Inside view of slider panel with screen door handle installed
This is the inside view of the slider panel with the screen door handle installed. The handle is white PVC which matches the Philips slider panel it is installed in. A slight push down on the lever opens the screen door. The opening sequence is intuitive and guests or grand kids need little if any instruction. The handle looks like a handle and is located where a handle should be located. When the screen door is attached to the solid door, the handle slides out of the way with the slider panel.
Outside View of Slider panel with screen door handle installed
The outside view of the slider shows the screen door handle in its normal position. This side of the handle consist of a stainless steel tube and a delrin end piece and are completely corrosion resistant. The handle is held in this position by a hidden stainless steel torsion spring. Note that the factory handle at the left of the picture is not being touched so no force is being applied. When the handle is actuated there is a low friction plastic on plastic contact. The handle assembly is held in place with the hex nut. The square stud on the assembly mates with a square hole that is cut in the slider panel. This prevents the assembly from turning during normal operation.
These are the components included in the screen door handle kit. The paper template is used to locate the square hole location and angle. The handle on the bottom left contains the square stud which keeps the installed assemby from rotating. It also contains the torsion spring to keep the handle in its normal position. The two spacer nuts in the middle act as clamping washers and trim out the hole you cut in the slider panel. The nut on the right clamps the assembly in place