82-306 Info.

A professional from marathon says:
I have a sliding glass door repair business and have a large demand for a much superior lock than what most sliding doors come equipped with. I would like to find a lock assembly that will install and utilize the existing hole that is already there. Original lock assemblies mounting screws measuring at 6 5/8". I am considering trying 82-306 as it looks universal, and installing a mortise latch. But the 82-306 looks like it may slide within the existing rectangular hole. Any suggestions??? Any direct fit applications???
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Patio door locks aren't meant to have high security, as you know. The 82-306 does have a better-than-normal key cylinder (similar to the ones used in Andersen patio doors), but I'm not sure if you can use it in this application. Is it possible to see photos of the handle set you would be using this with? That may help us recommend something better.
A quick learner says:
I would like to find a direct fit replacement for these locks, that are superior to these. These lock sets are a continuous problem.
User submitted photos of patio door handles.
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
I see. The patio door lock you show in your photo is a standard locking handle used on earlier patio doors. The 82-306 would not work, I'm afraid. It's more like our 82-002K. As of now, no one has come up with a better locking system for this type of patio door. You would need to contact a locksmith in your area to see what other type lock they have which can be installed on your patio door. It may have to be something custom made.
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