Do you want to install a fence gate? Are you looking for some tips to do it perfectly without professional help? If you are doing it for the first time,you might find it a bit complex. There is no doubt that the fence gate installation will demand time and effort. However,you are going to love the end result. Make sure that you are doing it right. Any mistake will result in improper installation and might not offer a lasting result. Yes,you will get step by step instruction in this article to make the installation easy.

Before installing a fence gate,you need to be sure about the place where you want to install the gate. Proper measurement is important to ensure a flawless installation and to avoid more effort. If you are doing it on your own,you need to be more careful. Make sure that space is enough for easy access to your vehicles. You can consider 10 feet wide. This will be ideal for many homes. You can also consider more or less size depending on your requirements.

As fence gates are considered a bit large,you need to use stronger materials to support the system. Also,make sure that you are using a specialized locking system and hinge to secure your fence gate and to allow easy access with effortless closing and opening.

In addition to the above,you will have to install larger posts at the gate and secure it with concrete. If you are using a wood fence gate,you can use four-inch round or square steel posts and secure it with more than two foot deeper footing to get the required support for your fence gate. When installing the gate next to your home,avoid attaching it to your building directly. If you do so,the damage in the post might cause expensive damage to your building.

From the above,you might have a little idea about the gates. Now we will come to the topic: how to install the gate. To help you out,followings are the step-by-step instruction.

Steps for Installing a Fence Gate

Step 1 –Dig the post hole a bit deeper into the ground. While doing so,separate the handles and then set aside the soil. Keep digging until you have made two holes with each 30″ deep.

Step 2 –While digging the hole,if an object such as rock and brick is encountered and you find it hard to remove with the hole digger,you can use an iron digging bar to loosen the object and to remove it.

Step 3 –When you will reach close to the desired depth,you can use the round end of your digging bar to compact the soil in the hole. Adjust it to get the final level.

Step 4 –Now you need to use the level to ensure the post is placed in the middle of both directions. It is important to get the required strength.

Step 5 –After placing the post,use soil to fill the hole to a few inches to hold the post strong. Just use the round end of your digging bar to level the soil.

Step 6 –The post will need more strength to ensure proper installation of the gate. Mix concrete with water in a wheelbarrow. While mixing,make sure that water is evenly spread on the mix. But avoid making it too wet.

Step 7 –Fill the post with the concrete evenly until 3 below grade. If required,you can use a piece of the scrap wood to level the concrete around the post. It will also help to remove air bubbles.

Step 8 –After setting the first post,you need to set the second post. It is important to take extra caution to ensure that the height of both posts is the same. For this,you can use a board to measure both posts.

Step 9 –Once the post becomes the plumb,you will need a scrap board in the same width as the finished gate. Use it a spacer to maintain the correct distance between the posts.

Step 10 –Predrill to attach the hinges to your gate. Similarly,predrill your posts to attach the hinges. For this,you will need large screws. Finally,attach your locking system.

Follow these simple steps for installing a fence gate. All American FenceYou can take help of your family to make it easy and less time-consuming.

Marco’s Pizza,a chain pizza restaurant that was founded more than 40 years ago in Ohio is once again opening up a new location. Marco’s Pizza,which boasts that they don’t use any frozen ingredients for their tasty pies,has selected Sheboygan,Wisconsin near Milwaukee as the site of their next shop. Located near business apartments at 2610 Calumet Drive,Marco’s will be owned and operated by the same group that owns the Family Video next store to the shop,Highland Ventures,a savvy-business move that Marco’s is excited to be a part of.

“Opening in Sheboygan is a perfect fit,” said Zach McLaughlin,recently to a news reporter. “From the quality and value to the convenience of Marco’s Pizza,we know our neighbors will love having Marco’s Pizza so close by,” he added.

Highland Ventures,an U.S.-based venture firm,is the largest franchisee in the Marco’s Pizza family,with the group operating more than 120 different shops across the country. This group also owns the video store next door to the Marco’s Pizza shop. Highland Ventures has been doing similar arrangements all over the country over the past few years,with the idea that people love eating pizza while watching movies,so they’ll find it convenient to pick up both items at shops next door to each other.

This recipe has resulted in a lot of success so far,with everyone from day laborers or business apartment-dwellers coming in after work and grabbing a hot pizza and a new movie. Founded by Pasqual Giammarco,an Italian immigrant who came to the United States when he was a little boy,worked in pizza shops his whole life,something that led him to one day create his own pizza shop. Once the timing was right and he had some money saved up,Marco’s Pizza became a reality.

As Naperville,one of Chicagoland’s most popular suburbs,continues to expand and get more and more residents,city officials are looking at interesting new ways to bring more “smart” technology to the city. The city,which features some of the area’s hottest business apartments and other furnished rentals,is looking to bring more features to the city like devices that monitor parking space availability and upgraded storm sewers. Eventually,they’d even like to bring a track to test self-driving vehicles to the area.

 

Of course,due to the nature of how city government works,Naperville is looking to the smart minds of the state to come up with ideas and research to help them get started. Naperville wants to create a “next generation streetscape” and they know that their residents will have some great ideas.

 

“Over the past two years city staff have been approached by dozens of vendors pitching ‘SmartCity’ or ‘IoT’ (Internet of Things) items,” Jeff Anderson,director of information technology for the city of Naperville,said to the Chicago Tribune,located in Downtown Chicago near River North. “This is an attempt to learn what is real,what is an idea and what things vendors are willing to bring forth and partner with the city (on) in a public-private partnership.”

 

But don’t get us wrong,it’s not like Naperville isn’t a “smart” town already – they have gotten a great start with implementing some state of the art technology already,including electric car charging stations,LED street lights,centralized traffic management system,automated meter infrastructure for reading utility meters and city fleet refueling stations.

One of the biggest questions,the budget for the project,is still up in the air. City officials point to a lack of information and research and say that once they have more of both they will have a better idea of what is realistic in terms of money they can spend. RFI documents were sent out in early February and are due to be submitted by the first week of March,which is soon. From there they will be able to start assessing how much of a budget they will need to set aside.