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patio sliding glass door latch patent number US 3596954

A quick learner from USA says:
I am trying to replace this patio sliding glass door latch patent number US 3596954. Do you have a source?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Hey, thanks for posting. I'm afraid this plastic internal part is not available by itself. You will need to purchase the complete handle set. Take a look at our 82-033 set. I believe your part goes with a handle similar to this one. Can you confirm? If you aren't sure, send us some photos of the complete handle set and we will help you identify the part.
A handy person from Arizona says:
That looks like it but I have a lever that allows me to lock the latch from inside the house
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Ours actually also comes with a lever, though it's hard to see on our site upon closer inspection. I will have our photo guys update that so that it's more clear.
A quick learner from QueenCreek Az says:
Will part 82-211 work with the latch?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Yes, the 82-033 and 82-211 are compatible.
A quick learner from QueenCreek Az says:
I ordered the new latch. I'll have to see if the old locking hook is still usable after I install, if not then I'll be purchase that as well.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Great, thank you for the order! Let us know if you have any other questions.
A handy person from Arizona says:
I installed this new unit. The locking latch is loosey goosey and I am afraid of being locked out. Is there something in 82-211 that keeps some form of resistance? I may have to buy that then.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
It sounds like that could be an issue with the the 82-211 (check to see if that is indeed your mortise latch), or it could be that the keeper in the door jamb needs to be adjusted up or down. My suggestion is to remove the handle and mortise latch from the door. With the latch removed, use a screw driver to manually lock and unlock it. That should tell you if that is the problem with the mortise lock. If it works fine when you throw it manually, then try adjusting the keeper.
A handy person from QueenCreek Az says:
The hook part of the latch works, it is just doesn't click into position or give the impression of resistance. The lever part is very loosey goosey in the handle. The original kind of snapped into the plastic. This just flops around basically inside the cavity formed by the plastic cover and the handle.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
The lever in the handle is not made to be tight. The latching is in the mortise latch in the door. Check to see if you installed the black Plastic sleeve the comes with the handle set. Make sure that was installed in the metal piece of the lever.
A quick learner from QueenCreek Az says:
I guess my posting today didn't stick. I am all good now. Latch is working great. I will let my neighbors know about SWISCO as they have they same hardware as I do.

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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Oh, great, glad everything worked out! Thank you again, and let us know if we can be of service in the future.
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