24' wide sliding bifold gate???

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Old 11-08-07, 11:27 PM
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24' wide sliding bifold gate???

i have a 24' wide but 13' shallow driveway/parking area that desperately needs a gate.

2 sliding gates are my only option but with only 12' on either side of the driveway, 2 12' gates may not work.

my thought is to hinge 2 3-4' gates on 2 9' sliding gates that would bifold (like bifold doors) open/close without taking a lot of space.

the gates need to be only 4' tall and lightweight. thinking about using chain link tubing with ornamental loop wire fencing or attaching thin wood strips horizontally.

the gates would slide on wheels.

where can i purchase the hinges and hardware to make something like this? suggestions????

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Old 11-09-07, 05:58 AM
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Why not make the gate opening smaller; say 12 or 14 ft?

Also be aware that sliding gates have an additional length of support frame besides the gate portion covering the opening.
 
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Old 11-09-07, 08:56 PM
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the gate needs to be 24' wide due to the shallow depth of the parking area for 2 cars to manuver in/out safely.

i thought 2 9' gates vs 2 12' would allow enough space (3')for the additional support needed for a sliding gate? does it require more length for the additional support?
 
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