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Topic # 193518 14-Mar-2016 09:57
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Hi All,


We spent the weekend putting up some Aluminium fences out the front and across our driveway.


It is this stuff:


That's the pool gate, we have the driveway gates which are the same but wider - 2 of them.


We have drop bolts on the two gates but would like something for the top. The standard D latches are a challenge as the gap between the two gates is a little bit wider than is needed for those. Other latches are a problem as the gate framing isn't very wide - you don't have much space to work with.


What we would really like is the D shaped bit that folds over the top which I think is called a banana latch or a gate bow:


Something like this:




We haven't had any luck at Mitre 10 or bunnings. Does anyone know where to find these or suggestions for other options?

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  Reply # 1512795 14-Mar-2016 10:18
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Anything wrong with contacting wireworksnz to get a quote?

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  Reply # 1512800 14-Mar-2016 10:30
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 draw something up and take it to your local engineering/metal working place - probably make one for you quick as a flash


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  Reply # 1512820 14-Mar-2016 10:54
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Thanks - was thinking that.


Was looking for something I could go look at, pick up and slap on tonight. 


Will make some enquiries.

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  Reply # 1512978 14-Mar-2016 12:50
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Until you get the metal thing made up, you could always go for a textile-based solution:




Dramatic, scenic image of rural wooden fence & gate, with rope holding it closed. Suggesting cowboy, ranch, - Stock Image

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