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Hinge Pin Stops Gate From Sagging
The steel tube gates on Jerry Burnsí Monterey, Va., property may be old, but they donít sag. He mounts screw-in hinge pins from old gates near the bottom of the fence post where the gate closes.
  ďI saw off the top of the gate hinge to about 1 to 1 1/2-in. so itís easy to lift the gate enough to get over it,Ē Burns says.
  Besides holding the gate securely so it doesnít sag, horses canít shove the gate down when they rest their hooves on the gate.
  ďIt also makes a good latch so that goats and sheep canít crowd the gate open,Ē Burns adds.
  Just line up the flat part of the hinge to the bottom of the gate and the gate will open and close easily with a slight lift, he says.
  Itís a simple idea, Burns says, but one thatís kept his gates working well for years.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jerry Burns, 7301 Upper Back Creek Rd., Monterey, Va. 24465 (ph 540 499-2196).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6