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ASSEMBLE GATE     ASSEMBLE GATE TO TEST FIT AND MEASURE BRACE PRIOR TO APPLYING PVC CEMENT

ASSEMBLE GATE

  • Gate uprights have been pre routed in the factory with one set of brace holes. The second brace will run from the upper latch corner to the lower hinge corner. Lay brace in position on the side of the gate, mark and cut so that the brace extends 3" into each upright.
  • Check for drainage hole in bottom rail.
  • Insert brace and glue rails into gate upright sockets. Glue all joints on one end of gate at same time. Apply glue to socket and rail, and assemble quickly as glue will dry rapidly. Make sure finished gate is square.

SECURE BRACES IN POSITIONSECURE BRACES IN POSITION
  • After gate is glued and assembled, secure braces to pickets and uprights with #8 x 1-1/2" screws, snap caps & washers.
  • Determine location of screws. Screws should be located evenly along diagonal brace.
  • Drill a 1/8" pilot hole to secure screws.
  • Insert (2) #8 x 1-1/2" screws, with caps & washers through gate upright where brace inserts.
  • Insert (2) #8 x 1-1/2" screws, with caps & washers through gate pickets.

POSITION GATE / LOCATE HINGESPOSITION GATE / LOCATE HINGES
  • Position gate between fence posts. Allow 1" gap on hinge side and 3/4" on latch side of the assembled gate for hardware and gate swing.
  • Use blocks under gate to square gate with fence posts. Fence and gate horizontal rails should be level.
  • Gate hardware must be mounted on two sides of post.
  • Locate hinge position on gate upright and hinge post. Top of top hinge is in line with bottom of top rail. Bottom of bottom hinge is in line with top of bottom rail.
  • To mount the hinges drill 3/16" pilot holes to accept screws.

See "Vinyl Gate Hinges" for information on installing hinges.
See "Vinyl Gate Latch" for information on installing latch.
See "Vinyl Gate Drop Pin" for information on installing drop pin.

 


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