||10-22-2012 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by joecaption
Simple ansewer is yes. One that big without taking speceal pecautions would be sure to sag.
And structure on the hinge side, if a swinging gate, would have to be robust. You would have to brace/turnbuckle it and/or put a wheel or something under the non-hinge corner. If you had room for a sliding gate, that might be doable but with a hefty track for it to ride along.
The fact of the matter is you will not need the full width of a large gate all the time anyhow.
Easiest way to anchor the side of the double gate that does not swing all the time is with a rod that anchors down through a plate and then into a hole in the sidewalk. This is fairly standard gate hardware so your contractor should know what you want.