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I've got to install two field gates as part of the deer fence. One is 10ft x 6ft and the other 8ft x 6ft. Will I get away with single gates at these sizes (see attached) or do I need a gate in two halves? They will be made out of douglas fir.

 

Also what's the best way to hold the posts/gates in position. Concrete?

 

 

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Down here (in NZ) I'd always do them as singles (although we usually use mesh gates for deer) and I'd hang them off my box stayed strainer, which will be a 3.66 metre post.  

 

Personally I have no faith in concrete round wooden posts, it invariably causes rot and a properly driven post is just as tight anyway - if you're digging/augering and hand ramming them then "all bets are off".

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Down here (in NZ) I'd always do them as singles (although we usually use mesh gates for deer) and I'd hang them off my box stayed strainer, which will be a 3.66 metre post.  

 

Personally I have no faith in concrete round wooden posts, it invariably causes rot and a properly driven post is just as tight anyway - if you're digging/augering and hand ramming them then "all bets are off".

 

It's bearing the weight of the wooden post I'm concerned about. Would be much easier to install a single gate if the post will take weight. We are using 10' x 5/6" round chestnut strainers, though I will most likely now use an 8" or 10" gate post connected by a box braced strut to the strainer.

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Another anti concrete with wood here. Plus a pig to redo when premature failure does happen.

Is it a long term fence.? I'd be tempted to use a superior post or creosote it, I'd rather spend on a good post than a fancy gate here. Easy enough to swing a new gate.

Makes sense Goaty - cheers

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