Step 10: Install a Hands-Free Lock (Optional)

hands-free sliding door lock
Photo: John Gruen
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• Close and latch the door, then temporarily mount the lock against its lower edge.

• Now lower the locking bolt and mark its location on the rail in pencil.

• Remove the lock and drill a hole (sized as specified) through the track, and pop in the rubber grommet provided.

• Remount the lock and test it. Stepping on the top engages the bolt; pressing on the side releases it.
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    Tools List

    • flathead screwdriver
      Flathead screwdriver
    • sawhorse
      Sawhorse
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • block wood
      Wood block
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • needlenose pliers
      Plier

    Shopping List

    1. NEW ROLLER ASSEMBLIES
    (if needed)

    2. DENATURED ALCOHOL

    3. SILICONE SPRAY

    4. PARAFFIN WAX BLOCK5. WEATHERSTRIPPING
    (if needed)

    6. PLASTIC GLUE

    7. HANDS-FREE LOCK
    (optional)