Bill, works great, thank you. It took my maybe 10 minutes to install.
Works really well. A dremel tool is ideal for making the hole.Gene
I recently purchased one on the slide screendoor latches, easy to install, works really well, and looks great!!!\Comes with template, and all instructions........\RoadDog
I installed the door latch a month ago. It was easy to install, 20 minutes....I\'m slow. Works great as advertised, an eloquent solution that really works.
Simple idea, easy installation, and it looks good. Thanks for coming up with the idea and making it available to all.
Fast delivery... easy installation (7 minutes), and it works fantastically! Having a sharp knife helps to finish off the drilled receptacle hole for the handle. Great Product!! Thanks Bill.Kicked-Ash
Quick delivery Great instructionsFast InstallationWonderful productThanks, Billjamvir
Bill, Thanks for the screen door opener handle. This was easy to install and can't believe such a simple product makes our life easier. Thanks again.Wayne (racebum)nuwaowners.org administrator
A great idea Bill. That ME degree finallypaid off. Can you bring one to the TT game? I'll have the cash this time.Have a safe trip.
We picked up mail today, and our screen door mod from Bill Steele was in there. Another satisfied customer here - the install was a snap, the instructions were easy to understand. Even though I am a guy, I did read the instructions. Counting the reading time, I spent less than 5 minutes on this project. A quick cut with the Dremel, slide the handle in place, tighten it up. Done. Well, it took me a minute or so to clean up the plastic bits from the Dremel cut-out. ;) So, maybe more like 6 minutes.Thanks, Bill, for this mod - makes the door feel more "home-like."Best wishes,Jim B.
Nice mod. Heard about it on Myrvtalk.com. 15 minutes to install. Great instructions.
Thanks!! What a great idea and implementation. Works perfectly!
Just thought I would let you know that, although this is a great item, it is not universal. After cutting the hole and installing it, the first time I closed the outer door, the actuator hit the outer door and fell apart. There was not enough room between the screen door and the outer door. I was able to remove the hollow rod and I cut about 5/8" off the short leg. I re-bent the rod, reassembled the actuator, reinserted the rod and epoxied it in. It works ok, but looks a little beat up. Perhaps you should state on your home page what distance you need between the screen door and outer door. I wouldn't have purchased your product if I had known. Now it's too late - I have a diamond shaped hole in my screen door slider. I'm not really satisfied.
Thanks for the suggestions and I apologize for all the extra work to get to a working handle. I have now listed 3 models of handles to cover a range of applications. You have the dubious honor of installing the Beta of the Model SDHK-0. Let me know how it works.Bill
As a follow up to my original comment, I sent Bill pictures of my slider with a ruler to indicate depth, and he was kind enough to fabricate an opener to fit my door. I installed it this afternoon and it was a perfect fit. I see on his site that he manufactures openers for three door depths now. This is a great product, works as advertised and will save a lot of frustration with sliding that door panel. Thanks for great customer care, Bill. That's what business is all about.
Ran into this product by accident and wish I would have found it earlier. What a wonderful little tool. My girls (6 & 8) were always forgetting to shut the slider and the mosquitoes would just roll into the camper. Now, no more problems. Easy to install and even the wife loves it. Thanks Bill!
The screen latch on my new Jayco Eagle does not have the indentation on the sliding panel. Will this fit that type door?
Very easy to install. Works great!!!!! How in the world have we been able to live without it before? You have come up with a great product.
Thanks and God bless!
The product is not deep enough to reach the handle on my screen door. Thankfully I lined it up first without actually cutting my door. I sent Bill an email with a picture four days ago and tried calling him but the number he provides does not allow voice mails. Hopefully he is just out of town.
Received mine it was shipped assembled, no matter what I try I cannot get the nut to come off. I tried calling the phone number on your business card and get no answer or voice mail, sent you an email hopefully you can get me a new one
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Did you note that the nut is a left hand thread. This is a common mistake. If you are still having trouble, I will be glad to send a replacement. Bill
Bill Steele-Inventor and Builder of the Screen Door Handle