Large gates often require large hardware to give them the tension needed to prevent sagging but the hardware needed is often hard to come by. Provide the necessary tension with your own hardware.

  1. First, take a piece of electrical conduit large enough for your gate.
  2. lay it on a 2×4 and flatten the ends with a hammer.
  3. Pre-drill a couple of holes in the flattened ends for the screws that will later secure the hardware.
  4. Use galvanized screws to secure one end of the conduit, check for level and secure the other end.
  5. Before hanging the hardware, we chose to paint it black.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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