One question we hear about one of our top-selling latches, the Contemporary Ring Gate Latch, is ‘But how does it work?!’
Do you pull the ring? Push the ring? Twist the ring?
It’s simple but not obvious the first time you use it. It turns like a doorknob!! Check out our reel on Instagram (and follow us while you’re there!).
So now that you understand the mechanics of this gravity gate latch, let’s take a look at a few installations. The gate below is hinged on the right and swings away from us. So we see the ring handle and gate stop on the exterior of the gate..
On the other side (interior) of this gate is the latching side. Remember that the latching portion always needs to be installed on the side of the gate that it swings toward. On the photo below you can see that the gate will pull toward us.
When a gate is built with a 2×4 frame, there isn’t a logical place to install the latching side. So the best practice is ‘block up’ an area behind the latch so that the latch is flush with the post it latches onto.
Here’s a different gate that didn’t require blocking up.
One last note – this latch also comes in Marine Grade Stainless Steel, should your design and/or location demand it!