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Patio Door Handle / Lock needs replacing

A home owner from Sandy, Utah says:
Hello, I've recently moved into a new home and we have a street facing patio door which will not lock securely.

The handle is apparently an incorrect replacement and some of the parts are damaged.

The rear plate which the handle bolts onto has recessed hand pulls and the dimensions are 8 7/16 tall by 1 3/16 wide and overall is 1 5/16 deep. The bolt holes are 5" apart. The handle bolys through a front plate, through the door frame, into this rear plate.

Also the lock handle is broken. There are no markings visible on any of the parts.

I would really appreciate your help with any suggestions regarding replacement - thank you!
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
We can't seem to come up with a replacement handle for your door. You might need to install a surface mounted type like our 82-005 or 82-261B. However, I'm not sure they are long enough to cove the outside handle cut out on your door.

You mentioned that you couldn't find a name on the door, but are there any code or tag number labels? Also look in between the panes of glass in the door. There might me the manufacture name stamped on the air spacer bar. Take a look and see what you can come up with.
A quick learner from Sandy, Utah says:
Hi Dave, Thanks for your help

I've attached a picture of the only label I can see. The manufacturers name seems to be 'Capitol' between the glass - it dates from Nov 1975

Hope these help.


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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Thanks, Charles. I believe the company was called Howmet, who is no longer in business. I'm afraid we have nothing like what you show. The two surface mount handles may be the only possibility, since they just mount directly to the door, but I cannot guarantee it will work. I am sorry we cannot be of more help.
A quick learner from Sandy, UT says:
Dave - thank you very much for your helps. I'll have a look at the surface mount handles and take it from there.
Best Regards
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