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#4809601 - 07/09/18 08:10 PM Wooden gate additions
Number_35 Offline

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 841
Loc: Winnipeg MB CA
This is one of two side gates to our back yard. For years I had a nylon rope (or rather, quite a few of them) to allow the gates to be opened from the front (the side without the latch). The plastic ropes wore out pretty quickly - once they start to fray, they don't last long. So, I finally replaced the plastic ropes on both gates with multi-strand steel wire. The wire and crimps were from Home Depot.

This was an easy way to provide a latching mechanism for the gate, to hold it open when I want to take the lawn mower or wheelbarrow through:

#4809661 - 07/09/18 09:14 PM Re: Wooden gate additions [Re: Number_35]
maxdustington Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 899
Loc: Toronna
The string through the post is so cheesy, sorry man. I get it, but if you want a latching door you should probably put some type of doorknob on it like every other door. Drilling a hole in a post and putting a sting on it just does not do it for me, I see it everywhere.

You might want to consider turning the hook downwards, yikes!
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#4809676 - 07/09/18 09:27 PM Re: Wooden gate additions [Re: Number_35]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4658
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Find some tubing to use as a sleeve for the hole.
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#4809692 - 07/09/18 09:40 PM Re: Wooden gate additions [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: PimTac
Find some tubing to use as a sleeve for the hole.

Great idea! stainless or some copper.
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#4809881 - 07/10/18 06:59 AM Re: Wooden gate additions [Re: spasm3]
Kira Offline

Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5454
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
cheesy? no....rustic.

#4809965 - 07/10/18 08:49 AM Re: Wooden gate additions [Re: Number_35]
JLTD Offline

Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 837
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Great ideas thanks for sharing.
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