Hurd Sliding Patio Door Stadard Oak Handle Set 1993 – 2006

This article will show you how to: change the handing and install the standard oak handle set and use the keeper finder used on Hurd sliding patio doors from 1993 – 2006

To order a new Standard Oak Handel Set go to P/N 508
To order Hurd Sliding Screen Door Keeper only go to P/N 533


Installation and Handing Instructions:

Tools required: Philips Screwdriver

Determine handing direction from exploded view below (XO or OX)


On the back side of the inside handle there is an “E” shaped guide locating the actuator lever. The actuator should be moved to one end. Align with the hub of the lock as shown in the detail.

Place the inside handle against door while inserting actuator into vertical slotted hub of mortise lock. Install two 8-32 x 2 1/2″* length screw for clad door provided through the inside handle to attach outside pull (and plastic shim on clad door). DO NOT USE POWER DRIVERS TO INSTALL HANDLE SCREWS!

To install Keeper Plate follow directions below.

Optional key cylinder: cut the tail piece to 3/4″ length.

*2 3/8″ length screw for wood exterior door

Keeper Installation Instructions:

Install hardware as shown above

Before installing the Keeper Plate hold the Keeper Locator Template in place against the mortise lock.


Close the door firmly, allowing the keeper locator template to make the location for the keeper screws in the side jamb.


Install the keeper with two #8 x 1 1/4″ screws and adjust to the proper height.

Adjust mortise lock hoot using a common paint screwdriver until the hook is properly extended. Close door. Lock door and check for excessive play. Readjust the hook until the door will lock snug.

To order a new Standard Oak Handel Set go to P/N 508
To order Hurd Sliding Screen Door Keeper only go to P/N 533


Hurd Door Hinge Adjustment

4″ Adjustable Door Hinge


Hinge Adjustment

NOTE: NEVER use a powered crew driver or drill to make adjustments!!! Adjust only by hand!

To Order New Hurd Door Hinges Go To:

Horizontal and Vertical Hinge Adjustment

The door is set up with two (2) horizontal (guide adjustable hinges, and one (1) vertically (set) adjustable hinge per panel. The horizontal hinges are located in the top and bottom positions, and the vertical hinge is located in the middle position.

Adjustments are made with a 3/32″ hex wrench. Never use a powered screw driver to make adjustments. Adjust only by hand!

Vertical Adjustment (To lift and lower the door)

Vertical adjustment allows up to 1/4″ total movement. Each rotation of the screw represents approximately a .0008″ travel for fine tune adjustment.

Step 1: Open door panel to access hinge adjustment screw.

Step 2: Loosen the adjustment screws on the top and bottom horizontal adjusting hinges to allow for easier vertical adjustment.

Step 3: Turn the hex drive in the middle (vertically adjusting) hinge either clockwise or counter-clockwise to raise or lower the door. The vertical hinge is marked with an arrow to indicate which direction the door will move when the hex drive is turned.

Step 4: Raise or lower panel accordingly to center the door panel in the opening.

Horizontal Adjustment (to move the door closer or away from the hinge side jamb)

Horizontal Adjustment allows up to 3/16″ total movement. three (3) turns of screw.

Step 1: Open door penal to access hinge adjustment screw.

Step 2: Adjust top and/or bottom hinge hex screw to align reveal between door frame and panel.

Step 3: Counterclockwise will increase reveal, clockwise will decrease reveal. Gap should be equal along entire length between frame an panel.



Instruction for Hurd Sash Adjustment


To purchase the Truth Wrench #190 go to:

1. The amount of sash drag (a sash is the operating part of a casement window) that this hinge will correct for is dependent on the ratio of the sash width vs. sash height. To calculate the amount of sash drag adjustment for any given window size, take the ratio of the width to height multiplied by 1/16″.

Example: sash size equals 24″ x 36″ width to eight ratio is .667 Total adjustment is .66 x 1/16″ = .042 (Approx. 3/64″)

2. To adjust the casement sash: First fully open the window. Next step the Adjustment wrench (Part # 190 To by go to: under Parts –  Miscellaneous) onto the base of the stud, found between the support arm and the track of the lower hinge. Swinging the wrench away from the lock side of the window will decrease the about of sash drag. The maximum sash drag adjustment is reached when the stud flats are parallel to the track. Note: Turning the stud flats beyond parallel will not increase sash drag correction.

3. For severe sash drag, a similar procedure can be sued on the upper hinge. Upper hinge adjustment is made by swinging the wrench toward the lock side of the window. Maximum adjustment is obtained when the stud flats are parallel to the track. Note: Maximum adjustment may cause biding as the window is closed, please use caution.

To purchase the Truth Wrench  #190 go to:



How to Replace Door Sweep on Hurd Swinging Patio Door

Used for  P#817 & 818

To order sweeps:

 818 update


1. Remove the door panel.  Lay some type of protection on the surface that you are working on.  Tip the panel edge and remove the old sweep from the bottom rail.  Clean off any old sealant on the bottom rail of the panel.


2. Apply a new bead of silicone sealant along the outside edge of the bottom rail of your door panel.  Also apply a new bead of silicone to the new sweep as shown below in the picture with the arrows.



3. Now attach the new sweep using galvanized nails to secure it to the door panel bottom rail.  Clean off any excess silicone that may squeeze out.


4. Reinstall the operating panel.  To prevent any water leakage, place a small cap bead of clear silicone sealant between the lip of the panel sweep and the panel.

To order sweeps: