Purpose Of Door Latch? - Windows, Siding and Doors - Contractor Talk

Purpose Of Door Latch?

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Mikesloan's Avatar
 
Trade: Chippy
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 14

Purpose Of Door Latch?


What is the purpose of the small piece of metal on a door latch, no one at home depot new what it was.
Attached Images
 
Mikesloan is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 03-07-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
Fire up the BBQ
 
griz's Avatar
 
Trade: GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 22,343
Rewards Points: 6

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


It's supposed to keep one from easily depressing the bolt and gaining access....

Advertisement

__________________
SOME JOBS JUST AREN'T WORTH DOING:
griz is online now  
Old 03-07-2014, 10:48 PM   #3
Talking Head
 
EthanB's Avatar
 
Trade: Poking Things With Sticks
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 5,346
Rewards Points: 350

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


Quote:
Originally Posted by griz View Post
It's supposed to keep one from easily depressing the bolt and gaining access....
What Griz said. It can be pretty easy to depress the bolt on a poorly installed door by sliding a credit card into the bolt on an in-swing door or a more complicated tool for an out-swing door. The security tab won't release when this is done so the door remains locked.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaws View Post
Planer.....
EthanB is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-07-2014, 11:11 PM   #4
Hair Splitter
 
TNTRenovate's Avatar
 
Trade: General
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 18,310
Rewards Points: 1,244

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


To cc a door you simply slip the card into the strike plate and allow the card to slide along the curve of the latch and the door will open.

If the latch is depressed at all and the security tab isn't, the door will not open.
__________________
Tried & True on Facebook
Tried & True Website
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarpenterSFO View Post
You ask for your money frequently, and you collect it quickly, else you stop working immediately.
TNTRenovate is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TNTRenovate For This Useful Post:
Texas Wax (03-07-2014)
Old 03-07-2014, 11:13 PM   #5
Fire up the BBQ
 
griz's Avatar
 
Trade: GC
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 22,343
Rewards Points: 6

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


or just use a #14 Master Key....

works every time...
__________________
SOME JOBS JUST AREN'T WORTH DOING:
griz is online now  
Old 03-08-2014, 12:46 AM   #6
Pro
 
Dan_Watson's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling Contractor/Helical Post Installer
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 4,351
Rewards Points: 2,720

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikesloan View Post
no one at home depot new what it was.
Dan_Watson is offline  
Old 03-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Mikesloan's Avatar
 
Trade: Chippy
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 14

Re: Purpose Of Door Latch?


I get it now, thanks

Advertisement

Mikesloan is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purpose of trigger lock on drill? KennMacMoragh Tools & Equipment 10 05-24-2013 09:22 PM
Ready Mix All purpose all the way!? Heritage Drywall 81 05-29-2012 09:54 PM
Topping compound in all purpose box? A+ Texture Drywall 2 02-28-2009 08:12 PM
What is the purpose of your website? Crete Buster Marketing & Sales 4 01-28-2009 02:44 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?