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40-145 with longer tongue

A quick learner from Mentor says:
Do you have this with a longer tongue? The one we purchased to replace our broken one will not catch on the spring as it is too short.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Can you tell me exactly how long you need the tongue to be? Can you also tell me if any other dimensions differ between our 40-145 and your own latch? It may be best if we were to see a few pictures of your hardware. There's a chance we can tell just what you need once we see what you have.
A quick learner from Mentor, OH says:
Here is a pic of my problem!
User submitted a photo of a storm door handle.
A quick learner from Mentor, OH says:
As you can see the tongue on the new latch does not reach the closure in order to keep the door shut...my dog has now realized he can just push the door and take off!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you! This picture is perfect. I'm not sure if we have a longer tongue for the 40-145, but do you think you could shim out the keeper to meet it with something like our 40-179?
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