Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Repair a Simple Shutter Latch

Fig.1 Toothpick
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Phillip screwdriver
Hex head screwdriver
Hex Head Screw
Toothpick wood

Mr. Georgianna new shutters latch had fallen off and she needed it repaired.

This post shows the four steps to repair a shutter blind.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a toothpick and a Phillip screwdriver.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the hex head screw used to tighten the latch.
Fig.2 Blind latch
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that after the toothpick is inserted inside the wall hole, place the existing hex head screw into the existing hole and tighten with a hex head screwdriver.
Fig.3 Blind tightened
Step 4: Fig.4 shows that the job is done until the latch gets loose again.
Fig.4 Job done

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