Delgard was purchaed by Jerith and this latch is no longer available.
This information is on our website to help our previous delgard customers.
|The Versa-Latch is designed to fit gate frames
of either 1.5" or 2.5" wide. The latch is designed for use as a
latch/lock on Delgard gates. This latch is not recommended for
child safety gates; use Magna-Latch magnetic safety gate
latches for these applications, and consult the appropriate
local authorities regarding any local fence/barrier code
regulations and requirements.
Electric or cordless drill (for self-drilling screws only),
Phillips No. 2 screwdriver (for self-tapping screws).
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|Installation Steps -
see Fig 3
- Note: The gap between the Fence Post and the Gate Frame
must be between 3/8" and 1". Determine the desired location of the
latch (i.e. Latch Body) on the Gate Frame.
- Using four of the 1"x10g wafer-head, self-drilling screws
supplied ["A"], fix the Latch Body onto the Gate Frame (see Figure
- The key-slots on both sides of the latch need to be positioned
horizontally (i.e. parallel with the top of the gate). If they are
not horizontal, insert the keys to align them, then remove the keys.
- Place the Latch Cover directly and accurately over the Latch
Body, ensuring that the "Lock Tail" bar (see Figure 2) is inserted
horizontally into the corresponding slot within the molded rotor.
IMPORTANT: For the following steps, use only the hand screwdriver to
secure screws! Take the two longest self-tapping screws supplied
["B"] and secure the Latch Cover onto the Latch Body. Then take the
smallest self-tapping screw ["C"] and secure it.
- Take the Keeper and align it on the post so that it is centered
on the Latch (Figure 1), as show by the dashed line. Holding the
Keeper in position, take the three remaining 1"x10g wafer-head,
self-drilling screws and fix it to the gate post. For best results,
mount all these screws in the center of the adjustment slots.
- Using the hand screwdriver, insert it into the Adjustment Screw
(obscured) between the Keeper and its mounting bracket. Adjust the
screw horizontally, as required, so that the gate closes and latches
smoothly. Note that the minimum gap between Keeper and Latch is
desirable. The Keeper should be adjusted so that the maximum gap
is no greater than 3/8".
Open and close the gate to check that the latch operates correctly.
Adjust the Keeper as necessary at any time to ensure safe operation of the
latch. NOTE: Future vertical adjustment of the Keeper can be achieved by
loosening the Keeper screws, sliding the Keeper up or down the post to
obtain correct operational alignment, then re-tightening the screws.
Re-adjust the Keeper so that the gap is never larger than 3/8".
Remove keys from locks after use. Do not lubricate
this latch with petroleum-based lubricants at any time. Use only
powdered graphite. Ensure all screws are tightened firmly and that the
Latch Body and/or Access Kit is kept free of dirt, sand and other debris
which could impair reliable performance.