By david lavender, 26-Sep-2011 19:27:00
Dig out the holes for your support posts on opposite sides of your Driveway at the proper spacing for the width of your Gate. The holes should be two to three feet deep to support the weight of the Driveway Gate.
2: Set the posts in their holes. Use the level and plumb line to ensure your posts are even and level, and brace them to hold them while you fill the holes with concrete. Allow to set. (overnight is better). Purchase a fast set concrete such as postcrete available at any large DIY/ Builders Centre.
3: Drill guide holes in the posts for hinge hardware if they were not pre-drilled. If your driveway is not level, make sure the Driveway Gate has adequate clearance to open in the direction the hinges will swing it.
4: Mount the Gate Hinges to the posts using your guide holes.
5: Hang your Driveway Gate on its hinges. You may need another person to help hold the Gate while you tighten and adjust the hinge bolts.
6: Screw on the Gate latch assembly at the appropriate height.
7: If you have an Electronic Gate, mount the gate-opener brackets and accessories next. Your access pad should be at a height convenient to you when you are sitting in your vehicle.
8: Test your Driveway Gate for proper function. Make sure it opens wide enough for your needs, closes completely, and has proper ground clearance for the terrain. If you have an electronic opener, check that it is functioning properly.
Things You'll Need
Gate hardware (hinges, screws, and latch assembly)
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