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!
It's called a ball catch latch and can be found at any home store. Like these:
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.
It's most often installed at the top of the door not the side.
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