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crankcase 08-14-2012 08:49 AM

Do they make privacy locks for double Mr & Mrs Doors?
 
I am looking to install a Mr & Mrs double door set (both doors active) for a bedroom / futrure excercise room. More than likely hollow core. I would prefer to go with a standard knob style rather than a multi point tirm. What options do I have for a privacy lock if any? The only thing that I could think of is an internal rod or two that catch in the top of jam and/or floor but I have only seen this on commercial doors. Maybe my best option is a few ball catches and a do not disturb sign.

joecaption 08-14-2012 12:06 PM

Stock doors will come with ball detents one one side and only one bore side door.
If for some unknown reason you want to you could add a matching dummy knob on the other door. There just for looks and have no latch.

Anti-wingnut 08-14-2012 12:15 PM

There are ways to do it, but be prepared to spend a lot of money, and probably go to solid core. It can get complicated and rather ugly, especially if you get a system that requires a indexer. Best to find a good hardware specialty store, with a knowledgeable sales staff.

If a astrigal is not needed, life is a little simpler

crankcase 08-14-2012 01:05 PM

I was figuring without astrigal. Either a bulb gasket or brush to close the gap. It would almost seem like I would need a bore for the knob then a vertical bore through each door. Then mount the latch vertical with a really long bolt that would mate with the strike mounted in the top jam.

I just never dealt with a double door before and wasn't sure if hardware existed for such a situation.

crankcase 08-14-2012 01:18 PM

You know my last post got me thinking... How thick are the edge and top/bottoms of hollow core doors before they turn hollow?

Evstarr 08-14-2012 02:14 PM

Less than 2" in my experience

Arkitexas 08-14-2012 04:50 PM

You need a cremone bolt with lever. Not very common these days. Do a web search.

http://www.signaturehardware.com/pro...FQZrtgodSC8ABg

http://www.baldwinhardware.com/Produ.../8105-030.aspx

Rick


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