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sainttoff
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Allotment Gate Question Reply with quote

I installed my rabbit fencing so now I am going to start to build my gate.

Looking for advice on what I should do:

Should i build a gate 3 ft high and cover with rabbit proof fencing and screw it to the posts, so i can just climb over it? Is 3 ft high enough to stop rabbits?


Or
Build a 4ft /5f gate and have it such a way that i just slip it down and up so can move in and out?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sainttoff, i would think the same height as the fencing if thats posible and make sure they can,t borrow under neight buy burying the wire at least a foot in to the ground, hope thats of help.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rabbits could get over a 3' gate. Go higher, to be on the safe side. If you can't bury the wire, a 12" flap on the outside at ground level will help, as rabbits tend to start digging when they hit an obstacle. ,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Gate Reply with quote

Saintoff
Make a swing Gate to the width required but have it open inwards. Drop the level of the gate on the inside by 4-6 inches, on the outside have it butt against a few cement blocks/paving slabs laid into the ground to give you a gate stop. Ease of access is always a must for an allotment. You can buy the swing latch for the gate to close automatically!!! A nut and bolt will do the trick for a lock! Against accidentally opening in the wind.

Happy Growing and Planting

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