TechnologyLK.com - Wide range of quality window film products, shower door parts, shower door seal, diamond drill bit, drill glass, glass drill bit, standoff system, dome mirror, security mirror and more
 
Product Search
Search
Shop By Category
Abrasive and Diamond Belts and Discs
Architectural and Ornamental Systems and Accessories
Automotive Products
Bargain Bin - Weekly Special
CDS Saw Blades and Drill Bits for Concrete and Stone
Cleaning Products and Lubricants
Closet Doors and Drawer Hardware
Commercial Door and Window Hardware
Construction Sealants, Silicones Sealants, Glazing Tapes, Tools, and Adhesives
Convex, Dome Security and Inspection Mirrors
Corrosion Prevention and Protection
Craft, Hobby and Gift Ideas
Decorative Venetian Art Cast Glass Plates, Platters and Bowls
Displays, Catalogs, Videos, and Manuals
Door Closers and Accessories
Drill Bits for Marble, Granite, Porcelain, and Masonry
European Style Sliding and Pivot Glass Doors and Hardware
Extrusions, Channels, and Moldings
First Aid Products, Safety, and Protective Wear and Equipment
Glass Cabinet and Showcase Hardware
Glass Connectors and Clamps
Glass Shelf Kits, Supports, Clamps and Brackets
Glass, Plastic, Gasket, and Tube Cutting Tools, Fabrication Machinery, and Related Items
Glazing Knives, Points, Clips, Removers and Putty
Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
Hilti Power Tools and Accessories
Lapping and Polishing Compounds and Pastes
Makeup Mirrors, Vanity Mirrors, and Lamps
Mirror Frames, Mounting Hardware, Channels, and Supplies
Outlet Covers, Grills, and Accessories
Paint
Restaurant and Hospitality Products
Security Hardware
Showcase Assemblies, Parts, and Hardware
Shower and Tub Enclosure Hardware, Kits and Accessories
Showers, Vanities and Shower Columns by Dreamline
Soldering, Welding and Supplies
Standoffs, Display Systems and Hardware
Transaction and Commercial Hardware
UV Lamps, Dispensers, Kits, and Fast Curing Adhesives
Weatherstripping and Glazing Vinyls
Window and Door Hardware
Window Film and Solar Screen
HOME » 

Handle Set and Lock Introduction and Selection Guide

Handle Types

Flush Mount Handle Sets
Most Flush Mount Handle Sets, for example, Flush Mount Sliding Glass Door Handle Set C1045, come with an assortment of four (and, sometimes, five) locking hook lengths. Because so many door manufacturers have used this handle, all having various door stile widths and keeper types, the only way to adjust the closing tightness of the door jamb is to change the locking hook.

There are two common styles of latching hooks available. The hook on the most common style points upward, and is positioned lower in the latch (see Flush Mount Sliding Glass Door Handle Set C1043).

The second type has the hook pointed down, and is positioned a bit higher in the latch body (see Mid-Latch Flush Mount Door Handle Set C1123).

Both types are available, but not interchangeable.

Larger Flush Handle Sets, such as C1030 and AR44300 operate mortise locks within the door stile. Be sure to pick replacement mortise locks having a 22-1/2 degree actuator slot (see AR18470 or AR18479

Flush Handles fit a minimum door stile thickness of 1”. However, one manufacturer made a door stile which was 7/8” thick. This door used a Flush Handle inside and a Surface Mounted Pull Outside. Today this handle can be replaced with C1130 Flush Mount sliding Glass Door Handle Set

If a pull is needed to be used with the Flush Mount Handle Set it has to be chosen by matching the distance between the centers of the mounting holes of the Flush Mount Handle Set and the Flush Mount Handle Set Pull. For example, CRL Pulls C1034, C1192, C1067, C1196 with 6-5/8" distance between the centers of the mounting holes can be used on Flush Mount Handle Sets with 6-5/8" distance between the centers of the mounting holes, such as C1123, C1134, C1240.

