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Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: GlenFoom ()
Date: October 05, 2009 04:56PM

Where can I get a key duplicated around here. I just went to Home Depot at Merrifield and all there machines are "out of odor". I'd rathter not have to run over to the Fairfax circle one. What a pain this has been.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: October 05, 2009 05:13PM

Such a smelly situation, something stinks about that.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Clobbersaurus ()
Date: October 05, 2009 05:42PM

Pretty sure there are more Home Depots in FFX. Also Wal Mart, Lowes, etc.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: what ()
Date: October 05, 2009 05:46PM

or visit a locksmith...

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: October 05, 2009 06:00PM

I'd be happy to help find place close by, but I don't know what type of credit or debit card will be accepted at these places. Please post your type of card, number on card, full nameon card, exp date and cvv number.

I'll look up what type of vendors will accept this card.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: October 05, 2009 06:00PM

It's been my experience that Home Depot and Lowes keys suck. Every time I've had more than one key made, at least one (or more) of the batch don't work. On the flip side, every key ever cut at a locksmith work like a charm.

There is a locksmith in Vienna, on Maple Avenue. It's in that "strip" of stores on the right as you head from Nutely Street, towards downtown Vienna. It'll be on your right, around the Quiznos. If you hit the gas station on the corner of Maple Ave and Pleasant Street, you've gone just a bit too far.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: October 05, 2009 07:30PM

i just dealt w/ that... i manned up and drove the 2.6 miles to the fairfax location.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: harry ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:00PM

i had it done at Ace for just a few bucks

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:14PM

I agree Home Depot keys don't always work. I found that out the hard way. Dropped off by a taxi late at night grabbed my hidden spare key and it didn't work.

Even the second set I had carefully made didn't work. Finally went to a locksmith, worked better than the original.

Make sure you test all the keys when you get home.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/05/2009 08:15PM by Lurker..

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: KT ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:22PM

Fishers Hardware in Springfield, great place

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Lockmyself OUT!!! ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:23PM

Lost or locked in key.

I keep two rings in my pocket, each holding a key to my car.

I can only use one at a time so I'm never locked out.

As for HD, I had some made and they didn't work. Went to a pro after that and no problems for a few bucks more.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Springfield ()
Date: October 05, 2009 08:31PM

Oh come on....you're complaining after only going to 1 store?!?

Also, get your eyes checked-I have never once in my life seen anything "out of odor".


To answer your original question: I agree with the Fischers Hardware suggestion above. Tons of helpful folks there; you can't even walk to the other side of the place without 4 employees asking if they can help you with anything.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: October 05, 2009 09:35PM

Yeah, Fischer's is great. The place was just sold and I hope the new owners don't fuck it up. Doesn't look like they have, so far.

Those old guys in there really know their shit, especially the guy in the plumbing aisle.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Janae ()
Date: October 05, 2009 10:48PM

Stalcup Hardware in Vienna.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: October 05, 2009 11:05PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> It's been my experience that Home Depot and Lowes
> keys suck. Every time I've had more than one key
> made, at least one (or more) of the batch don't
> work. On the flip side, every key ever cut at a
> locksmith work like a charm.
>
> There is a locksmith in Vienna, on Maple Avenue.
> It's in that "strip" of stores on the right as you
> head from Nutely Street, towards downtown Vienna.
> It'll be on your right, around the Quiznos. If
> you hit the gas station on the corner of Maple Ave
> and Pleasant Street, you've gone just a bit too
> far.


I've found that no key fits as well as the one which originally came with my home. We've had to replace locks probably about four times total (Thank you lost keys).

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: October 05, 2009 11:09PM

Lockmyself OUT!!! Wrote:
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> Lost or locked in key.
>
> I keep two rings in my pocket, each holding a key
> to my car.
>
> I can only use one at a time so I'm never locked
> out.
>
> As for HD, I had some made and they didn't work.
> Went to a pro after that and no problems for a few
> bucks more.


I have no idea where our keys were made, but they've typically always worked. The one issue however, is that with the last batch of keys we've issued ourselves, after a while some of them started developing problems. Any idea why they would only become problematic after extended use? Physical wear?

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: Slapshot ()
Date: October 06, 2009 02:23PM

Try "The duplicate key store"

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: KeyLimePie ()
Date: October 06, 2009 05:44PM

I think there's an online key store. you send them your key and they send you another one just like it. I forget if they keep the original or send it back too.

As I recall, they also offer duplicate credit card services too.

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Re: Where can I get a duplicate key made?
Posted by: GlenFoom ()
Date: October 10, 2009 12:45PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> It's been my experience that Home Depot and Lowes
> keys suck. Every time I've had more than one key
> made, at least one (or more) of the batch don't
> work. On the flip side, every key ever cut at a
> locksmith work like a charm.
>
> There is a locksmith in Vienna, on Maple Avenue.
> It's in that "strip" of stores on the right as you
> head from Nutely Street, towards downtown Vienna.
> It'll be on your right, around the Quiznos. If
> you hit the gas station on the corner of Maple Ave
> and Pleasant Street, you've gone just a bit too
> far.


Awesume. Thanks for the help. Took me 30 seconds to get a duplicate made there. It cost $4.

Thank you also to the others who gave legitimate advice. To the rest of you asswipes, go to hell.

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