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Under-gate extension (part 1)
The under-gate movable extension
This device was designed to fill in the gap at the bottom of the gates to The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. the dog and kids from scrambling underneath.
Sometimes a gap below a gate is created by necessity: in this case the gates had to be installed 250mm (10″) off the ground to allow them to open over an up-slopping driveway.
The working mechanism
The under-gate movable extension basically consists of a Plumb, upright. pipe that can move up and down through the holes in two eye bolts, and two Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. rods that are bolted to the lower portion of the vertical rod (per gate).
There is an arched foot welded to the bottom of the vertical rod.
When the gate opens, the arched foot slides on the driveway and when the gate opens over raised ground, the vertical rod rises accordingly, thus lifting the two horizontal rods.
Alternatively he device can be lifted up via a handle fixed to the vertical rod and ‘clicked’ into the up position.
The ‘clicked’ in up position makes for a smoother opening and less noise.
You can see the plans and parts description on the page 9.