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Thread: a gate this size?
10-07-2007, 08:41 PM #11
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10-08-2007, 01:07 AM #12Senior Member
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10-08-2007, 04:09 AM #13
The comment about a 4x4x3/8 is right on, but 1/4 would do, that is what we use, buried to 4 feet or more. I do nothing but repair gates due to accident,vandalisim, or wear and tear. Steel gates are **** on the posts, and a 17' gate is very big......even in aluminum which is usually 2x2 frame with a 1x2 channel for top rail, second and third rails with 1" pickett, you will see the post leaning into the center. We like to install a little out of plumb going away from the opening so they will end up plumb after a short period. enclosed is a picture of 15 footers and you can see these posts leaning in. this is an aluminum gate also,about 1/3 the weight of steel, I will post other examples of post and gate findings if you like, hope this helps, PaulMore Spark Today Please
10-08-2007, 04:22 AM #14
Here is an example of vehicle strike, probably a lawn trailer.....aluminum that is powder coated and painted can be real fun to clean and weld in the field with a 20 mph wind.....and oh yeah, it rains a bunch here too........More Spark Today Please
10-08-2007, 04:35 AM #15
Here is steel gate with a new post, it was hit and the 4x4x1/4 steel post broke at the ground, getting the 4 feet of broken post out was no easy task.....that is one heavy gate, 1000lbs or so. we have a small crane on this truck to lift these big girls....notice that there is no connection to the column, you risk pulling column down if you attach to a hollow one. also, you have to have the column engineered to be legal. what is interesting is that no damage was done to the gate when hit. PaulMore Spark Today Please