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Illustrating a typical Cane Bolt and the Gate Stop.
The Gate Stop is included with all double gates. The cane bolt is an added, but necessary accessory that can be source through Prowell, or elsewhere.

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Prowell's preferred 4" solid brass ball-bearing butt hinge.
Dark Bronze or Nickel patina
Unlike removable pin hinges, ball-bearing hinges maintain their tight swing action forever.

At $68/pair ($90/3 singles), you are not obligated to use this hinge. And yet, it is the best exterior hinge on the market and we would prefer you don't opt for the small savingson a lesser hinge, which in turn can become the weak link of the gate's functionality.



* Step by Step Installation Text

* Installer Puerto Espagnol

wood gates PDF Specifications

* Wood Gate Stops

* 60" openings? Dbl Off-Set Options

* Setting Your Post

* Setting Jambs to Columns

* Setting Jambs to Steel Posts

* Swing Direction

wood gates Latch Boring Specifications

* Rocky Mountain

* Coastal Bronze #40-300 Thumb Latch

wood gates CPW Gate Hardware

* Rocky Mountain Hardware

* Optional Bronze Hardware

* Pool Code Reference

wood gates 3rd Party Gate Hardware Links

* Full Swing Pivot Hinge

prowell cane bolt for wood gates
Prowell ball-bearing hinges for wood gatesbronze ball-bearing hinge



Typical Double Gate Hardware
Typical Double Gate Hardware

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Commonly, double gates will opt for a dummy, or inoperable latch on the fixed gate.
The majority of you do not. While the Dummy latch offers symmetry, it also offers the confusion to the arriving guest of which gate works. Half the time the wrong gate, met with the abruptness of a fixed cane bolt before turning to the other, operable gate and ultimately, eventually, your guests gain access in a fit of minor agitation.

rocky mountain latches for wood gates



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A typical hardware for a double gate:
Rocky Mountain latch ( E414 shown)
Generic Gate Stop (
* Despite our suggestions over the years, Rocky Mt does not offer a Gate Stop)
Rocky Mountain Cane Bolt CB

cane bolts for double gates



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>>To the Lockey site for more specs

Lockey Mechanical Dead bolt #2210.
A marine-grade metal with a bronze patina.
Left-View upon entry
Right view: Property side


Mechanical Locks are different in that they operate on a mechanical release that is not dependent on electricity or batteries or even a wireless system.
The Lockey Mechanical Dead Bolt is probably the most reliable solution to those seeking security without a keyed dead bolt. Because the bolt itself is 1" long, it also allows for the swelling and contraction of the gate. You simply enter your code and turn the knob to release the bolt. It is often accompanied with a dedicated gate latch for those instances when there is, say, a social gathering with people arriving in streams. To prevent the need for everyone to enter a code, the code is overridden and the gate swings open freely, which can result in a slamming gate if there is wind. So the latch comes into play to insure the gate can be closed and latched, but opened freely by each arriving guest.

The product retails for $108-140.
You can source this yourself and manage the boring prep, or you can have Prowell source it and bore for $280.00

Lockey mechanical dead bolt for gates 2210
Lockey deas bolt #2210

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Yale, as of 2019, provides a tamper-proof, key less deadbolt that is 'nested' to your home WI-Fi. Or, connected to you phone, which enables you to lock,unlock,or check your status from your phone, no matter where you are. Lots of advantages.

Two cautious disadvantages: It is powered by AA batteries and it's intended use is for your front door, not your gate that may or may not be within range of your house Wini. Your gate, we'll add,is also fully exposed to the weather, and although the product is weather-stripped and insulated,it is not impervious to the moisture in the air--humidity--and the AA batteries are subject to eventual corrosion.

A sharp spike in those of you who are opting for this product, so we list it here with our cautious provisos.

To be sourced by the homeowner. Click on the images to access the web site.


The below products should be purchased directly from the manufacturer. Click on the images

  wood gatesHydraulic Closers and Pool Code Latch Options

A solution to the repeated slamming of a wind tunnel, as well as local Pool Code requiring self-closing gates.
Click Here for info on Pool Codes for Prowell Gates


Gate Width
Gate Weight
To 54"
To 125 lbs
50 -125 lbs
$288 ($426 Stainless)
40" - 64"
75 - 175 lbs
$288 ($426 Stainless)
44" - 72"
150 - 250lbs.
$288 steel ($426 Stainless)

*Note: Although the wood stops that come with the gates are designed to act as Stops and prevent the horizontal latch bar from serving this role, it is important to screw the
wood stops to the post or jambs in lieu of finish nails that will loosen over time and our Stop will then default to the latch bar, which will eventually break over repeated slamming.

