We have sliding doors to our bathroom. House was built in the 50s and the doors had locks like this one:
One broke, so we ordered one like this:
Kwikset Pocket Door lock
Fits great in the circular hole. The hole in the door frame will need to be adapted to be square instead of circular for the strike plate. But before I do that, I'm hesitant to proceed because I cannot at all understand how this lock works.
As you can see from the picture, there is a little latch-looking thing that serves as a door pull. When you turn the lock itself, that thing comes out further, like a bolt lock. There is nothing at all in the strike plate to catch it. It looks like a bolt for a normal swinging door, not a sliding door. Reviews to these say they work well... am I a moron? Does pocket door not equal sliding door? How is this thing supposed to work?