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Old 03-12-2019, 06:53 PM
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Default Horse feed storeroom gate.

This is a gate I built for a feed storage room. I bid it as a barn door style rolling gate a year and a half ago but didn't get it, cost was too high. Now I am replacing it because the mice are getting into the feed. The gate has full stops and sweeps. 1/8" maximum gap. Rusted clear coated panels and 4x2 jamb and frame. Frame is painted to match existing.
I also used a gravity gate latch that I make out of 1/4" plateClick image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:59 PM
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Looks good. Guess they learned that good craftsmanship costs a little more huh.


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Old 03-13-2019, 02:44 AM
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I love to see your doors .. How long to teach the mice to open that latch .
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:50 AM
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:24 AM
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Very nice work indeed.

I am curious about the latch. Is there a reason for the long ramp on the lower portion? The framing looks robust enough that a small ramp Is all that's needed.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:43 AM
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That is really nice, I'd like to see the rest of the barn if they want a door like that.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:03 AM
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Very nice work indeed.

I am curious about the latch. Is there a reason for the long ramp on the lower portion? The framing looks robust enough that a small ramp Is all that's needed.
This was the first version of this latch. There is a tail on the catch that serves to act as a down stop and also to push the top portion down if it is stuck open and the gate closes. It swings down there. I will likely eliminate a good portion of the ramp though, as if there were ever that much sag in one of my ggates I have bigger problems.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:04 AM
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That is really nice, I'd like to see the rest of the barn if they want a door like that.
It is a metal building but with shutters on all the horse windows to keep in the air conditioning. Also, the practice arena is roughly an acre and a quarter, and is all covered with a huge shade structure.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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It is a metal building but with shutters on all the horse windows to keep in the air conditioning. Also, the practice arena is roughly an acre and a quarter, and is all covered with a huge shade structure.
About what I expected, your door will definitely be up to par. We settle for keeping our feed in barrels and having barn cats around here
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