Specrail Gate Post 72H – Essex
- Aluminum Gate Post
- Powder Coated
- Post Cap Included
- Used with 72H Essex Panels
- Additional information
Gate Post for 72H Specrail Essex
This gate post is used with 72 inch tall Essex aluminum fence panels. Specrail gate posts are installed on both sides of an aluminum gate and also when you want your gate to be on a corner. Gate post wall thickness is twice as thick as standard posts. The added wall thickness is to support the weight of a gate, and the opening and closing of a gate. A gate post has pre-routed holes punched on one side to attach a fence panel. Aluminum fence panels have a short section on the horizontal rails that will slot into the pre-routed holes on the post. Use the provided powder coated stainless steel screws to secure the fence panel onto the post. Specrail gate posts have an option for a welded on base mount for mounting on hard surfaces. Specrail posts, panels, and gates, are powder coated for a maintenance free, rust proof finish. The finish is in-between shiny and matte. Actual post height is 100 inches. 2.5 x 2.5 sized posts are not an option for 72 inch tall Specrail gate posts. Due to the height and weight of the fence panel, gate post wall thickness of 0.125 inches is recommended.
Installing a 72H Gate Post
There are a couple methods you can use to install 72H gate posts. The most often used method is to dig a hole in the ground and cement them in. The actual length of this post is 100 inches, which will allow two feet to go into the ground. If you want to mount the posts on a hard surface, it is recommended to core drill into the hard surface. Base mounts will not hold the weight of the fence panel and post if pressure is applied over time. If you live in a cold area, dig the post hole an extra foot deeper, add a little gravel, then cement the post in. This will prevent the post from moving upward when the ground freezes.
- Powder coated
- Aluminum post
- Made in the USA
- Post cap included
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Post wall thickness is 0.125″
- Used with Specrail Essex 72H fence panels
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|Dimensions||100 × 2 × 2 in|
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