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    Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    I just received my AP T8 yesterday. I just assembled it today. Super easy to assemble! I elected not to get the door lock, thinking it would come with the holes in the glass already and I would then just buy one of the same style locks on Amazon for $5.00. Well if you don't order the lock you don't get the holes.

    How are you locking your enclosure if you also did not get the lock option?

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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    I bought one of those from the local hardware store and unfortunately there is a center support that makes it so it doesn't work.
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    Oh man, sorry. Didn't think of that.
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    Lol I don't buy the lock at all. I stuff some old mail (medical invoices are great ha) and stick it in between the glass. Works great.

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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesenugget View Post
    Lol I don't buy the lock at all. I stuff some old mail (medical invoices are great ha) and stick it in between the glass. Works great.
    LOL, that's one way to recycle!

    I was thinking of putting a plastic toilet shim in there as they are small, only a few inches.
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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Fini...85950935&psc=1



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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Fini...85950935&psc=1

    I did end up buying one of those Friday night. It was delivered today. The tab that sits on the edge of the glass was a little long so I took a spare bathroom tile and a pair of pliers and shaped it around the tile. Worked perfectly!


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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    I use these also, work a like a champ.

    I do bend and break off the 90 degree angle part that sticks into the cage, since it comes with sticky tape on it and I don't want that inside the cage. It breaks off nicely along the corner if you just bend that bit back and forth several times. I've had 0 issues using these on 6 cages for over a year, no falling off like I saw a few reviews mention (though I did make sure the glass was clean and dry before installing).

    I like these locks way better than the AP ones. One of my T8s has their lock hole installed, but the mechanism broke and lost its pins over the summer about 8 months after I got it during normal use. Also, the holes never quite lined up right when I slid the doors closed and that made the lock more difficult to use as well for mine.



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    Re: Animal Plastics Enclosure Lock

    I have this lock and the center divider. I did need to "notch" the divider a bit for the fastener to fit inside but it works great.



    https://www.amazon.com/Sliding-Ratch...indow+key+lock
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