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Unread 07-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm gathering materials for my commercial refrigerator that I'm turning into a Stumps Clone. I'm having trouble trying to figure out what kind of latches I can use to keep the door shut tighly and secure. Most of the stumps clones I see the doors are the same size and flush with the fram which makes latching the door closed pretty easy. My refrigerator has about about a 2" lip going all the way around the door. Im not sure what is the best way to make sure it closes and seals properly. Below is a picture. Any help and advice on what to use would be great.

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http://www.mcmaster.com/#freezer-latches/=7wragw

About Door Edge-Mount and Door Face-Mount Push-to-Close Latches
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The push-to-close latches on this page are commonly used on refrigerator, oven, and industrial-enclosure doors.
Door edge-mount latches mount vertically to the side edge of the door with the strike mounted behind it on the face of the frame. Latches need at least a 3/4" offset (space between front of the door and front of the frame).
Door face-mount latches mount horizontally to the front of the door with the strike mounted adjacent to it on the frame. Face-mount latches can mount to a door that is flush with the frame, or where there is some offset.

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More choices
http://www.mcmaster.com/#adjustable-...atches/=7wrcq2

http://www.mcmaster.com/#latching-clamps/=7wrf0m

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/116/2948/=7wrd2v

http://www.mcmaster.com/#hold-down-clamps/=7wre9a
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How about 2-3 0f these.





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Wow, believe Norcoredneck as it just about covered. Great response Norcoredneck.

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Thanks Norco, I'm still somewhat confused about what will work. I think I need an offset latch or something. As you can see from my picture the door frame isn't flush with the main body of the smoker. I just can't picture how these will work as they look to be for doors that are flush and not offset. Sorry but I'm a visual person and need to see how they look on a door or something.
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I believe post #6 would work well. Looks like the latch is an offset design. However the handle would stick out on the side but it would work. I used a low tech approach and used ratchet type straps on the top and middle. Worked fine but not the most refined approach
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Lousiana that does look like it would work, and it would be a much cheaper alternative to the commercial strike plate ones. Thanks again Norco...I couldn't picture it the first time I looked at it.
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How about the first latch in post #2. Handle mounts to door through holes in side(holes c-b) and T post mounts on face of cabinet. (holes f-e)

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How about the first latch in post #2. Handle mounts to door through holes in side(holes c-b) and T post mounts on face of cabinet. (holes f-e)

This would probably be the best option. Its a litte pricey..I think around $50-60, but would definitely look the best. I'm going to check out lowes and home depot tomorrow and see what they have. Thanks again.
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Do you think something like this could work?



http://www.lowes.com/pd_9653-1277-CD...ue$Ntt=latches
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The gate latch from Lowes might work, but they are not designed to latch as tightly as I think you want. (I had one on a privacy fence gate.) Anything that protrudes very far from the lip of the door frame is a serious hazard. You risk gouging you arm or worse if you turn wrong or pull away fast. (personal experience on above mentioned gate)

I think a draw latch would probably do what you need to do, with a minimum if any modification. A quick search found these for illustrative purposes.

http://www.allegiscorp.com/jsp/displ...t=Draw+Latches

When my daughter learned to walk, we couldn't keep her out of the fridge. We used strips of self-adhesive, heavy duty velcro across the door face and along the side of the cabinet to keep her out. Cheap and effective.

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Most of the stumps clones I see the doors are the same size and flush with the fram which makes latching the door closed pretty easy. My refrigerator has about about a 2" lip going all the way around the door.

Backwoods smokers have a lip around the door, and they use latches similar to what Norcoredneck shows.

Door Edge-Mount Latches— These are adjustable to compensate for changes in offset caused by sagging doors and worn or flattened gaskets


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