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Sagging Gate

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mr powers, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Mr powers

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    Does anyone have a solution for sagging gates?
    Please and Thanks

    These gates were like these when my daughter bought her place.
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    Poor design and quality . You may want to try a tensioned truss wire from the top of each leaf at the hinge end to the opposite corner , but I would replace them with properly constructed leafs . After 43 years in the fence business , I am willing to declare myself an authority .
     
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    You can buy a gate brace. They're available in different lengths, and have a turnbuckle in the center. You attach them to the gate diagaonally corner to corner; the high end goes on the hinge side and the low end goes on the swinging side.

    Here's a cable type:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Anti-Sag-Gate-Kit-15469/202042235

    These work only when the hinge post is solid in the ground and the hinges are all tight and not worn. If the hinge post is out of plumb, fix that first. If the hinges are worn or broken, fix them second. Then brace the sagging gate.
     
  4. Mr powers

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    Thank you Peegoo and Otterhound
     
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    Those are heavy gates with no proper corner-to-corner support.
    That design will never be stable.
     
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    a caster mounted wheel on there
     
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    Two fixes:
    -Add a wheel on the bottom, common with big gates.
    -Add a post on the hinge end and a guy wire attached to the post then to the gate end with a cheap turnbuckle.

    Can't see the posts though... are they big? Sturdy? Set in concrete?
     
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    Proper post sunk into the ground with cement, Wire rope cable from top of post to the lower center point of the gate, both sides.

    With a good anchor point you can support the gate
     
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    I'll have to redo the poles.
    They are not anchored in cement.
     
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    If you decide to install adjustable gate braces, this is where the anchors will go on your gates:

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    I would deconstruct.....rebuild.....none of the slats are even etc.....otherwise you will have a good swinging ugly gate.
     
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    I built a gate across my driveway and cut slight angles on end posts. It took about 3 days for it to sag to level. It started about 1.5 degrees high inside.
     
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    She needs to sell that place and buy a nicer one with gates that do not sag.

    Problem solved.

    You are welcome. ;):D:D
     
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    I built my gate like this with a hardware kit from Home Depot. I know my carpentry skills are crap. Everything is level though. Those posts are 6X6 and three feet in the ground in concrete.

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    Rough gravel driveway.
     
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    Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
     
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    Canadian ice and snow will relegate them to useless with a support caster .
     
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    Well, you could snap a level chalk line across the bottom and trim along the line to achieve a uniform bottom line. Then make a parallel line for the top.
     
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    Milspec! What are ya tryna keep out? (Or in??) :D
     
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    Sagging gait.
     
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