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Old 06-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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I have a 5' wide area between my fence and my house, I was thinking about adding in a gate to separate my front and back yard, the only catch is I can only make it a singles gate because I have two drainage pipe on house side which will not easily allow me to bury a gate post there.

So my plan is to take a 4x4 post, bury it say 30+" into the ground and fill it in with concrete., then build a gate aprox. 54" wide and 36" tall or so. The gate is just to contain small dogs, so doesnt need to be huge. To help prevent sag I was thinking about getting one of these:
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Though only allowed for a max size of 48"x48" I dont see why it still will not work in my case..

Thoughts or ideas??

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An extra few inches isn't going to hurt anything. Happy building!

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Over time the post itself will bend to the load if it is not also braced well.
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what would be a good method of bracing, I can not do any sort of metal wire tire back as I would be putting the post on the property line..

Maybe I should try out a steel post, no idea on cost or feasibility but I guess could be an option..
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You may want to check local scrap yards for a length of well casing. You can't bend that with a bulldozer, though it may be a little overkill. Also 4" sch 40 pipe full of concrete is a good alternative and quite rigid
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what would be a good method of bracing, I can not do any sort of metal wire tire back as I would be putting the post on the property line..

Maybe I should try out a steel post, no idea on cost or feasibility but I guess could be an option..
I have seen effective braces done by putting an ornate top structure between the hanging post and in your case the latching surface.

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