|Color/Finish||White||Features||Hidden Fasteners Compatibility, Vinyl Coated, Water Resistant|
|Includes||Balusters, Hardware, Rails||Material||Metal|
|Returnable||90-Day||Stair Part Type||Kit|
A: without seeing it, I'm having difficulty envisioning it - I installed mine 5+ years ago and don't recall this issue - it's still working perfectly BTW - great product. I would reach out to the manufacturer's customer support for assistance
A: you're going to have to "make up" about 4.5-5 inches of space by placing bolsters on the LATCH side which will effectively reduce your opening by this amount. While this is a terrific product, I would look for a gate with a width of your opening.
A: Yes it will be to small.