Originally Posted by cakemom
Set the gate with the pins one up and one down, towards
Each other, then weld the bands shut.
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Setting the pins up and down is the correct way to hang a gate - period. It prevents anything from sticking head, leg, etc in and lifting the gate off the post.
I would not weld the bands shut unless you plan to carry a really good sawzall if a critter gets wrapped up in the gate.