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Installing the gate and making the end The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in.
Putting the gate in was no problem, simply a matter of standing it up with the wheels over the track.
Stopping the gate
I wanted something that would be able to stop the gate without too much of a jolt should somebody push open the gate with an almighty force.
I thought that I would put a see PILE at the end of the track, with three springs to cushion the blow of a swiftly opened gate – after all, it was a relatively heavy gate.
I acquired three springs that I thought would do the trick and then drilled three holes in the post the same diameter as the springs.
I drilled the holes 2″ (50mm) deep in a 4″x4″ (100mm x 100mm) post.
To hold the springs in, I hammered a A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. through the side of the post into the bottom of each spring.