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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 08-02-2021 01:16 AM 264 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2021 01:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: gate fence question video

Hi everyone.

I just installed a new fence this weekend. Today I installed a gate for that fence. I removed the crappy 1 by material and replaced with 2×4’s. The fence works great except for one thing. The gate has some bouncy / spring to if at the lower opposite corner of the top hinge.

Here’s a video to show a bit more detail.

Please not it is not sagging.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-02-2021 01:54 PM

Well this is wood, not concrete.
If you find it annoying, latch it at the bottom also.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#2 posted 08-02-2021 02:04 PM

there are metal reinforcement kits you can get at the home centers that have a turnbuckle placed diagonally that really stiffen up gates.

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#3 posted 08-02-2021 02:23 PM

Door needs to be a couple inches wider, then hit a jamb of some kind.

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#4 posted 08-02-2021 07:56 PM

I think the latch is mounted to high up. If it was more centered, or just above center it would take a fair amount of that out I think.

-- John

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