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joetab24 02-28-2012 09:52 PM

Hardware for Porch Screen Door
 
The issue I am wondering about has to do with the hardware for my screen door.



When I bought the door, I picked up this piece.
http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...1330472359.jpg


http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...1330472339.jpg

It looks like a good fit in the picture, but the door latch, as I positioned it, does not close unless I remove some of the molding.

I practiced creating the space with a piece of scrap and I my router. I can do it better than this, but this is the general idea.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...1330472367.jpg

Curious if this is the type of hardware you would use for a porch door.

I did find a picture of the exact door that I have.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...Cottage024.jpg

Does anyone know what the piece on the bottom left is? Is that a lock?

As always, thanks for taking a look.

jschaben 02-28-2012 10:11 PM

I think this is what you are referring to:
http://www.amazon.com/Screen-Spring-.../dp/B003ZWEGGE

joetab24 02-29-2012 05:56 PM

deleted post....answered my own question!!

jschaben 02-29-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joetab24 (Post 866886)
Is this the only piece I need to buy?

http://www.amazon.com/Battalion-1RBW.../dp/B001H4SKPA

Or do I have to purchase both? (see frequently purchased together) Looks like I will need both.

thanks for your help:thumbsup:

Hi Joe - I don't think you need both. They are both just spring loaded overcenter latches. They are not locks though. I dunno about Amazons marketing programs. I think they are supposed to present complimentary items to what you are looking at but in this case they seemed to present duplicate items... both those do the same job.:)

joetab24 02-29-2012 07:03 PM

thanks, John, I appreciate the help.

One more thing. Since I won't be using the door handle pictured above, so that I can avoid having to notch the molding, any chance there is a handle/knob available that will cover up these holes. Not sure filling them will look good.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...1330558946.jpg

Tom Struble 02-29-2012 08:46 PM

you can still use the handle set

joetab24 02-29-2012 08:52 PM

Hey tom,

On the inside, the handle is not clearing the molding. I installed the door handle early on in the project, a mistake I am paying for now. What would you do? Mortise the molding a bit?

Tom Struble 02-29-2012 09:21 PM

yea:thumbsup:

Jim F 02-29-2012 10:25 PM

Referring to the first picture you posted with the parts I think the silver piece in the top of the picture is supposed to mount on the surface of the door frame and the handle part then would need to be re onunted further back so that it would latch with that part. The sets I use always come with a spring loaded thing. It takes precise measuring to get the two parts to latch together without sticking or missing. ther should be room to fine tune adjust both parts.

Tom Struble 02-29-2012 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joetab24 (Post 866991)
Hey tom,

On the inside, the handle is not clearing the molding. I installed the door handle early on in the project, a mistake I am paying for now. What would you do? Mortise the molding a bit?


recessing the catch would actually be a nice touch,keep things from getting hooked on it

don't be so hard on yourself, looks like your doing fine work

joetab24 03-02-2012 11:26 AM

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...4/IMAG0317.jpg

pleased with the cut, my first time using the router on a project. But I scuffed the surface! Didn't even notice it happening.


http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...4/IMAG0318.jpg

I will also be installing the outside latch I discussed above.

joecaption 03-02-2012 11:35 AM

That flipper latch on the outside ff the door needs to go.
Reason being those vinyl doors are really flimsy in the first place and everytime the door is opened and closed it's going to try and twist the door.
I always install a turn buckle on them because they start to sag within a year of installing them.

Tom Struble 03-02-2012 11:37 AM

i agree with joe,little more notching then set the catch that came with the handle

joetab24 03-02-2012 12:07 PM

thanks guys,

so, just to be sure, you guys recommend that I do not use the front catch that I was originally asking about.

Regarding the scratches, I think I found a slight dimple on the router plate that is causing the problems.

My first time using the router on a project, so I was pleased, and then I saw the scratches!!

This is Azek, hopefully I can get rid of them.


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