HOW TO INSTALL AN ALUMINUM GATE HINGE
RESIDENTIAL GRADE GATE HINGE INSTALLATION MANUAL
1. WARNING !
1.1 These hinges can be adjusted to close a 6’ wide gate, but are optimized to close a 4’ wide gate (or smaller) when supplied with a low friction latch to conform with B.O.C.A. specifications. However, like all mechanical devices, with age and wear, these hinges
2. INSTALLATION (See Fig. 1)
2.2 Place the gate on blocks at the correct elevation and clamp the hinge post leafs to the post. Make sure the tabs are flush with gate post. The hinges should be placed within
3. HINGE ADJUSTMENT
3.1 To adjust hinge tension, depress the cam with a 5/16” wide tip slotted screwdriver and turn the cam 1/4 turn, then allow the cam to rise to engage the two detents. Clockwise increases tension.
3.2 Check with the Building Officials as to local requirements and adjust as instructed.
3.3 In the absence of any local regulations, gates surrounding a pool or other similar risk, should be adjusted so gate can be opened 4”, released, and the gate will latch securely. Repeat 5 times. Note: you must use a low friction type latch to meet this requirement.
3.4 Adjustment Tips:
The hinge can be adjusted from either end. Turn the cam clockwise to increase or counter clockwise to decrease tension.
Adjust one hinge at a time, 1/4 turn per adjustment, checking the operation after each adjustment.
Alternate adjustment between hinges so that each hinge has preferably the same tension.
When allowing the cam to rise, wiggle the cam to help it engage the two detents.
4. REGULAR MAINTENANCE
4.1 Check for proper gate operation daily when gate is in use. Lubricate or adjust tension if necessary.
4.2 Keep gate and fence area free of debris and climbable objects.
4.3 Check fasteners for tightness and replace any worn or damaged parts