This was to replace a door catch, and from the specs I "guessed" that it would fit the existing hole from the old one. The specs were confusing, and I wasn't sure, but I ordered anyway thinking I could always return it. Although it did fit perfectly, I think it would be helpful if the specs included bore hole size, or what size augur would be used to drill the hole, etc, so that I could at least take some measurements and be sure about it. Since it wasn't carried in the store, I couldn't take the old one in to compare. Make this easier.
The Ball Catch was exactly what I needed to replace one's that broke after 5 years when the flang...
March 14, 2018
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
The Ball Catch was exactly what I needed to replace one's that broke after 5 years when the flange broke.
Like so many things made in China, they probably have a short lifespan. I would gladly pay 20% more for a better flange and didn't have to replace them every 5 years .
The housing for the ball bearing is cheap pot metal and that failed on the item I have now replaced with this new one.
The Brunswick store showed 12 in stock but the store personnel could not find any. By ordering on line, it did cost twice as much as it should have.
I received this drive-in ball catch quickly from Home Depot. It has a good brass finish on the strike plate and the ball moves smoothly in it's casing. The only downside to the purchase was it does not have a brass plated mount plate for the ball latch so I had to shim the ball latch up to engage the strike plate.