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Old 08-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Automatic gate opener


Hi all,

The wife has been bugging me ever since we bought our house about 16 months ago to install an automatic gate opener. I'd like to finally start exploring our options.

It is a chain link fence (gate same material.) Standard 20-24 ft wide driveway. Gate is split into two halves that pivot (not slide) and can open in either direction (outward or inward). Diagram is attached (green is grass, black is fence & gate, grey is driveway, brown is flower beds.)

Goals for the gate opener:
- Convenience not security
- Both halves of the gate opened with one button push
- As it is the only exit at the front, it needs to be able to easily be manually opened by people without remotes from both sides of the fence (motion sensor, button, something)

Any recommendations for a DIY install? I've looked at the Mighty Mule gate openers and the reviews on them are mixed.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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Did you ever end up doing anything? Looking at DIY automatic gate opener myself.

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