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    Door lock for domestic fridge



    Hello all,

    hope you all had a good Christmas and have a great new year.

    I have a quick question, a friend of my wife's has a disabled daughter who keeps breaking the door handles off of her fridge and emptying the contents of the unit.

    I don't know domestic fridge so I can't offer any advice so I'm hoping someone on here has some,basically they have asked if there is any kind of lock for a domestic unit that they can fit so her daughter cannot access the fridge, she has tried the little child locks and these are no good.

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

    Rik



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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    They need to make up some brackets to fit on either side of the fridge door and then have a locking bar fitted across the door.
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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

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    Under no circumstances should she attempt to
    drill the fridge door frame. Domestic fridges
    very rarely have a facility to fit a door lock because
    of child safety (child locking themselves inside).

    I would look on eBay, Gumtree or other selling site
    and buy a commercial fridge. They come with a door
    lock and it might work out cheaper in long run.

    If they insist on doing a lock on the domestic, advise
    them to glue a hasp and staple on with araldite rapid
    and then just pop a combination lock into it.

    If you need specific help drop me a PM and I can talk
    you through any questions you - she may have.

    Rob

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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    As rob points out a lock on a fridge door definitely a no no,would it be best to secure the room where it's located?

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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by cadwaladr View Post
    As rob points out a lock on a fridge door definitely a no no,would it be best to secure the room where it's located?
    Im not 100% sure on where it is located to be honest, i know the lady has trouble with her daughter going through the fridge, but yes i did suggest that the room should be secured rather than the fridge.

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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob White View Post
    .

    Under no circumstances should she attempt to
    drill the fridge door frame. Domestic fridges
    very rarely have a facility to fit a door lock because
    of child safety (child locking themselves inside).

    I would look on eBay, Gumtree or other selling site
    and buy a commercial fridge. They come with a door
    lock and it might work out cheaper in long run.

    If they insist on doing a lock on the domestic, advise
    them to glue a hasp and staple on with araldite rapid
    and then just pop a combination lock into it.

    If you need specific help drop me a PM and I can talk
    you through any questions you - she may have.

    Rob

    taz

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    I know exactly what you mean, and how to do it, i may offer her help on sourcing a commercial fridge as i work with them all the time so i can get her one, thanks for your help.

    Rik

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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_UK View Post
    They need to make up some brackets to fit on either side of the fridge door and then have a locking bar fitted across the door.
    I know what you mean and i have seen this done on commercial fridge, but i have never seen it on domestic units.

    Thanks for your advice

    Rik

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    Re: Door lock for domestic fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by TrickyRikki View Post
    I know what you mean and i have seen this done on commercial fridge, but i have never seen it on domestic units.

    Thanks for your advice

    Rik
    Only suggested it as the commercial padlock units all seem to have an adhesive pad fixture.
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