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Old 06-08-14, 10:41 AM
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Will storm door handle hit entry door deadbolt?

Hi, this is my first post on this forum and I need help from you guys.
I plan to install Andersen 4000 storm door and it appears that deadbolt and storm door handle on the same level. Here is a couple of pictures with measurements. Can you please tell me if there is enough room to clear handle?

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Old 06-08-14, 11:32 AM
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Storm door handles are usually installed above the hardware on the interior door, centered at roughly 42" from the bottom of the storm door. If the interior side of your storm door handle is less than 1 3/4" wide there won't be a problem anyway.
 
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Old 06-08-14, 12:35 PM
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Since the hardware is installed on both doors already you'll need to measure from the storm door handle to the main door lock. Looking at the picture - where will the storm door frame sit ? It's hard to tell from the picture the amount of reveal or mounting surface.

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Old 06-08-14, 12:41 PM
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Good info, thank you.
Any one with Andersen door can tell me what is the distance between surfaces of the front and storm doors? And C, B dimensions you have

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Old 06-08-14, 04:17 PM
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PJmax,
It will seat on B,
Also from the top of the front door frame to middle of the deadbolt is about 38.5"
On Andersen 4000 it is about 39" from inside top of the door frame to the center of the handle.
So in the storm door design is it possible to drop the door .5-1.0" lover so handle will be below deadlock?
 
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Old 06-08-14, 04:42 PM
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Solve the problem by adding some 3/4" thick X 1 1/2" to 2" wide trim to outer door facing to set the storm door 3/4" further away from regular door. Install storm door to this added trim.

Worked for me when faced with a similar dilemma.

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Old 06-08-14, 04:51 PM
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I don't think so, RE the height change. If it mounts on B, then you should have plenty of clearance. IIRC the 4000 is just the 3000 with different options? If so, just look at a display and measure the handle depth.

I just checked my Andersen patio doors (which use very similar handles) and its right at 2 1/8 inches from the door surface to the edge of the handle.

Yours being a wood door, the holes may be different heights from standard. Comparing to my standard steel door...yes, there's about a 3" difference.
 
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Old 06-08-14, 05:00 PM
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And as Rough Rooster said. you can easily buy s4s stock 3/4 x 1/2 and bump it out if needed.
 
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