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01-26-2015 05:32 PM

Hi All…..

I start by putting this diagram so as that it helps with me explaining my problem..

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As you can see I cant just hinge the gate to one side an open it on another because the fence posts are not flush with the gate…

I need a simple solution so as that I can position the gate across the threshold (this is a deck and where I want to position the gate there are stairs)...sorry not in the diagram,

Now that I mention it Ill just insert a actual photograph…

(PS) THE gate in the Sketchup is what I want to build, I would love to hear from someone who either had a similar problem or has an idea..I have a very active 2 year old and I want to keep him safe …thanks

One other thing I had a partion that was not hinged and was sick of it…so I want to hinge a gate,,,

-- Ed


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#1 posted 01-26-2015 05:39 PM

Can you make a piece that wraps over the corners of the posts to give you a square face to use? The really awesome picture below would be looking down from the top of the left post. Mirror that on the other post and you have two faces that are parallel to each other.

It’s a terrible drawing. I’m not sure if it’s the “right” way or the easiest way to accomplish your goal.

-- - Billy

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 05:41 PM

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 05:41 PM

How about two swinging gates like in the old western bars?

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#4 posted 01-26-2015 05:43 PM

So Ed, is the “fence” yet to be constructed to the base of the stairs? Why could you not hang the gate on the lower stair railing post on the inside, and build your fence to tie into the outside of the lower stair railing posts?

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#5 posted 01-26-2015 05:49 PM



So Ed, is the “fence” yet to be constructed to the base of the stairs? Why could you not hang the gate on the lower stair railing post on the inside, and build your fence to tie into the outside of the lower stair railing posts?

- greg48


Hi Greg,

The fence is built and the gate needs to be on the upper part because I need to keep the child away from the stairs … Otherwise a good idea

-- Ed

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#6 posted 01-26-2015 05:53 PM



https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gate+hinges&qs=n&form=QBILPG&pq=gate+hinges&sc=8-11&sp=-1&sk=

A plethora of info and options ^

I click the link above but I get the entire hinge collection … Do you happen to know what the above hinge is called

- waho6o9


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gate+hinges&qs=n&form=QBILPG&pq=gate+hinges&sc=8-11&sp=-1&sk=

A plethora of info and options ^

- waho6o9


-- Ed

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#7 posted 01-26-2015 06:43 PM

Don’t know what it’s called but I have an odd duck

pair of hinges like that you’re welcome to have, just

pay postage if you want em.

I guess you can flatten out the big L and have a hinge
that won’t match. Oops

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#8 posted 01-26-2015 06:48 PM



Can you make a piece that wraps over the corners of the posts to give you a square face to use? The really awesome picture below would be looking down from the top of the left post. Mirror that on the other post and you have two faces that are parallel to each other.

It s a terrible drawing. I m not sure if it s the “right” way or the easiest way to accomplish your goal.

Interesting how would I cut that piece out..?

- NinjaAssassin


-- Ed

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#9 posted 01-26-2015 06:51 PM



Don t know what it s called but I have an odd duck

pair of hinges like that you re welcome to have, just

pay postage if you want em.

I guess you can flatten out the big L and have a hinge

No thanks I’ll take your pic to the forum and ask,if anyone knows the name of them…..
that won t match. Oops

- waho6o9


-- Ed

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#10 posted 01-26-2015 06:53 PM

Right on

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#11 posted 01-26-2015 07:06 PM

Well, if you have a table saw you could take a 2X2 or 3×3 square of appropriate length and run it over the saw with the saw tilted at 45 degrees (you’re basically cutting a 90 degree “v” channel out of the face of the stock). Then, attach that to the corner of the posts (you can glue and screw it in). Alternatively, you could build a 3 sided box of sorts (see the terrible drawing below). It would accomplish roughly the same thing.

-- - Billy

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#12 posted 01-26-2015 07:16 PM



Well, if you have a table saw you could take a 2X2 or 3×3 square of appropriate length and run it over the saw with the saw tilted at 45 degrees (you re basically cutting a 90 degree “v” channel out of the face of the stock). Then, attach that to the corner of the posts (you can glue and screw it in). Alternatively, you could build a 3 sided box of sorts (see the terrible drawing below). It would accomplish roughly the same thing.

mmmm… would it need to be the entire height of the post or just where the hinges would be positioned??

- NinjaAssassin


-- Ed

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#13 posted 01-26-2015 07:19 PM

That’s personal preference, really. Just make sure it’s large enough (long enough and thick enough) to accommodate the screws and hinges you intend to use. Of course, if you go with the gate hinges I doubt you’d need to do this.

-- - Billy

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#14 posted 01-26-2015 07:24 PM


- edwood1975

Hot tip, put your reply outside the blockquotes. Makes it easier to read and follow along. Otherwise it looks like you are quoting without responding.

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#15 posted 01-26-2015 07:40 PM


- edwood1975

Hot tip, put your reply outside the blockquotes. Makes it easier to read and follow along. Otherwise it looks like you are quoting without responding.

- Rick M.


Like this!!

-- Ed

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