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Adding the hardware
Note: This page deals with the basic fittings which were required to open and shut the gates.
In does not take into consideration any of the fittings that were required for the ‘under-gate movable extension device’.
Information regarding the latter can be found on page 8.
Below is a drawing of the gate fittings, followed by a description.
The strip ran from top to bottom of the gates. It had to be cut around any gate fittings that were in the way.
The purpose of the strip of wood was to stop the gates from warping.
[b] A standard gate latch.
[c] Galvanized L-shaped angle bracket with a 25mm (1″) hole in which the 20mm (3/4″) drop rod slides through.
[d] Drop rod made out of 20mm (3/4) diameter steel. The length of the rod is 900mm (3ft) high with a 200mm (8″) handle at right angles.
The drop rod was made at an engineering shop, since something so substantial could not be found at a building and hardware store. However it was a simple process to have it made and not very expensive.
[e] A standard drop bolt. This bolt is used to hold the gate in the open position.