Details

We try to pay attention to the details.  One thing I’m always telling people is that a gate system should be an asset not a liability. When an investment is made and that investment is one of the first things a visitor will experience, it should be a good first impression. Not only should it be secure and reliable, it should look good. That is why we look not just at the big things but also at the small details.

Upper guide roller assembly- MGO Parts

This upper guide roller assembly is stainless steel and delrin. There is no steel to rust away and no bearings that need lubrication or replacement.  The anchors are stainless steel as well.

Arm Bracket-Stainless Elite Arm- MGO parts

Heilarc welded aluminum bracket with black powder coated custom stainless steel gate operator arm. The gates in these pictures are by Art’s Work Unlimited.  Art’s Work is the epitome of consummate ornamental metal workers.

Custom stainless steel arm- black powder coating -MGO parts.

 

Elite Gate Operator with Stainless Arms-MGO parts

Complete installation. Notice no exposed conduits or wiring of any kind.

Stainless Operator Mount with stainless anchors-MGO parts

Stainless Steel gate operator mount, stainless steel anchors and elevated concrete slab. The weird color is an anti-corrosion coating to protect the galvanized steel gate operator plate.

March is almost gone!

This month has slid past faster than a bare foot rabbit on a greasy griddle………..

For this before and after we’re looking at a barrier arm.

Check out those cool junction boxes. The interesting angles create an excellent composition.

DC Barrier Arm Before
Ol Sad Sack

 

 

This is a custom rebuilt barrier arm unit we used to replace the old equipment. Custom Hi Viz powder coating. Still have to move that conduit popping up in back but this is still miles ahead of what they had.

New Happy Sack
New Happy Sack

 

The rocket scientists that had installed the original equipment had used plumbing PVC. Nope! Not the right stuff. Had to break up the concrete to get to the plumbing els. Could not re-pull wires to replace the ROMEX they had installed.

Plumbing fittings??
Plumbing fittings??

 

New custom bent sweeps.

Notice gray hue? Electrical stuff.
Notice gray hue? Electrical stuff.

 

Thats all for now.

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Red Bull Tuesday………………………..

Tuesday was Red Bull day.

LiftMaster LA400

We started and finished a new installation. It’s always a challenge to update an existing installation but a new install presents interesting issues of it’s own. This job had us installing a pair of LiftMaster LA 400’s. What’s neat about these operators is that they are 24 volt DC operated. That means that the operators can be powered off a low voltage circuit which requires less costly low voltage wiring. This system can also be converted to a solar power hookup at a later date. Although the customer here opted to go with an AC (home power fed) solution, updating to solar in the future would be no problem. IF you were considering solar from the start, we’d probably go with the LA412S option as it’s 12 volts DC and comes set up for solar right out of the box.

This customer had no available high voltage (110 volts AC) at the gate location. We were able to run a low voltage wire to the gate operator from a weather tight location on the outside of the house.

These linear actuators are very slim and almost disappear into the metal work of the gate. We also top mounted them in order to take advantage of the frame as a structural attachment point.

LiftMaster LA400

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Custom stuff…………….

We really like to get a challenge.

Mostly for us that involves fixing something that is broken, fixing something that no one else wants to fix or can fix or even fixing something that someone else has fixed to the point of being a disaster.

Another challenge for us is getting requests for custom items. We like to be able to be a little creative from time to time. Even if it is something simple like a gooseneck, telephone entry post.

In the future, if you need something fixed or want something fabricated from scratch, give us a call!

End of the Week……….

Hope the weekend proves to be great!

The last post of the week is going to be a picture of one of the guys doing his thing!

Make sure you're comfortable!

Have and great weekend and may the best team ( the Saints) win.