door knob with lock for swinging door?


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Old 03-22-08, 09:28 AM
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We have a swinging french door between our kitchen and dining room. We would like to install a knob or bolt that can lock and be unlocked from both sides. We have dogs and would like to keep dogs from pushing through, but would like to use door from both sides. Also, would like to have bolt retract, so door can still be used as a swinging door when necessary? Any suggestions?
 
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Old 03-22-08, 11:31 AM
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Welcome to the forums! You can install top and bottom surface mounted slide locks for one of the doors, making it stationary when locked, and a regular lockset/passage set on the other door that will strike the fixed door and engage the lock. That way, one door is always the ingress/egress door until the second one is unpinned.
 
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Old 03-22-08, 01:48 PM
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door knob with lock for single swinging door

Wow, what a quick answer. Thank you. Very clever solution, but we neglected to mention that it is a single swinging door on a hinge and it swings in both directitions. Also, door doesn't have to lock; just needs to be stationary. Thanks for thinking! Bruce
 
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Old 03-22-08, 02:16 PM
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Wouldn't you still want to use the sliding door bolt (or a mortise door bolt, which is more like a deadbolt), so that it could be stationary or swingable whenever you please? If being able to unlock the door from either side is important, just get a double sided mortise door bolt. (Such as the Ives No. 151, 153 or 155 mortise door bolt with an extra turnpiece- No 147, 148.)

Google "Ives mortise door bolt"
 
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door knob/lock for swinging door

A slide bolt would be great if it could be unlocked from both sides. If it is locked on one side and we come through from the other side, we won't be able to go through door.

Thanks for thinking.
 
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Old 03-22-08, 05:11 PM
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OK, I took "french door" to mean a set of two doors, sorry. You may have to resort to bar or restaurant hinges that stop in the middle. That way, you can swing it both ways and it will remain relatively stationary when at rest.
 
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Old 03-23-08, 06:06 AM
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What xsleeper said is exactly what you need. Heres an example, specifically says 'used on swinging doors to keep dogs in'
http://www.kilianhardware.com/ivno151mordo.html
 
 

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