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Ornamental Wire Fence FAQ | FAQ INDEX

Question:
What should the distance be between posts when mounting an ornamental wire gate?

Reply:
The size of the gate should be smaller than the space between your posts to allow for the hinges and latch. If you have a 36'' wide gate opening between posts, your gate should be constructed 1-1/4" smaller or 34-3/4". However, when mounting to walls or columns this is not true.

For column mounting, figure 1" extra for the gate opening size. The reason is that the latch catch (striker) must be mounted on the inside face of the column. A stringer is used to mount the catch on. The stringer is first attached to the column and the catch is attached to the stringer.