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Old 03-09-2011, 07:49 AM   #16
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Is this gate over a driveway? You could perhaps support the gate with a caster.


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Old 03-09-2011, 07:59 AM   #17
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Good idea Will. Spring wheel would be perfect.
But still, I'd be most concerned about the wet ground.... not very stable.... hence my suggestion for the barrel.
Is this water table always so high? Or is it a seasonal thing?

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The water table is only like this during the wet season from runoff. The dirt is mostly clay.
Good idea.
I can weld a sq. like you said for the counter weight. I also plan on putting screw in anchor's into the ground with the other end sticking into the slab.
If I find this does not work I will let you know.
I want to thank all of you for the help you have given me. I have learned alot.
I will use a spring wheel if I need it.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #19
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I would dig the hole 12" round with a spur or two heading at angles toward the gate swing to stabize it when moving. The area of the base and any spurs going out from the footing will give the most bearing/stability. Mix the dry with water before dumping it in the water-filled hole, it will displace the water without any dilution/reduction of the strength. I've poured into a lake, 3' deep, no problems. Use angle bent re-bar to hold the spurs (toes) at right-angles to the post concrete.



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