I would like to replace this old door handle on my patio sliding door:
I wanted to install the Lockwood Onyx but it doesn’t seem to fit the existing door frame as one is supposed to mount the strike plate onto the door frame but my door frame looks a bit different:
The strike body slots into the existing gap and is about 8mm thick:
Just wondering if any of the other off the shelf handles would fit?
Thanks for sharing your question about replacing your sliding patio door handle. I suggest bringing the old patio door handle to the store and comparing it with the ones available at the store. I recommend getting one with the same mounting post and door lock positions. This will save you from having to drill new holes in your sliding door.
However, it might be necessary to drill new holes for the locking receiver. But there is always the chance that it might be compatible. I propose having a look at the Lockwood Onyx Dual Handed Patio Sliding Door Lock - Black. It has a LockAlert indicator shows lockset status at a glance and DualSelect enables two stage key locking.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
thanks for your reply. Apologies for the late reaction, it’s been busy few days. I’ve been in the shop with the old handle but I couldn’t find a new one with the same style locking receiver. It’s hard to describe but they all seem to mount differently to what we have. I’m fine with drilling holes but I didn’t se any that would fit. They have receivers that mount to frame that is either level or perpendicular with the door edge where the handle mounts but my frame is different (see picture above). I did in fact pick up the Onyx one but had to take it back as it didn’t fit.
Is the lock too far into the door and they misalign or is the locking receiver out of alignment? Which part needs to rise up the locking mechanism or the receiver? There are parts available to change the height of the door lock. Can you please tell me how low the door is or what is the difference between the door and frame? If you can provide me with this information, I'll try and find another lock for you.
I’ve attached few pictures hopefully you’ll be able to see what’s going on.
here is the current receiver:
it slots into this gap in the frame :
And the door locks like this:
Thanks for your help,
One more request, can you please post a photo of your existing lock in the locked position so that I can see how the locking claws come out. Can you please put a ruler next to it along with the receiver beside it. Now that you've shown me how its installed, I have a better understanding of what lock I need to look for.
Hi @EricL ,
it’s a bit dark, hopefully you can see it:
I took the receiver out:
I’m not sure whether this is the factory receiver or some sort of makeshift solution tbh
That's definitely a home brew solution by the looks of it. But now that I've seen it in action let me try and find a solution for you. As soon as I have more information, I'll let you know.
That door looks like the same style of door and door latch I have at home. I think I ran into that same type of problem when I had the house rekeyed. The solution the locksmith made was a bolt at thetop of the door into the door frame above and that was keyed on the inside. I will have a look when I go home and see what I can figure out.
What type of door handle are you thinking of replacing it with?