The Mila No-Centre Deadbolt is a unique non-central deadbolt uPVC multipoint lock gearbox for reppairing faulty or worn-out upvc door locks. This model is available in 25mm, 28mm and 35mm backsets. This is the measurement from the edge of the faceplate to the centre of the keyhole. The latch on these models can be easily reversed with a simple turn of the screw found on the side of the gearbox. The PZ measurement available on this gearbox is 92mm; this can be found on yours by checking the distance between the centre of the keyhole to the centre of the follower.
Mila are UPVC specialists and they produce and manufacture a wide range of locking solutions and security products that are used around the world. This model is a replacement multipoint gearbox that Mila have designed.
The reason for replacing the gearbox is because it is usually one of the first component that tend to fail on these locking solutions, this is simply because they deal with the opening, closing, locking and unlocking functions of a door and eventually fail.
The multipoint systems for these models are now obsolete but these gearboxes act as an excellent replacement if you match up your critical measurements. These models can be identified by the markings of Mila stamped onto the multipoint strip.
It also does not have a centred deadbolt which is quite unique to this model, additionally is also has chamfered edges on the gearbox itself.
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The product that we are reviewing today is the Mila range of gear boxes that are available now for multipoint locks etc. Now I've got to let you be aware guys that the actual gear boxes with these replaced the multipoint locks, the actual multipoint locks are now obsolete. So it's only the gear boxes that are available now for you.
Now what makes them identifiable is that only actual strip, you'll see the name Mila stamped into the actual strip, the actual locking strip that's inside your UPVC door. So if that, for starters if you've got Mila written there, then you will need to be looking at these. The second marker as well, is to whether or not they've got a deal bolt that sits just below that latch. If they don't, then again, this is another marker to say that this is the type that you do have. Because these don't have a centre dead bolt.
If you take the lock out of the door and you see that it's got a strip cut off from the edges here, then we can safely say you've now discovered which particular gear box will fit your multipoint lock. 90% of the time, when a multi-padlock fails, it's mostly gear box failure, because this is what operates all the mechanics by lifting the handle up and throwing the key over.
Now this particular range also has three different back sets, and it's quite a distinct for Mila and they are quite distinct because they are quite old box sets. Not many locks are made now with these particular types of back sets. They come standard as first with 25 millimetres to the actual spindle centre. From the face plate to the centre is 25 millimetres on this one.
And then you've got the 28 millimetre, which all they've done effectively is built a spacer plate in there as you can see, and now that's made –oops, we're upside down. That's made that now that back set a little bit more. The last one there then which is the biggest of them all is 35 millimetres. So 25, 28, or 35 millimetre box sets. So get your ruler out, measure to make sure that you've got the right box set, if this is the type of lock that you want.
To be able to change the handling function of these latches as well, and if you can zoom in there. But you can see there that you got a screw. As you can do that screw, just lift that, turn it round, put the screw back in and that's it. You've change the latch over. It's as simple as that.
Another key measurement as well is the PZ end measurement. That's the distance from the centre of the key hole to the centre of the spindle, and on all of these is 92 millimetres. that's pretty even a good standard these days. So there you go guys, like I've said the actual locks themselves now are obsolete, but the gear boxes are still available. So if it's just the gear boxes that have failed, you may find these on a very early range of multipoint off of UPVC doors that were out going back to the 80s even. You'd probably see that this is the type of range that you'd be looking at.
Key markers are that it's quite narrow, it's 25 millimetres, 28 millimetres, 35 millimetres. It doesn't have a centre bolt and the other option is to lift up and also you'll see Mila there on the face plate.
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