I have a wooden 1 5/8" thick sliding glass patio door that has no exterior
lock cylinder in the outside handle. The door was on the house when I bought
it 6 years ago, I don't know what brand it is and I can find no
identification on the door anywhere. I want to buy whatever hardware is
necessary to allow me to lock the back door up when I leave and use this
door as an entry door. I have been to the local Lowes and Home Depot stores
and can't find anything that will work. My door is wooden, 1 5/8"
"thick",(outside to inside), and the door handle screws are 4" center to
center. Has anyone ever had this predicament and know where I can buy the
hardware necessary to accomplish this? I can't believe there is not
something out there that will work.
Thanks for any help,
Many hardware stores offer a product that clamps on the metal track and
can be used to lock the door partially open for pets. These clamps are
convenient but are not very secure.
If you close your door and carefully drill through both frames where they
overlap in the middle you can slide a bolt or nail in the drilled hole to
lock the doors.
What I'm looking for is an outside door handle with barrel lock on it,
something I can use to lock it with a key from the outside. It locks fine
from the inside, I want to use it as an entry door.
Thanks for the help
Well, they definitely exist, because my sliding door has one, if I've
correctly understood what you are looking for. Here's a pair of
pictures of the handle on my sliding door. First, from the inside:
and from the outside:
So, from the inside it is a normal sliding door latch. Flip the lever,
and the hook thingy comes up. Slide the door closed with the hook
thingy up, it is will latch, so you can lock the door from outside
without using the key.
From the outside, it is a normal sliding door handle, except for a
barrel lock, which can be used to lock and unlock the door.
And yup, I use it for just what you want to get one for--that's my main
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT!!!!! My door doesn't have a lock on the outside.
I've seen a few online, my trouble is that I don't know the "make" of door
it is. There's no identification anywhere on it. My door is a wooden door, 1
5/8" thick, the screws are 4" apart center to center. I haven't found a
handle/lock assembly that fits that "thick" of a door. I might just have to
buy something and try to make it work.
Google (patio+door+hardware+lock) yields 400,000 hits. Here's one:
Now this item is designed for the inside, but could be adapted for outside.
Anchor it to the frame such that the pin engages the TOP of the door frame.
You may have to abandon the plan to incorporate the lock within the handle.
Once you do that, other solutions pop up immediately. Such as a hasp and
Thanks for the response. No, it's gonna be a lock within the handle or
nothing. If I have to I'll get a handle that has a lock in it and "adapt" it
to fit. I'm not going to butcher my door just to have a lock on it. I've
searched Google too, and found a few handles, not quite the right size, but
it looks like I'm gonna have to adapt something. My other idea was to call a
locksmith and see if they could do something. Probably cost a lot of $$$
that way though.
If the pic Tim sent is what you need, It's Primeline #C-1041. This is
the outside trim only. It matches your screw spacing, and the
tailpiece on the lock cylinder is notched so you can break it off at
the length you need for your door. When you send the pic for
verification we can track down the exact match inside and out if
necessary. I'll be happy to send you what you need, or I can get you
in touch with a local hardware store that can help.
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