Metal Garden Gate & Post - correct screws to use

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I think I would tap the existing holes in the post to a suitable size (M6 or M8) and then use machine screws to fix the gate.


 
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I think I would tap the existing holes in the post to a suitable size (M6 or M8) and then use machine screws to fix the gate.


You can't tap it as the metal is too thin to make a thread, but as it is the top hinge, it's easily reachable from the top and the plastic top pops out.
I would drill it out to 6mm and put a bolt through with a nut on the inside. If a spanner is needed to hold the inside nut, better to put a length of string on it just incase it is dropped inside the post.
 
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