How do you double lock a gate?
How to Chain Lock a Fence With Two Different Locks & Keys
- Measure the distance around the post and pole where the gate joins the fence.
- Insert the shackle or arm of one lock into the first link of each chain.
- Wrap the chain around the post and pole where the gate of the fence closes.
How much gap do you need between double gates?
The gates need to be the right size for the opening. Allow 1-inch clearance on the outside edges to enable most hinges to operate properly. Allow at least 1/2 inch between the gates as they meet in the middle.
How does a multi lock gate work?
How does it work? The CMPS is designed for the use of up to 7 padlocks where the removal of any padlock releases the chain and entry is granted. It allows the site owner to control who can add a padlock. It has a simple control device to make unused padlock eyes redundant.
What kind of latch do I need for double gate?
It just depends on what you want your gate to do. The latch will be installed on the “active” gate and the strike plate or catch will be installed on the fixed gate. In-Swinging Double Gates can use most gate latches (lever latch, thumb latch, ring latch, bolt latch).
Can you use a dummy handle on a double gate?
These double gates can achieve a ‘finished’ look on the street-side of the gates. You need to choose a latch that also offers a “dummy handle” that will be installed on the street-side of the fixed gate. Out-Swinging Double Gates, those that swing toward the street rather than toward the backyard, can use almost any latch.
Which is the active side of a double gate?
Double gates have one side that is “fixed” in place (with a cane bolt or other vertical bolt). The opposite gate is the “active” gate and that’s the gate you’d install the latch on. In this photo you see the left panel has the latch installed to it.
Why do you need a gate stop on a double gate?
Gate Stops The most important aspect of a double gate installation is that you protect the latch’s arm by installing a gate stop. The gate stop will provide a solid place for the active gate to stop, and it won’t put all the stress of closing (or slamming) onto the latch-arm.