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Old 11-19-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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I found a sliding gate opener I was looking at buying, the installation manual said it needs a concrete pad 24"x12"x18" deep.
That seems excessive, it's a 13' gate that's 6' tall that slides, it slides open easier than my garage door opens (and garage doors have assistance)

Does anyone have any experience with these? 18" of concrete seems overkill, but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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Always easier to overbuild it than rebuild it.

For 1 extra cubic foot of concrete, I would just do the 18" pour.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:21 PM   #3
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Concrete is cheap.
Is it going to be any easier or cheaper to have to do it all over again if your idea does not work?
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