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Old 10-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Fence built with 6x6 PT posts.
Time to build the gate, 40" opening.
Gate hinges will be mount on the post, need opinion/idea on the latch side.
Side of house is brick veneer, (1) could i tapcon a strip of PT board on the brick veneer and have the catch for the latch install onto it. (2) dig down 4ft, install 4x4 post without mounting on the brick veneer for the catch (3) drive down a metal spike (from big box store), bolt 4x4 post onto the top of spike again without mounting on the brick veneer for the catch..
Which of those options would you think is best bang for the buck?
Appreciated for your help.

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I'd personally avoid damaging the brick since it will probably outlast the fence.

For the most stability, I'd bury it.

If you opt for quick and easy, I'd go with one of the drive in anchors.

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I'd also dig down and bury the 4x4, but I'd fill in the hole with angular gravel for drainage of water away from the wood.
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I'd bury, I have one that I had to mount it to the brick because it was over concrete and I had to remount once in 8 years. When you build the gate screw and glue every flat surface connection and it won't sag.
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Did it do any damage to the bricks after 8yrs?
Not bad if remount after 8yrs, damaging the bricks is what worry me.
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