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Old 06-26-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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What is this and what does it do???

Can someone please tell me what this is, attached to the door and what it is suppose to do??

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Old 06-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #2
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Homemade deadbolt?
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:48 PM   #3
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Well....

I would guess it might be some sort of dead bolt lock. Check the door frame edge for any hint of a bolt pocket or door edge for bolt itself. Or It may be just a door buzzer. Ed
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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???????? well you have me curious

Judging by the screws, it is most likely an aftermarket modification.

Perhaps part of a system to prevent the door from opening while in transit. If a door does open while moving, the wind can slam the door open, and cause damage.

Perhaps part of a system to keep the door open while camping.

Have you checked the side edge of the door for a dead bolt. It could be a homemade lock. ( Conventional store bought dead bolts are a chore to install)

To be honest….I don't know what it is…….but I really want one
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:07 PM   #5
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I thought it was a dead bolt as well, but there is nothing in the frame or the edge of the door.

It has screws on both sides.

And what I would think as something to move a lever is on the outside of the door.

I don't see anything for it to attach to, if the door is open or closed. And it is such a heavy piece.

I tried to turn it by putting a screwdriver through what I figured was a moveable part. And I couldn't get it to budge.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:23 PM   #6
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Could you possible take another outside picture showing more of the door and side. Hard to tell anything from the limited area shown.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:26 PM   #7
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You will have to take it off to see what it is.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:41 PM   #8
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It coulda happened that way

Let's just say the previous owner had a dog. The said owner slept au natural. The dog liked to " water " the lawn, at precisely 45 seconds past bedtime. The then naked previous owner could attach the leash AND unattach the leash to retrieve the dog without advertising his " shortcomings " to any pain in the neck innocent bystanders.
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How high up on the door is it?
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:06 PM   #10
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Could you possible take another outside picture showing more of the door and side. Hard to tell anything from the limited area shown.
Yes I will. First thing in the morning.

Thanks for the help
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:12 PM   #11
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Let's just say the previous owner had a dog. The said owner slept au natural. The dog liked to " water " the lawn, at precisely 45 seconds past bedtime. The then naked previous owner could attach the leash AND unattach the leash to retrieve the dog without advertising his " shortcomings " to any pain in the neck innocent bystanders.
Now that gave me a huge smile and made me laugh.

If this is the case...... wonder how well it will work with the 5 dogs we have?
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How high up on the door is it?
I am not sure. But will find out when I get more pictures tomorrow.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:17 PM   #13
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You will have to take it off to see what it is.
Love it......
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:58 AM   #14
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Hmmmmm

I don't think you need to take it off to see what it is. It's a nut and bolt. The only thing that is not visible is some threads.

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#1 Keep it as a conversation piece.

#2 Lie……Tell people it is to attach a flux capacitor

#3 Use the hole to install a door bell

#4 Find the previous owner and ask him or her

#5 Use it to hang a do not disturb sign

#6 Lock a spare key to it.

#7 Attach fishing line and a pulley system for practical jokes

#8 Use the hole to install a peep hole

#9 Install a fake gun barrel to it.

#10 Fagedda bout it
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