Adding Door Latch(s) to MES

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by brianlhobbs, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. I have seen mention of adding additional door latches to the MES. However, I can not find anything about where to obtain these latches. Should I just call Masterbuilt and order from them? Or is there a better source?


    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  2. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Brian,
    I bought a couple from McMaster-Carr. You might want to compare the price at Masterbuilt or hunt around for "adjustable draw latches" to see if they are cheaper anywhere. The SS ones are a little pricey, 1864A27, is a little larger that the original and cost around $13 each. The size under that one should work fine also.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/

    If you go to page 2913, adjustable draw latches.
     
  3. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    check out the over center that i use on my doors can get them from graingers mcmaster carr or airgas they run around 8 bucks each.
     
  4. Thanks for the suggestions. After looking closely at the "stock" door latch, it looks like it's held in place with #8-32 SS screws going into "Screwserts" (sp?). That’s the little "threaded pop-rivet like" things that you use to secure a screw into thin metal.

    I looked at the two latch sizes at McMaster-Carr, mentioned by DaveNH. Then to compare pricing, I called Masterbuilt. Masterbuilt sells the "stock" stainless latches (with screws and "mounting hardware") for $9.99.

    So, I ordered from Masterbuilt. I am curious to see what exactly is "mounting hardware". Maybe it is some type of screwsert.


    Will report what I actually get later,
    Brian
     
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Brian,
    Good going. Better price, includes hardware and will match the originals [​IMG].
     
  6. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those latches are just what I need for my brinkman vertical!!!! I got a few mods lined up now [​IMG]
     

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