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Old 11-14-2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Misaligned gate hinge solution?

This gate is perfectly level when closed and the pins are up against the post. The bottom pin is almost 2 inches to the right of the top pin, causing major sag when open. Is there any solution other than redrilling one of the pins? Post is absolutely solid. No moving and bracing possible.

Opening the other direction is a poor solution.

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:17 PM   #2
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Probably better just move 1 of those pins
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:33 PM   #3
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Keep the top pin but loosen and slide gate down a bit to allow a fresh area of post to Re-drill a new pin hole.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:42 PM   #4
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could you just rotate the part that is on the gate?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:48 PM   #5
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Do the pins go all the way thru the post with nuts and washers on both sides?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:52 PM   #6
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Looks like your post is leaning. Either releavel it or redrill the holes and put in a new one.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:11 PM   #7
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Loosen the hinge and turn it at an angle til the gate is straight.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:19 PM   #8
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Do the pins go all the way thru the post with nuts and washers on both sides?
Yes they do
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Looks like your post is leaning. Either releavel it or redrill the holes and put in a new one.
It is. They installed it crooked. It's 4' deep with concrete. I drug my truck on the gravel road with a comealong today and it didn't budge.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:22 PM   #9
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could you just rotate the part that is on the gate?
That's an idea. Then compensate by pushing the bottom pin away from the post a bit.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #10
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Yes they doIt is. They installed it crooked. It's 4' deep with concrete. I drug my truck on the gravel road with a comealong today and it didn't budge.

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Adjust your nuts on the hinges

until you get it like you want it. Also adjust the wrap around adjusters on the gate. Little experminting and you should be good to go. Just tighten the hinges against either side of the post.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:42 PM   #11
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Adjust your nuts on the hinges
I would be vey careful here, and you may want to consider hiring this job out!
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:45 PM   #12
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Perfectly level as in bubble level or level with the ground? Lol


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:55 PM   #13
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Redneck in me says “sledgehammer to the bottom pin”. Busy man in me says “Does it keep the livestock in/out? If yes then go to the next chore”.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:00 PM   #14
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Just be like our ranch hand and put some bailing wire on it and call it good !! Lol o and maybe a zip tie if bailing wire fails!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:49 AM   #15
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It won't matter if you move the ring on the gate. The pivot point will still be out of level and the gate will still swing out of level. Tap the top pin one way and the bottom pin the other way to get it closer to level while in the open position. You probably won't have to bend them very far if you bend both pins. The adjusting of the pins with the nuts just adjusts it in the closed position. Bending the pins is adjusting it in the open position.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:55 AM   #16
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I vote for leaving it alone.

It seems to hang acceptably to you while closed. A gate’s only reason for existence is to be closed.

Unless it hits the dirt before opening fully, I’m not sure why it’s important that it hang straight while open.


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Old 11-15-2017, 07:29 AM   #17
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It won't matter if you move the ring on the gate. The pivot point will still be out of level and the gate will still swing out of level. Tap the top pin one way and the bottom pin the other way to get it closer to level while in the open position. You probably won't have to bend them very far if you bend both pins. The adjusting of the pins with the nuts just adjusts it in the closed position. Bending the pins is adjusting it in the open position.
This would be the easiest way to do it. Essentially, you're getting the pins plumb, in both directions.

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Redneck in me says “sledgehammer to the bottom pin”. Busy man in me says “Does it keep the livestock in/out? If yes then go to the next chore”.
I like this answer too!
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:54 AM   #18
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Redneck in me says “sledgehammer to the bottom pin”. Busy man in me says “Does it keep the livestock in/out? If yes then go to the next chore”.
WINNER !!! If it closes, move on to the next item on the list. Unless it is a entry way gate to the house or property where lots of folks see it. As long as it closes, it is doing its job.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:00 AM   #19
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Push the post with a tractor
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:07 AM   #20
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Tannerite with video??

Is it hard to close or drag the ground? If not, like said, move on to huntin or beer drinkin.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:54 AM   #21
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This sure escalated quickly

Its the entry gate to the property, it drags the ground 3' before full open. Its bubble level (the ground below it is pretty close). I am needing to lower the gate in an effort to keep dogs in, it needs to be roughly 6-8" lower. I also want to put an automatic opener on it. Therefore it needs to be level when opened and closed (I assume).

I like the sledge hammer idea. Bending the allthread of the pins. May need to get longer allthread portion first. Its a 9" post and there's no thread visible.

The post went budge. Maybe if I hit it at speed, but ide like to avoid that if possible

This gate is my task for today. I'll keep yall posted.

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:51 PM   #22
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I hate gates. That is all.

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Old 11-16-2017, 12:18 AM   #23
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I hate gates. That is all.

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😂 If it's done incorrectly when installed, they're definitely a pain in the hind end to deal with afterwards, if you're working on it by yourself
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:51 PM   #24
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6 hours the other day trying to "make it work". Should have just redrilled from the beginning. 1.5 hours including getting the tools and chiseling the post because the bolt was too short (10" post). Now it's level opened and closed!

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Old Yesterday, 03:36 PM   #25
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Old carpenters rule: Measure twice- cut once
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM   #26
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Even better carpenter rule, get someone that knows what they are doing to do the work in the first place.

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Old Yesterday, 11:15 PM   #27
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Seems like more time and effort is put into things trying to "make them work" than just taking the time and sucking it up and redoing the work. Been guilty of it many times and probably going to continue to do it in the future.
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