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Gates and Hinges on Chain-Link Fences

Tue, 4 Oct 2011|

John Buckheit demonstrates how to force entry on the gate and hinge sides of chain-link fences.

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Transcript

[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Hi. I'm John Buckheit, I'm back with Fire Engineering for another training minutes. In this series we're covering chain link fences, and in this particular one we're looking at gates and, and hinges. And, if you've been following our series prior to this. We talked about padlocks we talked about chains and how to get them, but there are times when maybe you want to go for the hindside. Maybe you don't have the right tools you dont have a power saw. Maybe its an fuel spill or natural gas leak or something like that or maybe you want to be able to re-secure the area or it's not really warranted even the light damage of cutting this. You might, might opt to, go for the hinge side. With a typical residential gate, you're gonna have latching device similar to this. If the person wants a little higher security, they're gonna put a pad lock through here. But as you'll see in a couple of minutes, we'll demonstrate how you can get through that relatively easy with no damage. On the hinge side of that typical residential, light commercial, you're just gonna have a u-bolt with a collar, it's gonna have a pin. That pin that's in that keeper and this goes on one of those terminal posts and that affords the swinging action of that gate. And we'll show you in a couple minutes how you can get through that rather simply. The next level up in terms of security and durability is this commercial style hinge. Which is like what we have here. It's the same type of set up. We have the U bolts securing the hardware to the terminal post, and we have a pin and the only difference is the pin is held in place with a cotter pin. So, the evolution is slightly longer, you have to take pliers, pull out the cotter pin and then you can drive one of these up. And dismantle the gate from the hinge side. The next common level up from that security, that mechanism doesn't exist. They rely on the rotation of this entire thing on the terminal post. To operate the hinge. So if we're gonna take this, we're gonna have to take a deep socket wrench, get in there, unscrew these, and then we can get in there, and we'll show you that in a minute as well. Timmy's coming up, he's encountered a light commercial or a residential style gate. He's determined. It has a light padlock on it. But he knows with this latching device that he doesn't even have to take that padlock. It's gonna slow him down and it's gonna ruin that lock. He can simply push on that terminal post that that latching device is on And that latching device will spin on that terminal post and he can get right in [SOUND] An alternate method, instead of pushing on that, that terminal post and getting that latching device to spin and allow you in. You can just bend that latching device prong, they're pretty weak. He can bend it with his hand, he can bend it with the tool. It's gonna spread it, and then he can pull that gate open and he's in. When you're done the advantage with this, you can bend it back into shape, you can put it back together, and the people have security again. So if you're worried about reestablishing security this is another good method. Another quick and easy way with this type of gate, you can go to the hinge side, it has that simple pin-hinge that we looked at before. Timmy's just gonna knock that upper hinge up, he's gonna then grab the gate, lift it off the bottom hinge, and open it up, and in he goes. And again, an advantage, you could re-secure this, and the people have their security back with no damage. We were discussing this high security type of hinge, where the entire mechanism. Rotates on that terminal post. There's no way to lift this apart and get it apart. But what you can do, especially if it may have been installed improperly where the nuts are actually on your side and easy to attack, with a socket set. You want to get a deep dish socket set, despite the 5/8s or 9/16s all they way up to 3/4 inch. Timmys going to demonstrate now just how you could go about this. This is really a, very strong fence. It's a, a expanded mesh. But if it was chain link, we could possibly pull it out of the way, allow him to get inside there and operate and loosen these nuts and get in there, or he could also attack. The nuts here that hold this part on that terminal post and we can get in that way. And this situation is a prime example of railroad where you wanna resecure this when you were done, you don't wanna leave it open and have someone go in there and get hurt. This been another training minute, thanks for watching we'll see you next time. [MUSIC]