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Preventing a gate surface bolt from locking

Postby Boondoggle » Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:17 pm

The bolt is like this image and it's the curved bit at the top I am looking to lock in place.

Hopefully the correct place for this.
I have a gate with a surface bolt that has a habit of slipping when the gate shuts and locking itself. Fine if I'm home but not helpful if I go out. I'm looking for some kind of fixing to lock the bolt in the open position but struggling to find anything online
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:03 pm

Hi boondoggle,
Fit a large screw in eye below the handle in th e open position (so it holds the bolt in the unlock position). Then use either a caribiner or padlock to stop it moving.
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