Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 37
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    356

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mebuildit View Post
    I tried the cross strap to see if it would do anything for lateral suppert. It really doesn't do anything honestly. The gate is 11 1/2 feet wide and I didn't hsve the choice to make two gates due to structure limitations.
    I just went to my local bike shop and asked for a blown out mountain bike shock, since I only needed the spring set up. So $20 bucks later I came out with a Fox shock and a 400# spring. It works perfect!!

    My saying was when I was building it was "it's only a gate" don't oer do it.
    Did you try it w/o the wheel, or will the post not hold "her."
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6

    Default

    yeah I did try it with out the wheel and it was fine. I just didn't like all of that weight habging on the hinges even though they are just as strong too.
    Plus it gave it some bking bling too.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    234

    Default

    For a 12' span, I would focus on a good base for the hinged pillar and not have a wheel at all.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    2,834

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mebuildit View Post
    you could use my idea for any uneven surface for your wheel.



    I built my RV gate with this setup and works great
    You need a fender and a License plate
    Ed Conley
    http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
    MM252
    MM211
    Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
    TA185
    Miller 125c Plasma 120v
    O/A set
    SO 2020 Bender
    You can call me Bacchus

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Orleans/Northern California
    Posts
    61

    Default

    I finished up the frame today. Time to fab and install the wheel and hinges, then hang this thing.

    After getting some good ideas on here, I decided to incorporate a few of them into a simplified design. For once in my life, I am going to keep it really simple. It will probably come out looking something like this:

    The idea is to use a spring around a smaller sized piece of square tubing that slips into the vertical component on gate, which I left uncapped on the bottom. A generous portion f axle grease and it should be good to go!







    Last edited by Lindley; 06-16-2011 at 09:53 PM.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    356

    Default I like it but...

    I would have added a piece of sq tube off the back so the gap at the bottom would not need to be so large and the the wheel is not as dominant from the "front." (Not too late...lol)
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Orleans/Northern California
    Posts
    61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboyracer View Post
    I would have added a piece of sq tube off the back so the gap at the bottom would not need to be so large and the the wheel is not as dominant from the "front." (Not too late...lol)

    That's definitely not a bad idea. There are two things that I wanted:

    1. I prefer to have an axial load on the wheel in order to prevent the gate from leaning forward. Yes, the hinges should keep it vertical, but a gate even swings more easily when the wheel is directly inline with the hinges. But I'm sure a little offset won't hurt much.

    2. I have a narrow driveway. On the gates I have now, both of them have offset wheels. I have hit both of them pulling the boat in and out. It is very tight.

    I am going to go look for a spring today and go from there. I'm not too worried about aesthetics... it's at the end of a long driveway with a much uglier gate of the neighbor's next to it.

    This should explain why I don't want to offset it too much:

    Last edited by Lindley; 06-17-2011 at 10:39 AM.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    6

    Default

    How high will that make the bottom of the gate?

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    356

    Default One note...

    ...I wish I would have seen your "welding cart" before I bought mine...I have one of those lying around (child's shopping cart I presume?)...lol
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Orleans/Northern California
    Posts
    61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboyracer View Post
    ...I wish I would have seen your "welding cart" before I bought mine...I have one of those lying around (child's shopping cart I presume?)...lol

    Here is the original post about that, now with a few additions by others.

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...976#post250976

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 62

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 137