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Old 12-29-18, 08:48 PM
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Security Gate

My mom had a guy install a metal security gate for her front door a year ago. In the beginning it closed and opened fine. Now you have to use your body to get it closed or pull the door open and it's very loud. How can I fix this?
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Old 12-29-18, 10:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Very hard to offer any type of help without seeing what you have there.
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Old 12-30-18, 04:08 AM
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The first thing I would look at is to determine why it's not closing well. Has the gate itself racked or sgged? Or, has it's mounting post started leaning?
 
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Old 12-30-18, 05:31 AM
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It may sound simple but have you lubricated the hinges?
 
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Old 12-30-18, 08:40 AM
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Here are some pictures. The left side by the door knob sticks out.
 
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Old 12-30-18, 09:17 AM
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Sounds like it's binding against the frame. Does the edge of the door scrap the frame? I think what PD suggest is the what to check.
 
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I will try lubricating too, yes...the metal door scraps against the frame. Where the door knob is.
 
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Old 12-30-18, 10:07 AM
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If that is the only spot that it scraps, then an easy but brute force fix is use a sledge hammer to knock that section out (use a block of wood to separate the hammer from the frame). I would.nt normally recommend this fix, but it has worked for me in the past. But before you go to those lengths, make sure the hinge screws or fasteners are tight. They will tend to loosen over time. Weather may cause the expansion and contraction of the door frame or the gate frame.
 
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Thank You Norm, I will give it a shot.
 
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Old 12-30-18, 10:34 AM
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Look at the hinge side of the door. Is there a gap between the door and the frame ?
Possibly the hinges are loose or sprung.
 
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I will take a look, thanks!
 
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