Step 6: Conclusions
UPDATE: At the narrowest settings, the gate does not fine-tune very well. You may find that the gate locks-out too small and pushes over too easily, while the next notch up makes it lock-out too big and cannot fit at all. If you want to make the gate extra snug, resist the temptation to use the larger setting and over-stress the ratchet. The aluminum screw posts are not as strong as the original steel rivets, and I have broken two already. Instead consider using a rubber garden hose washer as a shim and attach it with double-side tape.
That said, any time you mess with baby products, you may reduce their quality or effectiveness. Before you lay your baby's fortunes in your handiwork, your best option is to ask your spouse or significant other. If they don't think it looks safe, than it probably isn't.