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kallisti5 06-06-2019 09:18 AM

Huge Rural Gate
 
I have a *heavy* gate that I need to automate (cheaply). Not sure what the guy who installed it was thinking. (I mean, it looks great, just not practical)

Any thoughts about slicing it in half and making it a double? (welding hinges on the right side).

The thing is about 300+ pounds (steel) and has chewed up wheels from being dragged through the gravel drive.

No rust though.


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SmallTownGuy 06-06-2019 12:30 PM

Change out that Rhode Island sized grocery cart caster for Texas sized version?

KAP 06-06-2019 12:41 PM

Cheaply?... guess we'd need to know what you mean by cheaply first... tree-fiddy?... :whistling

kallisti5 06-06-2019 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by SmallTownGuy (Post 7555231)
Change out that Rhode Island sized grocery cart caster for Texas sized version?

Heh. I could weld on a bigger wheel. The driveway is uneven Caliche though and *not* flat. Rubber tires don't do well out here, there were two additional rubber wheels which were bolted on at some point over over the last two years.. both of which are rotten, split, flat.

So, consensus is to try and fix the path of the gate (redo wheels, maybe recommend paving the area) vs attempting to split it?

kallisti5 06-06-2019 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by KAP (Post 7555243)
Cheaply?... guess we'd need to know what you mean by cheaply first... tree-fiddy?... :whistling

ha, just trying to use what's here vs recommending a nice au. gate :-)

KAP 06-06-2019 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by kallisti5 (Post 7555249)
ha, just trying to use what's here vs recommending a nice au. gate :-)

If it's for your house, learn from the first guys mistake and do it right so you don't have to worry about it going forward...

If it's for a customer, same thing, but make sure you charge more than cheaply... :whistling

SmallTownGuy 06-06-2019 12:54 PM

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Get yaself one of these. It will likely outlive the gate and you...

hdavis 06-06-2019 06:37 PM

I wouldn't split it, that's just more of the same kinds of headaches. Get bigger tougher wheels.

Dirtywhiteboy 06-06-2019 06:42 PM

The gate needs to be set up on a track so it can slide open & closed with be a remote like a normal gate in 2019:thumbsup:


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