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Model #20524

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Black Heavy Duty Gate Thumb Latch

  • Secure your gate with self-latching fingertip release
  • Works well for gates that swing inward and outward
  • Easy at-home installation with screws included
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Product Overview

The Everbilt Heavy Duty Thumb Latch offers simple security for inward- and outward-swinging gates and doors. Features a self-latching fingertip release. Easy to install.
  • Made of steel
  • Black finish
  • Screws included
  • Self-latching fingertip release

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Specifications

Dimensions

Arm length (in.)
8.0
Assembled Depth (in.)
2.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
10 in
Assembled Width (in.)
4.5 in

Details

Builders Hardware Product Type
Gate Latch/Slide Bolt
Duty Rating
Heavy
Fasteners included
Yes
Finish
Black
Finish Family
Black
Hardware Finish Family
Black
Material
Steel
Material
Steel
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
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Questions & Answers

19Questions22Answers

What is the maximum thickness gate/ door

Asked by Walter October 27, 2020
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When installing the Everbilt Black Heavy Duty Gate Thumb Latch, the maximum gate thickness is 3 inches.

Is the latching bar very thick and heavy duty

Asked by Tnaks May 1, 2020
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I think so, for my situation. The "bar" that goes into the latch cradle is pretty thick (1/4 inch) and heavy. It is also capable of sliding into the post that the latch cradle is attached to. That makes it almost impossible to get through the gate if the latch "bar" slides into the hole you make for it on the fence/gate post. It would be easier to break through the wood gate. The "bar" with the thumb latch is relatively heavy. By depressing the thumb latch you can raise the "bar" latch and open the gate. Hope this makes sense.

Does this black handle get incredibly hot in the sun?

Asked by GoFigure February 15, 2020
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We have not had any reports of this issue from consumers.

Can this latch work on a vinyl fence

Asked by Bmp January 12, 2020
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Yes, this gate thumb latch can be installed on a vinyl fence. The included wood screws would have to be switched to metal screws for proper installation

I installed this. The only thing I cant figure out is how to prevent someone from just pulling t...

Asked by Jpock October 28, 2019
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The hole in the thumb latch is for a pad lock. You have to slide the thumb latch bar to where that hole is on the other side of the latch plate and then put the pad lock in.

We have a double gate, but only use one side to enter and leave the property. The gates are wood,...

Asked by Paintpeace October 8, 2019
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The lock is not adjustable, but in most cases swelling and contracting do not affect the performance of the thumb latch.

HOW LONG LONG IS THE THUMB LEVER ?

Asked by DAN June 30, 2019
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Seems to be a good product. Works well, looks good.

WILL IT WORK ON A GATE THAT IS 5" THICK?

Asked by DAN June 28, 2019
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No. My gate is about 3" think and that's about as far as it will go. Email or call National hardware. https://www.natman.com/ They can advise.

What drill bits and paddle bits do i need for installation (size)?

Asked by Hillbilly December 8, 2018
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Answer

Installing this thumb latch requires pilot holes for the screws of 1/8" and 3/32", and 1/2" holes for the thumb latch.

Is there a dummy/inoperable handle to match this handle available for purchase?

Asked by frank December 4, 2018
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Currently we do not offer a "dummy" handle for the Thumb Latch.

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Not heavy duty. Lock arm bends easily
I bought this gate latch because it is supposedly heavy duty. It is not! I installed it on a gate that is hardly used (maybe once a week) in June 2020. When I went through the gate today, August 31,2020, noticed that the lock bar was severely bent. In Hawaii, we gave slight tropical breezes frequently, but did not think the breeze would bend this “heavy duty “ lock arm like shown in the picture attached. Very disappointed. Will need to find a better gate latch. I would not buy again.
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Its a solid piece and it looks great on my gate. Operates as promised. You will likely need a h...
Its a solid piece and it looks great on my gate. Operates as promised. You will likely need a hacksaw or an angle grinder to adjust the length of the bar.
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Good quality lock and perfect functionality. The only complaint is the lack of description in the...
Good quality lock and perfect functionality. The only complaint is the lack of description in the directions for usage/installation
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Nice simple , solid appearance and locking capability. Straightforward installation. However ver...
Nice simple , solid appearance and locking capability. Straightforward installation. However very limited adjustments and rusts very easily and immediately, with the slightest scratch. Unfortunately not recommended.
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It's a pretty nice gate latch. The thumb button is held in place permanently so you don't have to...
It's a pretty nice gate latch. The thumb button is held in place permanently so you don't have to worry about it falling out. I'm very confused by everyone who thinks this gate latch does not lock w/ a padlock. It's pretty simple. The latch shifts left and right to allow it to slide into a "stop" on the far right. When you add a padlock through the pre-drilled hole and have the latch slid over to the right, you will not be able to open the gate.
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Good latch, easy install.
My fence is a out swing, part of the pool code here in California. For many years I used the standard silver latch, connected to a string that fed out to the front of the fence. I selected this latch because it had a thumb lever and handle that I could access from the front of the fence. The door pull and thumb lever look nice from the front side. On the back side, the lever and door strike look (located on the post) all look of good quality. Here's the simple Instructions: 1. Take door latch and sharpie and mark a template of the 4 mounting screws, as well as the opening in the middle for the latch. Drill 4 pilots, and use 1/2" to drill 2 holes for access of thumb lift bar. Chisel out the 2 1/2" inch holes so that thumb lift bar can fit through it. Mount hardware on the inside of fence. A total of 4 screws. 2. Mount thumb latch and door pull on front side of fence. Make sure thumb pull bar is inside the chiseled hole, and has THE LATCH BAR resting on top of thumb pull bar on the inside of fence. Mount door pull. By the time all hardware on door she be installed. 3. Finally, install the strike/catch on the post. Make sure that you left enough room from the inside latch mount to catch the strike bar. Too close, and it will hit the post. To far, and it will miss the strike. Once you align your strike with the latch bar in the resting position, use your sharpie to make a template of mounting screws, pre drill some pilot holes, and then mount. All done! To the comment about the padlock not fitting, I had the same problem. I believe we installed the door latch backwards or upside down, since or doors swing outward. Had it been right side up position, the padlock would have keep the latch from rising and lifting the latch over the strike plate. My solution, just get a slightly longer padlock handle, and it can reach through the latch and all the way through the door strike, and connect them both. Good luck for every one that buys. I will be installing on opposite side of house. About 40 minutes to install.
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Totally misleading
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I purchased this for a fence gate solely because it states "features a padlock hole for added security". While it's true there is a hole in the moving part, there is not a corresponding hole on any non-moveable part to anchor the lock to. Even the picture given in the "instructions" shows a padlock latched through the moveable piece and not anchored to anything. When the thumb latch is depressed it simply raises the latch with the padlock hooked onto it. WTH?
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rust on the next day...
rust on the next day
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Excellent replacement for worn out similar latch....
Excellent replacement for worn out similar latch.
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What they fail to tell you is this only works...
What they fail to tell you is this only works on left-hand swing doors. I have a right hand swing - worthless.
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