Re: OK master Carpenters...Need Help
Let me see if I understand this right.
1.This gate is for a ranch entrance.
2.The price you are being quoted on steel or aluminum is too expensive.
Farm gates in our area don't run anywhere near that kind of money for a stock gate. I paid a couple hundred dollars for a sixteen foot steel farm gate a couple years ago. It ain't fancy, just a farm gate. I put a five hundred dollar Mighty Mule opener with solar charger on it. Freezing weather is not good for opener operation but most of the time it works just fine. If I do it again, I will investigate other opener options.
I swung the gate on an eight inch locust post about three feet down and it hangs, swings easy.
Suggest you check with a farm co-op or Tractor Supply.
I know you wanted carpenter advice but your post indicated your initial plans were for about what I suggest.
Edit: Sorry for the misinformation. I checked my gate and it is only a 14'.
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Last edited by oldogy; 02-13-2010 at 08:22 AM..