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Old 15-02-2011, 14:37
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Default keys and padlocks

i have that many keys, chains and padlocks, it takes me ages to open up the van...

i have a key for the front door.. and a key for the outside cupboard that houses the boiler

i have a padlock and a chain around the gas bottles...
i have a padlock and a chain around the outside table..
i have a padlock and a chain around the little outside stool that i need to help me reach the boiler cupboard..

fed up..........
how the bloomin heck can i sort them out?? maybe luggage type labels ( no- not the ones that go on cases!!)
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Here we can get keys cut in any colour we want.
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Here we can get keys cut in any colour we want.
I WOULD FORGET WHAT COLOUR WENT WHERE!!!
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Some key cutting places sell the coloured rubber caps that fit on the key.
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Hi Tia, what about changing the padlocks for combination locks and have them all on the same code
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You can buy sets of padlocks that all have the same key. We have them for the storage "sheds".
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lots of good ideas.... how many keys you all got?? and what have you done??
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You can buy sets of padlocks that all have the same key. We have them for the storage "sheds".
As maddy says, get some keyed alike padlocks, we have em on our storage shed and gas bottles
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I WOULD FORGET WHAT COLOUR WENT WHERE!!!
I have lots of keys. I use the cheap plastic keyrings with inserts for writing which lock the key relates to. Sounds too simple so I may be missing the point...but what about reducing the chains? At least keep the stool inside. And the table? Put it upside down on a bed when you leave the van? Gas bottle? You cant do much till you're inside the van, so what about a tiny hook inside the door? No point walking round with keys that you cant use unless you're at the van. I know it sounds ridiculous if you get broken into - all keys ready and waiting, labelled ! Ha ha... But honestly, I'm sure you'd be less stressed with less keys.
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I have lots of keys. I use the cheap plastic keyrings with inserts for writing which lock the key relates to. Sounds too simple so I may be missing the point...but what about reducing the chains? At least keep the stool inside. And the table? Put it upside down on a bed when you leave the van? Gas bottle? You cant do much till you're inside the van, so what about a tiny hook inside the door? No point walking round with keys that you cant use unless you're at the van. I know it sounds ridiculous if you get broken into - all keys ready and waiting, labelled ! Ha ha... But honestly, I'm sure you'd be less stressed with less keys.
yep i see what you are saying here and it all makes perfect sense... gas bottle keys- yep that makes sense.... the stool ( its a skanky metal thing but i could get another one that is nice and keep that indoor... ah just had a thought... chain it near where the boiler cupboard is and then i wont have to unlock it!!)

right I am getting sorted- that is good

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