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    Angle of a brace

    When making a ledge and brace garden gate what is the minimum and maximum angle a brace should be positioned at? From what I've read the angle should be 45 degrees or more. If it's more than 45 degrees what is the max range?
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    It is treated timber and will be sealed once hung but which side should I use in your opinion as the outside side of the gate - the fractionally larger V profile side with growth ring facing toward the inside of the gate or flip it around and use the smaller V profile and keep the growth rings...
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    I'm I going to see huge cupping effect if it keep it that way - large V profile to the outside, or should I use the smaller V as the outside face as suggested by conny?
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    Many thanks for the explanation. So if you take the boards I've got which would be the outside side. Is the side that has the slightly larger V profile the outside with the growth rings facing toward the inside of the gate?
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    The boards I have have a chamfer on both sides. One side has a fractionally larger chamfer - see attache dpics. Does the large V go on the outside face and the braces fixed to the other side? If so then most of these boards will then have the heartwood (orientation of the growth rings) facing...
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    Nails or screws for garden gate

    Do I nail the boards in a straight line or would you offset them so they appear in a zig zag line?
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    Nails or screws for garden gate

    what length and diameter would i need for the above boards? How much should protrude out the back for bending What about ring shank nails as those would save me time clenching nails, though i can't seem to find any such nails which have an oval head, they all seem to be round heads and the...
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    Nails or screws for garden gate

    What kind of fixing would you recommend for a ledge and brace tongue and groove gardens gate. Would you use screws or nails? what type of screws or nails would you recommend? For 20mm thick boards and 32mm thick batten what length and diameter fixing would be right. 3 x 50mm nails or 4 x 40mm...
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    sorry those arnt the correct boards in the pic - they were just to illustrate the growth rings. The boards I have are 20mm thick and have 'V' on both sides. what I was trying to ask is does it matter which side the orientation of the growth ring on the boards should go i.e. does the heartwood go...
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    Arranging tongue and groove boards for garden gate

    On a tongue and groove ledge and brace garden gate , does it matter which side the orientation of the growth ring on the tongue and groove boards face? Should the heartwood of the boards face the outside of the gate or inside or does it not matter? My understanding is the outside of the board...
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    Expansion gap on tongue and groove garden gate

    gate is a ledge and brace design
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    Expansion gap on tongue and groove garden gate

    I'm building a garden gate using pressure treated tongue and groove boards that 15mm x 100mm and nailed down using round galvanised nails. How much of an expansion gap should I leave between the boards? Should they be fitted tight or do you leave an expansion gap.
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    Twyford closed couple cistern with no fixing plate

    which side does the serrated washer go, does the star side face the wingnut or the pan?
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    Twyford closed couple cistern with no fixing plate

    Hi, I've bought a new Twyford closed couple cistern (OT2421WH) and reading through the fixing instruction noticed the hardware supplied doesn't match the instructions. The fixing hardware is missing metal fixing plate and metal washers. Instead what I've received are 2 x rubber washers with...
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    Fixings for timber gate post

    What if I used some a2 stainless steel screws. These shouldn't rust but would they be strong enough to hold the post once gate has been hung as stainless steel generally not as hard as carbon steel?
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