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tori 04-11-2010 07:10 PM

gate repair
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I am trying to install an anti-sag gate kit, but have run into a problem. I need to find out how I can put in screws on the bottom board when there is only about 4" clearance from the ground to the board. Obliviously I can get the side screws in, but not quite sure how I am suppose to screw into that bottom piece. there is not enough room for a regular screwdriver, let alone a power one. Suggestions please - I have limited tools.

3 legged dog 04-11-2010 08:25 PM

Remove the gate, install the screws, reinstall the gate.

tori 04-12-2010 09:04 AM

critical peice of info
I know, it sounds simple enough, but I am not able to do that by myself. The gate is big and way too heavy. I would like to figure out how it could be done without someone having to help me. I know, I am too darn independent-been told that all my life. Thanks anyway!

gmhammes 04-12-2010 10:29 AM

Angle screw driver attachment.

tori 04-12-2010 10:46 AM

great option!
thanks, I had no idea there was such an attachment. I will see if i can find one locally first.

gmhammes 04-12-2010 10:49 AM

lowes has them, just not on their site that i can see. Otherwise matco and snap-on are where i used to get them.

bbo 04-12-2010 12:43 PM

what type of material is the ground?

you could always dig a small hole, open gate over the hole ... attach screws.

no cost if you can do it this way.

tori 04-12-2010 01:22 PM

It is concrete-----so that is not an option. thanks anyway!

jlhaslip 04-12-2010 07:53 PM

there are also 'flex shaft' screwdrivers available.

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