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How to attach gate frame to brickwork?

nagumuthu
Experienced Contributor

How to attach gate frame to brickwork?

Hello Members,

 

The Wood screws dislocated from the wall. Should the gap be filled again with cement, drilled and fixed. (or) any alternative fixtures are available to prevent this from happening again. Reckon due to the wind pressure the door is frequently getting pushed for above event to happen. Could you please list the materials for resolving this.

 

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Intent to replace below lock mechanism with door lock that can be accessed from both sides of the gate.  Can you please propose any suitable two way door lock and ways to close the holes in the gate (if that is exposed) after fixing the two way lock.

 

By the way, please propose suitable paint and tools (I'm paining for the first time) to touch up the scratches that were left over due to be movement of the dislocated gate.

 

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Thank you.

MM

 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Side Door

Hi @nagumuthu,

 

I'd recommend you switch out the timber screws and plugs for Dynabolts. They'll provide a stronger hold than the plastic plugs. You'll need to enlarge the holes to allow the Dynabolt head to enter the post and fit it into the wall. I'd suggest at least three Countersunk Dynabolts holding the post to the wall.

 

We have a range of gate locks for you to choose from. Something like this LokkLatch gate lock could work well. This gate lock can be accessed and locked/unlocked from either side of the gate. Ideally, you should position the new lock to cover as many holes as possible. Those holes that won't be covered can be filled with epoxy putty and then sanded back flat when cured. You'll then be able to paint the repair with the correct Colorbond colour to match your gate.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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nagumuthu
Experienced Contributor

Re: Side Door

Hello @MitchellMc 

 

Thanks for your recommendation.

 

Prepared the items list for the purchase. I have opted for Dynabolt - Stainless Steel considering the location of the part in outdoor environment preventing rusting. [ Not sure countersunk dynabolt has same material characteristics ].

 

Could not understand the difference between Dynabolt Masonry Anchor and Dynabold - Nut - Bolt. 

 

Noticed the drilled holes in the post (that holds the door) are of different size.  Which drill bit should I use for enlarging the size of the hole, as shown in below image.

 

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For installing the sleeve anchor, it looks the hole (in the brick) is too large and to be sealed again and drilled for 10mm hole. (with depth of 80mm for accomdating 75mm sleeve anchor). Can you please recommend any filler to fill the gap. (Please refer to below image). Also a recommendation for masonry drill bit (10mm size), as there are so many tips in the market, I can buy one that lasts longer for other jobs as well.

 

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To close the drilled hole at the frame, request the name of the below part. (other parts were removed today from the frame as part of preparation)

 

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To make the job easy, I would like to seperate the door from the post and afraid that the bolts might not be able to fit in again. Can below bolts be fixed again to secure the door to the frame, once the installation of the post to the wall is complete.

 

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The workmanship at the start is not so great that the tradie drilled two holes, packing with inserts. Are there any pullers, they can completely take the inserts out.

 

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Noticed the door post is grounded in below manner, with empty area around the post in the ground. Should I fill them with gravel. (or) it should be left as it is for any reason. If you could advice for the right solution along with materials for purchase is appreciated.

 

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Thanks for the recommendation of two way lock and added to the purchase list.  The video posted in Bunnings website (at the last portion) informs about optional Brushed chrome covers (for the handle). Should I order that from D&D technologies or Bunnings offer then for sale. Aside, I reckon, the drill bit which you will be proposing for enlarging drilled holes ( for the post ) will give me an idea for selection of drill bit (small size) for drilling the holes in the gate for fixing the lock. [ The video informs about fixing screws - looks like wood screws; Not sure should I pre-drill any smaller hole before that ]

 

Sorry for the lengthy message as questions pop up when the taks is performed.

 

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Thanks

M.Muthu.

 

 

 

 

 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Side Door

Hi @nagumuthu,

 

I suggested the countersunk anchor versions as their head is smaller, allowing you to minimise the hole in the post's outer wall. You then can use a screwdriver bit in a drill to tighten them up. When recessed, the anchor you've selected requires a socket to be attached. This would mean the hole in the post's outside wall must be large enough to accept the socket. As opposed to an approximately 10mm hole for the countersunk anchor, you'd need to drill a hole up to 15-20mm. It would be best to speak with a helpful team member in-store, and they'll be able to measure the head of the Dynabolt and provide a suitable drill bit.

 

Instead of filling the existing hole, I suggest you choose a different location for your new fixings. This 10mm masonry drill will be suitable.

 

You could be able to use these push-in caps to fill the holes. They come in a few different sizes, so hopefully, one of them will fit for you.

 

You'd likely be able to undo those screws and remove the gate from the attachment post. I can't see any reason why they wouldn't fit again afterwards.

 

There is no dedicated tool for removing those wall plugs. I'd imagine you'd have the best success with some long-nosed pliers.

 

If the post is firmly attached to the wall, then there is no reason to do anything with the base of the post. You might like to fill in around it with pebbles for aesthetical reasons.

 

You can order product accessories like the chrome covers through the team at your local store's Special Orders desk.

 

You might like to check out these stepped drill bits. When drilling through thin material, they allow you to drill many different hole sizes with one bit. The deeper you drill into the surface, the larger the hole gets.

 

The screws supplied with the door latch are self-drilling and do not require you to pre-drill any holes for them. They'll cut into the steel/aluminium on their own.

 

Mitchell

 

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