Dog gate repair


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Old 02-06-16, 09:51 AM
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Dog gate repair

Hello all, hopefully I'm in the right forum. In the dark I accidentally walked right into our dog "gate" and broke it. I superglued one part that broke into 3 pieces, but now two pieces that are attached with 2 little pegs (see pictures) keep coming apart. Any suggestions on how to keep this from reoccurring? Should I try superglue at the end of the pegs and stick them back in?

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Old 02-06-16, 09:55 AM
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Wood glue would be better.
 
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Old 02-06-16, 01:43 PM
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Old glue needs to cleaned off and a real wood glue like Tite Bond II should have been used.
Super glue would be useless on this one.
That gate sure looks like it was installed way to close to that floor, is it not scratching it up?
 
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Old 02-06-16, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for the replies! My wife suggested wood glue for the other thing so I do have that on hand, Title Bond III I believe, figured I'd use it if the super glue didn't hold. I don't think glue was ever used in the first place for the pegs, but if so, how does one clean it off?

It sits right on the floor but is not scratching it up. That's why I put "gate" in quotation marks; more like a barrier I suppose. When we swing it we just lift it off the ground.
 
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Old 02-07-16, 03:06 AM
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Wet wood glue cleans up with a rag damp/wet with water. Dried glue needs to be either sanded or scraped off.
 
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Old 02-07-16, 05:07 AM
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It's doubtful very much glue was on those dowels to begin with. Just slather some new wood glue on the dowels and push them into the holes. Clean up the excess with a damp rag. Titebond III will be just fine for this repair.
 
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Old 02-08-16, 01:07 PM
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Thanks again guys! Will try what you suggest.
 
 

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