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    Default Need gate assistance

    hi everyone. i want to build my step mom a gate for her birthday. she does lots for everyone, but has everything. i want to make it our of aluminum. the gate thats up now is 15' wide, 4' tall "farm" gate with bull fence on it. it swings on a elecrtic opener, and is galv steel pipe.

    i was looking for some designs that are basic since we are not in the city, but nice. i also wanted to maybe find a person to plasma a design a piece for the middle thats detailed.

    any help is great. i plan on powder coating mettalic once finished...Joe

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    Can you draw a little drawing with dimensions of what is required and upload as a jpg.
    Scan hand drawing and upload.
    That way we can see how it is hinged and stuff.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigantor View Post
    Can you draw a little drawing with dimensions of what is required and upload as a jpg.
    Scan hand drawing and upload.
    That way we can see how it is hinged and stuff.

    Ji
    on a macbook. not sure how to upload per forum appropriatly. i sent you a pm. thanks for your help.

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    I use to do a lot of wrought iron, Look at King Architectural Metals, that is a rather large aluminum supplier to the wrought iron industry.

    That gate opener might not cut it for an aluminum gate. In my experience, you are using a mighty mule gate operator from tractor supply/northern tool. You might have to go a little larger due to weight and depending on if you get bind from your hinges.

    With that, do not cheap out on hinges, they are actually very important, even if they do so little.

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    Uploaded for OP.
    Existing gate.

    Ji
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    The gate is 4.6 meters long by 1.22 meters high.
    That is one helll of a gate.
    I would make it slide sideways instead of hinged.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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