Door King 6100’s in the islands……..

We do work ¬†wherever it is needed. Sometimes that takes us to the west coast of Florida, a lot of times to the Keys (where we love to go) and sometimes to the islands. Island work requires very critical planning due to the availability of equipment, material and parts. The gates in this post were all prefabricated by a local artisan craftsman and the operators were preassembled by us and shipped. What is really cool about these Door Kings is that all the exposed steel hardware was replaced with stainless steel hardware. We fabricated stainless steel knuckles and stainless steel post mounting kits with stainless steel arms. We had two days to install gates, operators and telephone entry…….

Working with the locals.
Working with the locals.
Everyone worked well together, electricians, gate installers and gate operator installers.
Everyone worked well together, electricians, gate installers and gate operator installers.
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Door King 6100 Swing gate operators with all custom stainless steel hardware, arms and mounting kits.
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Ready to head out.

One of my favorite things is getting fresh conch salad.
One of my favorite things is getting fresh conch salad.

 

Light weight Redux

Gates are built with different weights. That is, some gate fabricators build gates extremely heavy for security and durability. Some gates, due to aesthetics, budget constraints or other reasons like the fabricators suck, are built extremely light in weight. In these instances it is possible to over operate the gates with the wrong equipment. It doesn’t help that the installers do a bad job installing the equipment either.

These gates are of the light weight kind. As you can see the things are all bent out of plumb. Some semblance of thought was taken into mimicking the railings on the second story; colorwise and designwise.

Baum Before Outside

This is the inside view showing the Powermaster swing gate operators.

Baum Before Inside

Notice Kraken grappling with the side of the operator. These are trip hazards, gardeners nightmares etc. , not to mention just a plain mess. Limit adjustment is a pain in the neck and over traveling of the arms was a constant problem.

We decided to install light weight Liftmaster LA 400’s. These are the last of the old style LA 400’s as the new ones have an advanced circuit board and are black.

Baum After Inside

Baum gate mount

Baum Post Mounting bracket

We fabricated new custom mounting hardware, powder coated to match existing gate as close as possible and redesigned the gate to accept the new hardware. We got rid of all extraneous flex conduits in order to clean up the appearance and added a reversing beam to the system. Before, even though the system is push to open push the close without auto function, there were no reversing devises other than those built into the gate operator.

Baum  After Outside

We plumbed the gates and everything lined up almost perfectly.

 

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