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installing 40-039 on vinyl door

A handy person from findlay ohio says:
will the 40-039 lock install on a solid vinyl screen door ??
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
Yes, the 40-039 Keyed Deadbolt is made to be installed on any type of storm/screen door, normally out-swing. Be sure to check the thickness of your door and look and make sure it's compatible with the 40-039 Keyed Deadbolt (fits storm doors 7/8" to 2-1/4" thick).
A handy person from Michigan says:
Will this work on an in-swing storm door? Almost every lock I seen does not.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I believe it should work on an in-swing door, but I'm not sure if the outside key housing will hit the door jamb when the door swings in. If you don't, maybe you could install the lock too close to the jamb and shim out the keeper to meet the lock.
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