Yes.. I had this lock for both of my outside water spickets for six years, still performs even in cold weather. Great product!
Sorry for the delay as I wanted to check with the manufacturer. It can be but it is difficult.
I don't know. I would check the manufacturer's website. I bought the lock for a outdoor faucet and had to cut the faucet off and replace the entire faucet. Water had gotten into the locking mechanism and corroded it. The key would not turn to unlock the lock and I could not get the lock off of the faucet.
Unfortunately you don;t actually make a key. Rather you copy a key. So without a key to copy that would not be possible.
There should be a number stamped into the unit identifying the key code. If you would like to call us with that number I can see if duplicate keys are available for that unit and then discuss the security process involved with accessing duplicates. Chris 978 651 3301
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If it spins it's not unlocked. Insert the key and rotate 180 degrees. This will change setting to lock position to be able to undo.
I installed several of these to remedy your same problem. The exterior of the device spins freely both directions in the locked position. No amount of grip changes this. Great product at a fair price!
The product has an inner and outer part. When the lock is in one position the outer part simply turns on the inner. When in the other position the the two are connected and you unscrew it like a cap.
Nell, this lock is not designed to keep your hose safe from being stolen. The lock is designed to keep the water from being turned on.