Driveway gate


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Old 07-28-16, 12:30 PM
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Driveway gate

Hi all,

I'm building a driveway gate. one side will be a small 1 meter gate, no problems there. The other side will be a 2,6 meter gate.

The gate is only 80 cm high, but it is made of hardwood and I will attache a steel frame to the back to help it to keep its propper shape. I will also try to put a wheel under it to help carry the weight. I will bolt the hinges to the steel frame.

My question: what size should my post be, and how deep should I dig/cement it in?

Any suggestions are apreciated!

Thanks,
Thijs
 
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Describe the soil conditions at the gate location.
 
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Old 07-28-16, 02:46 PM
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Edge where driveway and road join. Both driveway and road have concrete cobblestones, on top of a 15cm sand/concrete mixture. Below that is just eart, packt tightly with some building rubble mixed in.

(Excuse my flawed English)
 
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Would you happen to be from Giessen, Netherlands?

Typically I would recommend burying 1/3 of the post in the ground but in your case I would go at least 60cm but 80cm would be better. I would use a treated timber about 15cm. 10cm is probably more commonly available but I like the "chunky" look of a good strong post.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of going with hardwood (Azobe). Are wheels a must, or do you think it is possible without?
 
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You can always try without a wheel. If it starts to sag you can add a wheel later.
 
 

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