One Hand Gate Latch and Open
Category: Yard, garden, dock
Problem: The typical latches require you to lift the latch and then move the gate with the other hand. I wanted it to be done with one hand.
Action: To create a bracket that went on the gate and on that bracket I affixed a tennis ball which allowed me to reach down, flip the gate lever up to unlock it, and at the same time push the gate away with the other part of my hand on the tennis ball, opening it with one hand.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: When idea was conceived: 9/29/14
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None – made out of scrap.
Current status: In use.
Since it was originally done: