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for one side only // if you have a opening to reach the latch side it will work for you
Large ones with heads that won't pull trough the holes. May want to drill pilot holes.
Though they will not have a painted head, Home Depot does carry the same size #14x1-1/2 inch screw.
It does not have carriage bolt-compatible holes as it is intended to be used on the inside of the gate. The included screws can be changed to a security screw to best suit your needs if you choose to use it on the outside on the gate. Just be sure to use stainless steel screws.
The hole diameter for the padlock = 0.75 inch
Slightly wider then a 2x4 which I didn't like. You have to space the holes across the pickets so all of the screws sink into the 2x4s behind it.
I wouldn't go beyond 3 inches. Even that might fail to close.
A typical picket is 3/4 inch thick. A 2x4 is 1 1/2 inches thick. So 3/4 inch plus 1 1/2 inch = 2 1/4 inches. The mounting screws are 1 5/8 inches long.
It's between 1/8" and 1/4" and I'm sorry I can't be more precise. I bought this for my mom's gate and she doesn't live nearby me or I'd go up and measure it. As long as you have access to a drill press (or you put it on a wooden block and use some muscle) you should be able to drill that hold for a cord and outsmart those little escape artists. Good luck!
yes it would work very on your shed door.