difficult time figuring out mortise latch model
by N Madrid
(San Antonio, TX USA)
E2013 Patio door mortise lock dimensions
Hello! I hope you can help me!
My house built in 1973, and the door handle on my sliding glass door says 1973; it appears to be the original door lock and latch.
My latch was sticking and I tried to remove it to clean it-unfortunately I didn't research first, and it slipped down into the stile. Without having the actual latch to replicate, I could see it had a rounded face. I ordered off Amazon to the best of my recollection; I ordered the E 2013; but the squared back would not fit into the latch opening.
I ordered another one, E 2121. It also has the round face and the back section is angled so it would fit into the opening. But the space between the adjustable rounded face and bracing section that goes inside to be attached, was not wide enough to slip into the opening. I'm sure I just have the wrong mortise latch, but I can't figure out which one I need. I'm assuming it is the 45 degree lever slot. the E2121 almost fit, but the holes didn't want to line up for the screws that would attach the handle, so maybe the vertical lever slot would make everything else line up. Can you help me figure out which mortise latch I need and do you sell it? Thanks so much!!