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 .