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Sliding exterior doors

A handy person from Memphis, TN says:
Hi. The pics represent one of 6 sets of sliding aluminum doors of various sizes in my house. I also have a sunroom that has 6 sets around the perimeter. My house was built in 1962 and since then most latches on the doors have broken. I have dismissed trying to replace the latches as some of the framework does not meet the latch just right. I have resorted to laying PVC into the tracks. We plan to replace them all one day but in the meantime I was looking at the 80-014 and/or the 80-008 as an economical lock. Would either of these work as an add on? None of my doors have either.

Thanks for your help,

Shane
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Shane. Yes, people do install these types of locks to their patio door as added security. I find that you must be careful not to drill into the glass or, in the case of the 80-014, you have to make sure not to also drill into the door roller.

I myself like to use our 80-006 patio bar lock. I have found it easier to install. There are fewer problems with installation.

You mentioned that your latches on the door are broken. If you want, you can send us some photos of them and maybe we can identify the parts needed.
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