fixing a gate catch

Gate catches can fall off for a number of reasons. This video takes you through some simple steps to reattach a gate catch. Find out how to refix a paling to a gate catch.

For this repair you will need:

  • Gate catch
  • Replacement screws
  • WD40

You can also follow along with the steps below:

step one

Align your gate catch to the existing holes on the gate. Use the replacement screws to fix the catch into position.

step two

Check the catch is nice and tight before testing the gate. Open and close the gate a few times to ensure the latch works.

step three

To ensure your gate catch stays in good working condition, top it up with WD40 on a regular basis.

top tip

Where possible, it’s always best the replace the old screws when reattaching a gate catch.

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