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Old 10-14-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hi

My first time here.

I would like to install a gate in my backyard chain link fence so I can park in the back. This would give my wife safer, quicker access to the house.

But I don't know where to start, other than just start cutting the fence. I would like to have a gate wide enough to drive through and one that could open with a control like a garage door. My local "box stores" don't really carry gates like this and thy referred me to contractors. But I would rathrer DIY and save a little.

Thanks - David

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Old 10-14-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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One quick point about chain link, you don't need to cut it. Just unwind a spiral, after bending the top and bottom pieces over.

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good point - thanks - I am thinking about using the section of fence I take out for the body of the gate and some pipe or whatever for supports at the top bottom and diagonal. Then I would need a few posts to reattach the fence. Does this sound reasonable?
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
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You can use angle iron for making the gate, and get a couple of posts from a fencing supplier.
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OK - I guess angleiorn is cheaper than pipe. But I am not sure how to attach the fencing to the angleiorn - maybe drill holes in it and tie the fence with heavy wire - not sure about that part...
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[quote=dppatt;340728]OK - maybe drill holes in it and tie the fence with heavy wire - not sure about that part...[/quote/]
Thats one way to do it.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:17 PM   #7
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Keep an eye on craigslist, I see people trying to get rid of chain link stuff all the time

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