Wood + Aluminum
Vertical Fence
Gate Latch Installation

Gate Latch
Gate Latch

Inswing Latch Installation Instructions

In-Swing Gate Latch Installation

On the inside of your gate, measure approximately 52” up from the bottom of the gate and make a pencil mark on the vertical latch side 2 x 4 of your gate frame.

Position the bottom of gate latch assembly on the pencil mark with the straight lever pointing toward the gate opening and the bent end of lever toward the hinge side of the gate, and, with the latch assembly centered on the 2 x 4 gate frame.

Screw 1 Wood Screw through the top screw hole closest to gate opening but not too tight.

Make sure the latch assembly is level, and mark the oval hole in the latch assembly onto the wood of the gate and then rotate the latch downward out of the way of the oval hole marking.

With a ½” (half inch) wood drill bit, drill three holes through the gate frame. One at the top of the oval marking, one at the bottom of the oval marking, and then one in the middle.

Then, either with a jigsaw, chisel, or by working the wood drill bit up and down, cut out the remaining wood between holes until there is one oval hole in the gate like the one on the latch assembly.

Rotate the gate latch assembly back up so the oval hole in the latch meets the oval hole drilled in the wood gate frame. Then install a second wood screw on the bottom opposite end of the gate latch assembly.

Close the gate toward the post, making sure that the latch lever is at the bottom of its movable range and position the Strike Plate so the latch lever is also sitting on the bottom of the strike catch and approximately a half inch from the from the tall inside edge of the strike plate. Then make 2 pencil marks through the center of the two oval screw holes on the strike plate onto the gate post.

Using a 3/4" inch Self-Drilling TEK Screw, screw only the top screw though the top oval hole of the strike plate and into the Gate Post.

Then open and close the gate to make sure that the latch assembly lever catches the strike plate and falls into position easily. If not, then adjust the strike plate up or down by loosening the screw on the post and adjusting the strike plate. Once it strikes freely, screw in the second self-drilling screw through the oval hole and into the gate post and remaining 2 wood screws into latch assembly.

Take the Thumb Lever and insert it sideways into the top handle hole all the way to the end until it stops and then turn the thumb pad upright to lock the lever into the handle.

On the opposite side of gate to the Latch Assembly, insert the long Thumb Lever through oval hole in the gate guiding the thumb lever underneath the latch lever until the handle is flush against the front of the gate.

Holding the Gate Handle flush against the front of the gate and while pressing the thumb lever numerous times, slide the handle up and down on the front of the gate until you find the perfect position for the handle where the thumb lever moves most freely and unlatches the gate easily. Then using the Wood Screws fasten the handle to the gate through the top and bottom screw holes in the Gate Handle.

To Lock the gate, press the latch lever in toward the gate and slide lever until it catches the second notch on the lever and release. A pad lock can be inserted through the circular hole in latch the lever if desired.