When you turn off the master and get out, the actuator is retracted and doesnt have power. The lock switch is over on the right side so it is highly unlikely it could accidentally be activated. If it is when the handle is in the open position you won't be able to lock it from the outside.
Now you could force it closed if the actuator was engaged, but you would probably notice it binding before you actually got it closed. What we could do is install a stop on the bottom of the actuator arm to keep that from happening.
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Last edited by acam37 : 01-12-2015 at 09:41 AM.