Hook Type Surface Mount Handle Sets

First measure the distance between the mounting holes, and then check the latching hook profile height. Measure from the face of the door to the underside of the hook. The most common is 3/8" (see C1000). Also available is Handle Set C1003 with a 9/16" high profile height.

Most handles of this type have reversible hook latches for left and right handing of the handle. Also, most handles can be modified to be key-operable from the outside when selecting one of the Outside Pull and Key Cylinder Housings.
Outside Pulls and Key Cylinder Housings
The most popular Outside Pull with Key Cylinder is C1041, which is also available non-keyed. Outside pulls with key cylinders, such as C1049, have a key cylinder with a composite keyway cut. That means it will work with Kwikset, Weiser or Weslock key profiles. Schlage specific key cylinders are also available: item E2103.
Clamp Type Surface Mount Handle Sets
Clamp Type Handle Sets are designed on aluminum frame doors manufactured in the Western United States. When measuring for replacement, always compare the clamp profile while the clamp is in the locked position (please, refer to the diagram bellow). Some clamps, such as C1077 have an extended clamp reach, while C1162 has a flexible spring-loaded clamp that will accommodate taller jamb locking fins.

Mortise Type Surface Mount Handle Sets (for use with Mortise Locks)
The thumb lever that actuates the mortise lock will either be centered on the handle or offset lower, which prevents fingers from bumping into the thumb lever. Nearly all of these Handles are reversible (refer to the product description for individual details). Many exterior pulls can be modified to accept a Key Housing, for example E2146 (check the product description for reference to a specific key housing).

Please, note, drilling or modifying the Handle for the purpose of adding a key cylinder housing is the responsibility of the installer, rendering the Handle non-returnable.

Mortise Locks
To properly select your door lock, please, follow these steps:

1. First, determine the type or brand of Glass Door Lock that you need to replace. One method is to look at the slotted hole through the upper body of the lock . This hole will either be enclosed or open to the back of the body. Although both locks appear similar, there is a difference in their operation. Locks having enclosed slotted holes only require a 45 degree turn of the keyway to move the hook from fully retracted (unlocked) to fully extended (locked) position (please, compare locks E2014 and E2171).

2. Second, determine the keyway position when the latch hook is in the locked (fully extended) position.  There are three possible positions:

 

It is important that the replacement lock's keyway matches that of the original lock, otherwise, the Key Cylinder in the Handle may not interface properly.

3. Third, determine if the lock has a square cut face or the face is rounded at the top and bottom. Round and Square Face Locks are not interchangeable, so this specification is very important when selecting a replacement lock.

All Mortise Locks have an adjustable hook projection feature. Once the Lock and the Keeper have been installed, the hook can easily be adjusted by turning the slotted screw located on the face of the lock just above the hook. Adjusting the hook projection will provide a tight seal of the door edge against the door jamb.
Be careful to determine the center-to-center measurements of the mounting holes. This dimension is critical, and leaves no room for error. Many locks have mounting holes dimensions that appear similar, but a variance of even 1/16" (1.6 mm) can make it impossible to install a new lock that has mounting holes with a different center-to-center dimension from the original lock.
Internal Lock Handle Sets
Die cast Handle and Latch assembly with Wood Pull.  Die cast latching Cog is to be installed inside the door stile.
My Account
Create New Account
(simplify checkout,
view order status,
save shipping info,
track recent orders)
Sign In to Your Account
Home |  About Us |  Terms and Conditions |  Return Policy |  Contact Us |  Product Catalog |  Account Login |  RMA Form |  Order Status |  Wishlist
Online Payment Service
SecurityMetrics Credit Card Safe technologylk.com Coupons on tjoos.com LK Technologies is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info. Like us at Gordon Glass Company Follow GordonGlass on Twitter Check out GordonGlass on Youtube! Check out GordonGlass on MySpace!
Copyright ©2014 LK Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement