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patio door safety lock

I want to put some sort of safety lock so the 5 years old cant open it or they sell handle + key lock which was around $38 which is a lot.

The ones I found in Rona require lots drilling and stuff.

Any suggestions/ideas?
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A metal or wood bar at the bottom is what most people do.
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^^^^^^ That ^^^^^

Why spend lots of money? Go to your local Home Depot and buy a 1"x2"x6' piece of wood and cut it to size. That's what I did.
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Secondarily:

Tell your 5 year-old to not to touch the patio door. If he/she still does, scold and punish. My 4 year old knows not to touch the patio door without permission, hasn't tried opening or closing it since he was two.
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chimaican wrote: Secondarily:

Tell your 5 year-old to not to touch the patio door. If he/she still does, scold and punish. My 4 year old knows not to touch the patio door without permission, hasn't tried opening or closing it since he was two.
All it takes is once. Mechanical means never fail.

To op - just picked up a safety bar at Cdn Tire. A few holes to drill but nothing serious. $20 for piece of mind especially with a pool in the yard.
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There is a metal patio lock that goes for about $15 at Home Depot. It's in the lock aisle with all the misc accessories. You can install it up high, therefore keeping it out of the reach of your child.
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chimaican wrote: Secondarily:

Tell your 5 year-old to not to touch the patio door. If he/she still does, scold and punish. My 4 year old knows not to touch the patio door without permission, hasn't tried opening or closing it since he was two.
My kids are perfect too! It's so surprising when other people's children sometimes behave differently. In fact, although I am a perfect parent, even I sometimes find that each of my children behaves differently in the same situation. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

To the OP- a 1x2 might be fine, but a thicker dowel cut to size would be less likely to cause splinters, I think. Also available at Home Depot and pretty cheap.
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dutchca wrote: All it takes is once. Mechanical means never fail.

To op - just picked up a safety bar at Cdn Tire. A few holes to drill but nothing serious. $20 for piece of mind especially with a pool in the yard.
safety bar?
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bsobaid wrote: Looks nice and works perfect but wow at the price. $68. thats a lot.
I'm not sure why it's so expensive on Amazon but we got ours at Home Depot about two years ago. We paid about $20.
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bsobaid wrote: I want to put some sort of safety lock so the 5 years old cant open it or they sell handle + key lock which was around $38 which is a lot.

The ones I found in Rona require lots drilling and stuff.

Any suggestions/ideas?
$38 is a lot? When your child goes walking out the door, gets hit by a car, will you still think $38 is too much? And no, a piece of wood will not work for keeping anyone in. Works for keeping people out.
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DIrty-D wrote: $38 is a lot? When your child goes walking out the door, gets hit by a car, will you still think $38 is too much? And no, a piece of wood will not work for keeping anyone in. Works for keeping people out.
not for all that but for what the material worth.
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Buccio wrote: A metal or wood bar at the bottom is what most people do.
wont work, kid can always remove it. We had it too but he simply removes the wood and opens it.

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