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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Any of the openers with the two piece arms are smooth moving and usually very fast, The MM, GT and Liftmaster are so slow in moving that you could take a nap while waiting for it to open. I installed an Osco opener years ago that was the smoothest in movement and very fast. Really a great opener but was very prone to near by lightning. Every time a thunder storm was close to them, I automatically stopped by and put in new fuses.
    Lol!, Yeah I hate slow gates... I'm constantly wanting to 'bumper' them a bit

    Makes you really appreciate sliders like the high speed hysecurity ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Lol!, Yeah I hate slow gates... I'm constantly wanting to 'bumper' them a bit

    Makes you really appreciate sliders like the high speed hysecurity ones
    Like the double containment ones they have at prison entrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Like the double containment ones they have at prison entrances.
    exactly... them suckers are too fast.. everytime I watch one it's like Hmmmm... I wonder if I could make that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Like the double containment ones they have at prison entrances.
    That's one place I don't have a hankin' to go...inside a prison...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraditionalToolworks View Post
    That's one place I don't have a hankin' to go...inside a prison...
    Shoot man!!! where's your sense of adventure??? get to see new things meat new people learn new trades

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Shoot man!!! where's your sense of adventure??? get to see new things meat new people learn new trades
    AND it’s all inclusive. Shared room and three meals a day. Upgradable to private room with room service. Tips and gratuities included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Shoot man!!! where's your sense of adventure??? get to see new things meat new people learn new trades
    For a while I felt I needed a new trade, but I suspect that's the type of trade I don't need...

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    Re: Gate openers?

    I'm a door service tech. We do a ton of gate work.
    I would never own a swinging gate with an operator.
    Too much stress on everything, tons of leverage for anyone trying to force it open.

    I'd only ever have a sliding gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    I'm a door service tech. We do a ton of gate work.
    I would never own a swinging gate with an operator.
    Too much stress on everything, tons of leverage for anyone trying to force it open.

    I'd only ever have a sliding gate.
    ^^^ THAT is my biggest fear. Fortunately I’ve been okay so far.....
    Last edited by Lis2323; 05-31-2020 at 03:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    I'm a door service tech. We do a ton of gate work.
    I would never own a swinging gate with an operator.
    Too much stress on everything, tons of leverage for anyone trying to force it open.

    I'd only ever have a sliding gate.
    The last one I repaired had a electromagnetic catch.

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    we used willo opening/closing systems for our sliding gates. heavy duty,reliable and pricey but easily copied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docwelder View Post
    we used willo opening/closing systems for our sliding gates. heavy duty,reliable and pricey but easily copied.
    I was really interested until I got to “pricey”, but you got me back with the “easily copied”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    I'm a door service tech. We do a ton of gate work.
    I would never own a swinging gate with an operator.
    Too much stress on everything, tons of leverage for anyone trying to force it open.

    I'd only ever have a sliding gate.
    yep, I setup sliding gates so that they close into a vertical channel at the latch end with a flip hook to lock them or a servo that puts a pin through two two eyes with the third on the gate between the two in the channel can't push it, pull it or slide it, at the rear I prefer to do vertical rollers on each side of gate at top with the bridge to the outside roller just above the gates top rail so it can't be lifted , by using the steel "V" wheels they are locked onto the inverted angle iron unless for service ya unbolt the horizontal roller bridge to allow the gate to be lifted enough to get the wheels clear of the inverted angle... otherwise its pretty much locked in when in the closed position...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    The last one I repaired had a electromagnetic catch.
    Yeah.. don't like those on gates. When they're exposed, they're easy to bypass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnord5 View Post
    Yeah.. don't like those on gates. When they're exposed, they're easy to bypass
    you mount them INSIDE the latch post with the power leads going underground exiting at about a foot below ground into a conduit, ya have an access panel on the INSIDE of the property .. only an idiot would have a servo or magnetic lock exposed kinda defeats the purpose of having a lock

    edit; ya also should be using legitimate posts not some 14 gauge junk if your building for security... I've actually seen several gates around here that the latch post started bending after sliding gate was slammed a few times... usually turns out the installer used some 14 gauge junk insteada schedule 40 or 80 steel posts...
    Last edited by monsoon-mech; 05-31-2020 at 07:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsoon-mech View Post
    you mount them INSIDE the latch post with the power leads going underground exiting at about a foot below ground into a conduit, ya have an access panel on the INSIDE of the property .. only an idiot would have a servo or magnetic lock exposed kinda defeats the purpose of having a lock

    edit; ya also should be using legitimate posts not some 14 gauge junk if your building for security... I've actually seen several gates around here that the latch post started bending after sliding gate was slammed a few times... usually turns out the installer used some 14 gauge junk insteada schedule 40 or 80 steel posts...
    Oh, agreed. But we service them with exposed conduit all the time, or operators outside the fence line, where a #2 Philips will get access to manual operation. Lol NOTHING is secure.

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