Ext Door Lock position for New Front Door
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SteveLud
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Ext Door Lock position for New Front Door

by SteveLud » Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:44 am

Hi,
I’m fitting a new front door with long steel handles inside and out that cover where a yale type lock and barrel would normally go. I have room to put the lock and barrel in the door frame and then put the latch plate in the door. Is there any reason why I can’t do this or adversely affects the security?

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Re: Ext Door Lock position for New Front Door

by stoneyboy » Mon Mar 14, 2022 10:26 pm

Hi stevelud,
No your proposal will not work because the latching will be the wrong way round. You may be able to use a roller type latch but you’ll have to look at the geometry to see if locking will work without having to retract the bolt first.
Regards S

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Re: Ext Door Lock position for New Front Door

by SteveLud » Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:21 pm

Ah! That might not be very secure then! Took me a while to ‘get it’, but you’re right! Thanks!

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