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hi does anybody know how to make an automatic gate motor Answered

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im looking to make them for the gates of my house
like the ones you see built into the ground
and work by a ram and can be used with a fob i would love a set but there very expensive

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steveastrouk (author)2011-04-29

I've heard the hydraulic ones can be leaky and tricky to run, I'd stick with a leadscrew drive, but put some GOOD overload protection on it.

Steve

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diyoutdoorsman (author)2011-04-28

Unless you are quite proficient in metal fabrication, electrical construction, and/or hydraulics, your best bet would be to buy a gate operator and install it. In the long run, it will be safer, easier to install, and probably cheaper.

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daithi55 (author)diyoutdoorsman2011-04-28

well i am a qualified fitter turner
just havent touched on electrical circuits in a while
but if i had some type of layout for it
it would all come back to me
hydraulics and welding etc are what i do be at fairly often

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orksecurity (author)2011-04-27

The biggest challenge is going to be making them _safe_.

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