To use or to remove old gate post

Old 06-08-22, 08:57 AM
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To use or to remove old gate post

There's a very old concrete filled post that sits within a fence line between my driveway and my neighbor's. It previously held a gate (30 years ago?) and there may have been a matching post on the other side of the driveway. The house has been extended, so all that is left is this one post.

The post is about 3", concrete filled and still seems to be very structurally intact.
The hinge seems to be well attached with bolts and the knuckles are intact.

The post leans very slightly
- away from the fence line (towards my house)
- towards the front of the driveway

I'm trying to decide if I can re-use this post. Since there's no post on the other side of the driveway, this one would need to support the entire weight of any gate.

If it's not possible to reuse the post, I'm going to explore the possibility of removing it. to make the driveway a couple inches wider (and more forgiving!)

Can anyone share any advice?

(from my side) north facing fence

(from neighbors side) - south facing fence


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