ash_scotland88

Sprung gate closers

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Anybody care to offer advice?

 

Bought a rubbish one from B&Q, but it's going back. It didn't close the gate- before i was able to break it.

 

Some reasons popping into my head

a) too small
b) wrong angle

c) the gate isn't flush with the wall, the gate is stepped out maybe 5mm max.

 

I think option a is the most likely but is there other reasons why it may not have closed? It didn't even want to move at all under it's own device.

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1 hour ago, ash_scotland88 said:

I think option a is the most likely but is there other reasons why it may not have closed? It didn't even want to move at all under it's own device.

 

Silly question but did you wind up the spring enough? 

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25 minutes ago, Temp said:

 

Silly question but did you wind up the spring enough? 

 

yes, to the point the spring then deformed. Got it to the point I really struggled to wind it up more.

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33 minutes ago, Temp said:

 

Silly question but did you wind up the spring enough? 

 

"Call yourself a spring? You're a miserable excuse for..."

 

Not that sort of wind up?

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26 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

"Call yourself a spring? You're a miserable excuse for..."

 

Not that sort of wind up?

Oh dear.

Like when someone asks for a lift to carry something;

"You're doing a great job, keep it up! Your hair looks good today!"

To respond to your earlier comment, needs to be black as the rest of the gate furniture is also black.

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So you want one that's at least 10" long, bendy and black?

 

I'm not one to judge.

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