Home>Discussions>EXTERIORS>Metal gate shifted and cannot close
3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Metal gate shifted and cannot close

I have a metal front fence with a gate and gate is about a foot from the side wall. The top of the gate has shifted and so will not close. I have a very strong anchor in the wall put a brace to the gate post to stop this happening but still it shifted.
I tried to use a twist hook to pull the gate closer to the wall but the twist hooks keep breaking.
What else could I use to attach to the gate and the anchor that would help me pull the gate back into position?

Re: Metal gate shifted and cannot close

What caused the gate to shift in the first place? Are you in a climate subject to frost heaving? Perhaps you should address what is causing the problem. If it is frost heaving, you should re-set the post and make sure the hole goes down below the frost line.

Re: Metal gate shifted and cannot close

Other things to check:

1. Check where the gate is attached to, see if it's plumbed: the post and/or the wall.

2. Check the hinges.

3. Check the opposite post, where the gate is supposed to lock, see if it's plumbed.

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.