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Fixing a Picket gate to house wall

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Stringman_uk, 6 Sep 2021.

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    Stringman_uk

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    Hi all.
    We have a sloping stepped walkway down the side of the house that is 91cm wide. House(brick) on one side and driveway (4ft breezeblock) on the other side.
    I need to put a Picket gate between the 2 to stop the dog getting out.
    As the gate it 90cm wide I was hoping to fix the hinges directly to the house wall.
    Are there any reasons why this is a bad idea and wont work?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Just potentially noise transferred into the house fabric, as the gate is opened and closed.
     
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    the hinge screws will tend to loosen over time.

    Fix a post to the wall, and the hinges to the post.

    What is on the inside of the wall?
     
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    Thanks for the replies
    Harry, I hadnt thought of that but it wont really be a problem as it 2 levels below the bedroom.
    John D, I dont really have the space for a post and I was going to use thunderbolts or something similar
     
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    you could use a 4x2

    it will be a lot worse in the block wall where you have your latch.
     
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    JohnD what will be a lot worse?
    To be honest as the gat is in front of a step I was going to use that as a "stop" and just use a bolt that slid into the block wall ( Well a metal tube inserted into the hole
     
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    the holes in the blocks will wear away and the screws (or bolt) will come loose, quicker than in bricks.

    if you are using a tube liner, that will be better. bed it in external/waterproof Builders Adhesive of the "no more nails" type.
     
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