Lockey Hydraulic Closers
Lockey Hydraulic Closers
wood gates Lockey TB175--$75
For our gates that are only 1-1/2" thickness
pool gate hydraulic closer
pool gate hydraulic closer


*Download the PDF Install Guide

* Lockey videos on Installing TB175


* Download the PDF Install Guide

*Lockey videos on Installing TB200, 400, and 600



  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB175 fits most flush gate and frame arrangements
    where the gate weight is up to 125 lbs and width is no more than 54 inches. Both the
    travel and latching speeds are fully adjustable, ensuring gates close in a controlled manner.
    These closers are particularly suited to garden gates, picket gates, barrier gates and
    lightweight doors (NON FIRE RATED).
  • No special skills are required to install the gate closes, as detailed step-by-step instructions
    are included. In performance tests, the TB175 has achieved 100,000 cycles. For Use With
    Gates Up To 125 LBS And 54" Wide.
  • Material Steel Color Black Finish Powder coated
  • Max. opening angle 90 degrees
  • Max. gate weight 125 lbs.
  • Max. gate width 54 inches
  • Types of gate material Timber / metal / vinyl
  • Gate closing speed Adjustable Gate latching speed Adjustable

*Note: Because of the 1-3/4" wide mounting plate, this is not for those with utilizing
Prowell's 1-1/2" thick jambs. (See TB400)

  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB400, also known as a Pedestrian Gate Closer, does not slam gates shut. It firmly and quietly pushes gates closed, making it ideal for use with Lockey Locks, magnetic locks and other latching devices. The closing speed is pre-set to provide a controlled close of 8 seconds or more*, depending upon the weight of the gate and quality of hinges. With this closer there is no risk of maladjustment or tampering with the speed adjustment after it is fitted. (NON FIRE RATED)
  • Each gate closer includes instructions, mounting brackets and fitting bar. As with most gate closers, it is advisable to install a mechanical stop to restrict the gate opening angle** to avoid damage to the closer.
  • Easy to install. For Use With Gates Up To 175 LBS And 64" Wide.
  • Material Steel Finish Black painted Hinge arrangements
  • In-line and offset Opening angle**
  • Maximum of 110 deg.
  • Gate weight Up to 125 lbs.
  • Gate width Up to 52 inches
  • Types of gate materials Timber or steel
  • Gate closing speed* Hydraulically controlled.

*Note: The mounting plate for the TB200 can be swiveled to mount directly against the
face of a jamb or post.

SureClose Hydraulic Knuckle Closers
  The SureClose┬« ReadyFit Hinges are compact, heavy-duty, hydraulic, hinge-closers. The external mounting brackets allow quick and easy alignment and installation. SureClose ReadyFit hinges come in two models. See 'Features.' below
wood gatesSureClose ReadyFit 108 SF----D&D Technologies    
Wood Garden Gate Pool Closer


For gates at 48" or less in width.
One self-closing Sure-Close hinge 108 SF S and one dummy Sure-Close hinge 108SM S.

Works on left or right-handed, in swing or out swing applications.

The 108 SF S self-closing hinge opens to 90-degrees.
(Code# 74108323)

The Sure-Close dummy hinge 108SF S
(Code # 74001313)

  A few photo mock-ups showing a visual of the SureClose Hinge
  The wood lags that are supplied with the hinges are insufficient and designed for metal gates. Identical lags, but longer, are available on Amazon:
(Simpson Strong Tie Outdoor Accents Simpson SD10112DBBR50#10 x 1-1/2-inch Hex Head Black Powder-Coat Connector Screw (50-Pack), 1-1/2")
Most gates require only one SureClose Hydraulic closing hinge, shown on the bottom. The upper hinge is identical, but non-hydraulic.
SureClose hinge spec SF108
SureClose hinge ReadyFit
  The cylindrical end of both hinges adjusts the gap between the gate and post. A huge convenience to the installer, who can assume an even gap along the swing/latch edge by simply rotating the adjustment hinge cylinder
SureClose hinge mockup
  SureClose hinge spec
Magna Latch Gate Locks
Pivot Hinge
wood gates Magna Latch Top Pull--$65 +-
(Click the image to go to their web site)
  wood gates Low Tech Pintle style Pivot Hinge
If you want a pivot style hinge without the band strap across the front of the gate, this is one option


pool gate lock   Specifications:
  • Magnetically triggered
    (self latching, no jamming)
  • Highly child resistant
  • Key lockable (2 models)
  • Meets Pool Safety Standards
  • Fits new and existing gates
  • Adjustable for 3/8" to 1-7/16" gap
    (see below)
  • Can adjust up to a 2" gap with
    optional spacer.
  • Made to fit square posts but
    can fit round posts with
    optional adapter.
  • Tested to 400,000 cycles
  • Independently tested to meet
    international safety codes
    (for fences 5' high and higher)


More information on the Magna Latch Top Pull can be at Pool Code Page
bolt hinge
  Rather than repeat ourselves on several different sections of the web site, we'll simply link you to an entire folder that concerns itself with your concerns regarding gates with electric or electronic access systems. The two links below deal with the sort of minutia most of you will be find tortuous. For that very reason, it's presented with an eye toward holding your interest.

Follow this link to Electronic Access.
Also, follow this link to Pool Code Gates.




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