Project Description

Round post gate structures are universal, especially common in farm, garden, or industrial settings. The gate design bring a classic and timeless feel to any setting. Furthermore, robustness and aesthetic appeal are highly valued. Therefore, to maintance all the features and functions, applying round post gate hinge is always the best solution to these vintage design.

A Case in Point

We recently had the opportunity to witness an interesting case involving a client’s innovative approach to gate installation. This client, with a specific goal to incorporate Waterson heavy-duty hinges into their design to solve the round post gate application. With remarkable creativity, the client came up with a unique solution: They custom-fabricated square plates and strategically attached them at the hinge installation points on their round gate. This creative adaptation facilitated the easy installation of round post gate hinges onto the square plates, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal.

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Flexible Installation

Traditionally, heavy-duty gate hinges are mainly used in square post applications. However, as case study shown,  Waterson heavy-duty round post hinges are remarkably adaptable for round post with the right installation techniques. The image below illustrates another similarly successful installation, showing how Waterson heavy duty hinges can fulfill the diverse requirements of both square and round post gates.

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Outstanding Features

Beside the various application, here are many other benefits that Waterson heavy duty gate hinge can offer:

  • Stainless Steel: Opt for durable, corrosion-resistant materials with .
  • Gate Side: Ensure compatibility with in-swing and out-swing gates.
  • PVD Finish: Choose closers with finishes that match or enhance the gate’s style.
  • Heavy Duty: Select closers designed for frequent, heavy use and suitable for the gate’s weight and size.
  • Fire-rated: Specifically designed for obligatory fire-rated doors.
  • Tensi0n Adjustment: Features a unique numerical panel for precise spring tension adjustments.
  • ADA Compliance: Ensures compliance with ADA codes for speed control, closing force, and door clearance.
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Q: How far apart should round post gate hinges be?

A: As a general rule you will want to use 1 hinge per every 7-11 inches of gate. When a third hinge is needed to support a heavy gates, it would be in the middle of two hinges. That said, different brands provide different closing force, spec and performance.

Q: Where is the proper gate hinge positions?

A: We recommend that you install them based on the stickers affixed to each individual hinge (top and bottom). This will help you follow our adjustment instructions.

Q: How to measure the number of hinges placement?

Regarding the height:

  • Gates up to 60 inches need 2 hinges.
  • Gates between 60 and 90 inches, use 3 hinges.
  • Gates between 90 and 120 inches, use 4 hinges.

The number of hinges also depends on the weight:

  • Gates weighing 150-330 lbs: 3 hinges
  • Gates weighing 260-440 lbs: 4 hinges

For further information on how to install self closing hinges, please click here.

Waterson Heavy Duty Round Post Gate Hinges

Waterson Gate Hinges combine an overhead hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door-stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features. 

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Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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