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Topic # 240268 29-Aug-2018 20:18
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Could anybody help me find a suitable lock for some sliding wardrobe doors? There are three doors and they slide open in a track. 

 

I found this image which is a pin type of lock but I don't know what they're called and whether there might be a better solution...

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2081090 29-Aug-2018 20:28
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There are a variety of bolt locks like in your picture at any hardware store. You can by packs that are keyed alike. It would certainly be a simple and cost effective option.




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  Reply # 2081093 29-Aug-2018 20:39
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scuwp: There are a variety of bolt locks like in your picture at any hardware store. You can by packs that are keyed alike. It would certainly be a simple and cost effective option.

 

Right, probably best to visit the hardware store, see what's around and use my imagination.

 

 




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  Reply # 2081094 29-Aug-2018 20:45
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Unfortunately there is no framework around the top of the doors in which a bolt lock could go into. I could send them into the floor but I'm not sure.


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  Reply # 2081097 29-Aug-2018 20:47
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  Reply # 2081113 29-Aug-2018 21:32
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kiwijunglist:

 

try looking for sliding window locks.

 

eg.

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/carbine-mini-push-bolt-window-security-lock-w-25-5mm-x-l-75mm-x-d-30mm-white/p/299461

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/safety-security/home-security/window-security/c/RF5154

 

 

 

 

These are probably the sort of thing that will work. Might be best to go and look at how they work though. Cheers.

 

 


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  Reply # 2081207 30-Aug-2018 09:23
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Those sliding doors typically lift off a track at the top, so the sliding bolt type locks may not be very effective.

 

The doors themselves may not be that robust (e.g. laminate or similar). Easy to pry the whole lock off.

 

Kid proof only. But perhaps that's what you want.





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  Reply # 2081247 30-Aug-2018 10:30
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The one in the first picture is pretty similar to a Yale or Assa Abloy MC81 Presslock.  For the pin hole, keep in mind that the framing on hollow core sliding doors can be VERY narrow. Maybe drill a small test hole from the back first to make sure you'll be going into sold timber.





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  Reply # 2081282 30-Aug-2018 11:13
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drill a hole in one side for the pin, then full up the hollow in the door with some wood filler / putty or similar, then drill it again.





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