How do you install driveway gate posts?

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Quote from Youtube video: So we'll just double up on the post fix probably get four bags in there. And then maybe depending how we're feeling put a concrete screw into here for it.

How do you support a metal post in concrete?

Set the post into the hole and attach 2×4 braces to adjacent sides of the post. Use a level to position the post perfectly vertical. Fill the hole with Fast-Setting Concrete up to 3 to 4 inches below ground level. Pour about a gallon of water per 50 lb bag into the hole and allow the water to saturate the concrete mix.

How do you set a metal gate post?

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Quote from Youtube video: One of the J bolt should be facing up while the other one will be facing down. This will secure your gate in place install the J both in the direction that your gate will be swinging.

How deep should a metal gate post be?

Depth of the hole needs to 1/4 the size of post length. Therefore, a standard 8ft length post would need a 2ft deep hole. 3: Now the hole has been dug, fill the base of the hole with a mix of the Fast Set Concrete. The depth of the concrete at this stage to be one to two inches.

How do you brace metal posts?

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Quote from Youtube video: This is how I set them up while the concrete's drying got a 1 by 2 nail to 2×4 or actually a 4 by 4 and then another one going down there and then I just use a ratchet strap to hold them together.

How do you secure a metal pole in the ground?

Dig the hole so it’s at least twice the diameter of the metal post. Place 6 inches of gravel in the bottom of your hole for drainage. Place the metal post so it sits securely in the bottom of the hole atop the gravel and is centered. Shovel or pour 8 to 10 inches of gravel into the hole around the post.

How deep should a 8 foot fence post be?

about 2 feet deep

How Deep Should a Fence Post Be? For an average fence post, about 6 to 8 feet tall, prepare to dig a post hole about 2 feet deep. To install a fence post, you’ll need a shovel or post digger, a 6-foot level, soil, and gravel or crushed stone.

Should I use 4×4 or 6×6 gate posts?

If your gates are wooden, they will sag1. Even if your gates are metal, they may sag. I would recommend 6×6 if you can manage to find a friend, but I would also recommend you sink them 3ft into the ground if they’re 6ft tall above ground.

How far apart should gate posts be?

Single walk gates require 3¾” for hinges and latches and double drive gates require 5½”. For example, a 3 foot walk gate should measure 32¼” wide. Adding 3¾” to the width means that the distance between posts (inside face to inside face) should be 36″.

What do you put under gate gap?

Secure chicken wire or wire mesh to the bottom of a chainlink, wood or wire gate. Cut a piece that is roughly double the length of the open area and as wide as your gate. For example, if the gap is 3 inches tall with a width of 36 inches, cut a 6-inch by 36-inch piece of chicken wire, using a pair of wire cutters.

Can fence posts be 10 feet apart?

Most fence posts can be spaced 8 to 12 feet apart. While this is a general criteria, it doesn’t cover all scenarios. For instance, high tensile fence can have larger spacing, requiring line posts every 15 to 20 feet for field fence styles, and as much as 20-30 feet for high tensile barbed and smooth wire.

How do you attach a gate to a post?

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Quote from Youtube video: Over it slide the top gate hinge pin down put it in the eye of the gate. Just under a knob this is for livestock.

How do you hang a tube gate on a metal post?

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Quote from Youtube video: First it's so that we can drill a hole. And put our hinges and make sure our gate is going to hang level. And you're putting this line right down the center of the pole exactly okay race habit yep.

How do you attach a gate to a wire fence?

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Quote from Youtube video: Get a roll of smooth wire. And a post to use as a hooking post and then what you do I usually build mine with two wraps. Measure it out here to the size that you want.

Can you put a gate on T posts?

Easily hang a gate from a metal T-post with our patent pending Hinge Pins. Hang and hold any farm or garden gate with 5/8” or 3/4″ hinge eyes from a standard Metal T-post. Each Hinge Pin set consists of a bottom and a top hinge pin. Bottom pin slides onto T-post, tilts 45º, and locks above a knob on the T-post.

How do I keep my T-post straight?

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Quote from Youtube video: Put it in the ground just put it in where it balances. Itself take your post driver. Up over top the bottom reach up over top.

How do you make a corner with T posts?

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Quote from Youtube video: So the way that you figure out where the next tee post is going to go is you take one of your tee posts. And you lay it at the base of your corner post.