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I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.

MM

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On Apr 15, 4:59*pm, MM wrote:
I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch herehttp://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-latch-satin-nickel-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.

MM


Never had that problem personally.
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I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.


Try losing weight, you fat ****er. Than maybe you won't catch parts of
your body on the doorway you are squeezing your guts through.

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I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.


Try losing weight, you fat ****er. Than maybe you won't catch parts of
your body on the doorway you are squeezing your guts through.

Do not remember having that trouble in 70 years.How ever do you
negotiate doorways differently to the rest of the world?
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On 15/04/2012 16:59, MM wrote:
I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.


I use roller latches, which have no sharp edges, on internal doors.

Colin Bignell



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On 15/04/2012 16:59, MM wrote:
I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.


I've taken a file to a few of our latches. Seems to be the cheap crap
that's made these days. I wanted to get a decent quality one for the
bathroom/toilet door as it's the most heavily used latch and have gone
through 2 in as many years, usually resulting in someone getting trapped
in.
All I could find what cheap crap with the same sharp pointy edges and a
very tinny feel.



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On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:40:05 +0100, "www.GymRatZ.co.uk"
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On 15/04/2012 16:59, MM wrote:
I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.


I've taken a file to a few of our latches. Seems to be the cheap crap
that's made these days. I wanted to get a decent quality one for the
bathroom/toilet door as it's the most heavily used latch and have gone
through 2 in as many years, usually resulting in someone getting trapped
in.
All I could find what cheap crap with the same sharp pointy edges and a
very tinny feel.


Yes, they are very sharp. I dread to think what awful injury could
befall a child that ran into one.

MM
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On 15/04/2012 16:59, MM wrote:
I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.

MM


I've just felt a representative sample of mine, and they all have a
slight radius on the ends - no chisel points! I don't know what make
mine are - they've been there for decades. Maybe newer improved(!) ones
have this problem?
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On 16/04/2012 11:36, Roger Mills wrote:

I've just felt a representative sample of mine, and they all have a
slight radius on the ends - no chisel points! I don't know what make
mine are - they've been there for decades. Maybe newer improved(!) ones
have this problem?


On the "new" ones it's the corners that have got me. a swift rounding
off of the corners does the trick and doesn't reduce the efficiency of
the catch. Shame you don't have the choice of paying more for decent
quality in the Highstreet Sheds. I'm getting fed up with this "cheapest
prices for useless crap" society we've become.

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I am occasionally nicked by one or other of the door latches in my
house as I walk over the threshold carrying something if my hand or
arm is at the same height as the latch.

All the internal latches in my house have very sharp edges on the
brass protruding bit that engages with the striker plate. (See example
latch here
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tubular-la...el-63mm/22822#)

Are all such latches sharp like this? I have started (belatedly, it is
true) to blunt the edges with a file or honing stone.

MM


I tore my shirt on an especially sharp one at a holiday cottage I stayed at
once. Considering it was at head height for a young child, it could be very
dangerous. I did point this out to the cottage owner who didn't seem very
interested in either that danger or my torn shirt!



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