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Old 01-19-2018, 02:05 AM   #1
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Hello All,
Sorry for this thread name but for the life of me I don't know what to call what I am looking for. Here is what I want it to do: I wish to add a strap to keep my refer and perhaps some cupboard doors closed. It looks like ... well ... an eye for a screw, a vertical leg (perhaps 1/8"), and then a flat area of about 1 1/4" ( Velcro will be attached here), then back to a 1/8" return and another eye for a screw fastening. Its a bracket like a flattened 'U' shape.

So what would these be called and where did you get them?

Sorry my description is so poor. But I want to keep my refer door closed while traveling rough roads.

Thanks for the help ahead of time,

Tom
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:38 AM   #2
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Something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXHUO64..._d5AyAb0J0WWBT
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:54 AM   #3
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You can try child proof locks also, I have had success with them.
https://www.amazon.com/Coohole-Child...ld+proof+locks
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:18 AM   #4
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Hello All,
Sorry for this thread name but for the life of me I don't know what to call what I am looking for. Here is what I want it to do: I wish to add a strap to keep my refer and perhaps some cupboard doors closed. It looks like ... well ... an eye for a screw, a vertical leg (perhaps 1/8"), and then a flat area of about 1 1/4" ( Velcro will be attached here), then back to a 1/8" return and another eye for a screw fastening. Its a bracket like a flattened 'U' shape.

So what would these be called and where did you get them?

Sorry my description is so poor. But I want to keep my refer door closed while traveling rough roads.

Thanks for the help ahead of time,

Tom
What you are describing is called a “footman loop.” You could Google it, and they are probably available on Amazon or Strapworks.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:54 AM   #5
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You can try child proof locks also, I have had success with them.
https://www.amazon.com/Coohole-Child...ld+proof+locks
Think about it. Tom has to be able to get in himself.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:40 AM   #6
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Big selection of sizes here: Metal Footman Loops
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:04 AM   #7
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I found some at an Ace Hardware. It took a while because I didn't know what they were called, either. I used them to secure my fridge door when I was having problems with the door.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:44 AM   #8
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If it's just for while traveling, how about using some spring-loaded curtain rods like these?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Dec...346P/203676633
One rod could keep your fridge door closed on one side of the center aisle and two or more cabinet doors closed on the other side, depending on how you arrange it.
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I want no holes, so I use a bungee and existing hardware to secure the door.
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amazon does have them

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ste...6DQFRM2SKAD38T
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