Left hand/right hand side gate

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Newbie here so apologies if in the wrong topic, but I've stupidly bought a left hand hanging side gate whereas I should've bought a right hand hanging one. Schoolboy error in that I didn't read the small print that said "if you want right hand hanging, let us know". What a plonker! It was made to measure (almost) so doubt they'll exchange it. Came all the way from a firm in Devon to me in Essex so the return would cost just as much as a new gate, plus they'll probably charge me again for the right one.

What I want to know is can I insert a few more diagonal braces either side of the diagonals that are already there (for the left hand support) or am I completely scuppered? I was going to take out the diagonal braces and reverse them as it's held together with screws but they won't budge and I'll probably end up rounding the heads off.

I just didn't know if I inserted a two more RH braces (so it makes an X) if it would give it the support the gate needs.

Thank you!
 
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here's what I'm hoping..! Thanks.
 
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If you can get the diagonals off then you can simply re-use them the other (correct) way, yes.
 
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If the braces are the wrong way round the gate eventually droops. Is that what you meant?
 
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Yeah, just fit the two extra braces as planned. that the easiest and will do the job
 
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Thanks all for your replies. Spoke to the supplier and unfortunately, the braces are glued and screwed. They actually suggested against putting in the extra braces that I was considering. Reckoned it would add that much more to its rigidity. I tried to remove the screws but they just won't budge anyway. Bit of a pain but have resorted to hanging hinged left rather than bodge a temporary fix. Won't be making that cock up again..!
 
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It's a gate! You should have just put the extra braces in and be done with it.
 

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