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Old 07-30-2022, 05:50 PM   #1
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Will be buying some land soon... I want to have a nice pipe entrance / gate. Post up your entrance and gate to your property.
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:52 AM   #2
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Next modification will be a depth gauges. Keep in mind, the drive and gates 3' about property elevation.
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:42 PM   #3
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Oh my goodness.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:08 AM   #4
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:40 AM   #5
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Off topic but are you buying in Brazoria county?
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:02 AM   #6
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Mine is in progress. Found some octagon tubing on Craig's List and turned the 1 3/4" square tubing on a diamond. 40 ft. set back. Have a CNC plasma in the shop. Just need the time to finish the gate and header.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:06 AM   #7
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Mine is in progress. Found some octagon tubing on Craig's List and turned the 1 3/4" square tubing on a diamond. 40 ft. set back. Have a CNC plasma in the shop. Just need the time to finish the gate and header.
The octogon is super cool.

I’ll post mine later but it’s nothing fancy.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:22 AM   #8
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Built last year! We were going to paint all of it but we like the rustic look high nickel content drill pipe.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:23 AM   #9
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Mine is in progress. Found some octagon tubing on Craig's List and turned the 1 3/4" square tubing on a diamond. 40 ft. set back. Have a CNC plasma in the shop. Just need the time to finish the gate and header.
Great find! Looking forward to seeing the finished product
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:25 AM   #10
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:28 AM   #11
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:07 AM   #12
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Just 1 suggestion - if you add a cross bar at the top, make sure it is at least 16' high and 16' wide so you can get semi trucks in and out. We have a second access for my neighbor's big tractor and discs that is a 20' wide gap in the fence.
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:08 AM   #13
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Just 1 suggestion - if you add a cross bar at the top, make sure it is at least 16' high and 16' wide so you can get semi trucks in and out. We have a second access for my neighbor's big tractor and discs that is a 20' wide gap in the fence.
Good suggestion but 14’ should be plenty- legal trucks are 13’6”
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:31 PM   #14
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14' is legal height in Texas
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:03 PM   #15
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Well… it Was 13’6 when I drove ! Maybe 16 is a good height after all
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:40 PM   #16
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Off topic but are you buying in Brazoria county?
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:41 PM   #17
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I like that... How much did all that cost you?
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Old 08-13-2022, 12:47 PM   #18
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:02 PM   #19
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Let me make one suggestion. If you're wanting a gate built, reach out to a few local school FFA programs. Lots of times the kids need projects. You will probably just have to cover materials and maybe a donation to the school program. The kids will get experience and maybe be able to enter it in the county show before the gate is delivered. Plus, schools have incredible equipment now days to do cutouts or whatever you might want. We had a nice 16' gate made and hung by our school. I think it was about $500 (total material and donation).
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Old 08-17-2022, 11:39 PM   #20
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Not mine, just the last one I built for a new landowner. And of course, the last pic, after I got the entry sign hung, is sideways per my M.O.. Oh well. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 08-18-2022, 10:39 PM   #21
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Y’all have some nice entrances
Mine is simple but my road curves at about 50 yards thru so you can’t see my house
I also have a game camera facing down the driveway toward the house to catch cars/license plates coming and going. Amazing the variety of animals I see on it.
Got a photo of a big coachwhip snake last week!
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:47 AM   #22
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Here's a link to a lot more:

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=510778

There are some creative skills with this group!
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Old 08-22-2022, 05:59 AM   #23
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Haul a lot of hay and equipment. I hate hat rack entrances. Lol.
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Old 08-22-2022, 07:43 AM   #24
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Old 08-22-2022, 08:38 AM   #25
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How deep are you guys drilling for the upright posts that the gate attaches to? I did one a few years ago and could only auger down 4ft, and that wasn't near enough to hold the gate and posts.
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Old 08-22-2022, 09:58 AM   #26
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Let me make one suggestion. If you're wanting a gate built, reach out to a few local school FFA programs. Lots of times the kids need projects. You will probably just have to cover materials and maybe a donation to the school program. The kids will get experience and maybe be able to enter it in the county show before the gate is delivered. Plus, schools have incredible equipment now days to do cutouts or whatever you might want. We had a nice 16' gate made and hung by our school. I think it was about $500 (total material and donation).
This is a great idea, not all can come and install it. But building a gate is a pretty cool thing for the students to learn.

