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Best Option for Retrofitting Metal Gate In Concrete

Best Option for Retrofitting Metal Gate In Concrete

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Old 06-30-20, 12:44 PM
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Best Option for Retrofitting Metal Gate In Concrete

Hi Everyone!

Trying to figure out the best way to retrofit my gate. My house currently has two 4ftX5ft chain link gates installed into a concrete slab. I would like to replace with a 6-7ft tall wood/metal privacy gate.

Been doing a little research and think I have a few options based on what I see in the forum, but not sure what is actually feasible. Have listed potential options from least to most invasive.

Option 1: Cut existing post and backfill with concrete. surface mount new post. (Not sure if this will handle wind with this high of a gate)

Option 2: Buy slightly larger post and slide over existing post. Surface mount new post into concrete and then reinforce with bolts drilled laterally through new and existing posts. Current post is 2.5 round. 3 square options are available in my area.

Option 3: Cut post and rent core drill to remove post and concrete. Replace with new concrete and post.

Would love to get your thoughts!

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07-02-20, 06:42 AM
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Is that your hose on on side and your garage on the other?

If yes then you could go with the square pipe.
Not sure how solid your current pipe is anchored ant the bottom but you could brace it back to the building foundations.
Then the top of your square post could be anchored to the buildings.

 
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Old 06-30-20, 05:37 PM
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We often get asked what options and recommendations are out there for installing an iron fence read about installing chain fences, vinyl fence. you will typically just install a get at that point. we offer full range of renovations and remodeling services.
 
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I would go with option 3. A tall, wooden gate will be heavy and require a substantial post to remain level.
 
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Is that your hose on on side and your garage on the other?

If yes then you could go with the square pipe.
Not sure how solid your current pipe is anchored ant the bottom but you could brace it back to the building foundations.
Then the top of your square post could be anchored to the buildings.

 
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Old 07-06-20, 07:47 AM
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Good advice guys! Thank you very much!
 
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Old 07-10-20, 11:27 PM
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I hope you are satisfied with my suggestion.
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