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Homemade gate latches

Postby snoopdog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 pm

Show me your latch ideas for your corral gates , the simpler the better , wooden or steel post. Thanks ahead of time.
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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby ClinchValley » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:31 pm

I would love to see some too. Having to make some for two or three gates. Never did it before.

I'd like to come up with a latch that works like a cut gate latch in a trailer. Locks when it slams shut.
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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby Atimm693 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:41 pm

Have a couple like these that are pretty slick.

https://www.springcreekproducts.com/pro ... 1&CartID=0

If metal, blow a hole in the post. If wood you'd need to screw on a striker. Your posts will need to be strong so the gate doesn't sag.

For gates that need to be strong you can't beat a chain or two and hooks.
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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:05 pm

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

Not homemade, but we install about 20 of these a week. The one in the link is installed wrong.
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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby greybeard » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=NTW1L4T8&id=F1219C8E7F0B986C0EA8C5315E63B2148FE18FC7&thid=OIP.NTW1L4T8vS6qukii4A_eDgEsCm&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fwww.cashmans.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2016%2f02%2ftwoway-latch2.gif&exph=372&expw=672&q=two+way+slam+latch&simid=608055229380300647&selectedIndex=47&ajaxhist=0

Not homemade, but we install about 20 of these a week. The one in the link is installed wrong.


They're.......ok. I use them on my pen on gates that need to swing both ways. I'd like them a lot more if there was an easy option to open them without sticking my big ol clumsy fingers between the post and the latch to pull up the release, especially when I'm swinging a gate from full open in one direction to fully open in the other. ya can't do it quickly.

Yes, the one in the picture should be positioned up where the horizontal tube is to keep the whole assy from twisting, but there is a hole in both sides of the latch that you can drill thru the vertical tube of the gate and insert a bolt with nut on the back side, or even drive in a self tapping screw to keep the latch from twisting on the horizontal tube.

I usually cut and weld a 1" solid round bar to the engagement pin to lengthen it out some and ensure it gets full engagement.



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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:54 am

Not a close up, but here's a few from yesterday.
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Re: Homemade gate latches

Postby snoopdog » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:04 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Not a close up, but here's a few from yesterday.
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