Need some fence hardware...not sure what to use

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Old 08-24-08, 12:46 PM
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Need some fence hardware...not sure what to use

I have a double gate/fence and one of the posts that is in the ground needs to be replaced.

What I would like to do is dig out my 4x4 cedar post and replace it with 1.5" diameter EMT conduit used for electrical wiring. These have a very thick wall and should hold just fine.

My problem is that I can't find any hardware that I can connect to the conduit and then to the 4x4 that is part of the gate.

Any suggestions here?

In the picture here, the 4x4 which is attached to the hinge and goes intot he ground is the one I need to dig up and replace http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?i...5customey0.jpg

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Old 08-24-08, 05:21 PM
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That EMT tubing will not cut it. You need these:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...cStoreNum=3917
 
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Old 08-24-08, 06:13 PM
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Using electrical pipe for fencing repair is not a good idea

JoeVB;

It seems that you have your mind set on using electrical conduit to repair your fence.

In this case, I , as a fencing contractor would have to be very blunt with you.

Using electrical conduit to repair your fence sounds like a very bad idea.

Buy the correct materials, and do the job the right way the first time.
Judging from your picture , and your plan to use a 1 1/2" pipe to hang your gate off of,,,, well , even if you used a fence pipe of 1 5/8" I would never suggest using a pipe that small in diameter to hang any gate. Certainly not a gate that appears to be 6' high, and as much as 4 ' wide.
That is asking for trouble.

Outside of all this, there is no hardware available for Electrical conduit/fence hinges.

You may buy something and modify its intended use , and it may even work,,, but that is not advisable.
My advice would be ;
Buy one 2-1/2" diameter schedule .40 pipe.... x 9'
use 2-1/2" male hinges, and using the female part of a strap hinge and your problems will go away with much more ease.

Using electrical pipe for fencing repair is not a good idea
 
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OK, I didn't know this type of material was out there for fencing. My HD doesn't seem to have sturdy enough material in the fencing section. I will look again but I don't think it is there.

Had I known this I wouldn't have thought of using electrical conduit.

BTW - that HD link didn't come up for me, their website sucks like that. Searches are cookie based.

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I am still a little confused about the hinge. I found strap hinges but are you saying to use something like this

http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_...s.asp?Cat=1361

and use screws to secure it to the post?
 
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