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Vinyl Fence - Installing a hinge on a vinyl gate - HOOVER FENCE COMPANY
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Information About Vinyl Gates:
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DETERMINE WIDTH OF GATE

DETERMINE WIDTH OF GATE

  • Width of gate will be determined by length of horizontal rails.
  • Allow for insertion into sockets
  • Rails must bottom out inside sockets
  • Cut rails to achieve equal picket spacing (measure out from center of hole cut out or center of a picket spacing)
  • Single gates should be made 1-3/4" smaller than the gate opening to allow for hardware
  • Double drive gates require an allowance of 2-3/4" between hinge posts for hardware and Drop Pin kit
  • Pre-assemble gates are 50" wide. Gate opening between facing surfaces of posts will be 51-3/4"
  • Width of privacy gate will be determined by width of pickets
  • When cutting rails be certain to drill 1/4" holes in bottom rails for water drainage

INSERT END REINFORCERSINSERT END REINFORCERS
  • If the rail was cut on a picket hole, insert internal fit 2 x 4 into each rail end. This will prevent the wall of the rail from collapsing.

MAKE SECOND SET OF BRACE HOLES (IF REQUIRED)MAKE SECOND SET OF BRACE HOLES
  • Gates over 50" in width require a second set of brace holes for additional strength.
  • Fit center line of post.
  • Second brace hole will be on opposite end of existing brace hole, as shown in illustration.
  • Brace hole location varies by style of fence, to find location of new brace hole, measure location of existing hole from center line.
  • Measure 1-1/8" down from edge of socket flange, Mark brace hole location.
  • Hole will be 7/8" wide to accept brace.
  • Length of hole will be determined by angle of brace.
  • Drill a 5/16" starter hole in one corner, insert jig saw blade through hole and cut out hole.
  • Hole may be cleaned with a file

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