Saturday, July 22, 2017

How to Adjust and Tightened Backyard Metal Fence on a Wood Fence

Eight inch crescent wrench
Fig.1 Eight or six inch 
crescent wrench
By Gary Boutin 

Tools and Supplies:
Crescent Wrench
Closed/Open End Wrench 7/16
Level 4 - Foot
Ratchet and 7/16 Socket

This post shows the fifteen steps on the process to repair the back up switch for the fireplace.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows this crescent wrench is one way to tightened the lag bolts on the fence.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows this tool is an open and close end wrench. Use to closed end to get a good grip on the lag screw hex head.
Open End Wrench
Fig.2 Open and close 
end wrench
Step 3: Fig.3 shows there is a fastest way use a Ryobi Cordless Screwdriver (or any cordless drill) with a 7/16 nut driver. Or use a  1/4 in. x 1/2 in. Steel Square Socket Adapter with the magnetic bit tip shown to the left.
Ryobi 12-Volt Cordless Drill with Makita Bit Holder
Fig.3 Ryobi Cordless Screwdriver
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the left lag screws is loose from the fence. All the lag bolts that held up the metal driveway fence had become loose and some new lag screws were missing washers. Washers help distribute the lag bolt into the wood fence.
Od damaged bolt
Fig.4 Loose Lag Screws
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the top of a metal fence its hinge is not leveled any more.
Gate hinge
Fig.5 Top hinge 
of metal fence
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the bottom of a metal fence and its hinge is not leveled either which explain one of the reason why this fence was not closing.
Bottom Gate Hinge
Fig.6 Bottom hinge
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the hinge was loose and also tightened. This time all the lags were tightened firmly into the corner of the home.
Stucco Wall Gate Latch
Fig.7 Latch
Step 8: Fig.8 shows the latch is working correctly and its holding the gate pin.
Metal latch
Fig.8 Latch working
Step 9: Fig.9 shows the lag screws in the 4x4 wood post needed thin dowels inserted into the hole and the lag screw was placed inside the hole to tightened the fence to the post.
Metal gate is leveled
Fig.9 Metal gate
Step 10: Fig.10 shows the gate fence are leveled.

Front view gate leveled
Fig.10 Not binding on cement
Step 11: Final fence repair: Fig.11 and fig.12 show the fence is now level and ready to use.

Back side of galvanized post
Fig.11 Attached is secured
Job done gate is ready for use
Fig.12 Fence ready to use

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