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Information About Vinyl Gates:

Note: Your hinges may or may not look like this hinge. Gate hardware can vary. All hardware includes installation instructions specific to that hardware. Follow the instructions for your hinges.
  

Installing a hinge on a vinyl gate:
Note:
Top hinge should be mounted so top of hinge lines up with the bottom of the top rail of the gate / fence. Bottom hinge should be mounted so the bottom of the hinge lines up with the top of the bottom rail of the gate / fence.

Installing a hinge on a vinyl gate - Figure 1

  • Position hinge mounting bracket on gate upright.   Mark hole location on both sides of post.
  • Drill 3/16" pilot holes to accept screws
  • Secure mounting bracket to gate upright with (6) # 12 x 3/4" flat undercut screws. (fig. 1)

Installing a hinge on a vinyl gate - Figure 2

  • Position oval adjusting holes of the hinge over the threaded studs of the mounting bracket.
  • Secure hinge to mounting bracket with (3) 1/4" washers and (3) 1/4" low crown acorn nuts - Do not overtighten as hinge will need to be removed (fig. 2)

Installing a hinge on a vinyl gate - Figure 3

  • Position hinge against fence post, mark location of holes on front of post.
  • Drill (3) 3/16" pilot holes
  • Secure hinge to fence post with (3) #12 x 3/4" pan head screws (fig. 3)
  • Remove hinge from mounting bracket on gate upright.
  • Drill (3) 3/16" holes through leg of hinge in center of each square.
  • Mark location of remaining (3) screws on side of fence post.
  • Drill (3) 3/16" pilot holes.  Secure hinge to fence post.
  • Reattach hinge to mounting bracket on gate upright, check for level.
  • Tighten acorn nuts.  Repeat for second hinge.

 

Adjusting hinge on vinyl gate

Note: Due to the constant upgrading of hardware supplied with the vinyl gates,
the style of hinges supplied with the gate you receive may not match the style shown
exactly. Full installation instructions will be included with the kit or pre-assembled gate.

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