Generally, the hinge is placed at the top and bottom of the gate. For heavy gates, a third hinge is added in the middle to support the weight.

What side should gate hinges be on?

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Quote from Youtube video: The bottom of the diagonal piece of timber is the side the hinges go on right.

Which way do you hang a gate?

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Quote from Youtube video: As well as packing the gate off the floor you need to Center it between your two posts. And on a single gate normally you've got about ten mil clearance down each side of the gate.

How do you align gate hinges?

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Quote from Youtube video: First. Make sure that seem nice and level that's looking. Good. Now we just want to take our wedge and push our wedge under so that gate comes up nice and level.

Do gates go on post first or hinges?

We’ve split the fitting of the gate hinges into two parts; if you’ve not yet fitted the hinges to the gates, then this should be done first – fitting the hinges to the gates. Below, we show you how to fit the hinges to the posts and get your gates hanging.

How much space should be between post and gate?

Allow 4.5 to 5 inches between the post and gate for hinges and pins.

Can your garden gates open outwards?

I find the frequency of this question peculiar since the need to have gates open outwards is rare, but simply the answer is yes. Automated swinging driveway gates can open outwards if necessary. Traditionally, gates swing inwards, which is in the direction visitors enter your property.

How high should a gate be off the ground?

Bottom Clearance:

A clearance of 3” – 6” under a gate is acceptable however 4” – 5” is optimal for appearance. A gate that is too high off the ground will have a floating look to it. One that is too close to the ground will feel more like a fence than a gate.

How do you install hinges on a fence gate?

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Quote from Youtube video: Okay put the gate back in place. And. Line it up with your pilot holes. Start your gate screw by hand. Remember as you go to tighten this bolt up make sure your gate is past.

How much smaller should a gate be than the opening?

About 1/4 inch is usually sufficient.

Should a gate open left or right?

Your gate should always swing inward. Why? You want the gate to move towards private space, not out to the public. Single gate hinges work on either side.

How many hinges do I need for a gate?

Lombardi says gates this size typically have three hinges on each door, but because this gate was thicker and heavier the builder opted for four.

How do you attach a gate to a fence post?

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Should gates swing in or out?

A gate should always swing inward, into private area, rather than outward, toward public space. The hinges of a single gate can be put on either side. Mount the hinges on the downhill post if the gate will swing onto a steep terrain.

How do you stop a gate from sagging?

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Quote from Youtube video: And so you can either brace. It. Across you know two braces one in there and one in there or what i usually do is one there right down at the bottom corner.

Why do gates sag?

Why Do Garden Gates Sag? Garden gates sag because a square (or rectangular) frame is essentially unstable. Built with standard DIY woodworking joints, the gate will twist unless it is braced or pulled into tension.

How do you square up a gate?

Here’s how to go about it: Cut the panel to the correct size for the gate opening. Rip 2” thick pressure treated lumber to the width of the existing rails (stringers) on the gate. Lay the gate on a flat surface, and square it up.

How do you support a heavy gate?

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Quote from Youtube video: This bottom corner at all you're just gonna be putting more weight right into the middle. So what we're going to end up doing is bracing it from the middle towards the outside bottom corner.

How do you support a swinging gate?

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Quote from Youtube video: So a well braced metal frame is needed so the gate won't sag otherwise it could drag on the driveway. And stop working a common way to do this is to use a cross brace.