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Old 03-29-2017
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Default "Large" and "Small" SouthCo latches?

'89 WB40.

So a while back I bought a bag of SouthCo C3-805 latches in order to fix some bad ones we had in drawers.

I lost (another) one of the catches on one of the overhead cabinets above the sofa, so I thought, "No problem, I have spares!" I go and dig out my spares and...they're a different size. The spares, which fit the drawer latches fine, are larger than the latches used for the overhead doors. Both the latch assembly and the catches are larger, and a catch for the larger latch won't work with the smaller latch (surprise).

I looked on SouthCo's website and they don't show different sizes, just different mounting styles and pull strengths, but all with the same catch dimensions.

So what's going on here? Did there used to be multiple sizes? Are the overhead latches not really SouthCo?

Any sources for the smaller latches/catches, or is it time to start modifying?
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'89 WB40.

So a while back I bought a bag of SouthCo C3-805 latches in order to fix some bad ones we had in drawers.

I lost (another) one of the catches on one of the overhead cabinets above the sofa, so I thought, "No problem, I have spares!" I go and dig out my spares and...they're a different size. The spares, which fit the drawer latches fine, are larger than the latches used for the overhead doors. Both the latch assembly and the catches are larger, and a catch for the larger latch won't work with the smaller latch (surprise).

I looked on SouthCo's website and they don't show different sizes, just different mounting styles and pull strengths, but all with the same catch dimensions.

So what's going on here? Did there used to be multiple sizes? Are the overhead latches not really SouthCo?

Any sources for the smaller latches/catches, or is it time to start modifying?
The pull strength dictates the size.
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The pull strength dictates the size.
No, these are physically different sizes. Hold 'em next to each other, they don't match.
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No, these are physically different sizes. Hold 'em next to each other, they don't match.
I know they are physically different sizes. You asked "what is going on here and did there used to be multiple sizes?"

My response was the "strength" dictates the size. Meaning 5# is one size 10# is another.

The last ones I bought 3 or 4 years ago were still that way, but maybe they changed since then.
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I know they are physically different sizes. You asked "what is going on here and did there used to be multiple sizes?"

My response was the "strength" dictates the size. Meaning 5# is one size 10# is another.

The last ones I bought 3 or 4 years ago were still that way, but maybe they changed since then.

Im not sure thats the case. I believe the larger catches are the new style, larger so they dont break like the old smaller one.

From my notes, the small catch is C3-97. The large one is C3-77.


I got some of the smaller catches from this place a few years ago...

Hope they still have stock!

Email: csweeney@all-west.com l Web: http://www.all-west.com

Southco#
C3-805
We have stock
Minimum order is 5pcs
5pcs - $7.00 each
10pcs - $5.00 each

C3-77
We have stock
5pcs - $2.50 each
10pcs - $1.50 each

C3-97
We have stock
5pcs - $2.50 each
10pcs - $1.50 each
25pcs - $1.00 each


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Well Joe, it's not the first time I've been wrong I just know that the last time I ordered some maybe 4 years ago I got the smaller ones which were supposed to be 5# pull. Then a couple of years ago Eric Perplies had some extras to get rid of and I thought he said they were the larger 10#pull. You are most likely correct, they made them all bigger because of the breakage issue.
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Ya,

Im pretty sure all of ours are 10#...??
The SouthCo site only shows the larger catches now, no mention of the small ones.

https://www.southco.com/en-us/c3?info=false&filters=

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