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hardware suitability question

A handy person from Northfield, MN says:
Hello --

I am completing a new, wooden-framed screen enclosure on the porch of our 1885 house, which includes an in-swinging door, 1-1/8" thick and mounted flush with the inside face of the 2x4" jambs. The vertical stile on the latch edge of this door has a face width of 1-9/16". My question is this: I believe Swisco's 40-028 In-Swinging Door Handle Set would be perfect for this application, but would like to know what you think. And I hope you can inform me of two of this hardware set's dimensions: the setback from the door edge and the width of the rectangular plates in which the spindle of the handles turns.

Thanks in advance for your timely feedback about this!
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
The 40-028 is okay, but it is normally used for aluminum type storm doors. I would rather you use the 40-096 Mortise Door Lock Set, which is normally used on wood screen doors. Wood screen door manufacturers use it most of the time on their doors. The 40-096 can be used to swing out or in-- it is a mortise lock. It's important to take note, when having a screen door swing into a screen room or an enclosed porch area, the door could drag on the floor as it swings into the room. To solve this problem, install a threshold under the screen door. That way you can shorten the door so it won't drag.
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