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Gate hinges

Post by JW IN VA » Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm

One of my bulls who may be getting a new address soon started throwing gates off hinges recently.
I know a lot of folks turn the top hinge down to prevent that from happening but I happened to think"Why not drill a hole across the pin part of the hinge and put on a washer and cotter key?" I think it would serve the same purpose and be easily removed with pliars should you need the gate off hinge.


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Re: Gate hinges

Post by Ky hills » Tue May 21, 2019 9:01 pm

I like that idea. It seems like with those gate hinges turned down, invariably they work loose and gates drop off.

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by hurleyjd » Tue May 21, 2019 9:08 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm
One of my bulls who may be getting a new address soon started throwing gates off hinges recently.
I know a lot of folks turn the top hinge down to prevent that from happening but I happened to think"Why not drill a hole across the pin part of the hinge and put on a washer and cotter key?" I think it would serve the same purpose and be easily removed with pliars should you need the gate off hinge.
Most of the gates I have are Priefert gates and the hinge will protrude through the hoop part on the gate enough to drill and install cotter key.

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by ez14. » Tue May 21, 2019 9:32 pm

I drilled holes and put pins in on my gates. Don't have a bull though so I'm not sure how well they would actually hold up

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by Lucky » Wed May 22, 2019 5:12 am

Top hinge should be upside down. If installed correctly I’ve never had one come loose. They do make a hinge that has a little protruding tit on it though. You install the gate open and it slides over the tit, when closed it can’t slide up past the tit.

Cotter pin will work but is extra work and stuff to keep up with during install. I’d loose the pin first time I took it out too.

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by Ebenezer » Wed May 22, 2019 7:59 am

Or you can put a lag bolt in right at the top of the top pin on wood posts.

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by True Grit Farms » Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 am

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I use a washer and drill a hole in the gate pins. I think it helps support the gate at the point of the most leverage.
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Wed May 22, 2019 12:18 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm
One of my bulls who may be getting a new address soon started throwing gates off hinges recently.
I know a lot of folks turn the top hinge down to prevent that from happening but I happened to think"Why not drill a hole across the pin part of the hinge and put on a washer and cotter key?" I think it would serve the same purpose and be easily removed with pliars should you need the gate off hinge.
I've done it both ways and both work just as good. Only benefit I've found is if u have the pin drill cotter pin way it's easier to hang gates by yourself if u need to take them off for some reason. Every time it seems I need to hang gates it's by myself

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Re: Gate hinges

Post by Bigfoot » Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm

I build my own hinges, but I'm about out of free material. A huge lag bolt, with a bolt welded to the end. I can then thread a nut on the bolt to hold the gate down.
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 22, 2019 3:42 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
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I use a washer and drill a hole in the gate pins. I think it helps support the gate at the point of the most leverage.
That's very clever, did Darryl teach you that?
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by True Grit Farms » Wed May 22, 2019 4:11 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:42 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 am
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I use a washer and drill a hole in the gate pins. I think it helps support the gate at the point of the most leverage.
That's very clever, did Darryl teach you that?
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by JW IN VA » Wed May 22, 2019 5:31 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 am
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I use a washer and drill a hole in the gate pins. I think it helps support the gate at the point of the most leverage.
That's exactly what I had in mind. :nod: Guess there's no getting rich off a patent for me. :roll: :D
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by greybeard » Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am

Turn the top gate pin facing down and install as designed. The Preifert and other tube gates allow for the top hinge loop pinch bolt on the gate to be loosened with nothing more than a crescent wrench or 9/16 wrench, slid down the tube a little & off the pin and you can then remove the gate easily.
No need for a cotterpin.
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by JMJ Farms » Thu May 23, 2019 6:46 am

greybeard wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
Turn the top gate pin facing down and install as designed. The Preifert and other tube gates allow for the top hinge loop pinch bolt on the gate to be loosened with nothing more than a crescent wrench or 9/16 wrench, slid down the tube a little & off the pin and you can then remove the gate easily.
No need for a cotterpin.
Even with the pinch bolt tightened to the point of bending the gate they will sometimes work theirselves down. Especially with a 16’ gate. I really don’t understand how. But I’ve got a couple that will sure do it.
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Re: Gate hinges

Post by callmefence » Thu May 23, 2019 7:16 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:46 am
greybeard wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
Turn the top gate pin facing down and install as designed. The Preifert and other tube gates allow for the top hinge loop pinch bolt on the gate to be loosened with nothing more than a crescent wrench or 9/16 wrench, slid down the tube a little & off the pin and you can then remove the gate easily.
No need for a cotterpin.
Even with the pinch bolt tightened to the point of bending the gate they will sometimes work theirselves down. Especially with a 16’ gate. I really don’t understand how. But I’ve got a couple that will sure do it.
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