large (3') bolt cutter on a lock,..even so called hardened ones,..got one cheap at Harbor Freight. Yes their tools are lesser quality but good enough to do the job in this case. --96.236.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 1:17 PM
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There seems to be a lot Harbor Freight customers here. Does anyone care about owning quality tools anymore?

I know people who buy tools they will never use but will buy it just because of a cheap price. Cheap price only means cheap Chinese made goods that are putting Americans out of work.

Maybe this rant should be in another post. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 4:44 PM
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Roy , yes I have quality tools but I also have a lot of tools at various properties. amazing how many go missing besides being in locked areas that only a few handy persons have the combos..properties are spread out and I don't take a truck full of tools with me. (I don't even have a truck). I take what can fill a trunk...I have a few places I call a hub,..ones that have more tools and materials but I usually have tools that are used a lot at every place.

A lot easier to loose a portable hand drill that costs about a third or less than a quality one (Which I have at home) --71.192.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2017 6:17 PM
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Roy,if I you put the sawzall blade behind the lock you could cut off the outer part of the hasp, I doubt if you can hold the lock while trying to cut it and hold the sawzall in position. So if my shed gets broken into and run off with my rusty lawn mower blades or the antique paint mixer I will know where to begin looking, hehe...

--76.188.xxx.xx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2017 4:47 AM
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Hollis,

You have a ton of tools scattered all over town but no truck? I thought a pick-up was mandatory in this business!

How do you re-locate an evicted tenants debris field (worthless junk) to the county dump without a truck? --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2017 11:11 AM
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I have enough income to hire out things like dump runs. Nice to be at that level but more importantly it feels MUCH better to be a Land lord.

IE. Just one area,..I HATE to deal with snow, did it for years,..noticed that tenants always seemed to LOVE lots O snow,..(because they didn't have to deal with it very much)

We plowed them out, shoveled their walks and in some of the higher end properties might even clean off their cars,..(simple brush off)

When I decided to have someone do it at both my business and my home,..my attitude toward winter changed substantially.

I consider paying for snow removal a deductible winter tax,that I just pay..(a piece of mind tax?) at my house, 4-6 guys come very early with a plow, 2-3 snowblowers, 2 guys with shovels maybe an extra for clean up and rarely do they stay more than 15 minutes,usually around 10,....and all is cleaned up,..unless its still snowing hard in which as many as necessary will come back and redo what is needed.

OK I still get my hands dirty once in a while,..and I have a big Navigator to haul things if necessary,.but more and more I use (deductible) services to do things and life is sweeter,..

--71.192.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2017 10:43 PM
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Sawsall cut through metal pipe in the basement...would

it work on the pad lock? --74.141.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2017 4:41 AM
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Janet,

I used a sawzall with a metal cutting blade on the hasp. Within 60 seconds, that lock was off. I did have to locate a 75 ft. extension cord since the shed did not have power. --68.63.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2017 8:42 PM
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Roy, I like to buy American made, but with the exception of saws ally, even more expensive tools are made abroad. I used th "invest" in quality tools so that they would last, but one day I realized that most of my tools are stolen before they wear out. Buying expensive tools only gives the junkies better stuff to sell. --73.141.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2017 8:48 PM
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Sawzall, not saws ally --73.141.xxx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2017 11:29 PM
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Don, I didn't think that anything was made in this country anymore,especially with the Do-do bird that's on Fifth Avenue He got away with gipping everybody so no one wants to make anything here anymore....Charlie........................... --174.199.xx.xxx




How to remove a padlock (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2017 4:52 PM
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geta 10 angle grinder from harbor freight and CUT THE HASP or drill out the hardware

you should have the tools needed or a handyman on call...LANDLORDING! --76.176.xxx.xxx



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