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Old 09-27-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Special Door Lock for gates?


I want to replace a lock for a wrought iron gate.

The bolt mechanism is that of a standard door, triangular wedge that retracts when u close the door. But there are no handles, rather it has faces more like a deadbolt. Key-only on the outside, and a turn lever on the inside.

I want to replace as is since I like the convenience of being able to close the door behind me when i leave instead of having to lock the deadbolt.

I am having trouble finding a replacement for this at the big box stores. In fact, I don't even know what this type of lock is appropriately called. Big box stores only has knobs (hallway/bath, bedrm, keyed entry) or deadbolt. None of which can mix the bolt mechanism of the knob-type locks, with the "handles" of a deadbolt.

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Post a photo of what you have and some info on the lock.
Is it a 2 3/8" setback from the edge?
Is the hole in the door 1 1/2" or 2 1/8" or something else?

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I am having trouble finding a replacement for this at the big box stores. In fact, I don't even know what this type of lock is appropriately called. Big box stores only has knobs (hallway/bath, bedrm, keyed entry) or deadbolt. None of which can mix the bolt mechanism of the knob-type locks, with the "handles" of a deadbolt.
If you want something that looks like what you have now, but automatically always locks behind you, and has a turn knob on the inside, do a google search for a " gate nightlatch ". I believe that might be what you are after. It's basically a single cylinder deadbolt that utilizes an entry style backset

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i just looked and found this by googling the term above http://absupply.net/gate-cgl220-latc...linder-33.aspx This sounds like what you are after
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I believe he is referring to a mortise lock like this

We use this type when we fabricate a steel gate or door. The lock would be incased in a steel tube that we fabricate for the lock to fit or a steel box welded to gate/door.
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If you want something that looks like what you have now, but automatically always locks behind you, and has a turn knob on the inside, do a google search for a " gate nightlatch ". I believe that might be what you are after. It's basically a single cylinder deadbolt that utilizes an entry style backset

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i just looked and found this by googling the term above http://absupply.net/gate-cgl220-latc...linder-33.aspx This sounds like what you are after
Yes, that's exactly what I have. Gate night latch. thanks
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