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    self tapping door handle

    Evening All,
    I've got a upvc back door that opens inward, unfortunately it has only got a handle on the inside and closing the door behind me when I go out into the garden is near impossible as there is nothing on the outside frame to hold on to. I thought that if I drilled one hole on the outside frame and used a small metal self tapping door knob then I could solve the problem. Unfortunately I cannot find any on eBay and wondered if any kind soul could look for me and post a link or point me in the right direction to buy one.
    P.s I've googled self tapping handle but haven't felt brave enough to google self screwing knob.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Why not use a standard type knob that will have screw holes in the base and use self tapping screws.
    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61zoimdPZaL._SL1500_.jpg

    You could just use a suction handle.
    ebay.co.uk/itm…188?hash=item2380ae78c4:g:jLoAAOSwB-1Y06Ns

    kester76

    Do it Hobo style … Do it Hobo style :)https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cl0/Silverline-675088-Double-Suction-Pad-70-kg/B000LFTWA8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1492109429&sr=8-9&keywords=suction+cup


    You beat me to it

    Just take measurements of the inside handle and drill through and fit a matching set amazon.co.uk/uPV…les (just an example).

    refix

    You beat me to it


    Wonder if anyone has hung off a building with these, gotta read the feedback on these items

    Original Poster

    rhinopaul

    Why not use a standard type knob that will have screw holes in the base … Why not use a standard type knob that will have screw holes in the base and use self tapping screws.


    Didn't really want to see screw heads,
    Surely there must be such a product as a self tapping door knob?

    Why dont you just drill through and fit a metal upvc handle on the outside. They screw into each other from the inside with 2 long bolts would be stronger and look better.

    Original Poster

    That 70kg suction handle might be a bit overkill.
    The door is brown upvc, so ideally something to match and aesthetically pleasing to look at.
    Just thought a small round metal handle would do the job in less than two minutes.

    Original Poster

    Alternatively a super strength self adhesive one where you pull the backing off perhaps?

    Why not just get a small handle and use self tapping screws to secure it to the door. Don't worry about a proper handle, just a small discreet one like on drawers or wardrobes.

    if you go out into the garden and shut the door, how do you get back in again?

    Toptrumpet

    Didn't really want to see screw heads,Surely there must be such a product … Didn't really want to see screw heads,Surely there must be such a product as a self tapping door knob?


    In that case you can find ones with escutcheon plate that hides the screws or simply use epoxy and glue on the one you like.

    Out of interest if the door closes behind u how will u open it again if the handle to open it is on the inside. oO
    Edited by: "refix" 13th Apr

    refix

    Out of interest if the door closes behind u how will u open it again if … Out of interest if the door closes behind u how will u open it again if the handle to open it is on the inside. lol


    http://forterra.co.uk/files/London-brick-showing-frog_2.x330.png

    You could also epoxy the head of a self tapping crew to the knob, you might need to drill a slightly larger hole in the knob just so the head of the screw sits inside, then you will have your idea.
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