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#1 posted 09-29-2010 02:16 AM

Thanks for the replies guys.

Lee, I boxed the gates and used 3-heavy duty hinges per gate. And since they’re only 28-inches wide, or so, they’re not very heavy, so hopefully there’ll be no sagging at all.

I’ll make sure to get some pictures up once it’s more “complete” looking. Right now, there’s just a fence with pickets on 1-side. We’ll probably end up picketing the inside of the fence as well, but just went ahead and put pickets along the alley side for now, for security’s sake.

I sunk the 4×6 posts almost 30” deep, with a pea gravel bed below for drainage. I set the posts directly on top of the pea gravel, then shoveled the concrete in around them so any water that gets in there will be able to drain out through rocks. Oh and I put 5-bags of concrete in the one hole, and 6-bags of concrete in the other hole.

I’ll go ahead and throw the 2×6s up then and not worry about it. I figure I’ll run 2-carriage bolts through each post and tie everything together that way.

Thanks again guys.

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