Im getting ready to (as soon as I figure out how) put in 2 large (12'
wide by 5' high) woden gates at the front of my driveway which I want
to be hung from hinges (on one side ) of large masonry pilars.
The gates will be at the street entrance and exit of my property ( U
shaped driveway) there will be 4 pilars, 1 on either side of the 2
gates. I want the hinge (or swing point) to be on the adjacent property
side pilar on the inside middle of the pilar, so when they are open
they will swing into the driveway and continue till paralell with each
property line. Still with me? I hope Im describing this clearly.
The problem Im having is I want to use the exisisting gate opener that
simply rolled the gates in twards each other in the middle on wheels
not swinging them open and shut. I know there has got to be a way that
I can use a series sprokets to make this work but I just cant seem to
figure it out. Getting them to swing open is not a problem.... its
getting them shut again after that.... keep in mind these gates are
very large and will be made out of old 2x6 so they are going to be
pretty darn heavy, also I wanted to make them split in the middle and
open to each side ( like french doors) but I think that would be even
more difficult. I know this is a tough one but any help would be
appreciated. I know I can use the power actuated rams and I may have to
but Id like to see If I can use what I have first.