Garage Door Opener used for Privacy Gate Remote Control?

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  1. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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    What do you think?


    http://youtu.be/WlTI5dGOWu8
     
  2. FunBobby

    FunBobby Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    that's a pretty clever design. I've seen quite a few in my area, but generally they install them so they pull the gate straight back instead of swinging out. Putting the opener in a box to protect it from the weather.
     
  3. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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    I'd be interested to see video of using a garage door opener to pull a gate open to the side like you describe. I could not figure out a way to do that. I also already had the gate built on a hinge anyway. The configuration of my yard did not allow a sliding gate. Manufactured gate operators are typically much more expensive than a garage door opener I guess because they are less common.
    Yes my opener is installed in a plastic box I bought kinda like Tupperware plastic box.
     
  4. FunBobby

    FunBobby Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll have to get a closer look - but the one's I've seen have about 8 inch wheels on the end of the gate, and the opener is installed several feet away - the gate just rolls back towards the opener. Obviously some type of bracket would have to be used to keep the gate on a track, and against the fence.
     
  5. Rickdef17

    Rickdef17 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My brothers a garage door man. He's done a couple straight ones. Not sure that guys in the video is very safe. Sure is a lot of parts moving around. Cut your fingers off. Problem is keeping it warm around here. Check em out at storage places, thats where they have them with keyless entries. Call a local Garage door guy on Craigslist.
     

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