Hi guys, my name's Darrel and I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a look at one of our product review videos.
The product that we're actually looking at today is a range of gear boxes for Fuhr locks. Now you don't necessarily, these days, have to change a complete multi-point lock in a uPVC door, if it's just the gear box - that's the centre part - that may have been broken or is damaged in some way. Just worn out, in effect.
To help you understand whether or not, or give you some sort of idea as to whether or not this is the particular gear box for you, we've got a full multi-point lock here. So we can give you some identifying markers to help you determine as to whether or not this is the actual gear box for your particular type of multi-point lock.
So this is a typical, it's not the same on all of them, but it's the typical type of set up here. On the top of this one we've got, I don't know if you can actually zoom in on that, but on the top here we've got a hook bolt, but it may not be a hook bolt, okay? So you've got to be mindful that there are different permutations.
But what I want you to try and get in at, I don't know if you can zoom in on there for us there Lee, but I don't know. Can you get in there and have a look at that? You can see a little oil can that's up there, and of course, that's telling you to oil it. But it's quite indicative to Fuhr and underneath the oil can is the actual name "Fuhr" as well, that's written on - stamped - into the actual metal.
I don't know if you can see that as well. I'll just move it into the light a little bit, you may or may not see that. So those are the markers that you're trying to look on the leading edge of your particular type of lock.
A little bit further down on this one, as well, underneath the actual gear box, now it's not on all of them, so you've got to make sure you've got the right one. But, it's not on all of them, you may see a "Police approved" stamp there as well. But like I say, you may not have one, depending on your age of your particular lock, etc.
Now what we're talking about today is the gear box that sits in the centre of these locks. And if I put him back down there without him falling over, I think he's safe enough there.
So if I take this, this is the smallest of the gear boxes here. So this is the part that we'll actually replace in the centre. While I've got this here in front of you, if you can zoom in here, you'll see there's a little hole here, with a little Allen key that's sitting in there. I don't know if you can actually zoom in and see that there. But that little Allen key there, you can undo that and you can take this out and change the handing. Depending on which way your door is hinged, you may have to change this latch around, depending on the handing in your application.
Now they come in a range of backsets. The backset is measured from the faceplate to the centre of the keyhole. They come in 25 millimetre, this is this one here. They come in 30 millimetre. They come in 35 millimetre and they also come in a 45 millimetre and normally you would use 45 millimetres on a composite door. Not necessarily uPVC.
So, the standard PZ measurement, and that's the distance from the centre of the keyhole to the centre of the handle there, is a standard 92 millimetre. And the functionality is you lift the handle up, that engages all the mechanism, you put the key in and it throws the bolt over.
Now there is a special range of this particular type of lock that has a split spindle. And a split spindle would mean that if you take your lock apart, or you have different functionality on the outside compared to the inside. Then the chances are you may have a split-spindle version, and if you do, we can get those for you under special order. So, you know, give us a call and we can talk about that as a separate entity.
The idea here today is to show you the range of Fuhr gear boxes that are now available on the LocksOnline website. I have all of the different sizes here. They're just basically different physical sizes. That's all the difference is in the gear boxes. The functionality and how they work is all exactly the same.
So I think I've really covered all the bases there. But listen, if there's a little bit more information that you need or you're not 100% sure, by all means give us a call. We'd love to hear from you. We can help you over the phone or you can use our Live Chat on our website. That's totally free, you can chat with us during the working day, no problem at all.
So from me, Darrel, and all of us here at the team, many thanks for tuning in and having a look at our video. Hope to see you as a customer real soon, that would be really good for us. So take care. From us, bye-bye now. Bye-bye.