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    How do you distinguish a mortice lock from a rim lock?

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    How do you distinguish a mortice lock from a rim lock?

    Asked by Bill on 6th Apr 2022
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    Re:Lock

    "A rim lock is what you would know as a Yale lock. Mortice is embedded into the side of the door, which is opened by a Chubb type key."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Key King Locksmith

    "A mortice lock is recessed into the door and are square or rectangular and usually have a square key, but some mortice cases can be fitted with a cylinder lock.
    A rim cylinder lock is the circle type top lock and is protruding through the door and the front is round with a round rim attached to the lock face and the handle/ knob turn is attached to the back of the door .
    Mortice-type locks are installed through the side of the door and are recessed into the door with just a small key opening at the front and back of the door.
    Rim cylinders are installed in the door from inside to outside where the round lock face is situated and has only 1 key entrance at the front."

    Answered on 28th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    SDS Same day Security (Portsmouth)

    "The difference between a Rim lock and a Mortice Lock is that a rim lock is fitted on the surface of the door like an old front door Yale lock whilst a Mortice lock is fitted on the door edge."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    bobs locks

    "Keys are totally diffrent mortice are like skeleton keys and cylinder are standard keys"

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Locksmith Kings

    "Hi Bill

    Generally, a mortice lock sits inside the door requiring a hole to be cut. Whereas a rim lock will sit on the surface and usually screw fixed."

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    1st Choice Locksmiths

    "There Are Two Types Of Mortice Lock A Deadlock (Keyhole Only ) And Sash Lock. ( Keyhole Is Through The Handle)

    Rim Lock Is Used In Garden Sheds & Internal Doors, These Types Of Locks Are Not Very Common"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Rotherham and Doncaster locksmith

    "a rim lock fixes on the face of the door mortice locks are fitted inside the door in a cut out hole known as a mortice"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Goldy Locks Locksmith

    "mortice is cut into the door where a rim lock is on the surface of the door"

    Answered on 7th Apr 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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