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12-13-07, 11:04 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

Thanks for the help, guys. Other things have...

Thanks for the help, guys. Other things have been going on, so the gate has been "on hold" for a while. I'd like to get it back up on the priority list, and get it finished.

I've managed to get...
12-13-07, 10:57 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

Keeping an outside swinging privacy gate "clean"

I've got a pair of 6' privacy gates (12' opening) that are going to be swinging to the -outside-, as opposed to the inside. The hinges, however, will be attached to the gate (and steel posts) from...
10-25-07, 07:05 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

Lefty, Thanks for the note! Will 48" depth...

Lefty,

Thanks for the note! Will 48" depth be sufficient? I'm not sure exactly how far we'll be able to go with the skid-steer. If it'll go 6' deep, I'll get a pair of 12' posts, and bury 1/2...
10-25-07, 10:17 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

I certainly wasn't trying to "inconvenience"...

I certainly wasn't trying to "inconvenience" anyone. I also wasn't trying to make others start over; rather, I was letting them know that I'm starting over, utilizing their suggestions and input.
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10-24-07, 01:40 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

Ok...let's try this again. Gate Q starting from scratch.

Here's the previous thread:

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=320778

Layout / gate width is the same. Sloped hill, need 12' width, dual-swinging 6' gates, etc.

HOWEVER...I've...
10-21-07, 05:03 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

I'm not trying to be an a-hole here. Really,...

I'm not trying to be an a-hole here. Really, really, I'm not.

Ultimately, it comes down to making this work with 24" holes. I'm stuck with the current depth. Due to a variety of factors,...
10-21-07, 04:32 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

FWIW, I measured the 12 cedar slats, and they...

FWIW, I measured the 12 cedar slats, and they weighed 45 lbs. Coupled with a 25 lb gate frame, and a couple of pounds for nails, has us at a ~72 - ~75 lb gate.
10-21-07, 09:08 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

Sometimes I love the internet, sometimes I hate...

Sometimes I love the internet, sometimes I hate it. ;)

Prior to getting on this site, and after all my face-to-face conversations with people who have built fences in this area, I was convinced...
10-16-07, 02:17 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

Gates will be opened regularly. Multiple times...

Gates will be opened regularly. Multiple times per week. Gate is going across a driveway which provides access to the shop behind the house.
10-15-07, 02:46 PM
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Posted By bmonnig

metal vs wood post size for 6' x 6' gate

As detailed in another post, I'm installing a set pair of 6' x 6' privacy fence gates, to span a 12' opening. The gates are freestanding, so they are -not- inline with an existing fence. I'm...
10-15-07, 02:31 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

I wish I'd known about those Oz posts earlier. ...

I wish I'd known about those Oz posts earlier. We just drilled about 18 holes this weekend with an auger, rock breaker, etc. Still get to set the posts, pour concrete, etc. The Oz posts look like...
10-15-07, 02:14 AM
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Posted By bmonnig

Q on dual 6' privacy fence gates over uneven ground

We're enclosing our property with a 6' privacy fence. PT 4x4 posts, 2x4 stringers, and cedar fence board. Back side of the house / perimeter isn't a problem. Then, there's the front...

We are...
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Posted By bmonnig

Thanks for the information. The more and more I...

Thanks for the information. The more and more I look at this, the more I wonder if the DIY approach isn't a false economy. At least as far as tackling a project of this size as my -first- concrete...
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Posted By bmonnig

********Your site looks OK except for a couple of...

********Your site looks OK except for a couple of things. First, you should have more braces or "kickers". They should be about 4 feet apart and all along the "high sides" of the slab (where you've...
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Posted By bmonnig

Thanks for the input! The front (with garage...

Thanks for the input! The front (with garage door) will be facing the house, and a small exterior entry door will be placed on the right side (near the tree).

We placed 4" PVC drain pipe...
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Posted By bmonnig

24' x 35' DIY shed slab Q (durability, etc)

Guys,
I've certainly gathered a lot of information while reading the past posts here. This seems to be the proper place to ask my questions.

We've recently purchased a 24' x 35' metal...
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