Locking and Popping, a Deadbolt Must Go

January 4, 2014

Last night I had to disassemble the deadbolt in our building's front door. The bolt would not retract. This, I thought, was mechanical failure as a result of frozen water getting in the mechanism, or metal contracting (because of science) at a temperature near 10 degrees Farenheit.

My roommate's friend was unable to enter and I was unable to leave until I took whole whole mechanism apart and unfucked the bolt from the slot in which it was wedged dead. I left the hardware on the hallway floor and a hole in the door. I took photos through that hole this morning, observing the stoop across the street at 155 Bedford Ave.

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