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How do I install a double drive gate?

Simply repeat the steps for installing a single swing gate with some additional considerations.  Unfortunately, in most instances you can not use a sloped gate at a double drive gate.  Be careful of the amount of slope through the opening.  Too much slope will result in large gaps at the bottom of the gate.  A double drive gate will require a drop rod assembly.  Review your plans and specifications to determine type and installation. 

A standard double drive gate drop rod assembly locks the two leafs together and in place.  To install:

  1. Slide the guides onto the drop rod.  Two on bottom below the fork.  One on top above the fork. 
  2. Locate the bottom drop rod as close to the bottom of the gate as possible. 
  3. Locate the top drop rod assembly so that it remains approximately 6” below the drop rod while it is extended into the ground socket.
  4. Slide the third drop assembly onto the gate frame but do not tighten. 
  5. Install the ground socket at least one foot into the ground.  If not into concrete or asphalt slab, set into 30” footing.  Before you place the socket (2.5” x 12” pipe), bring the gates to a full closed position, slide down the drop rod so that it leaves an impression in the surface.  Using the impression as a guide, install the socket. 
  6. Slide the drop rod into the socket.  With the drop rod fully extended into the socket, locate the third guide so that the tab on the rod is fully slid through the third guide to allow for a padlock.  Tighten the guide. 

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