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  Call 811 "Underground Service Alert" before you dig. It is a free service to locate underground utility lines.

Make sure your post holes are square. Round holes will widen as the post weight shift with gate movement. A gate hinge post should be about 36" deep.

You can save $2000 to $5000 on a gate installation by doing it yourself.

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Driveway Gate Setbacks

Ideal: Setback 20'-35' Enough room to accommodate a large vehicle. It is good to keep in mind that trucks will be using the entrance.   Acceptable: Minimal Setback 15'-20'
Main objective is to have the vehicle off the road.
  Less than Ideal For safety use a fast speed operator and a 200' range transmitter so gate is open or partially open by the time the vehicle arrives.
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Complete Commercial Gate Installation with Grade Beam
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Driveway Gate Grade Beam & Posts Installation
Video 5 Minutes
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Preformed Buried Loop Installation
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Video of preformed vehicle loop installation
Cut-In Vehicle Loop Installation
Video 6 Minutes

Driveway Gate Cut-In Vehicle Loop Installtion Video
Driveway Gate with Uphill Hings Installation
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Electric Driveway Gate with Uphill Hinge Installation Video
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Swing Gate Drawings & Diagrams

Single Swing Gate with Swing Arm Operator Plan View
Single Swing Gate Plan View
3D Inside View of a Single Swing Gate with Swing Arm Operator
3D single swing gate drawing
3D Outside View of a Single Swing Gate with Swing Arm Operator
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Additional Drawings

Bi-parting gate with swing arm operator Plan view

Bi-parting gate 3D inside view with swing arm operator

Bi-parting gate 3D outside view with swing arm operator


Uphill hinge drawings with calculating formulas & Illustration

3D view of swing gate with photo eye safety reversing
Bi-Parting Gate with Linear Arm Operator Plan View
Swing gate with linear operator
3D Bi-Parting Gate with Linear Arm Operator
Linear Arm Single Swing Gate Installation Inside View
3D Bi-Parting Gate with Linear Arm Operator
Linear Arm Single Swing Gate Installation Outside View
3D Gate with Wiring
Commercial Community Gate
Commerciial Community Gate Plan View

Slide Gate Drawings & Diagrams

Slide Gate with Standard Installation Plan View
Slide Gate Plan View
3D Inside View of a Slide Gate with Standard Installation
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3D Outside View of a Slide Gate with Standard Installation
Slide gate with safety loops
Slide Gate Component Photos

V Groove Wheels
Dual Track
Roller Guides
Guide Tail
Chain Tensioner
Mooring (Gate Grabber)
Slide Gate with End of Track Operator Plan View
Slide gate with end of track operator
3D Inside View of a Slide Gate with Photo Eye Safety
SLide gate with photo eye safety
3D Outside View of Slide Gate with Photo Eye Safety
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Electric Slide Gate Photos

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Safety Photo Eye
Roller Assembly

Vehicle Loops & Detectors

Loop Detector Overview
Vehicle Loop Overview
Vehicle Cut in or Buried Loop Installation
Vehicle Probe (wand) Style Exit Loop Installation
3D Gate with photo eye safety reversing & probe exit wand
Vehicle Loop Troubleshooting
Loop Troubleshooting diagram

Posts, Footings, Grade Beams

Gate Post Installation
Driveway Gate Post Installation Diagrams
Gate Post Outriggers
Gate Post Outriggers
Gate Column Footings
Gate Column Footings
Driveway Gate Grade Beams
Driveway Gate Grade Beams

Solar - Internal Skeletons - Goosenecks - Positive Stops

Solar Gate Info
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Internal Column Skeleton
Gate Column Internal Skeletons
Entry System Gooseneck
Entry System Goosesneck
Positive Stops
Gate Positive Stops