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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 08-23-2015 01:41 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2015 01:41 AM

I’m planning to install two big and heavy gates to an opening in my patio. The spread between the 8’x8’ posts is 70”. 35” for each gate. The gates will be made with a 4”x6”x35” top rail, 4”x6”x48”styles (??) and 4”x8”x35” bottom rail with a 4”x4” grid panel. They will be Doug Fir which holds up fine in Southern California.
I’ve looked around the internet enough to know outdoor, double action hinges for this much weight (I don’t know how much but it’s a lot) is a bit unusual, this happens a lot to me. So I turn to your experience and wisdom, where can I get these hinges? What should I know about selection and installation?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

-- Ken

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#1 posted 08-23-2015 02:30 AM

The only hinge which I have seen that could be used as a double acting /swing both ways would be a combination of something like the below:

Stanley and National Hardware make something like them. Got the Images above Here.

If you’re looking for self closing for that gate I do not think you will find them as most are made for interior applications for doors up to 1-3/4” thick and very pricey.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 08-23-2015 03:31 AM

No sag cables come to mind.

Looks like it’ll do the job ^

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 08:14 PM

If you have welding capabilities (or know someone who does) you can cut and weld a couple of big butt hinges or Tee-hinges into a double-acting hinge:

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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