Easy DIY installation with vertical and horizontal adjustability
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Jan 5, 2021
This is a weather resistant and strong lockable gate latch. It is very easy to install with incl...
This is a weather resistant and strong lockable gate latch. It is very easy to install with including and matching self tapping screws. The pin has a great grip to hold the gate closed to keep contents secure. The key is a nice feature. Looks really great. This latch will work with all materials - wood, vinyl, and metal. This is a self latching latch but only locks with the key. There are 3 keys included and
The D&D "general purpose" gate latch is very easy to install and easy to use. While it is technic...
The D&D "general purpose" gate latch is very easy to install and easy to use. While it is technically true that you can lock / unlock from both sides of the gate, when one side is locked you cannot unlock it from the other side. For that reason, I chose not to install the lock mechanism on the opposite side of the latch.
That also would be an easy installation, however the rod that connects the two pieces is about 1/16" diameter, it's exposed, and could be easily cut, bent, etc. - another reason I chose not to install that part.
My gate swings out to the front yard, so the latch & lock is installed on that side; You have a couple of mounting options but if possible use the "L" shaped mounting plate so you can screw it in from the front and side. Otherwise anyone with a Phillips screwdriver could remove it in a minute or two.
If security isn't a major concern and you need something really easy to install and operate, this is a good choice.
This outside gate latch is a well built and thought out latching system for square post gates and...
This outside gate latch is a well built and thought out latching system for square post gates and fences. The latch comes equipped with 2 keys and an inside and outside keyed lock. You will have to drill your gate posts to accommodate the screws, but that is fairly normal with any square post gate latch. This should work on about any sized square posts, since all portions of it attach to a corner of the posts.
The fixed latch peg has elongated holes to adjust that should your fences move around from frost or ground movement during the year. There is only about 1/2" movement, but some is better than none for adjusting the latch after a winters nap.
I would say the only thing that I think is a bit light duty on this latch system is the fact that the lock and latch housings are all plastic. They seem like high strength plastic, so should put up with normal use, but I would have preferred metal housings for outside use. The pictures below show the main items which come with this kit and from that you can get an idea how these will work together.
Excellent quality gate latch. It has the ability to open/close/lock/unlock from both sides of the...
Excellent quality gate latch. It has the ability to open/close/lock/unlock from both sides of the fence. I have a six foot fence and was using a simple gravity latch which works like this one, but I had no way of opening from outside the fence without using a homegrown latch lift, but, I still couldn't lock it. This latch solves both of those problems, allowing me to open from either side and also lock/unlock from either side. I must admit installation took a bit or reading to see how the pieces went together. Eventually I went online and found a short video covering installation. That made it a lot easier. This model doesn't require drilling a long hole through the fence post which joins the push button to the latch mechanism. Other than that, installation was straight forward. It works great, with plenty of adjustment if it gets out of alignment. Now I can open/close and lock/unlock from either side of the fence.
Lokk Latch D&D Black Two-Sided Key-Lockable General Purpose Gate Latch. Can be operated and locke...
Lokk Latch D&D Black Two-Sided Key-Lockable General Purpose Gate Latch. Can be operated and locked from either side of the gate when combined with the included external access kit. Very good quality and affordable. Lokk Latch has a variety of styles which was a pleasure to learn since I got locked in my backyard more than once since my locks were on the outside of the fence instead of facing the backyard. Since the Lokk Latch operates and locks from both sides of the gate I never have to get locked out again. Stainless steel components prevent rust. 6-pin re-keyable locks can be re-keyed by a locksmith if you want all your keys to match. Strong molded latch body. Latch allows for gate sag or ground movement over time. I no longer need padlocks. Please Note: locking the external access does not lock the main latch.
Installing this lock gate assembly on my pool deck to be able to secure my pool away from everybo...
Installing this lock gate assembly on my pool deck to be able to secure my pool away from everybody else seems to work rather well really easy to install does have the feature of being able to open both sides which I thought was really nice seems to be rather durable made out of PVC from what I can see looks like it would do exactly what you wanted to do relatively easy to install has a lifetime warranty with recommend this anybody looking to replace their teeth entrance light with a locking
It was fairly simple to install. I had to make adjustments to my gate, it was not the same thickn...
It was fairly simple to install. I had to make adjustments to my gate, it was not the same thickness as the post. This was a problem if I wanted the latch to be on the inside where it should be. Once I added a section of 2X4 and some screws, the rest was easy. I think the rod should be covered by the lock cover or the latch, because it is open along the post. This is especially noticeable when opening and closing the gate. The gate could possibly cause damage to the rod if it hits it when opening or closing. That is more than likely due to the way my gate was built, but seems logical to me that it should be that way.