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Old 01-05-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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I basically bought a whole new brewery(brew magic, fermenator, ect) and I am going to be storing this stuff in my garage that has a roll up door that I can lock on the bottom. So obviously I want to be a bad ass lock that anything short of someone with a welding torch and a lot of time couldnt open. Master lock seems to be the most common lock and they have some good options, but I just wanted to make sure that all of them are individually keyed...can anyone reassure me of this?

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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There are only so many sets of bumps and grooves that can be made on a key, so it's hard to guarantee that nobody else will ever get a key that will open your lock. Better quality locks make it much less likely though. Don't bother with the kind of lock with a key where all the bumps are all square; those can be picked pretty easily.

A good combination lock will let you set your own combination though, so then it's up to you to pick something nobody could guess.

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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Indoor latch lock for roll up.

Biometric finger/eye/ass lock for the side door.

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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Its a strange set up, I only have access from the outside...otherwise an indoor latch would be the way to go.

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If I were to recommend anything, it would be this style of lock, assuming it would fit your application.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-18...2735205&sr=8-4

It makes it a LOT harder to cut through than just a standard style Master Lock. Just make sure you get something rated for outdoors and even then, hit it with some WD40 every few months just to keep it loose.

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Old 01-05-2010, 11:24 PM   #6
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thanks, I ended up getting two different locks(1 for each side) very similar to that. Between that, my german sheppard and lots of neighbors I should be ok.

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Good choice of locks. WD40 is okay for the shackle, but powdered graphite is recommended for the keyhole. It's dry and dust is less less likely to stick to it and get gooey.

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thanks for the tip. The one thing I am a little worried about is that it can flood a little bit where the lock will be. The locks I have say they are rustproof, so hopefully they will stand up to that. Otherwise I will need a torch to get past these babies.

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If the locks you have still make you nervous, I'm pretty sure this is one of the best locks available for the application:

http://www.medeco.com/products/produ...ategory_ID=29&

Grainger has them for about $100.

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Just when I thought I had it all figured out...I think I will be ok with the 2 different locks that I have, along with the other deterrents I mentioned earlier. Thanks for the other option...if I see someone scoping me out a little too much during a brew day then I might be incline to get that super lock.

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