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Old 05-19-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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I'm building a privacy fence along my north side property line and at the end of each side of the fence, I'll be building gates to match. At one end of the fence is my house where I'll be attaching the opposite gate post to the house, but at the other end is my garage on the opposite side of the fence. On the ground in between my fence and garage I have a sidewalk, but in between my sidewalk and garage, there is about an 8" strip of earth.

Right now, there is a chain link fence that I'll be removing, but I'm worried about how to mount/set the new gate post at the garage end on the garage side. The metal post that is currently there is obviously smaller, but set poorly in the 8" wide strip of earth between the garage and sidewalk.

My question is, how can I securely set the garage side gate post when I'll be using 4x4s and there is only an 8" wide strip of earth between the garage and sidewalk? Should I attach it to the garage too? See attached pics. Thanks!

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lag bolts or screws should work. sink them into framing members. screwing to the plywood sheathing may not last.

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lag bolts or screws should work. sink them into framing members. screwing to the plywood sheathing may not last.
Ok, should I set the bottom of the post in concrete too? I know there's only an 8" width of earth there, but every little bit should help or? Thanks!

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i would set it in a gravel base to allow drainage and longer post life, or better yet, don't let it touch dirt.
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I've used those long metal box stake you drive into the ground and set the 4x4 post into - they are 24" to 36" long, and very stable. No digging needed.
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I've used those long metal box stake you drive into the ground and set the 4x4 post into - they are 24" to 36" long, and very stable. No digging needed.
I've never heard of these. Can you send me a link or photos? Thanks!

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I've used those long metal box stake you drive into the ground and set the 4x4 post into - they are 24" to 36" long, and very stable. No digging needed.
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"Take care to install the spike base plumb. " is not as easy as it sounds.
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"Take care to install the spike base plumb. " is not as easy as it sounds.
Yes thank you. I was worried about that. Thanks!

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