These parts are for the Magnalatch Series 3 vertical pull gate latch. These gate latches are essentially a requirement if you have a pool in your yard. The latches work well but they must be made of a chemical that attracts squirrels AND the parts they eat are not replaceable. I’ve gone through several of these latches already - they aren’t cheap $50-60, plus series 3 doesn’t align to series 2 latches, so there’s a time investment to re-align the new latches. Here you will find:
- A Series 3 knob cover - designed to protect your existing new or partially eaten pull knob. Designed to fit tightly over the existing knob with nothing to fasten it. Tinkercad Link
- A Series 3 Magnalatch top cover - 2 designs - 1) First is for if your knob is completely trashed by a squirrel - this cover has a lip and can't be installed over an existing knob. Tinkercad Link 2) Another design fits over an existing knob (put this on first, then put on the knob cover). Tinkercad Link
- A Series 3 replacement knob (in situations where your knob is completely trashed). You should be able to see where the knob was and be able to drill a small hole for a screw in the middle of the broken pull mechanism. Tinkercad Link
You should likely use ABS for this if it’s used outside, or just use PLA and make sure you sand it and spray paint with paint that can be used on plastic to protect the PLA from the elements. These are cheap/easy parts to print when the squirrels have their way with them. If you make any improvements, please let me know.