Thursday, November 24, 2016

Building an access Gate

First time building a gate . Looked around at other site gates to get a better idea . Some interesting ones out there . 
Ordered some heavy walled pipe . Sized so one pipe can slide into the other . 

Cutting pipe down to size . 

Grinding the ends off to get a good welding surface . 

Easiest way I found was to torch out caps and clean up on grinder afterwards . 

Welding the caps on the inner pipe . Cleaned up welds with a hand grinder . Looks pretty good . My idea for capping pipe of is to give the grease a place to lay on .  

One down one to go . Guys are going to set the sono tubes and cement when there ready.

My Mig makes quick work on projects . Great machine . 

Capping the posts that will slide over the cemented in ones . Drilling and tapping for grease fitting . 

Went with a single gate covering 15' span . 

 Adding a little extra to cover the length .

Primed and ready for paint . 

All set up and ready to go . latch side measuring made easy by marking were it needed to be, pull the post off to weld up in the shop . Also installed a pinch bolt at bottom to keep this side from rotating .  

Greased and done .Nice and quite . Mornings are pretty foggy lately .I'll post more pics later .

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