Spacing between posts for chain link fence gate

Old 07-29-15, 02:33 PM
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Spacing between posts for chain link fence gate

So, I bought a 48inch x 48inch gate for my chain link fence. Everything I read about fence gates says they are made to fit in the stated width with hinges and hardware attatched. So the gate, which measures about 44 1/4 inches should fit in a gap that is 48 inches. Well, I've got the gap beteeen posts set to 48 inches but after putting in the gate, hinges, and fork latch, there isn't enough room for the latch to go down! Is there smaller hinges or hardware to fix this, or something I'm not doing correctly?
Old 07-30-15, 03:30 AM
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Adjust your hinges so they shorten up distance. Turning the hinge one direction or the other will bring the gate in a little. Moving just one of the hinges is also how you adjust the height on the far end so both sides match.
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I had my fence installed yesterday and I have the same measurements, 44 and 48". Maybe your hinges are too long?


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