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Earthing a gate motor

I'm installing a gate motor for out front gate and I'm trying to figure out the best way to install the earth connection. The operator itself comes with a ground wire that's attached to the housing, ...
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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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How to decrease tension on Everbilt Spring Tee Hinge?

I accidentally tightened the hinge (maybe 3-4 times) before installing the darn thing on the gate. Now i have a self-closing hinge that is way too tight! The instructions mention how to decrease the ...
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What is the best position for a gate hinge?

Below you have the size of the gate three possible positions for the hinge Considering the size of the gate what is the best position for hinges? I want the gate to swing in the direction indicated by ...
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Bending horizontal bars of Iron fence

We have a metal fence in front of the house and it has very strong iron rods both vertically and horizontally. The issue is with the horizontal iron rod as its bend and also its vending on the other ...
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Best way to reinforce double-gates for high winds?

Background I live in an extremely windy area where it is not uncommon to get gusts up to 40, even 50-60mph. My property is completely fenced in. The fence itself has metal reinforcement posts that ...
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What size metal gate post for 5’x6’ gate?

Can anyone advise on the right steel post size for a 10’x6’ double gate? I am building a 10ft wide double gate, (two 5ft wide sections). The gate will be 6ft tall and use cedar pickets. Any posts will ...
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Replaced a large wooden gate with double wooden gate, hinge side is level on both gates, but sides where meet sag in opposite directions

Because we had a large 8' x 6' wooden privacy fence gate that warped and sagged to such a great degree, I took it down and built two smaller gates, (6 x 3') to replace it. The original posts that the ...
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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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Wooden gate drags when opening

The door has been sanded and works for the summer season. When it rains the wood swells and the door drags. Does the door need to be rehung?
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How to install a vinyl fence gate on a pool deck?

I am trying to install a vinyl fence between a deck and the pool in a backyard. The homeowner wants the fence (Wam Bam Vinyl Fence system) to run the width of the backyard until it gets to the deck ...
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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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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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Wood Choice for Strength in Shear and Tension Along Grain

I have a heavy gate (shown below) mounted to a concrete pillar using a 2x8 board and a piano hinge. The board cupped and finally split, so I must replace it. The mounting board has a piano hinge ...
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How can I use door opening to open separate flap with levers?

I am searching for a mechanical solution for my gate with lever and counterweights. The space under my gate is too large when closed and my dogs can escape under. However the door opens up on an ...