Large garden gate hinge replacement

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Large garden gate hinge replacement

Post by Eah_Dunno » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:23 pm

Hello

I hope this post is in the right forum - apologies if it's not.

I'm considering buying a pair of adjustable hook & band gate hinges to replace the useless T hinges used by the previous owner of the house. From pictures I've seen on line of hook and band hinges when the gate is shut the hinges are open 180 degrees. (Hoping that makes sense!) Unfortunately when my gate is shut the hinge sits at 90 degrees. Would this have any effect on using hook and band hinges or should I replace the existing T hinges with more substantial/bigger T hinges seeing as they appear to work?

Any advises gratefully appreciated.

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Re: Large garden gate hinge replacement

Post by big-all » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:33 pm

is that the gate in the closed position :dunno:
if so does it open toward or away from you
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Re: Large garden gate hinge replacement

Post by Dave54 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:06 pm

I'd just replace them with proper dip galvanised heavy duty T hinges of the right size.
Available from a farm supplier if you can't find them anywhere else.
They'll last years.
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Re: Large garden gate hinge replacement

Post by Eah_Dunno » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:11 pm

Hi guys

Thanks for your prompt replies - much appreciated.

Sorry big-all I should have explained that in my original post. The picture shows the gate in a closed postion. To open it you have to pull the gate towards yourself as there is a small embankment on the other side. I appreciate that the current hinge is in an incorrect postion largely due to the previous house owner "Botching" a lot of his DIY. To be fair the current set up does work although it's only a matter of time before one of the hinges break. They are totally inadequate for the size of gate which is now showing signs of drooping hence my effort to fix/upgrade.

Apart from bigger/stronger T hinges can anyone suggest any other type of hinge that would be suitable if hook and band are no use. Trying to use this as a learning experience!

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Re: Large garden gate hinge replacement

Post by big-all » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 pm

any hinge will work in that case but a hook and band on that face will reduce the opening by perhaps a further 40-70mm as the hinge point is on the face rather than on the back edge
indeed iff you set the gate back and attach to the back off the post you can get all or most off the gate within the post width when in the open position
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