How do you measure a bathroom mortice lock?

The size of the mortice lock refers to how far the keyhole will be from the edge of the door. You can measure the mortice locks by measuring the backset and the centre. It is also advised you measure the case width and height and the forend length and width.

What is a bathroom mortice lock?

They are generally used for the bathroom but can be used on any internal door to stop entrance. Bathroom locks do not have keys making locking and unlocking easy and fuss free. Toilet door locks are available in several styles and applications to suit your needs.

What is the difference between a mortice lock and a deadlock?

The difference between a mortice deadlock and sash lock is that a mortice sashlock has a latch and bolt to open and close the lock. Where-as a mortice deadlock does not have a latch to open the lock.

What is the lock on a bathroom door called?

Difference between bathroom locks and privacy locks A privacy lock will have a tubular notice latch, while a bathroom lock will have what is called is full bathroom mortice, which is a larger and more complex locking system.

How do I know what size mortice lock I need?

If the lock is still in the door it is possible to measure from the front plate of the lock to the centre of the keyhole. If the measurement is 45mm, you need a 64mm (2.5″) mortice lock. If the measurement is 57mm, you need a 76mm (3″) mortice lock.

How do I know what size mortice latch I need?

Overall Latch Size = Backset An easy way to choose which latch you need is to measure from the edge of your door to the centre of your door Stile. Choose the Backset which is closest to this measurement, and the handle will be as central as possible to the Stile on your door.

How do Thumbturn locks work?

Now, you might wonder, “How does the thumb turn lock work?” In the simplest terms, you set the thumb turn clockwise to lock, and anti-clockwise to unlock. The mechanical explanation behind this is: when twisted, the thumb turn operates a deadbolt to lock/unlock the door from the inside of the bathroom.

What is backset on a lock?

The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 2-1/8-inch bore hole. In the United States, there are two common backsets for residential door locks: 2 3/8 inches and 2 3/4 inches.

What is the difference between a bathroom lock and a privacy lock?

A full bathroom mortice lock is a larger mechanism with a latch bolt at the top and a dead bolt further down (a rectangular shaped metal component). You will see a much longer metal plate (face plate) on the edge of the door. If you have a tubular mortice latch in the door, then you have a ‘privacy’ handle.