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Old 03-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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What is the standard gauge for a 4x4 driveway gate post for a 6x8 gate?

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Heavy gauge with a good depth and a lot of concrete. - They take a beating and any tilting is very obvious and may not be improved enough by adjusting.

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I would say at least 11 gage, a serious footing, and two posts with (2) 5 foot wide gates. 8 feet is too narrow, IMHO, but Im not a gate builder.

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I made my driveway gate nearly 13' wide - glad I did. 8' is not a lot of clearance. Posts are heaviest gauge, planted deep and well set in concrete.
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I made my driveway gate nearly 13' wide - glad I did. 8' is not a lot of clearance. Posts are heaviest gauge, planted deep and well set in concrete.
Can you put a number on "Heaviest"? That may help the OP. I just wish I had enough property to need a gate !!!!
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Can you put a number on "Heaviest"? That may help the OP. I just wish I had enough property to need a gate !!!!
I went to a local fence supplier - looked through what they had and recommended and selected the heaviest/best they had. Unfortunately, I don't recall specifics.

I set my posts, then measured the distance between - and went back to the fence supplier and had them build the gates to fit the actual space.

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