|FAQ for the Ornamental Gate
Are the locks rust-proof?
Yes. Because only non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, brass and stainless
steel are used, these locks are highly rust resistant to last just as long as your treated
Are the locks safe from break-ins?
Yes. To ensure that your gate is efficient, a burglar resistant lock is essential.
These locks do just that: A strong solid, sealed locking unit secured with tamper
resistant bolts, that are inaccessible when the gate is locked.
Are they compatible with both round or square gate
The same locks are used for both round or square gate frames. An adapter plate is
used to convert the lock to work with round frames. When ordering locks for chain link,
the adapter plate is included.
Are they easy to install?
Simple installation to secure the gate lock. Drill or punch 4 holes in the gate
frame upright, attach lock with the 2 supplied stainless steel tamper resistant bolts and
the lock is ready for use. Keeper requires two holes drilled into the gate post, attaches
with supplied bolts. See installation instructions on left menu.
Is there any welding involved?
No. Absolutely not. The lock installation requires only a drill
with 3/8", 5/8", and 7/8" bits, a 6mm allen wrench to mount the lock and a screwdriver.
The keeper requires a 5mm allen wrench.
How long will it take me to install this lock?
Depending on your skill level, 2 to 4 hours. Our installer installed the lock
his first time, on a Jerith walk gate in 45 minutes.
Do all the locks
have the same cylinder?
No. The F-Series Ornamental lock is a narrow lock and has a
short cylinder that is 1-7/8" (46mm) long. The other locks, the H-Series
Ornamental, U-Series Industrial, Mechanical Code, Electric, and Sliding Gate
Lock all have the longer cylinder that is 2-1/8" (54mm) long.
Are they keyed alike or different?
Both. The locks come keyed alike in cases, with
multiple key codes. Unique key codes are also available. Normally,
locks on a single order with be keyed alike. It's always a good idea
to specify what you want when you order.
Can I put another cylinder in the lock to match my
In some cases Yes. The cylinders are "Lori" and can be pulled out
and retrofitted with another cylinder to match your existing locks.
Can I get it in Bronze?
No. We only carry the ornamental locks in 2 finishes; black and aluminum for
square frames. The chain link lock comes in aluminum finish only. Some of our customers
order the unfinished aluminum and have the lock spray-painted or powdercoated to match a
special project. Please state "unfinished aluminum" when ordering if you
wish to paint the lock. All styles may not be available in the unfinished aluminum finish.
The locks come apart easily, so you won't have to worry about masking the cylinder or
Can I buy replacement keys if I lose mine?
If you purchased your locks keyed different with unique key codes, we
can often match and replace your keys. You need to know the key code stamped
on the keys that came with the lock. We sell standard key blanks. They can be cut at a hardware store
to match your existing keys if you require extras.
Are replacement parts available should I need them?
Yes. See our accessories link on left menu.
Is an alternative mounting system available that
doesn't require drilling large holes in the gate upright for the lock bolts?
Yes. An offset surface mount kit is available that only requires
drilling for small screws.
Is it possible to use these locks if the space
between my gate and gate post is less than the required 1" to 1-1/2"?
Yes. Cover plates (strike plates) can be used instead of the keeper
boxes for situations where the space is tighter than 1".
What is the required space between the gate frame and
first picket where the lock fits?
Two sizes of locks are available for square framed ornamental gates. One
measures 3-1/2" wide, requires a space of 3-3/4". A slimmer version is available
that is 3-1/4" wide, requires a space of 3-1/2". These locks will not fit in a
gate that has spacing smaller than 3-1/2". Use the Offset Installation
Kit to fit in a gate that has spacing smaller than 3-1/2".
What should I do if the space
between my gate and gate post is MORE than the required 1" to
Spacers are available in 1/4" width and 3/4" width
to match the standard and security keepers that will fill this gap.
Can I retrofit the chain link lock
on to an existing gate that is already installed with a fork latch?
Yes, the latch gap for the fork latch is typically
2". The Locinox lock needs a gap of 1-1/4". Order the 3/4" spacer
for the security keeper to fill this gap.