Keypad Photo Essay

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Annotation:This is the Door that will be operated by the new keypad lock
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Annotation:The first challenge is to decide on the location, this is option 1
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Annotation:Option 2
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Annotation:Option 3
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Annotation:This is the home made template used to locate the holes for the keys. dimensions are found in the instructions. If you are careful you can mark and drill directly on the door.
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Annotation:Using the template to locate and drill the pilot holes.
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Annotation:Initial holes drilled through template
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Annotation:Expand holes to match keypad using a step drill
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Annotation:Location for electric operator is chosen below lock and a hole is drilled through the door beams to allow access to the lock mechanism and the insulation is carved out for the operator.
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Annotation:Lock operator is installed
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Annotation:This is the lock operator and relays
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Annotation:A close-up of lock operator and relays
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Annotation:In this case the power for the new keyless lock will come through a wire between door frame and door. This is the hole drilled in door frame
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Annotation:Poly tubing used to protect wires between frame and door
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Annotation:This is the poly tubing with wire installed for keypad and also electric curtains on the door. There is also a wire from the keypad back to a relay in the wall to turn on an overhead light when the keypad is operated allowing you to see as you enter the motorhome when it is dark.
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Annotation:A spring retractor is used on the end of the poly tubing to be sure it does not get pinched when the door closes.


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