Wood fence gate warped- No money to replace. Still handy but 75 yr old

Bobbie GA
by Bobbie GA
Wet now so not as bad as when dry. no money. st active but 75yo
  5 answers
  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on May 21, 2018

    I would try this:

    Close the gate

    attach the top horizontal of the 'Z' to both side posts

    pry all verticals loose

    Attach the bottom horizontal of the 'Z' to both side posts

    Now re-attach all verticals, and finally the diagonal, and the remove the attachments of your horizontals from steps 2&4 above. Now you have a gate that was assembled in the same vertical plane as the side posts

    but that's just an educated guess ; )

    • Bobbie GA Bobbie GA on May 21, 2018

      Thank you so much. I am not sure I am up to that (paranoia but if I can find some help...

      you live near Hampton GA near Atlanta Speedway??�

  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on May 21, 2018

    I'm in SW MO.

    Think of it this way. Remove the cross beams, attach them to your uprights,and rebuild the gate on the uprights. It should fit, because it was 're-made' there

  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 22, 2018

    Best of luck! Keep us posted!

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 29, 2018

    How about going to Habitat for Humanity Re-Store and getting a used gate? You may even come across a nice wrought iron one. You'd be surprised at how inexpensive things are there. Plus, they even have sale days. I'm 73 and that's what I'd do rather than tearing apart the current gate and rebuilding it.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on May 29, 2018

    It looks to me like your gate is sagging, which is a very common problem. You can buy, at most hardware stores (Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware) and online as well, an Anti-Sag Gate Fix Kit, which is easy to attach to your gate, and fixes the problem and can be adjusted as needed with a turnbuckle. Stanley makes a great one and there are a lot of videos on You Tube which will show you how it's done. Best of luck.