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Old 05-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #21
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I added a second lower latch to the screen door for our kids, nieces, nephews etc. the mod involved a second handle, coat hanger for now to test functionality...
Great idea, Cleon. It looks like the lower handle is just a handle to tie in to the upper one and not actually 'latching' the door down low. If so, I have a suggestion for you to consider. If it was just a bit lower, it would have the kick-panel behind it instead of the screen, for the little hands to be scuffing.

Hey, give it a couple more days, Cleon... then OC, Herk and B will get past the precision clevis concept and have the remote control versions with led lights and titanium tie-rods designed up for you. They're good now.
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And naturally I have to take exception, pushrods are hollow tubes that sit on lifters and rest in sockets on rocker arms in engines to operate the valves.
OC - I totally agree. I was referring to a pushrod from an aviation view and of course there are many other applications where the term pushrod is correct.

In my use of the term, a pushrod is a rod (either solid or hollow) that is used to actuate a component such as a wing spoiler from a hydraulic or electric powered actuator.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #23
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And naturally I have to take exception, pushrods are hollow tubes that sit on lifters and rest in sockets on rocker arms in engines to operate the valves.
I have to take exception to this ..
Not all pushrods are hollow .
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I have to take exception to this ..
Not all pushrods are hollow .
SHUT UP - just SHUT UP.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #25
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Great idea, Cleon. It looks like the lower handle is just a handle to tie in to the upper one and not actually 'latching' the door down low. If so, I have a suggestion for you to consider. If it was just a bit lower, it would have the kick-panel behind it instead of the screen, for the little hands to be scuffing.

Hey, give it a couple more days, Cleon... then OC, Herk and B will get past the precision clevis concept and have the remote control versions with led lights and titanium tie-rods designed up for you. They're good now.
Sounds like a Texas A&M kind of answer
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #26
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Sounds like a Texas A&M kind of answer
No, that would be...

'How many Aggies does it take to open a door with two handles?'
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No, that would be...

'How many Aggies does it take to open a door with two handles?'
Very good

I have a good Aggie joke that is not suitable for here.
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Great idea, Cleon. It looks like the lower handle is just a handle to tie in to the upper one and not actually 'latching' the door down low. If so, I have a suggestion for you to consider. If it was just a bit lower, it would have the kick-panel behind it instead of the screen, for the little hands to be scuffing.

Hey, give it a couple more days, Cleon... then OC, Herk and B will get past the precision clevis concept and have the remote control versions with led lights and titanium tie-rods designed up for you. They're good now.
Already got a push bar on mine, if we had kids, I'd hook it up like Cleon did.
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thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. i have a plan to update the means by which the two handles are connected. right now, when the top handle is used the rod deflects too much to suit me as it overcomes the new lower handles stiffer spring. clevis' and threaded rod sound good in theory but maybe the resulting weight may or may not more than the return springs can compensate for over time. lighter is better. i'm thinking something like fine picture hanging wire and the proper pinch clamps, because the lower one does not have to move when the top one is used to open the door.
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Updated linkage installed. works like a charm!
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