A: I have been in the fence business since I was an embryo :) It will not adequately support this gate. With a 12' gate there is so much leverage on the post, even with a 2' concrete footer this 1-5/8" OD post will soon bend. A 2-1/2" OD 16 ga. post is adequate, but still nothing like the old days where we used SCH40 pipe for everything. Home Depot only carries 16 ga. (bigger the number, thinner the gauge). They may also have 2" OD but this is borderline insufficient unless this gate will remain closed.
A: 16-gauge steel is 1/16" ... times two is 1/8" ... 1 5/8" minus 1/8" is 1 1/2" so the interior of these posts is right around an inch and a half.
A: Follow these manufacturer's instructions and your fence will be super solid ---> https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/b9/b97f9fef-2a0e-46ab-a4ad-696bb60b57e7.pdf
A: I bought mine and just cemented them in the ground, works great!!!
A: It could be your browser ... but in the mean time, try this link ... https://www.homedepot.com/b/Lumber-Composites-Fencing-Chain-Link-Fencing/YARDGARD/N-5yc1vZc3lhZ580
|Brand||YARDGARD||Barrette Outdoor Living||Fortress Building Products|
|Name||1-5/8 in. Dia x 8 ft. 16-Gauge Galvanized Steel Chain Link Fence Line Post||2 in. x 2 in. x 7-1/3 ft. Black Standard-Duty Aluminum Fence Line Post||Athens 2-in x 2-in x 7-ft Gloss Black Aluminum Pressed Spear Fence Corner Post||2 in. x 2 in. x 76 in. Black Steel Post with Surface Mount|
|Features||Galvanized||No Additional Features||Galvanized, No Additional Features, UV Protected||Galvanized|
|Nominal post height (ft.)||8 ft||7.33 ft||7 ft||7 ft|
|Nominal post width (in.)||2 in||2 in||2 in||2 in|
|Fencing Installation Type||Dig||Dig||Dig||Dig|
|Picket Top Style||Flat Top||Flat Top||Flat Top||Flat Top|
|THD SO SKU||1001020341|
|View Product||View Product||View Product||View Product|