Ideas for powering a sliding gate?
For three years now I have been driving in and out of this gate, and each time I do I rack my brain to come up with a clever way to power it. It would be great to have it open without getting out of the car.
It's pretty heavy and I have to lean on it to get it moving, but then it rolls along its track nicely.
In my work I have access to water pumps, pressure tanks and plumbing fittings, so I have been leaning toward powering it hydraulically. I don't know if this would be possible using town water pressure - if at all.
If anyone has any clever ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them.