Iron Fence Shifting Advice

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Old 09-19-19, 02:12 PM
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Unhappy Iron Fence Shifting Advice

Hey guys,
Looking for some advice, i have a steel/iron fence that has a swing gate, and over time it keeps on flexing and we have to tighten the hitch knots on the far side of side of each side of swing fences. I am not sure if that's from heat, or weather changing, etc. Is there any recommendation on an easy solution for this issue? Maybe a loctite solution or anything else? Something that is easy-intermediate solution?
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Old 09-19-19, 04:04 PM
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Sounds like your gate posts are leaning inward due to the weight of the gate. Measure the distance between them at the ground level, then across the top of the posts. They should be parallel.

If they are leaning the only real fix is to excavate around the interior side of the post, plumb the posts and reinforce the footing with concrete.

Also possible that the anchor post on the far ends is leaning as well. As you adjust, it causes that post to lean as well.
 
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