5 bar gate twisted

27 Mar 2008
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United Kingdom


I'm fitting a new 5 bar gate to existing posts, the old gate has rotted away.
I'll refer to the existing cemented in posts as the hinged end and the latch end
I first fitted the gate to the post with the hinges( hinged end ), put the spirit level on it and it was vertical )straight up) , using the the spirit level I checked the top bar as horizontal
Trouble was where the gate meets up with the far post ( latch end ) the post on the gate was nowhere near vertical, the gate seems to have a twist in it.
A friend came around and gave me a hand to take a couple of photos, I tied the hinge end post to the back of my car and set up the gate so that the post was vertical with the spirit level, that's the photo where you can see the back of my car and the silver car. Leaving the gate in this position my friend took the spirit level over to the the end that meets up with the post with the latch. In the second photo he is holding the spirit level vertical, as you can see the spirit level is touching the bottom of the gate but is a long way from the top of it.

Have I missed something in the fitting process or have I got a duff gate ?



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