Deer Fence Access Gate Frame Assembly Instructions
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N) 1 5/8” x 9ft. Side Posts – 2
O) 1 5/8” Top Spreader Bar – 1
P) Corner Brackets -2
Q) Bolts, Nuts, & Washers – 8
Step 1: Begin by assembling the top of the gate frame. Starting with the spreader bar (part O), slide the two corner brackets (part P) onto the ends of the top spreader bar. Make sure the brackets are flush with the end of the bar. Lay on a flat surface and using a 5/16” drill bit, drill 2 holes on either side of the spreader bar using the holes in the corner bracket as a guide. Attach the corner brackets to the top spreader bar using the 2 bolts with washers and nuts. Do not fully tighten.
Step 2: Decide where on the fence line you want your access gate and lay spreader bar (part O) there. Mark the placement for the two 9’ posts (part N) accordingly.
Step 3: Dig holes where you have marked for the 9 ft posts (part N) approximately 20” deep, allowing for 88” of post above ground.
Step 4: Finish assembling the access gate frame by attaching the 9 ft. posts (part N) to the spreader bar (part O). Drill holes with the 5/16ths bit in the posts according to the holes in the corner bracket, and then attach the posts to the bar with the provided washers, nuts, and bolts. Tighten all 8 bolts.
Step 5: Stand assembled gate frame upright and place in the post holes you dug previously (Step 3). Set the poles in place with quick-dry concrete (recommended by Deerbusters); or you can use dirt and tamp down. Before securing the posts ensure the entire assembly is in line with the fence and the width of the opening of the gate frame (88 inches) is the same at the top and bottom.
Step 6: Hang Gate. (Refer to gate assembly instructions.)