Return to the Tool Shed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

can anyone recommend a good outdoor lock

Posted by robar (My Page) on
Sun, May 12, 13 at 11:09

I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this question, but I'm having a problem with farm gate theft, the tubular steel gates. Any tips on theft prevention or special locks?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: can anyone recommend a good outdoor lock

Post a picture of the gate's situation. Would it be safe if the pivot post is set deep in concrete (with 1-2 rods deep through the post in the concrete) and the hinges are welded to the post and gate? Or! Use good grades of bolt/nuts and bend extra threads to secure bolts.

RE: can anyone recommend a good outdoor lock

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Thu, May 16, 13 at 13:43

Been a long time since we had that problem, but as I recall we just used a loop of heavy chain and a heavy duty lock at the hasp and hinge end. Make the loop short and attach it low so that the gate and posts would have to be removed together. This assumes you have large wooden posts at each end. Worked for us, chains are still there, but locks do have to be periodically replaced even with oiling.

Good luck,


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tool Shed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here