Tired of the postman leaving your gate open? Or perhaps the kids aren't listening? Get yourself a good old fashioned gate spring!
This steel gate spring is beautifully powder-coated, and is of course designed to spring gates closed to avoid your garden gates being left open. Offering a decent amount of spring tension, whilst avoiding causing too much of a violent swing to the gate, these are a perfect representation of oldschool ironmongery.
Fixing screws are not included as you will need to choose the right ones depending on if you're screwing it to wood, stone, or metal. Generically though, we recommend getting some pan-head screws with a 6mm thread.
The technical details:
Length of Spring: 190mm
Fixing Centres: 17mm
Fixing Plates: 31mm
Before bend: 28mm
- Written by Jack
Hi, guys. My name is Darrel and I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline. Thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a quick look at one of our product review videos.
Now, we're putting these short little videos together to be able to give you, our customers, the opportunity to see the products that we have to offer in perhaps a little bit more detail. And today I want to show you one of the standard Ironmongery range of products that we have and it's your good old fashioned gate spring closer. It's obviously designed to work on a gate, in your garden gate etc. that when you actually open the gate, there's a tension on the spring and therefore that when you let go, it closes the gate after you and therefore it then keeps it in the closed state.
So probably in the UK, it's a very, very popular product and I'm sure that you've actually seen one, but may not necessarily have seen it in the flesh so to speak in this sort of detail. So, this is the actual spring closer as you can see here. It's quite a high strength spring. The fixings here would be one onto the door and one onto the frame. What this also allows you to do with this particular one is it comes not only with its screw fixings, but it also comes with two little nodules there, two little clips. I don't know if you can zoom in and see that there through the plastic wrapping and obviously this bar here.
So once you've actually screwed it, to alter its tension, you can actually wind the spring up and therefore then increase the tension and using those little stops there, you can then place it one of these holes here as you can see and therefore then that then will increase or decrease the tension depending on the application that you're trying to fit. So once you've got it set up, you can then alter the tension.
Now, the overall length of that, of the actual spring itself is 190 millimetres. The actual thickness or the width of the actual fixing plate there is about 31 millimetres and before the bend there you're looking at around about 28 millimetres. The fixing centres there, if you're thinking of wanting to replace yours, maybe it's been broken, the fixing centres there, I'm getting in around about the 17 millimetres guys. So, that's what the fixing centres are there.
So, there you go. Not really much more that we can say. It's good old traditional Ironmongery product and of course it's available on our website. But listen. If you need a bit more information on this or any of the products by all means, pop us over an email, use the live chat or simply do it the old fashioned way and pick up the phone and give us a call. Either way, we'd love to hear from you and more importantly we'd love to see you as one of our customers.
So from me, Darrel, and all of us at the team, thanks for taking the time to tune in. We'll catch up with you real soon. Take care, bye-bye.