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For a manually operated gate, you will be supplied one of several latch options we offer. We used the all-thread bolt left that can be adjusted over time to prevent sagging.
Stretch a metal tape measure across it just below the top of the post. Answer 9 months ago. Some years ago you could get used creosote poles 10 - 12 " from our local power company, and a lot of farmers would cut them up for gateposts.
We used 6x6 PT posts about 30" deep a foot below the frost line because of the gate's weight, and added a wheel, also. Robinson, David.
Basically a single gate has one leaf whereas a double gate has two leafs: If your gate doesn't quite reach your latch, shim it with small pieces of wood. Insert screws into the holes and tighten them with a suitable screwdriver. I Made It!
That way the nut can be adjusted as the position of the gate changes with time. Drill holes through the hinge post, as well as the first fencepost, and into the beginning of both ends of the brace post.
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Attach your latching hardware about midway up the post opposite the hinge posts, making sure that all the parts are aligned so that they slip into place when the gate is closed. The drop rod works in conjunction with the latch to hold your gate shut.
I've had lots of experience with different types of iron and aluminum fence and gate installations. Draw around the circumference of each hole, using a sharp pencil.
Very useful information -- I may have to re-do my L-brackets to the bolt-thru type eventually.