Oh the places we’ve gone, and the gates we’ve seen, thanks to our customers sharing their finished project photos!
This month we saw the Nero Contemporary Lever Gate Latch on two different custom projects…one, a privacy gate leading to an entry; the other, a picturesque half gate – a portal to a pool underneath palms (where we certainly wouldn’t mind being right about now!).
Finally, our winner in the drawing understood the assignment! Many of our clients in the East have stone walls or columns. Fran had quite the challenge with this project. He had hinges attached to a metal post and then the heavy duty stainless steel slide bolt throwing into a stone wall. To receive the bolt in the stone wall, he inserted a 1-1/2″ PVC coupling into the wall. The bolt could then be thrown without the risk of scratching the powdercoat finish.
On this challenging installation, Fran tapped and threaded the 3-1/4″ steel post in order to attach the heavy duty strap band hinge pintles. Though some installers try to install hinges directly to a stone wall or column it is extremely difficult to find even surfaces. Best practice is to install a post or to bolt a jamb to the edge of the wall (if your stone is relatively smooth).
Please keep your photos coming our way! Each month, the winner is the recipient of $100 in 360 Yardware store credit!