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sliding door lock

A home owner from Minneapolis says:
I need to replace broken lock on a wood sliding glass door. I purchased a lock from Home Depot, but it did not work. It appears that the lock only pokes out 1" on the Home Depot lock, whereas the old lock protruded out 1-5/8". Thus, the Home Depot lock is too "short". I found on your website a (82-035)patio sliding glass door handle for doors 1-5/8" thick with a thumb latch. My question is: does the 1-5/8" thick refer to how far the lock goes into the hole? If not, what is this measurement referred to as and do you sell such a lock?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
1-5/8" thickness refers to the actual door thickness. We use that measurement to know if you're using the correct handle replacement.
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