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Old 04-15-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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I have 10í on the side of my house between the bldg and property line.

Bldg is finished with EIFS (stucco). Property line has an existing 4í wooden fence.

Iíd like to put in a wide privacy gate across that width - self closing with keypad entry.



How do I connect to bldg wall?

How do I connect to existing fence knowing it will be replaced in 5 yrs?

Is it possible to pour sleeves that posts can slide into? That way if I need to get something bigger than my gate it can be opened up
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I should add this is my first gate install, so any tips appreciated.
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I would look at two, a 3 and 7, pin the 7 ft gate so it can be opened.
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I would look at two, a 3 and 7, pin the 7 ft gate so it can be opened.


Thanks for the reply Neal but I donít follow?
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Thanks for the reply Neal but I donít follow?
Two gates that add up to 10 ft.
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Assuming "privacy" + keypad means 6' high. I definitely wouldn't attach anything to the house. Keep a separate post from the other fence as well so the short one can be changed later.
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If you mount the gate post, which is going to be different in size and strength and depth in the hole, then it is standalone and can be left in place when the fence is replaced. This is where you need to visit a fence supply house that deals with metal fencing and gates to get both the square gate post and hinge hardware to mount the gate.


If the locking latch needs power I would look into the solar panel and battery devices made for use on driveway gates. It needs to have enough power to work in the winter months when there will be shorter days and less light hitting the solar panel.
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@Vanner , where are you located? That will help a lot. I'd put a general location in your profile, city/county and state/province.

Advice that's good in California, might not be so good in Ohio, or Manitoba.
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@Vanner , where are you located? That will help a lot. I'd put a general location in your profile, city/county and state/province.

Advice that's good in California, might not be so good in Ohio, or Manitoba.


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If you mount the gate post, which is going to be different in size and strength and depth in the hole, then it is standalone and can be left in place when the fence is replaced. This is where you need to visit a fence supply house that deals with metal fencing and gates to get both the square gate post and hinge hardware to mount the gate.


If the locking latch needs power I would look into the solar panel and battery devices made for use on driveway gates. It needs to have enough power to work in the winter months when there will be shorter days and less light hitting the solar panel.


Had to rethink the keypad handleset. If someone wants to get into our backyard, then they will get in!

Gate will now be self-closing but just a simple handleset or gate latch.
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Thanks Neil but I canít make that work here for our pool fence enclosure bylaw. Both sides of the gate (posts) need to be in concrete.

My thought was to concrete in the post sleeve but the easier option is to simply make this a 5í gate and should I need to get something bigger in I can remove a wood fence panel and use my neighbours side.
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Assuming "privacy" + keypad means 6' high. I definitely wouldn't attach anything to the house. Keep a separate post from the other fence as well so the short one can be changed later.

Thanks for the advice. So assuming the gate is 6í H x 5í W, Iíll set the gate posts and then another post on each side.

How close to the house and existing fence donI set these posts? Concrete set?

Am I taking the fence cladding (wood) on either side of these posts to get within an inch of the bldg or fence?
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You can set the post right against the house but you will most likely have slag from the foundation and may need to rent a jack hammer to get through it for the hole for the post.

Inches can make a big difference in terms of clearance in the future. I did a similar gate and used special hinges that bolt around a square post and gained 4 inches as compared to standard gate hinges.

I have the gate locked from the inside of my yard with a folding hasp and a padlock so that nothing protrudes past the post when the gate is open. On the outside I mounted a simple latch that keeps the gate shut when I am off on an errand and don't want to have to go through the garage to open the gate. Most of the time the outer latch is not in use.

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All our house here have a foundation mostly concrete so we don't put the post in a concrete we just bolt the post to the foundation below grade with a 2x4 spacer between the post and the foundation which usually means the post is near but not touching the siding of the house.
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