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Steven Z. 11-22-2009 03:09 PM

Screen/Storm Door Handle Height
 
Hello everyone,

I recently built my mom a new screen/storm door in woodworking at school but neglected to put a proper handle on the thing. This weekend we went out and bought a latch handle (large handle on the outside and the little push thumb handle on the inside). However, the outside handle is curved like so:

http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto...oor13_Full.jpg

My mom wants to put the handle at a similar height to the handle on the main front door. I, however, feel that is awkward and should be at near chest level. Where does one mount this type of handle for comfortable use? I believe the normal handle is 36" about the jam, but that feels much too low for this handle.

Thanks!

Ron6519 11-22-2009 04:00 PM

Put it at about the same height as the main door. Just make sure they don't hit one another when both doors are closed.
Ron

Steven Z. 11-22-2009 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 356567)
Put it at about the same height as the main door. Just make sure they don't hit one another when both doors are closed.
Ron

Thanks for the response! I ended up mounting it a couple inches higher than the main door knob. The doors open opposite so the handles hitting wasn't a problem.


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