To install a key lock on a sliding glass door, drill two mounting holes, fasten the lock onto the door with screws, and drill the lock bolt hole. Test the lock with a key.Continue Reading
Clear dirt and dust from the door track, align the lock at the base of the door, tap the base of the outer glass to locate the point where the glass ends, and use a sharpie to mark the point. Hold the lock straight against the inner glass, align the bolt in the lock with the mark, and draw a circle in the lock's top screw hole. Hold a steel punch in the center of the hole, tap the punch with a hammer to create a slight indentation, and slowly drill a fairly deep first mounting hole into the glass.
Align the lock to the inner door frame, insert a screw into the drilled hole, and fasten the lock onto the door. Mark the other screw hole with a sharpie, drill another hole, and screw in the screw.
Push in the lock bolt, mark around the bolt, unscrew the lock, tap an indentation, and drill the lock bolt hole using a 1/8-inch drill bit followed by 1/2-inch bit. Screw the lock, slide the bolt into the bolt hole and test the lock with a key.
Tips for installing bathroom door locks include beginning with the right tools, choosing a door knob that fits the existing door and has a privacy lock, and ensuring all pegs and screw holes align when attaching the handles to the cylinders so that the knob and locking mechanisms function properly. Gather all required materials before beginning installation, including the door handle hardware, screws and screwdriver, and install the latch first, before the knob or lever.Full Answer >
To install a lock for a sliding patio door, close the door flush with its frame, place the lock in the appropriate position on the door, and drill the required number of holes in the door. Then, screw the lock in position using the holes, and install the bolts and the cover plate.Full Answer >
Repair a sliding glass door by adjusting the fit in the frame, cleaning the track, lubricating the guide wheels, or replacing the track. Determining the reason the door does not operate smoothly helps you to know the right repair.Full Answer >
If installing a sliding glass door, apply the adhesive, place the door and shims, secure the door, cut the shims and then install the hardware to complete the installation. Have a screw gun available as well as a razor blade, wood screws, shims and the glass door before beginning.Full Answer >