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I need help with latches

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I got the doors put on today but I'm kinda stuck on how I'm going make the latches. I have a couple ideas but before I spend a lot of time on something that might not work I was wanting to see if any if y'all had and ideas for me
post #2 of 10

Alan get 4 toggle latches from Harbor Freight, 6 bucks each, put abracket above and below each overlap seal, and you have an adjustable positive latch on the doors.

Mike

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I thought about that, but I was thinking that it might be kinda hard to open and close them with the high temps.
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I thought about that, but I was thinking that it might be kinda hard to open and close them with the high temps.


They're exposed on the outside,and have Rubber on the handles, go down a post to my Modified my small reverse flow and you'll see them, we have them on the firebox also and can unlatch the fbox door barehanded.

Mike

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Thanks!!
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Mine are just mounted to a small flat plate the size of the toggle base with 4 machine screws and nuts.Open they flip up out of the way of the doors.

Mike

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You got them form Harbor freight? I usually go to a town with a harbor freight about once a month I might have to make a trip pretty soon.
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Harbor Freight has 2 Styles I usually use the ones with the Straight levers,they flip way out of the way.Theyare the same ones you see guys selling for 15 bucks each on ebay or under bbq latches.Go on their site and you can get a good view of them, I'm mounting a set on a set of doors just like yours tomorrow or Friday morning,I'll put a pic on so you can see what they will be like on yours.They are going on a firebox,but it has Barn Doors wit a overlap strip like your cook doors so the mounting will be the same.

Mike

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Alan, Here's a pic of them on a set of firebox Barn doors.

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Thanks

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