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Vertical Multi Point Hardware12/20
I've got a situation where I have been asked to build a couple floor to ceiling interior passage doors.
The kicker is that the goal is to have no vertical jambs elements (tiled walls/clean contemporary). My plan was to use center hung pivots for hinging, but the latching has me stumped.
The closest I found was vertical throw bolts for the passive door of a pair, but these rely on the active door to activate the throw bolts it seems.
Any ideas if this type of hardware solution exists, or maybe another latching solution I haven't thought of yet?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
You could use multi points with either cams with a corner driver or shoot bolts. problem is they could only be activated by lifting the lever up instead of down to open. This would be pretty unhandy I think.
Roller catch on top?
Conventional multipoints would have to be disassembled, rebuilt and reassembled to your needs to get the lever action correct.
There are some cool electronic shoot bolts that can be activated several different ways - wire, touch pad, cell phone, computer, etc.
Will the doors have door stop to hit?
If you are happy with shoot bolts top and bottom FFI has 2 point locks without the latch function that would work. With this your lever handle would be simply up or down to lock and unlock.
What's unhandy about this is the door would not latch automatically when you shut it. If its for a private home the owners could get used to it.
I have tilt turn french doors on to a deck in my house. They do not have a latch function either and its fun to watch guests trying to figure out how to open and close the doors.
If you do not need a privacy function I think multi heavy duty roller catches on top could work.
Link to FFI 2 point lock