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Gate latch comparison

comparing different style of gate latch mechenisms

The light gates I've made for our chicken pastures tend to sag a little over time.

It took over 8 gates to figure out that the turn and block method with a scrap piece of wood is a better match than the fancy looking hook and eye latch.

The hook and eye gate latch is out of adjustment with just a small amount of sag, but the turn and block method still works no matter how much the gate has shifted.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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