Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Level and Plumb

We begin our Gator Power Gate installations with making adjustments needed to bring your gate to a level and plumb position. Over time gravity seems to always cause gates to sag. Most cases only minor adjustments are needed. Sometimes, a new post will need to be placed in the ground to get the proper plumb (vertical measurement) to hold gate in a level (horizontal measurement) position. 
Level and Plum, Gator Power Gates, Inc.
In the picture above shows an application that required a new post built to last and support a 16 foot pipe/wire mesh gate.The old post couldn't bare the weight and the gate would sag. You can see that the finished product is a post that is plumb and a swing gate that is level. 
In the video we show examples of the adjustments made prior to installing the Gator Power Gate. This is a key "best practice" to optimize Gator performance when opening and closing gates. The weight of a swing gate should be supported by its hinges.
We leveled this wrought iron gate by simply adjusting the bolts on the hinges. Moving the bottom bolts out and the top bolts in slightly until gate is level.

Your gonna love your Gator Power Gate!

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