Stop new gate hitting brick wall

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Daveab, May 10, 2022.

  1. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    If the idea is to keep it open fit a cabin hook to it.
     
  3. Mr right first time

    Mr right first time Active Member

    They should have installed a stop bead which stops the gate going through the frame, you just need some 1.5” x 1” tanalised timber and screw it to the frame
     
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  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Go and look at the gate on the property opposite!

    Could be the fat you have is tad too wide!
     
  5. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

    We've got a cabin hook I need to stop it hitting the brick wall when closing
     
  6. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

    I think the previous owner changed it so he could put a lock on the gate
     
  7. dray

    dray Active Member

    For the lock to work the gate needs to close right up against the brick wall. Looks to me as if you are going to have to pack the post out enough to get a stop on it if you want to keep the lock. Alternatively take the lock off and use a small bead as suggested above to keep it from hitting the brickwork.
     
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  8. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

    The lock is coming off its useless it's too close to the brick the other side.

    We've got new brenton bolts and a latch
     
  9. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

  10. dray

    dray Active Member

    Really need a good fitting socket with a decent ratchet and even a tube over the handle for more leverage, it should loosen it's just tight.
     
  11. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

    I've only a set of cheap draper sockets and it's split the one we were using.
     
  12. dray

    dray Active Member

    Probably need a better quality one then.
     
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  13. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

  14. dray

    dray Active Member

    Ok, that's a shame but not being funny but you probably need to get someone in to help you on this one.
     
  15. MRY

    MRY Screwfix Select

    You should be able to get a replacement single socket at a motor factor.
     
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  16. MRY

    MRY Screwfix Select

    Yes, it has sheared off. You won't be able to re-use that hole, you'll have to make another one if it's needed. With the other bolt, try tightening the bolt a fraction before unscrewing it.
     
  17. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Halfords sell sockets singularly and even their own brand range comes with a ‘lifetime Guarantee’

    Even if the socket becomes a little chewed up, they will replace it, so keep hold of your receipt

    With the correct attachment in your impact drill, stand a better chance of removing bolts, although with damp, can rust inside the wall and form a tight bond to brickwork

    Just get them out, even if they snap and lever the post off, then drill new positions for new bolts/post fixings , not that big a deal surely
     
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  18. Daveab

    Daveab New Member

    Well in the end we used a hole saw and cut out the wood then used an angle grinder to cut the bolts.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xWM1dg5ax5pREmGg7

    Trouble is we've put the new gate on using the old hinges but the gate isn't sitting straight it's sticking out at the bottom.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/RX9c6NvH4GDEvsx66

    The only way to stop the bottom part of the gate sticking out was to put another bit of wood under the top hinge but from the outside makes the shut gate look like it's tilting backwards.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ba1Qs1pnH1HGa72YA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/HmZacWSDX6Nw4k167

    Any ideas?

    Thought this was an easy job to do :(
    The house and garage wall both run at an angle
     

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