Monday, July 30, 2007

Gate latches

We have two new gate-latches. These things cost around $18 each, but boy, are they ever worth it!

This gate doesn't have one yet; this is how we used to secure all our gates. What a pain, wrapping the chain around a post and fastening it back to the gate.


To open a gate, you just reach for that thingie...

and pull it up. The gate opens.

When you're done, you just give the gate a gentle shove and it locks itself. Amazing! Easy for humans to open, but impossible for animals.

I LOVE my new gate latches, and I love the man who bought them and installed them.

5 comments:

Astaryth said...

We have gates like that, but I was too lazy to be wrapping the chain around the pole, so I got some double ended snaps and put an eyehole bolt in the pole. Then I just snapped the snap to the chain at the length I wanted and then to the bolt... I like your gate latch better though, how convenient to just let the gate close and it locks on its own!!

Rachel said...

Ahhh, how sweet to have opposible thumbs.

The Guy Who Writes This said...

I have them on three gates and I want to put them on all of them eventually. If they seem like they get hard to open just hit them with a squirt of WD-40.

Midlife Mom said...

Donna, I HAVE to have some of those! Did you get them at the feed store????? I hate fiddling aroound with the gates and that just looks sooooo easy. I'm learning something new all of the time with this blogging! Can you send Cliff up to install them????

Donna said...

Midlife Mom, we got each of ours at a different farm supply store: one at Feldman's, and one at Orscheln's.