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Old 12-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #11
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Another use for one of your slide lock bars.

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #12
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In regards to post #10 quote:

Who cares why he wants the lock on the door! Instead of telling why he shouldn't need it, maybe some suggestions on how to do it.
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Post 2 through 6 have suggestions or solutions to locking the door. Perhaps you need to take time to read the whole thread, and just not the last two or three post before responding. And then if you think you have a abetter option chime in.

Many times after 10 or so post the thread has gotten off topic, so it is always a good idea to back to the start. Also, the original poster fails to respond with their solution, so it keeps going.

I agree, no one's business on why he wants to lock it, but since the reason wasn't stated, assumptions were made, first by me. Reason, I would never invite a thief to stay in my camper, I don't keep anything in the camper bedroom worth stealing. He may want to keep a gun in there, and not give the children access for all I know. I do know that guns are illegal in state parks, and many campgrounds, but that is his problem, till pulls it on me.

Anyway, back to the first post, suggestions have given, if you have another, offer it.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #13
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Windrider,
I did read the whole thread before posting, #6 first told him why he shouldn't have to, before suggesting what to do. Then it took 5 more posts before another had a suggestion.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the help guys, it is appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:07 AM   #15
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Kwikset 335 Round Privacy Bed/Bath Pocket Door Lock

Remove your plastic plugs from your doors and this should be a 15 to 30 minute install depending on if you have to go to the neighborhood tool hoarder and borrow a screw driver or not.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #16
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Another use for one of your slide lock bars.
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I liked this idea at first but you would be "racking" the door quite a bit to keep it tight and it does not take much to get the door off its track. The cut broom handle or 2x3 is still my first choice to solve the security issue.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #17
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The cut broom handle or 2x3 is still my first choice to solve the security issue.
... until someone stands the handle or block behing the door and it falls over accidently into the space when no one is around and one finds that they can not access the room on the other side.

I guess thats why companies make pocket slider door locks which fit directly into the pre cut and plugged door and jamb places.
There is nothing more embarrassing than having to use your own facilities and being locked out with no way in.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:36 AM   #18
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Sorry,

From the photo I assumed it was a sliding door; not a pocket door. I was not thinking of a permanent mounted bar, like on a hinge, but one that is placed on the floor at the bottom of the door. That way it can be removed when not needed to secure the door.

A 2x3 would have a flat surface to avoid the "rolling away" issue of a broom handle.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:12 AM   #19
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back to the issue

ok
the cheapest of gate fasteners (been around forever)
it will not be too heavy duty
but should do the trick
unless a bear wants in
the end piece comes sharpened a little
pushes down through the little locking hole

attach the large part to top side door jam
do not attach the round piece to the door
instead
drill a small simple receiving hole into door
I would drill the hole on a slight angle
so as to catch the latch better

the hook can be bent to desired position


here we go -- found it
sure hard to explain without a picture



drop this below into their search engine

6 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Hook-and-Eye Lock-15335
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From the photo I assumed it was a sliding door; not a pocket door.
I believe that to be the case (sliding door, not in a pocket).

Big gap at the bottom indicates that a coat hanger could easily be used to flip the accidentally dropped stick out of the way. And that's IF that ever happened. Just lean the stick somewhere else when not in use.
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