Gate 4 x 4 secured to concrete

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Gate 4 x 4 secured to concrete

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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.

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Old 06-20-16, 09:53 AM
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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.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 10:06 AM
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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.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 10:32 AM
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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!
 
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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?
 
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Rent a core drill and put in a steel fence post.
 
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Old 06-25-16, 05:32 PM
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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
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Big improvement! Thanks for circling back...
 
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