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Wobbly Gate Post

The post is attached to concrete using Simpson Tie 4x4 post tie. The top of post flexes a good 2-3 inches when gate shuts against it. How can I stabilize it?
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Best way to fix gate post over foundation that extends

1930s brick house. Foundation at ground level extends 8 inches out. Want to put a 3.5 x 3.5 post right next to the wall and have these ideas(post will have gate latch): Build a form next to wall that ...
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How can I mount a deck gate against Hardie siding?

I'm going to build some gates for my friend's deck. I obtained all the materials and then they asked about the side porch. How should I mount a gate here against the house?
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Gap in gate post 4x4

I put up a fence with swinging out gate on downhill driveway. I have a gap between the gate and 4x4. How do i fix gap? I tried cutting 2x4 in a traced pattern of gap.
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Using wire mesh on yard gate for exclusion

I want to put some quarter-inch wire mesh on the hinge side of a yard gate to exclude rabbits from entering the yard. The solution that I'm looking for is something that would exclude rabbits. So far ...
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What height gateposts are needed for a 5ft wooden gate? Is 4ft enough?

We currently have a 9ft wide, 4ft high double wooden picket gate using 4ft 4x4 (100x100) gateposts. We are considering replacing these with Buxton style wooden gates (solid wood up to a certain height ...
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How to remove/cut off a steel post in concrete

As part of some renovation work, I am taking apart a small enclosure on my driveway. Having removed the "walls", I'm left with seven (what look like) galvanised steel posts, embedded in the concrete ...
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Can someone identify this gate pillar mounting?

As in the question title, I have these brackets mounted in the pillars at the front of my driveway. Can anyone tell me what I am supposed to attach to them in order to mount gates or some-such?
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Removing rusted screws from a gate-post attached to a wall

I am changing my old rusted garden gate with a new one. However, because of a couple of rusted screws, I could not remove the gate-post attached to the walls on either end of the old gate. I tried ...
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Round Metal Gate Fence Post is Spinning When Gate is Opened

I need to correct a small problem with a metal gate post. When the gate is opened to its full opening, the leverage of the gate pulling against the gate post causes the post to spin inside the post ...
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How do I prop-up or fix a concrete post that has moved away from house with gate attached?

I have a two-gate wide opening on the side of my house. There is a concrete gate post that is next to the house which has pulled away from the house near the top, so that the gates are harder to ...
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gate pillars have shifted

Our 2 gate pillars are made of blocks of concrete. They have shifted and now I can't close the gate. The top 2 blocks on both pillars have a big gap now. Is there a quick fix for this? Do the ...
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Adding a gate to a hollow post

I want to add a 48" gate to an existing vinyl 4x4 post that has nothing in it. Should I fill it with concrete or add a 4x4 wood post for added support
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Building a wood gate too hard for DIY newbie?

The gate in my carport is falling apart, having been built very poorly by the previous home owner. The quote to replace from a reputable firm is $2,850. I'm wondering, given the posts are already ...
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Installing swinging gate - how to prevent gate post lean

I've re-installed a new down wood fence between my yard the neighbors with the usual 8' 4x4 PT posts, PT rails, and cedar panels. The fence runs along the side of the house and it starts at the end of ...
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Electric motor for opening gate? [closed]

Our gate looks like this. It opens to the outside. So I'm looking for an electric motor that I can install to open it by remote. But I have no idea where they're sold. This gate used to have a motor ...
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What size box steel posts?

I have bought 2 second hand box steel gates each 8ft high and 9ft wide for the entrance to my horses field. I estimate they weigh about 200kg and 250kg (one has a substantial letterbox welded on). I ...
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How to safely dig a 12 inch diameter hole with an 8 inch auger

I need to dig a 12 inch diameter hole for some 4x4 fence posts that I'm digging but I only have access to an 8-inch power auger. My experience drilling holes in wood tells me that if I try to drill a ...
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How do I prevent my fence gate from binding against the post?

My gate was binding against the post along the top drip rail. I figured the gate was a little too wide at that spot so I trimmed it a little shorter. Shorty after the gate started binding at a ...
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Ways to build a gate that butts up against neighbors property/house

Here's a picture of the my driveway. I live in the house on the right. The left side is my neighbors house. I want to build a gate where I've outlined the picture in red. (Note: my neighbor has a ...
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Should I use concrete for a 2" square metal fence post?

I recently moved into a new home in upstate New York which has a fence around the backyard. The fence is made out of some kind of metal and the fence posts are about 2" square. One of the fence posts ...
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Can I use a 4x4 concrete post holder to install a gate?

I would like to install a 10' gate across my driveway to keep my 16 month old from running his tiny butt into traffic. The gate I intend to purchase is this one, with some PVC lattice to prevent climb-...
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How do I fix a plastic gate that will not close when hot?

We recently bought a house with a gate between the driveway and back yard. In the mornings and evenings, the gate opens and closes with minimal rubbing between the latch on the post and the latch ...
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Rabbit proofing gap in gate

I have a gap between the wall and gate which allows rabbits to get into the backyard. My objective is to rabbit proof this gap. I've considered pulling the gate closer to the wall with the threads on ...
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What diameter of Metal Gate posts are needed for a 10' x 4' tubal gate

I want to install a 10' tubular gate using a steel or aluminum gate posts. My question is what diameter do I need to use to keep it from sagging? I guess I should purchase a 8' length for my 4' ...
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How should I support a large gate in a vinyl fence?

I'm adding a new gate in my vinyl fence; a full width (6') gate. I'm concerned about support. The fence posts are decently moored, but there is still some wiggle. Would it be better to dig out and ...
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Wooden gate over concrete

I am planning to put in a concrete widewalk around the corner of my house. I want to have a wood gate at the corner. Do I first put in the gate and pour the sidewalk around the posts or lay the ...
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What depth does a gate post need?

I have an entranceway between my house and a wall. There's a concrete walk in the center with small patches of dirt on each side. I want to put a wooden gate across with the posts sunk in the dirt. ...
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Should I use wood or metal for an 8" gate post?

I am replacing the wooden gate post of my farm's entrance. I have a solar-powered electric opener and am using a 16 foot tubular gate. I want two 8" posts, 12' tall, either metal or wood. Which would ...
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How deep should I sink a gatepost for a 7' wide gate in my fence?

I am a first time fence builder, which will be 6ft cedar. I need a gate that is 7 to 8 ft wide. I live in Oregon and the frost line is only a foot deep. I was planning on a 7ft gate with a 6x6 post. ...
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What height concrete gate posts do I need for a 4 foot high gate?

The gate is 4ft high by 4ft wide for a garden path and is a standard quality metal gate, so not very heavy.
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Where can I buy a concrete gate post in the style of this 1930’s gate post?

We are about to get a wall rebuilt and it would be great if we could have gate posts that where in the same style as the rest of the road. As I don't know the same of the style I have nothing to ...
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How do I prop-up or fix a wall that is slowly moving?

In the image, the single stack of breeze blocks on the right hand side has been slowly moving away from the wall over the last 4 years. The gate latch (also on the right hand side) is now rubbing ...
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What gauge fence post should I use for a 36" wide wooden gate?

I want to attach a gate to a fence where the fence will be attached to a 2 3/8 in. metal post. What gauge should the post be for proper support? The fence will be a six foot wooden fence, as will ...
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What's the best way to adjust a leaning gate post?

I recently built a large double wood gate using 6x6x8 posts. Each post was set with concrete in a 26" hole. After some settling, one of the posts is now leaning about 1/4 inch toward the middle. ...
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What size posts do I need to use to build a wooden driveway gate?

I have just built a 6 foot fence all the way around my property. To finish it offI need to build a driveway gate. The gate will be 15 feet wide and have two swing gate sections. I have used 4x4x8 foot ...