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    Sliding door lock

    here is the situation... the kids forget to lock the patio sliding door (do not get me started) and the dogs nose it open to go out. I want to install some sort of auto-lock so that it locks closed automatically, requiring a latch to reopen.

    Any ideas?

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    If you can get behind the frame, put a weight on the end of a chain or rope that pulls the door closed. The latch part is easy.
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      #3
      The easiest way is to mount a spring loaded window lock on the end of the door. You cut a notch in the track and the door will auto lock. They do make ones that can be locked back if you plan to go in and out alll day.
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        #4
        When I had sliders, I installed this type of lock on my sliders. The locking pin is permanently on a spring, when you slide it closed, the pin goes up the ramp and into a hole on the receiving side. You have to pull the pin to open it up again. There are two positions to the pin. Door partially closed about 5 inches open and fully locked and closed. This type of lock has locked me out of the house if I wasn't careful however, and can only be opened from the inside. You do have to drill and screw it in. It wasn't that difficult to install.

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          #5
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            #6
            Teach the dogs to close the door when they come back in. Problem solved.
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              #7
              Okay here is what I did....

              I bought a neodymium magnet with a strength of 50 pounds, mounted it on the frame and then rigged a steel striker plate on the sliding door. Now when the kids close the door, and forget to lock it, the magnet keeps the door closed and prevents the dogs from opening it.

              Hopefully that solves the problem!
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              Last edited by HabsFan; 12-28-2018, 09:11 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by HabsFan View Post
                Okay here is what I did....

                I bought a neodymium magnet with a strength of 50 pounds, mounted it on the frame and then rigged a steel striker plate on the sliding door. Now when the kids close the door, and forget to lock it, the magnet keeps the door closed and prevents the dogs from opening it.

                Hopefully that solves the problem!
                Exactly what I was going to suggest.
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                  #9
                  I believe they make automatic closers for swimming pool code

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