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Old 02-07-2018, 06:33 AM   #1
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I'm not overly impressed with my google search findings. I'm trying to decide if I should just break down and drop the $2,500-$3,700 to have it done or if I should just do a simple gate for now then build the inset entrance myself in the future. Does anyone have any pictures of an 8' entrance/gate? Thanks
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:35 AM   #2
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Are you planning on selling hunts to John Q hunter? If so, it might be worth a fancy gate.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:41 AM   #3
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If you can have an entrance and gate built for $2500-$3700, I'd jump on that. I have more than that in material alone on my entrance, and I built it myself.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:49 AM   #5
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If you can have an entrance and gate built for $2500-$3700, I'd jump on that. I have more than that in material alone on my entrance, and I built it myself.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:50 AM   #6
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i have a "plain Jane" gate....it is functional and I couldn't see spending that money on an entrance. However I am on a seldom traveled road....I could see spending the money on a nicer entrance if I were on a road with a lot of traffic.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:18 AM   #7
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Along the same lines, how much does putting in a plain jane gate cost?

My property was cut out of a larger tract, and it's currently completely fenced. No gate. It's never been an issue as I just hop over, but I literally cannot even drive on it.
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Along the same lines, how much does putting in a plain jane gate cost?

My property was cut out of a larger tract, and it's currently completely fenced. No gate. It's never been an issue as I just hop over, but I literally cannot even drive on it.


Just a plain gate with the minimum support will be $800-$1000


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Old 02-07-2018, 07:23 AM   #9
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A custom 8' tall driveway gate without an opener will run you from $150.00-$200.00 per linier foot. The gate opener will be in the $1500.00-$1800.00 range.

Here's one I did a while back. We do about 3-4 gates a month.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=651486
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If you can have an entrance and gate built for $2500-$3700, I'd jump on that. I have more than that in material alone on my entrance, and I built it myself.


The gate will be just a plain store bought galvanized one for @$300.


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The gate will be just a plain store bought galvanized one for @$300.


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Ok? What was the $2500-$3700 comment for?
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A custom 8' tall driveway gate without an opener will run you from $150.00-$200.00 per linier foot. The gate opener will be in the $1500.00-$1800.00 range.

Here's one I did a while back. We do about 3-4 gates a month.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=651486
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Man, beautiful work. My place is in a larger subdivided ranch that already has a very nice gate, so I'd probably go with a *cough* little more standard (cheap) deal, but that is great.
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Backwoods congrats on the Place!!! Did I miss the Thread?

Sorry no help on the Entrance....but if me I would probably pay the $ to have it done.

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Old 02-07-2018, 07:56 AM   #14
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If you can have an entrance and gate built for $2500-$3700, I'd jump on that. I have more than that in material alone on my entrance, and I built it myself.
Yep that's cheap
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:58 AM   #15
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Something like this .....Of course with your galvanized gate.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:24 AM   #16
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Ok? What was the $2500-$3700 comment for?


The $2,500 figure is to bring the regular wire fence to the gate @20' inset off the road. $3,700 is if I choose to go with a pipe frame with paneling instead of the wire.


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Old 02-07-2018, 08:28 AM   #17
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Backwoods congrats on the Place!!! Did I miss the Thread?

Sorry no help on the Entrance....but if me I would probably pay the $ to have it done.

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Thank you sir. I didn't do a thread, I've actually owned the property for @10 years but here recently my uncle sold the place next to mine and up until now I've just accessed my place through his gate.


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You see the Jurassic Park movies?... that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
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A custom 8' tall driveway gate without an opener will run you from $150.00-$200.00 per linier foot. The gate opener will be in the $1500.00-$1800.00 range.

Here's one I did a while back. We do about 3-4 gates a month.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=651486
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What gate opener do you use? Thanks
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Don't draw any unnecessary attention to your place.
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Make it taller than you think you need. Or donít include an arch. Sooner or later, youíll need to get a tall truck/trailer through.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #23
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Always amazes me-how someone is doing/researching exactly what I'm doing on TBH awesome forum here.
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Make it taller than you think you need. Or donít include an arch. Sooner or later, youíll need to get a tall truck/trailer through.
This for sure! Try to design it so that it does not have an arch or anything across the path between the gates/posts...
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This for sure! Try to design it so that it does not have an arch or anything across the path between the gates/posts...
Ok, this makes no sense. An arch would actually make the cross piece higher in the middle.
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Ok, this makes no sense. An arch would actually make the cross piece higher in the middle.
Let me help you with reading comprehension...
see that little 2 letter word "OR"... then followed by "anything"... That means that an arch, a bar, a wire, OR ANYTHING that spans the space between the gate posts... In other words, I would recommend the OP construct the gate such that there is nothing above the space the gate spans...
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Let me help you with reading comprehension...
see that little 2 letter word "OR"... then followed by "anything"... That means that an arch, a bar, a wire, OR ANYTHING that spans the space between the gate posts... In other words, I would recommend the OP construct the gate such that there is nothing above the space the gate spans...
One huge problem with such thinking. You WILL eventually have problems with your gates, as they are two complete and separate units, and they WILL settle differently if the post are not tied together from overhead.

