Wedgit Charley-Bar

SKU# 19WD01

  • A perfect way to secure your slider and reduce any air leaks
  • Can be used as a window lock
  • Comes in two sizes from 15" - 42"
  • White or Tan
  • Easy to install

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Wedgit Charley-Bar
Locking mechanism for sliding glass doors in varying sizes. Can be taken on and off throughout the day

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  • A perfect way to secure your slider and reduce any air leaks
  • Can be used as a window lock
  • Comes in two sizes from 15" - 42"
  • White or Tan
  • Easy to install
Product SizeAdjustment RangeStock Nr
Small - 'Mini', Tan15" - 25"19WD01 17-25T
Small-'Mini', White19WD01 17-25W
Large - 'Maxi', Tan25" - 42"19WD01 25-42T
Large-'Maxi', White19WD01 25-42W

Pet Door Sliding Door Security

The Wedgit Charley Bar is a great way to improve the security of a sliding glass door, especially when a sliding glass pet door is in use. Because the Wedgit mounts near the center of the sliding door vertically, it applies a more even pressure which, in turn, reduces any chance of air leaking between the sliding glass door and the pet door.

They can also be used on sliding windows or sash windows (the kind that move up and down as opposed to side to side).  For sash windows they would be installed above the sliding window and reach up into the top of the frame.

Many locks with pet door panels are meant to be installed on the bottom or the top tracks.  The wedgit would be located right in the middle so no having to bend over or reach up high to get to the locks. 

Although all Patio Pet Doors come with some kind of locking mechanism, none of them is as satisfactory as adding a Wedgit Charley Bar.

Customer Reviews

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  • works great - easy to install review by Marie
    5 5 works great - easy to install

    works as advertised

    (Posted on 3/7/2019)

  • Doesn’t fit tightly review by Jolene
    5 3 Doesn’t fit tightly

    Spacing adjustments are too far apart so it is either too long or too short.

    (Posted on 11/28/2018)

  • Great Idea! review by Janice
    5 5 Great Idea!

    Works great and I am especially happy to no longer use a dowel as security. Used the included shims to get a perfect fit. I can open my door quickly and feel safe when the door is closed and the wedgit is in place overnight.

    (Posted on 6/27/2018)

  • Charlie Bar review review by Melanie
    5 3 Charlie Bar review

    The device would not work even with the shims as the sliding door frame was too wide so I actually reversed the bar so I could get it to work.

    (Posted on 5/28/2018)

  • it really works! review by Mitch
    5 5 it really works!

    I purchased this for extra security for my sliding glass door since we installed the doggie door in it. It was a simple installation. I even tried to break into my own house with this in place and it didn't even budge!

    (Posted on 12/8/2017)

  • Awesome no tools installation review by Matthew
    5 5 Awesome no tools installation

    Super easy no-tools installation, which is perfect because as a renter, I didn't want to drill holes in the sliding glass door track. I have peace of mind now with the added security since the panel I have doesn't lock with my sliding glass door's lock.

    (Posted on 12/8/2017)

  • Wow, what a great security bar. review by Carol Lynne
    5 5 Wow, what a great security bar.

    Fantastic security bar. Easy to install and so easy to use. My handyman did pick screws in so it will never give out. Screws were used just to make sure weather wouldn't dislodge it.

    (Posted on 8/21/2017)

  • Easy to install, easy to use. review by Scott
    5 5 Easy to install, easy to use.

    I was looking for a charley bar for a sliding glass door but did not want to drill holes or install at the floor level. This worked perfectly with quick install and ease of use.

    (Posted on 7/25/2017)

  • Great product! review by Phillies0815
    5 5 Great product!

    (ed. note: Published on Jul 5, 2012)

    Perfect if you rent because you don't have to drill into the door to use it and it was super easy and quick to install.

    (Posted on 4/10/2016)

  • Excellent Easy to install / use product review by John
    5 5 Excellent Easy to install / use product

    (ed. note: Published on Jun 1, 2014)

    This was exactly what we wanted. After cleaning the door and measuring / marking the proper height on both sides, this installed in place perfectly.

    We adjusted the extension rod fit to the holding cradle and it was done.

    We have used it for months and it has stayed in place solidly, is easy to release and open the door, and very secure when closed. Very good product.

    (Posted on 4/10/2016)

  • Nice Product review by Marc
    5 5 Nice Product

    (ed. note: Published on Jul 6, 2013)

    The installation took minutes. I'm completely satisfied with this lock. My sons are going to invest in a few for their sliding patio doors. Safe, reliable, and inexpensive! Overall a great purchase!

    (Posted on 4/10/2016)

  • Nice product review by Karen
    5 5 Nice product

    (ed. note: Published on Apr 22, 2013)

    No drilling , no holes and so easy to install. Just what I needed to add when I purchased my Patio Pacific doggy door for security.

    (Posted on 4/10/2016)

  • Wedgit Charley-Bar - A must have!!! review by Stan Frett
    5 5 Wedgit Charley-Bar - A must have!!!

    (ed. note: Published on Mar 22, 2013)

    It was extremely easy to set up. No hardware required and didn't take more than 2 minutes I have been using the product for over a month and couldn't be more satisfied. Fits tightly within the frame and is pretty discreet. My wife and I have a newborn and love the added security.

    (Posted on 4/10/2016)

Manufacturer Wedgit

Wedgit Description and Installation


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A lot of customers aren't aware of this option and ask us 'what is a charlie bar ( actually charley bars ). This works in the same fashion as a broomstick in the track. When in place it will prevent someone from pulling the sliding glass door away from the pet panel.

No, there is a strong adhesive at the end of the charley bar to hold it in place. More information can be found in the video under the "Videos" tab.

Yes, it will work in any sliding windows and doors between 15" - 42".

This will prevent your door or window from being opened by anyone who does not have access to lift the charley bar. More information can be found under the 'Videos' tab.

No, this product is designed to secure sliding windows and doors.

No, the charley bar will only work in single hung windows.

It is relatively easy with the twist and pull action.

No, there are only white and tan color options available. If you want it in bronze, you can purchase the white charley bar and spray paint it.

There are holes so that it can be used on sliding glass doors and windows between 15" - 25" or 25" - 42".

Yes, there are screw holes on the wedgit charley-bar, but you will need to use your own hardware.

It is made out of a very strong plastic. It has been tested to withstand up to 450 pounds of pressure.

With the sliding door closed measure from the back end into the jamb. Take into account that the pet door panel will take up space and you will want to subtract that dimension from your measurement.

Measure from the top edge of the sliding window up into the top track. The pet door will take up some space so subtract that total height from the measurement you get.

There are two installation options. The one using double sided tape does not require tools. The other option requires the wedgit charley-bar to be screwed in.

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