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Old 04-19-2016, 10:07 AM   #1
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Inside door lock

I'm looking to put some kind of lock on the inside of the screen door. I'm hoping someone has an idea. The door pushes open very easily and I'm afraid the grandkids and dog are going to fall right out. Especially the dog when he lays next to the door. I don't need it for security, just to help hold door closed. I put a decorative grate on the bottom of the door already. Thanks, Sue
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:10 AM   #2
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You might think about adding extra magnets to make it harder to open. You could install a standard screen door latch like on a house (I would not) to secure the door.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:15 PM   #3
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It's old school, but works great:

National Mfg. 4" Hook & Eye N226373 - Walmart.com
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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I think someone on this forum showed flipping the grab rail against the door to hold it closed.
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:33 PM   #5
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I think someone on this forum showed flipping the grab rail against the door to hold it closed.

That is what we do to keep our lab from pushing it open....only opens about two inches then

It takes some effort to raise the handle to swing it also


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Old 04-20-2016, 02:37 PM   #6
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I think someone on this forum showed flipping the grab rail against the door to hold it closed.
Yup:

http://www.learntorv.com/2013/06/quick-tip-baby-proof-screen-door.html


The other side of it is the screen in the door. It's easy to push through. Plexiglass/Lexan/whatever you want to call it makes short work of that:
Learn To RV: Screen Door Cover Babyproofing Mod
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