Simply make the entrance high enough to begin with. 16' is more than enough, considering most bridges/overpasses aren't even that high.
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This for sure! Try to design it so that it does not have an arch or anything across the path between the gates/posts...
I will totally agree with this statement. And if built right, it will be perfectly fine contrary to the other comments.

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Yessir, you make a fair point about that and it is a real problem in many large entrances...
However, If it is designed correctly, it can be done... You also make a fair point about the height of 16 foot high being good, though having nothing there would be better, just might be more expensive.

Edit: my post is in response to Ironman... S&S pretty much said the same thing at the same time...
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Yessir, you make a fair point about that and it is a real problem in many large entrances...
However, If it is designed correctly, it can be done... You also make a fair point about the height of 16 foot high being good, though having nothing there would be better, just might be more expensive.
Agreed. It would be more expensive, due to the fact that anything shy of a very deep drilled pier and decent footing poured for your gate post, settling over time will happen.
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Anyone battle the settling problem with a connecting beam under the ground between the posts, instead of spanning over it? Of course it wont look as good as an arch.
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Im looking for the same ideas right now
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Anyone battle the settling problem with a connecting beam under the ground between the posts, instead of spanning over it? Of course it wont look as good as an arch.
I have not, but I can see a grade beam spanning from post pier to post pier working though. That would be better than not having them tied together.
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I have not, but I can see a grade beam spanning from post pier to post pier working though. That would be better than not having them tied together.
This or if a cattle guard is involved, it could be used as the reinforcement... If it is not in the current thinking, it might be worthwhile considering putting one in just for that reason...
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I have not, but I can see a grade beam spanning from post pier to post pier working though. That would be better than not having them tied together.
Do you still think its a great price once you take the custom gate out of the equation?
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Yeah, it just popped in my head while reading the last few posts here. Also brace posts on either side would help too. I have only built a couple of small gates though, so I'm not a fence/gate pro.

Ones with arches I have seen look good, but I can see sooner or later needing to move something tall through. Another alternative could be an auxiliary gate down the fence somewhere.

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Do you still think its a great price once you take the custom gate out of the equation?
If your not doing an "entry" as such, and just going with a TSC type gates, you can do it cheaper. I guess I really don't know what you have in mind.

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Yeah, it just popped in my head while reading the last few posts here. Also brace posts on either side would help too. I have only built a couple of small gates though, so I'm not a fence/gate pro.

Ones with arches I have seen look good, but I can see sooner or later needing to move something tall through. Another alternative could be an auxiliary gate down the fence somewhere.
Yeah, if I need more than 16' height, I would just cut my barbed wire fence to let it in. I just can't think of ANYTHING that would cause that to happen, and I own large motor cranes that will fit through my entrance.
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This or if a cattle guard is involved, it could be used as the reinforcement... If it is not in the current thinking, it might be worthwhile considering putting one in just for that reason...
Absolutely on the cattle guard. I started to mention that, but didn't want to muddy the water.
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You could do a slider fence gate. Manual or automatic.
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You could do a slider fence gate. Manual or automatic.
You could, but an 8' high slider would be pretty dang big.
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Do you still think its a great price once you take the custom gate out of the equation?
if I remember correctly, you were dealing / managing a place with a HF in Dewitt County.
Is that where it is?
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if I remember correctly, you were dealing / managing a place with a HF in Dewitt County.

Is that where it is?


No sir, unfortunately we don't hunt the place outside of Cuero anymore. This place is some family land that I inherited between Fredericksburg and Kerrville.


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Keep gate plain. Draws less attention.
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Gotcha. Only know one person that would go there, but he is out of Burnett.
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Gotcha. Only know one person that would go there, but he is out of Burnett.
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Be careful about putting a sign overhead. One day, you might need to get a big truck back there.
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No archway, holes will more than likely go through solid limestone


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Hereís my entrance, had a normal gate till this year when i opened up the ranch to hunters.


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