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- how to calculate the force required to counteract the sag in a garden gate due to deformation of joints etc.

I am installing a garden gate at the back of my house.

The length (L) of the gate is 1.7m and the mass is 62.6kg, there are 2 hinges positioned 1.3m apart.

The gate has an inherent sag, such that, the bottom corner on the unhinged side is 5cm lower than the corner on the hinged side.

What upward force(to be provided by a spring loaded wheel) is required at the unhinged side to ensure the gate is horizontal?

The length (L) of the gate is 1.7m and the mass is 62.6kg, there are 2 hinges positioned 1.3m apart.

The gate has an inherent sag, such that, the bottom corner on the unhinged side is 5cm lower than the corner on the hinged side.

What upward force(to be provided by a spring loaded wheel) is required at the unhinged side to ensure the gate is horizontal?