The old one was about had it. I guess it was not too bad for 20ish years old…. it sagged and was a pain to open since it was dragging on the ground so much.
Not only, but also, it opened into the yard. This made it hard to get the rubbish (trash) bins (cans) in and out since it opened into them.
As you can see, even with the braces someone had put on there, it was not enough to pull the gate off the ground.
Also whats with the non-level top? Who thought that was a good idea?
This is what the three of us built in a few hours.
Freddy has painted the other side so it keeps the HOA “happy” (You can never keep them happy, so we just do our best and hope).
Anyway, swung it on the house side so it folds back on the house, giving much more room to get the wheely bins in and out.
Leveled the top for no reason other than it looks oh so much better.
Notice the top rail. The HOA demands that all fences and gates have a top rail. Why? Because HOA.