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Angled garden gate post advice

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Jar99, 21 Jul 2020.

  1. Jar99

    Jar99

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    Hi,

    I need to replace the gate and post of the house moved into recently.

    The gate has to be at an angle from the house to the boundary fence.

    At the moment the gate is using a 75mm arris rails as gate posts, the post holding the hinge is solid but the one on the house is loose and only half overlaps the house (you can see in the close up photo).

    Do I simply replace the post attached to the house with a new arris rail or should I use a proper (square) gate post?
     

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  3. sircerebus666

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    You need to change the other post too the top of it is rotten and depending how far down the rot you might not be able to save it

    Its up to you how you replace the Arris fence support , it appears to work as is , you could replace with a square post but that would narrow the gate or you could cut a V into the square post to mould it to the corner of the building , the choice is yours
     
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    the weight of the gate is carried by the hinges, so consider, when you rebuild, hanging the hinges on the post fixed to the house.

    hook and band hinges are much stronger and longer-lasting than the T-hinges you currently have. Choose a hinge about one-third the width of the gate. You can paint them before fitting.
     
  5. Jar99

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    Thanks for the tips @sircerebus666 and @JohnD, I will replace both posts and use a hook and band hinge.

    If I use the v-cut method in a square post, what tool is best for that? A circ saw at 45 degrees? Sound like a tough one to brace the post properly in order to cut.
     
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    It would need to be secured in a vice or workbench

    Doable though , just be careful to transfer the correct angle to the post or you will be breaking out the chisel to correct!
     
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    A table mounted circular saw would be ideal to cut the V.
     
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