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Old 04-24-15, 09:15 PM
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Do you know the name of this item?

Do you know what this item is called? Or where I can find a new one? This was on our old shed doors, which I just removed and replaced with newly built doors. I'd like to find something comparable to it for the new doors, so the left door will stay closed until I choose to open it by pulling on the spring loaded chain thingy to release it from the stop that is attached to the upper frame of the doorway. I've checked a couple of big box hardware stores and haven't found anything like it yet.

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Old 04-24-15, 09:36 PM
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Latch bolt or cable latch bolt. Latch Bolt On Orr & Orr, Inc.
 
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Old 04-25-15, 05:45 AM
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You're more apt to find it at an old fashion hardware store than a big box. Another option would be a long slide bolt. How tall are the doors?
 
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Thank you, ray and mark. The doors are just over 6' tall.
 
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They are readily available at big box stores in Canada. Look in the fence/gate hardware isle.
 
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Old 04-25-15, 10:16 AM
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I'd go with a long slide bolt as it would be more secure. I have 2-3 latches similar to the one pictured but they are on 9' or taller doors.
 
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Thanks all for the advice! My local hardware store steered me to some barrel bolts when I asked for a latch bolt or slide bolt. I ended up purchasing a pretty hefty barrel bolt. I installed it this evening and it is now fulfilling its intended purpose very nicely.
 
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The only advantage your original latch had is it will latch automatically when closed. Sometimes they stick when they get old. I've had to work on the ones on my barn doors. One of them even had the chain break off. IMO what you have now is more secure and trouble free.
 
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I agree that this barrel bolt is more secure than the setup on our old door. I never knew that one to latch automatically during the few years we've lived here, probably because it was so old. The barrel bolt is easy enough to work. I might get one for the bottom of the door too.
 
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The old one probably needed a drop or two of oil to make it latch easier. The 45 angle on the plunger is designed so it will force the plunger down until it gets past the keeper. A slide bolt at the floor would make the door more secure.
 
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Bolt Latch

Black Slide Bolt-15261 - The Home Depot

This style is nice for the bottom latch because the bolt will stay up and out of the way in the unlatched position until such time as you want to engage the bolt.
 
 

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