If you or anybody else is going this route just remember a couple of things.
it is student built
that means it won't be done as fast a normal shop (atleast double maybe even triple the time)
it may not be perfect
most of the times the kids working on it will have tons of pride in the finished project!
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Old 08-22-2022, 12:22 PM   #27
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How deep are you guys drilling for the upright posts that the gate attaches to? I did one a few years ago and could only auger down 4ft, and that wasn't near enough to hold the gate and posts.
I used 24', 4" pipe, 16' above ground and 8' below ground. Has not moved in over 20 years.
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Old 08-22-2022, 12:40 PM   #28
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If you ever pull any trailers make your entrance deep enough to pull to the gate and the trailer is off the road.
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Old 08-22-2022, 09:31 PM   #29
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I'm also an Ag shop teacher...I concur with all that Welding Teach said above. Reach out to your local Ag/shop teacher and give those kids some projects to work on!
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Old 08-22-2022, 09:55 PM   #30
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Inspired by "savin yours".
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Old 08-22-2022, 10:09 PM   #31
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Yeah Walker, that last one I did is specifically for that purpose. The actual gate is right at 80’ from the edge of the oil road. Cuz I know what you’re talking bout, nothing more irritating than trying to fish a 30’ trailer into a gate 10’ off the edge of a narrow CR! And bowhunterchris, the upright posts, (shortest height) where the rafter pitch top pipe overhead join it, are 15’6” from the ground. So plenty high for a double stack load of hay on a 3’ tall (at the floor) gooseneck. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 08-22-2022, 10:11 PM   #32
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And thanks Joel for letting me slide on the one sideways pic…
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Old 08-22-2022, 10:43 PM   #33
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And thanks Joel for letting me slide on the one sideways pic…
Rookie 😄
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Old 08-22-2022, 11:38 PM   #34
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At the house, BIL made it for me a few years ago.

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Old 08-26-2022, 09:25 PM   #35
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Old 08-26-2022, 09:35 PM   #36
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Old 08-26-2022, 10:05 PM   #37
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Seen this one today and it caught my eye. Overhead needs to be taller but I like the bigger pipe.
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Old 08-26-2022, 10:10 PM   #38
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Another I didn’t do but caught my eye.
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Old 08-26-2022, 10:17 PM   #39
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Saw this entry awhile back and was very impressed! Sure must have cost one heckuva lot of coin though. Pipe is freaking BIG!

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Old 08-26-2022, 10:22 PM   #40
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I did do this one in Oklahoma.
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Old 08-27-2022, 12:10 AM   #41
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My daughter wanted a swing so I built her one.
8” pipe was a little overkill. Wife says could have been an entrance.

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Old 08-27-2022, 12:12 AM   #42
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Old 08-27-2022, 04:37 AM   #43
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That Lift you have pictured is it an electric one or motorized? I noticed it has a hitch on it where you can move it around. The reason I am asking is I need to get up approximately 30’ on the eaves of my house to restrain some 4x4s. I wasn’t sure if you could leave one or not. I have used the JLG motor operated lifts in the past where I worked. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2022, 08:24 AM   #44
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That Lift you have pictured is it an electric one or motorized? I noticed it has a hitch on it where you can move it around. The reason I am asking is I need to get up approximately 30’ on the eaves of my house to restrain some 4x4s. I wasn’t sure if you could leave one or not. I have used the JLG motor operated lifts in the past where I worked. Thanks

I rented it and was electric. It ran off its own onboard batteries.
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Old 09-14-2022, 07:09 PM   #45
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