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Sliding Patio Door Internal Lever Lock

A home owner from USA says:
Need to replace Sliding Patio Door Internal Lever Lock. Markings: Patent # 3.596.954 and Canadian Patent 919213 (1973). The lever/lock works, but the return spring is broken. Is your 82-225 part compatible? Thank you..

Anthony
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
When I cross-reference those numbers, I do get our 82-225 as a result, yes. However, I cannot guarantee that this is what you have. Your best bet is to carefully compare the specs we show online to your own hardware and see how well they match. If they differ in any way, let me know exactly how and we can try to find a better match.
A home owner says:
Paul,
I did check the measurements.. 82-225 shows 7/8" wide, my "cheap" ruler shows mine as 15/16", 82-225 shows 13/32" thick, mine 7/16".. 82-225 shows 3" to the center of the installation holes.. I measured mine top to bottom at 3 1/2" and mine doesn't use the installation holes (it is set in a plastic housing). Where it fits in the housing, it is approximately 2 5/8 inches top to bottom. In my opinion, it should work.. You're the expert.. do you agree? Thank you, Anthony
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Those dimensions are so close. I can't imagine the manufacturers would make two locks that are nearly identical with only those slight differences. The only thing that makes me raise an eyebrow is that you say you don't use installation holes. Do you mean your lock doesn't have them, or that they simply aren't used for installation?
A home owner says:
Paul, my lock does have the installation holes but they are not used for installation. My door handle assembly is similar to your 82-005. You pop open the black plastic housing and the part I need is the latch. The latch looks exactly like the 82-225, holes and all, but the holes are not used.. the housing holds the latch assembly in place once you snap it back together again.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
If your lock is exactly like our 82-225, dimensions and all, then I see no reason why it won't work. However, our 82-005 does not use the 82-225. See the image below for clarification.
A SWISCO image of the 82-005 working with the 89-025.
A home owner from Moraga, CA says:
I had the exact situation and old lock as described above;e.g., Patent no 3,596,954. I bought the Swisco item no 82-225. I just finished installing the this new lock, and it was a direct replacement. Fits perfect and only a few minute installation time. Very happy with results.
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