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Old 02-05-18, 09:42 AM
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Seeking wood fence gate hinge and latch recommendations...

Hello all,

Building new 6' wood shadowbox fence with cedar pickets & rails and pt pine 4x4 posts. I have a 4" single gate that I'm seeking hinge and latch recommendations for. I'm thinking black stainless steal, for here in South Florida and prefer strength over looks.

Your thoughts or recommendations are appreciated!
 
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Old 02-05-18, 12:44 PM
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I recently rebuilt my gate. For no sag check out Abbey Gate Mate. It's a frame kit and includes hidden hinges that are super strong.
It's fairly easy to install.
If you want the black strap hinge look, you can use this gate kit and add faux hinge fronts.

Gatemate Adjustable Gate Frame
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Old 02-05-18, 01:29 PM
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Thanks!
Just found out. I need "Self-closing" hinges because of pool....
Any thoughts?
 
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Old 02-05-18, 01:37 PM
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I would go to the local building department and look for a flyer or ask the question.
In California they take pool safety seriously.
I believe the gate needs to be self closing and locked.
 
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Yeah, I asked...That's how I just found out, I need self-closing hinges. As for the adjustable gate frames, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the Abbey Gate Mate? FWIW: I'm looking at the Adjust-A-Gate with a 3 rail system.
 
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Old 02-05-18, 07:06 PM
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I would skip the Gate Mate since you are enclosing a pool. The heavy duty hinges will be of no use.
Here is a good bracing kit and all you need after this is spring loaded hinges of your choice:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Homax-Ea...2614/100020199
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tru-Clos...0580/204766322

These are only ideas, I would highly recommend you get your pool fence inspected after completion.
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Old 02-06-18, 01:02 AM
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From what I understand, the Gate Mate and other gate frame kits are primarily to prevent sag; the heavy duty should add strength and neither really has anything to do with there being a pool or no pool.

The hinges you linked to are for metal gate but led me to these, for wood.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tru-Clos...0590/204766323
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tru-Clos...0112/207206821
 
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Old 02-06-18, 08:18 AM
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You have it all figured.
The adjust-a-gate frame and those hinges you linked to will give you a no sag gate for sure.
 
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