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Lock for 1 1/4 inch thick glass patio door

A home owner from Tampa, Florida says:
need replacement hardware similar to your model 82-002 lock unit for my sliding glass door. Unable to locate a lock for my particular application--the door is 1 1/4 inch thick...non-standard I guess. Door was installed in 1997. Cannot use locally-available hardware as they are made for a 1 inch door and the center line of the latch does not fall in the center of my door when they are installed.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I'm not sure what your question is. Are you specifically looking for a key lock? If so, check out our 82-002K.
A home owner from Tampa, Florida says:
The question is...do you carry a traditional lock for a sliding glass door that will accommodate a 1 1/4 inch thick door? While the 82-002K looks like an appropriate alternative, I just don't know if it is machined to fit this 1 1/4 inch thick door...if it isn't, the locking hook will not be located in the center of the door to meet the wall-mounted catch. I have yet to find one of your competitors with a lock unit that accommodates the 1 1/4 thick door. I hope you are the exception
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I know what you're talking about. I believe that your lock for 1-1/4" doors is no longer available. At least, I have not seen it in a long time. I'm thinking that you could have an old Acorn 2400 series door from 1992. I would suggest to go with a surface mounted lock like our 82-005. The lock should just cover your cut out in the door. What do you think?
A professional from California says:
I have seen this attempted, and the handle doesn't have enough surface to sit on without sliding around and falling in the hole. If you have the low profile universal lock with the larger base you might be able to make that work. What I have done is to run screws through the flat part of the handle into the panel to keep it from moving. You could also try covering the hole with 2 sheets of aluminum, then using the 82-005.
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