An old, torn-up gate can sometimes be repaired by installing new hardware or using a Sagging kit. In other instances, starting over and creating the gate from scratch is best. Let’s find out the guide about fence gate repair in Miami.
Step 1. Measure the gates opening and determine the hinge’s placement
Take care to measure the gate opening you’ll construct by taking the distance between the gate posts. The opening’s width will be 35 1/4″. It’s also the right moment to determine if the hinges will be located on the right or left side of the gate. You should stand on the outside side of the gate (the side you’ll be pulling the gate open towards the side you intend to pull it open towards) and note which side the hinges will be located on. The brackets with black paint will appear on that side as the “pull edge” of your gate. The hinges will be to the right.
Step 2. Take measurements and cut the top and bottom rails
Two-by-fours made of cedar are used to make gate rails. Following the instructions, we cut two pieces of 34 1/4″ (one inch smaller than the opening of our gate). One of them will be our top rail, and the other piece will serve as the bottom rail.
Step 3: Attach brackets onto the top and bottom rails
Beginning by turning the rail’s top to the edge, place a hinged bracket and one bracket without hinges beneath the rail with the screws supplied. Since the hinges are on the left, the hinged bracket was also located on the left.
Attach the remaining brackets to each other at the top of the rail with one screw at each of the three locations in which there are holes. Be sure to put that hinged bracket in the same direction as the top-hinged bracket.
Step 4: Attach sides rails on brackets
The length of the rails on your sides will depend on the fence’s height. We wanted the top and bottom rails of the gate to align vertically with the fence rails on opposite sides. So, we cut two-by-fours to match this height and, making holes in the brackets, screwed the rails on the vertical side into their place.
Step 5: Connect fence boards
We knew that we wanted the gate to measure 5′ high, and we knew (from the old gate) that a two” space at its bottom is necessary to allow the gate to swing completely open. So we cut a few inches off the five fence boards and joined them to the frame. Many people utilize nails for this, but we used screws from the outside.
- Hang the gate on the hinge side of the post
After that then, we lifted the gate to its proper place. A piece of timber (or, in our instance, bricks) assists in keeping things at the correct height while you mark the location where the hinges are to be attached to the frame. The hinges may be placed directly to the gate and across the top of the post or set perpendicular to the gate within the gate opening. We like the sleeker design of the latter option, and after determining the appropriate size of the hinges, we set the gate up in the open state, then opened the hinges and put them in place with screws.
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