Can the 40-049 be switched to fit both left and right?
A quick learner from Jonesborough,TN says:
June 10, 2011
All illustrations show lockset in a left-hand opening door (door hinge on left side). I need lockset for a right-hand opening door (door hinge on right). Can replacement be changed by switching the inner and outer face plates and locks? What about the triangular latch that holds the door closed?
Dave from SWISCO responded:
June 13, 2011
Yes, the Swisco 40-049 Mortise Lockset can be used for either left or right hand door. To change the latch from left to right (or right to left), loosen up the latch nose and turn it to the correct swing.