How to Repair a Gate

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In home repair, most of the problems people have with gates is that they sag and start dragging on the ground. Put an anti-sagging device on a gate with help from a home repair specialist and remodeling contractor in this free video on home improvement and maintenance.

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Hi, I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you today about how to fix a gate. Now most of the problems that we have with gates is that over a period of time they start to sag and you won't be able to open them because they'll start dragging on the ground. So if you have this situation the best way to fix this, is you'll see on the back side what we've done is we put an anti sag device in here. And what this is made up of is, has two metal brackets, one on the bottom corner here and then one on this top inside corner and it has a cable and with a turn buckle feature here. What this turn buckle allows us to do, these two connectors are threaded in opposite directions so whenever we have a sag to the gate I can lift up on the outside of the gate and then I can rotate this turn buckle to put more tension on the tightness. So as we tighten it, it'll actually lift up the outside of the gate and allow it to swing more freely. And if you have a gate that does not have this anti sag device on, again it's a very easy installation process. These anti sag devices are something you pick up at just about any hardware store or home improvement store. And again, you simply attach the brackets on the top, the top side which would be your hinge side of the gate to the lower side of your framing on the outside of your gate and you'll connect it, this cable with these locking devices and then you just tighten your turn buckle. And in most cases that'll take care of any of the you know, the majority of the problems that you have with your gate. So I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to fix and outdoor gate.

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