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How do I straighten a metal gate post?

Lawn guy ran into the post with his tractor, now the gate scrapes on my gravel driveway. Any advice appreciated.

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Try a come-along winch and some sling-straps.

Posted on May 08, 2017

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  • Karol McKenzie May 08, 2017

    Thanks, Greg, but I'm not sure how this could work in my case. See attached picture which shows the gate post leaning toward the driveway. (I'm an elderly woman with few home repair skills, but looking for ideas to offer someone who might help me.)

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    Greg P May 08, 2017

    If you know someone with a pickup truck and a hand winch, ask them to come over and straighten the post. It should only take a few minutes.

  • Greg P
    Greg P May 09, 2017

    The truck bumper is something to anchor to, while the winch straightens the post.

  • Karol McKenzie May 09, 2017

    Thanks for your help! Have a good day!

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