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Replacement lock for PADO LATAO storm door

A quick learner from Washington, DC says:
Hello,

From reading the other threads, my understanding is my PADO LATAO lock is discontinued and the 40-049 appears to be the best replacement. However, I'm unsure what measurements are the most important and whether you think I will need to drill holes or modify the 40-049 in any way. Attached are photos showing rough measurements of my door. I can provide more photos or clarification on request. Let me know if you think this lock will be a workable replacement and what, if any, modifications I need to be prepared to do to install it myself. Thanks so much!

Best regards,
Nate
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Nate. I have used the 40-049 lock-set in the past to replace this old Pado handle. You will need to adapt the new handle set, but it should work.
A quick learner from Washington, DC says:
Great to hear! I'll be ordering one soon. Can you detail how I would have to modify the handle set or is it clear enough from the installation video? Thanks!
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Well, it depends. I've personally installed the 40-049 in a similar door without any issue, but I've had customers report that it wasn't quite an exact fit. I can't say for sure which camp you'll fall in, but it's something to keep in mind. If you do find that the 40-049 is a slightly different size, any alteration you make would depend on how it differs.
A quick learner from Washington, DC says:
Thanks Dave, I've installed the 40-049 and it fits very well. It looks like the 1 of the screw holes for the inside and outside trim plate does not line up correctly, but should be easy enough to drill a replacement. One thing I did notice on the lock was that the 1/2 in screes for the lock set itself seem almost too long and don't tighten the last 2 turns or so. It could be that the hole has lost some of its threading from removing the old lock set, but any advice on how to tighten this just a bit more? Also, I didn't realize until after I ordered it but I was considering using a dual lock that requires the key on the inside as well (rather than the turn knob). I don't see the 40-049 with this included, but do you carry a replacement for the lock mechanism that I could change out myself? Thanks again
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for getting back to us, sorry again for the wait. For the stripped out screw holes, you might need to use slightly larger screws. I would bring the old ones in to a local hardware store and see what size they recommend.

As for the key lock on the inside, I'm afraid that's not something we can provide. Having a key lock on the inside and outside is considered a fire hazard in many states.
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