What kind of door handle / latch combo is this?
March 26, 2013 10:06 AM Subscribe
The future Mrs. Moitz and I closed on a condo yesterday. I'm trying to get the locks replaced. However, these these handels / latches
are defying description so it's making it difficult to locate a replacement. Further details inside...
posted by moitz to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
There are two of these things, one on each door which lead to the porch. Here is how they work. To open the door, unlock the deadbolt and push the handle down. Just like normal. However, when you CLOSE the door, before you can lock the deadbolt again, you have to pull the handle up, which activates two latches, one on top and one on bottom, each of which grabs a steel bar in the door frame. If you don't do this, the deadbolt handle (or key if you're outside) won't turn and engage the bolt. Additionally, the front door has the same handle, but with a completely standard single cylinder deadbolt of the same keying as the porch doors.
What the heck type of door handle should I be searching for?