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    georgerk777 Guest

    Question electric sliding gate

    Hi
    Iam going to build a electric sliding gate 18w,8H feet.And Iam going to put
    wood panel on it . plz somebody can give me some infos ,Were do i start?
    Is someone have any diagram? what kind of welder and rod i should use?how do i cut 3inch sq pipe.I have 120v access
    plz someones help

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    georgerk777

    First, what kind of welding experience/machine do you have or have access to?

    Second, there's a lot of preliminary decisions to be made. Is it going to be chain driven, screw driven, or some other style of drive mechanism? Is it going to ride on rollers, a rail system, or something else? Will there be a top roller support of some kind to aide in vertical stability while it operates?. What is the evironment surrounding the gate area? Bad slopes or other difficult terrain to have to compensate for in the design? Will it be remote controled, key pad controled, proximity sensors for auto opening? Is this gate mainly for ornamental use, or does it need to be geared more for security? That's the ones that come to mind at first thought. SSS

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    Hey, SSS,
    I think you may have scared him away!!!
    George, are there a lot of gates to look at where you live? Be easier to see what you want, then you can answer SSS's questions. If you like or if it would be helpful, I could take some pics next week to give you an idea of what he's talking about...
    bert
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Hey, SSS,
    I think you may have scared him away!!!
    haha one down a lot more to gojkjk.
    Last edited by weld_13; 07-29-2007 at 06:05 PM.
    welding...its awsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidSteerSteve View Post
    georgerk777

    First, what kind of welding experience/machine do you have or have access to?

    Second, there's a lot of preliminary decisions to be made. Is it going to be chain driven, screw driven, or some other style of drive mechanism? Is it going to ride on rollers, a rail system, or something else? Will there be a top roller support of some kind to aide in vertical stability while it operates?. What is the evironment surrounding the gate area? Bad slopes or other difficult terrain to have to compensate for in the design? Will it be remote controled, key pad controled, proximity sensors for auto opening? Is this gate mainly for ornamental use, or does it need to be geared more for security? That's the ones that come to mind at first thought. SSS
    SSS is correct. There are lots of factors to consider if you're building a gate. I had a 38' slide gate built. I had to get a commercial gate motor (Elite made by Chamberlain). It has 2 1/2 HP motors running in parallel.

    I would not want to try to build my own even if I had the time to do it. No doubt that it would not have looked or worked as well as a professionally built unit.

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    Yeh but the last time this guy logged in was back in november
    welding...its awsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by weld_13 View Post
    Yeh but the last time this guy logged in was back in november
    Opps may of scared him off!

    Inferno Forge

    Chris

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