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Old 04-21-2010, 05:58 PM
Location: Maple Valley, WA
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some kind of childproofing device for sliding closet doors. These aren't sliding bi-fold doors, but more like sliding glass patio doors on a track. However, both doors slide past one another. Any ideas? TIA!
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:05 PM
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I have the doors that are hung from the top. We installed locking latches (like for an old screen door) about five feet up. By the time she was old enough to reach them she was old enough to know better.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:27 PM
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Check with your local hardware store - they should be able to find you the door braces or latches that are right for the doors you have. We have the same kind of sliding closet doors and the latches we have work great. They have some that lock, too.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:06 PM
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My first thought was also the latch like used for screen doors, but then I remembered the lock in this link.
Sliding Door Lock - 2 pk
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:59 AM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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If you want a cheap way out.....you can also buy a couple of cheap brooms (or any dowel) , cut to size, and lay them in the tracks. Lowes/Home Depot will cut them for you if you have the measurements. You can also use curtain spring rods if you want to put something up higher so the kids can't reach them.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:52 AM
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if the door overlap...
You can try one of these

Patio Door Locking Pin, Door Safety - Baby proofing Products - Totsafe - IS YOUR HOME TOTSAFE?

you may be able to find it locally for about 1/2 the price. Our store has them for under 2.00.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:48 PM
Location: Australia
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Teach child not to touch the door.
They have to learn sooner or later.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:01 AM
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I think is not fit to family that have child. If you got child and this door both in your home, maybe you can find what you want in ebay.
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