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Old 08-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #46
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I tried the smallest turnbuckle and cable combination I could find and it seems the gate is just to small to lift it back to levelness.
This makes no sense. How can, "the gate is just to small to lift it back to levelness."?
The gate can be too large to lift back to level, but it can't be too small.
You have to know how to install the device to make it work correctly. If you attached it to the wrong diagonal, tightening actually pulls it out of square.

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I mounted the kit, adjusted to the maximum and the turnbuckle tops out before the gate is level - about half an inch too short. Way too much cable left over and if I had more distance it would be fine. How does that not make sense?
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I mounted the kit, adjusted to the maximum and the turnbuckle tops out before the gate is level - about half an inch too short. Way too much cable left over and if I had more distance it would be fine. How does that not make sense?
If you get the correct size mechanism for the gate size you have, it will work.
Sometimes you can modify a mechanism so it fits correctly.
Sometimes, things are so complicated that they have no solution.
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Sometimes, things are so complicated that they have no solution.
I can see where this might be one of those.
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I've got no formal carpentry training and I came here to ask questions and learn not be insulted by people who have the expertise. This thread has gone too far. Obviously it's a simple stick gate with a handful of options to reinforce it. I need to build some larger full size fence gates so I'm trying to learn by making mistakes on my small temporary deck gate.
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If you would have simply posted a picture of the gate and asked how to reinforce/brace it this thread wouldn’t be 50+ post long.
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I've got no formal carpentry training and I came here to ask questions and learn not be insulted by people who have the expertise. This thread has gone too far. Obviously it's a simple stick gate with a handful of options to reinforce it. I need to build some larger full size fence gates so I'm trying to learn by making mistakes on my small temporary deck gate.
You did this to yourself.

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I want to install a diagonal brace on my fence gate. I'm not very good at determining angles. The two corners that it will meet are 90 degrees inside. What type of tool or method can I use to to mark this on my brace?
You were asked 1000x for measurements so that we could help you and give you some answered. I will ask you again in English. How come you didn't give the measurements of the gate? Can you give me one good reason why you haven't?

What is so difficult about that question>? Do you own a tape? If so can you read the tape to give measurements??????
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Here is a work sheet for Excel I put together for establishing center line lengths and angle cuts, just enter your data in the orange boxes, simple and easy.

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