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Installing the gate and making the end stop
Putting the gate in was no problem, simply a matter of standing it up with the wheels over the track.
Stopping the gate
I wanted something that would be able to stop the gate without too much of a jolt should somebody push open the gate with an almighty force.
I thought that I would put a post at the end of the track, with three springs to cushion the blow of a swiftly opened gate – after all, it was a relatively heavy gate.
I acquired three springs that I thought would do the trick and then drilled three holes in the post the same diameter as the springs.
I drilled the holes 2″ (50mm) deep in a 4″x4″ (100mm x 100mm) post.
To hold the springs in, I hammered a nail through the side of the post into the bottom of each spring.