Half of a wooden gate on my driveway came off the hinges.
A neighbor is going (I hope!) to help me re-hang it this weekend,
as it is too heavy for moi alone.
Question: "Intuitively" I feel the gate should be braced in closed
position before drilling and installing new hinges. My thinking is
that if the new hinges are misplaced, the two parts of the gate will
not meet properly.
I am a low-skills critter, so I hope somebody understands what
I'm talking about and can give me input.
Tx in advance.
If it just "came off the hinges", why don't you just put it back on them
rather than installing new ones?
Or, were you trying to say that the hinges broke or their screws pulled out?
If the latter, then yes, holding the gate in the correct position would
certainly help, assuming the hinges you are using can have screws
tightened through them while the gate is in its closed position, and not
like common door hinges where you can't.
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