DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Securing a gate so it does not open

Postby john9159 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:26 pm

I manage an allotment site where one member (getting on a bit in years) insists on driving on another persons plot with his car.
What I urgently need to do somehow stop one of the two gates to the site from opening.
The gate has a riser bar on one side which goes into the ground holding the gate secure. Ideally I want to somehow fit a lock to this but cannot for the life of me comeup with a solution.
I thought of drilling through the side of the gate but as the metal is 1/2" thick, this will take too long to do.
An alternative was to drill through the riser bar and fit a padlock through, which would stop the bar from being raised and hence stop the gate from opening on one side.
I need a quick solution before he gets back from holiday and causes more havoc.


Sorry I can't upload an image from my documents, I don't have a url for it.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:56 pm


Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:04 pm

drill and fix a steel eyelet to the concrete on the floor by the riser bar and chain it to the gate,
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics