The Everbilt 14 in. Black Gate Spring can be used on a wide variety of gates, doors, fences, and sheds as spring tension is fully adjustable. Ideal for use in applications requiring a positive self-closing action. The maximum gate size is 48”x96” (1219x2438mm) or a weight of 200 lbs. (90 kgs).
When installing the Everbilt 14 in. Black Gate Spring, it is not recommended to use on hollow vinyl gates as it can create a safety hazard.
The maximum pounds of tension for this gate spring is 180 lbs.
Yes, it will close any kind of gate on hinges. However, you will probably need to supply your own mounting screws because the screws provided are for fastening to wood.
I adjust tension once the spring is installed. That controls the spring from twisting.
Yes, it is a very strong spring with a lot of closing torque.
I find the longer 14inch spring provides better closure when tension is reduced.
length of spring provides greater force of closure. I typically lessen the tension to reduce wear on gate surface but by using the 14in spring I still have good closing power.
You have installed on the wrong side. Determine if you want your gate to open in or out. Facing the gate on the side that pushes away from you attach the spring on the hinge side at a near vertical position. That way when you open the gate - push away from you - the spring will return the gate to a closed position. Adjust the tension to how strong a "close" you want.
Yes you sure can, but clamp it to the metal posts or drill through it using bolts with washer/nut on back side so it won't pull the screws out. Has a lot of tension for sure. I clamped mine on posts btw.. I also had this spring on my old wooden gate over a decade without one issue.