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Door handle fitting

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by DIY-Newb, 17 Aug 2021.

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    Hi,

    I've just purchased some new door handles - photo attached.

    The handle that's going to join to the door has 4 screw holes in, 2 for standard screws (all fine).

    But 2 screws screw into a bar that looks like it joins the two sides together? Is this normal, could someone explain how this works please?

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    you appear to have 2 sleeve nuts. These enable you to put screws through the handles on each side that will clamp the handles together. Probably they have only given you two because most locks and latches have two holes in the case enabling the screws to pass through for "bolt through fixing"

    If you are using a tubular mortice latch four would probably fit.

    you can just make out the two holes, to the sides of the spindle follower, in this pic

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    Hi @JohnD

    Thanks for the reply.

    So the sleeve sits in the middle of the door, screws either side, holding it all together? Just to check, anything to decide which side gets the shorter of the screws?
     
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    that's how it ends up. you feed one of the screws onto the sleeve nut, and poke it through the door, then tighten the other screw into the other end until it is tight. You don't have to try to wangle the nut into the door on its own.
     
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    yes, you put it into the more convenient side. I suppose tighten the short screw fully first.
     
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    some old locks and latches may not have the holes. I don't know when they became popular.

    For example this design is about 50 years old (still made) and doesn't have them.

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    this modern tubular latch does

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    Thanks for the help.

    They are (new) 'Tubular Mortice Latch' locks, for internal doors, so should hopefully fit nicely. :)
     
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    the tubular latch I have in front of me doesn't have the holes (they are cheap crap!), so obviously the bolt throughs will go vertical
     
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    the yellow-bodied Altro ones are very good.
     
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