Step 2: Set the new hinge post.

man with measurement tool near ground
Photo: Webb Chappell
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Prop up the unsupported end of the fence section until it’s level. Now, fill in or dig out the hinge-post hole until it’s 3 feet deep and drop in the new post. Hold it upright in its hole and check that its top is level with the top of the latch post. To make sure that the gate will clear the ground by 2 to 5 inches, hold a level at the height of the lower hinge.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill driver, for drilling holes and driving screws
    • pointed shovel
      Shovel
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    • two-foot level
      2-foot level (3-foot level optional)
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring Tape

    Shopping List

    1. Fence posts

    2. Two bags of concrete