Gate Installation Instructions

Tools needed:  a drill (a hammer drill is recommended), a 1/4″ masonry bit, a hammer and a level.

Installation of a Single Gate

  1. Hold with your foot or use a spacer to get the gate up to the height you want, usually 2 – 3 inches above finished grade.
  2. Center the gate on the block column.
  3. Drill a hole through one of the mounting tabs near the top of gate.  Insert a a nail into the hole and hammer it in.  The nail will hold the gate on the wall.
  4. User your level to make sure the gate is plumb.  Put the level on the front of the post and check it.  This will make sure the gate is not leaning forward or backward at an angle on the block column.
  5. Once plumb, finish drilling and nailing each of the other mounting tabs on the gate.
  6. Next, take the finger plate, hold it against the wall and line up the finger piece with the latch on the gate.  Place the plate in the center of the column.  Drill one hold and hammer a nail into place.  Make sure the gate latches properly and then finish drilling and nailing the remaining holes.
  7. You can gently tap the finger plate up or down to make sure the gate latches perfectly.
  8. If further adjustment is needed, you can adjust the hinges in or out which will make the gate go up or down.
  9. Any touch up can be done using gloss black spray paint.

Installation of a Double Gate (Easier to do with 2 people):

  1.  Installation is the same as above EXCEPT there is no finger plate and you have a cane bolt.  The finger piece is already welded to one of the gates.  It is easier to install the gate that has the finger piece and cane bolt first.  Follow the instructions above for mounting.
  2. Next, install the second section with the latch.  You may want to install this gate 1/8″ to 1/4″ higher than the first because when you remove the spacer that is underneath the gate, the gate tends to drop down just a bit.
  3.  The cane bolt needs to have some sort of hole to grab in order to work properly.  If you have concrete beneath your gate, you will need to drill a hole for the cane bolt to drop into.  The hole should be 5/8″.  Take your time and make sure that the gates are lined up straight across the opening before you drill the hole.
  4.  Check how the gate latches.  If an adjustment is needed, you can gently tap the finger up or down as needed.
  5. If further adjustment is needed, you can adjust the hinges in or out which will make the gate go up or down.
  6. Touch up using gloss black spray paint.

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