Residential Gates and Spring Closures
McGowan Fence & Supply Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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and Spring Closures
Residential Gates come in the following standard sizes:
- Heights - 36", 42", 48", 60" and 72"
- Widths - 3′, 3 ½′, 4′
Gates can be filled with the fabric of your choice:
- 2" x 9ga., 1 ½" x 11ga. or 1 ½" x 9ga. vinyl
(colours available include green, black, brown, white)
- 2" x 11ga. galvanized
Gates can also be custom sized to fit other size openings. Please call
for a quote.
How to Measure an Opening for a Gate
When measuring an opening for a gate, we need to know the inside distance
between the two posts.
If the distance between two posts, measured from inside face to inside
face, is 36", then this is the distance we need to know. We will allow
2" for the gate hardware. Thus the actual size of the gate will be
34" to fit inside a 36" opening. Do not deduct any amount from the
distance to allow for hardware as this is done by us.
If the distance is only 34", then we would remove 2 inches from the
gate, resulting in a 32" gate for a 34" opening.
Note that residential gate hardware is only designed to fit 1 7/8"
or 2 3/8" posts. Other size posts cannot be accommodated. Larger posts
would require an industrial type gate and hardware.
Spring closures can be ordered with a residential gate or purchased
separately for retrofit on an existing gate. They are normally required for
swimming pool installations and are recommended for applications that
require a gate to be closed at all times, e.g. to keep pets and children inside a fenced area.
||Note: in some applications, the spring
closure may need to be installed upside down. This is dependant on
which way the gate is hung and swinging.
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