Oct 21, 2012, 10:42 PMChicago Megan
Need name of closing mechanism for door
OK - I need a handle for a door to a pantry. I understand there are several different ways for the door to shut and stay shut. I know what they look like, but not what they're called. The one I want is with a single exterior lever that doesn't necessarily move. Instead, the door closes using a little ball on the side of the door that slips into a small indentation in the door frame. What's that called? Thanks!
Oct 21, 2012, 11:35 PMJaybee
It's called a ball catch latch and can be found at any home store. Like these:http://www.lowes.com/pd_308683...l%2Bcatch&facetInfo=
The ball catch will hold the door closed, you will still need some form of knob to open it. The knob can be a handle, any form of cabinet knob or a 'dummy knob' which looks like a doorknob but is installed as a non-functional surface mount.
Oct 22, 2012, 09:04 AMjoecaption
It's most often installed at the top of the door not the side.http://www.bing.com/images/sea...rike+plate&FORM=IGRE