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Old 04-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #21
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On the photo of the deadbolt above:
Don't use a deadbolt to lock the screen door to the door frame for security without some kind of spring return. If the outer door locks to the screen door while the screen door is locked to the frame and you are outside, you are very effectively locked out. Just driving down the road can jiggle the dead bolt closed. I used a mini bungee cord to keep this from happening after locking myself out one too many times too many.

You can get in with a coat hanger. I've had the practice to develop it into an art form.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #22
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Some Airstream dealers have that old screen door latch.

But, from Airstream, they are rather expensive.

I will check out Home Depot as another source.

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They didn't have them when I first looked, but I stumbled across this one recently. You may want to check multiple locations. The one nearest me has the worst selection and most out of stocks of any store I have been to, but it is on the way (and less than half the distance) to others.
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On the photo of the deadbolt above:
Don't use a deadbolt to lock the screen door to the door frame for security without some kind of spring return. If the outer door locks to the screen door while the screen door is locked to the frame and you are outside, you are very effectively locked out.

You can get in with a coat hanger. I've had the practice to develop it into an art form.
Valid point.

This deadbolt attaches the screen door to the outer door itself, not the screen door to the frame. It allows you to use the screen door handle to move both doors at the same time. The screen door latches to the frame with a spring loaded roller.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:27 PM   #23
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Some Airstream dealers have that old screen door latch.

But, from Airstream, they are rather expensive.

I will check out Home Depot as another source.

Thanks.

Andy
Hi again Andy,

I was in Home Depot the day before yesterday and found that they are now stocking the 4" long version like the original. I bought one to replace the small on in the photo just because it was (1) more original and (2) so cheap. It was $6.47.

It is an Everbilt (Eb) Surface Bolt and has the number 630 625 in the upper right corner.
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