Circular (round) tubular mortice latch - can only find square or oblong barrel


Postby ajd193 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:49 pm

Hi,

I've taken a couple of latches out of our doors as the internal casing of the spindle has gone out of shape over time (tried a new spindle) and the catch does not always turn.

However, the drill hole in the door is a circle (std 2.5" length), whereas all the latches I can find have a square or oblong barrel.

Can you get latches with cylindrical arrels anywhere? If not, would a square one (at correct measuring) hold?

Cheers,
Andy
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Postby proptech » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:28 pm

Hi Andy

It's just the way they're made. They still fit the same size hole in the door. The only thing that matters is to get the correct length.
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