Gate 4 x 4 secured to concrete


  #1  
Old 06-20-16, 09:39 AM
G
Gen
Gen is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: US
Posts: 807
Received 16 Upvotes on 11 Posts
Gate 4 x 4 secured to concrete

Hello,

I have to do a fence gate. The ground where it needs to be installed is over concrete--about an 8ft span. One end post will be secured at the house. Another end post secured to a detached garage.

My question is...what is best to secure the middle gate post, a 4 x 4- to the concrete ground base? Would one of these anchor the 4 x 4 securely? Which one? The gate will be about 4ft high.

https://www.google.com/search?q=4x4+...iw=923&bih=759

Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 06-20-16, 09:53 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 36,607
Upvotes: 0
Received 9 Upvotes on 8 Posts
Why do you need a mid post? Just curious. Could not the two gates lock to themselves? That would also give you full access rather than a post in the middle of the gate.
 
  #3  
Old 06-20-16, 10:06 AM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,178
Received 173 Upvotes on 141 Posts
Agree with Larry. You could use a drop rod on one half to make have the gate stationary until you need the full width. It clamps to the gate side and drops into a hole in the concrete, but can be lifted to open both sides of the gate.
 
  #4  
Old 06-20-16, 10:32 AM
G
Gen
Gen is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: US
Posts: 807
Received 16 Upvotes on 11 Posts
Thanks....I see what you guys are saying, but not sure for 2 reasons.

1.) There's a lot of crap, vegetation and an AC unit on one side that would prevent pushing that section inward--and I don't want to pull it outward....OK maybe that can side can just stay stationary, but.....

2.) It seems chronic whenever I see 2 gate sections latched in the middle--all too often the latching is an ill-fitting affair, with a high failure rate.

Perhaps tell me what I'm missing on #2? Do you have a pic or web link? Thanks!
 
  #5  
Old 06-20-16, 02:04 PM
G
Gen
Gen is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: US
Posts: 807
Received 16 Upvotes on 11 Posts
In line with my initial question....--If I felt more comfortable wanting to do a center post (with one fence side stationary) --How would I anchor the post?
 
  #6  
Old 06-20-16, 02:46 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 29,711
Upvotes: 0
Received 15 Upvotes on 13 Posts
Rent a core drill and put in a steel fence post.
 
  #7  
Old 06-25-16, 05:32 PM
G
Gen
Gen is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: US
Posts: 807
Received 16 Upvotes on 11 Posts
OK so here's how it worked out...before and after pics...thanks again. Turns out there was a spot of ground to put a 4 x 4 post in.Name:  0622161433-1.jpg
Views: 140
Size:  33.0 KB
Name:  0622161933-1.jpg
Views: 117
Size:  35.6 KB
 
  #8  
Old 06-25-16, 06:24 PM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,178
Received 173 Upvotes on 141 Posts
Big improvement! Thanks for circling back...
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: