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Fence Gate Moves

How can I reinforce this Fence Gate so it stays still?
Thanks!

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Screw the post to the wall. That post 4x4 is too thick and heavy to hold in place, I would use 2x4 instead.
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teoconca wrote: Screw the post to the wall. That post 4x4 is too thick and heavy to hold in place, I would use 2x4 instead.
Thanks!
Im a novice when it comes to handyman stuff.
Let's say I want to keep the 4x4 for simplicity.
Where should the screws go, in what direction, and what type of screws?
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weirdlogic wrote: Thanks!
Im a novice when it comes to handyman stuff.
Let's say I want to keep the 4x4 for simplicity.
Where should the screws go, in what direction, and what type of screws?
I am not much a handyman.
If you insist to use that 4x4, you would have to drill it first, using outdoor screw (blue colour) long enough to go thru 4x4 into wall, make sure the mortar between bricks, say 4 screws spread them out
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You can drill through the post and get a long screw into the brick, but you could also just use some metal strapping and screw the strapping into the brick and around the post.
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You'd need maybe three lag bolts drilled into the post and through it into the brick work.

My best advice is show those pictures to one of the guys at Home Depot or Lowes telling them what you want to do. They'll set you up with the right size lag bolts and the drill attachments you'll need to get the job done.

They might even give you a better way to do it....like maybe using a treated 2x4 piece of wood instead of the 4x4 post.....as someone else already mentioned.

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