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Pictures of your front gate

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4 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Those look pretty nice Kannot.

 

Here are ours, from outside -

 

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and from inside

 

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Photos were taken before the electric openers were installed.

 

Looks  good.Just  installing my electric  opener  now,  I do  like the aluminium wood ( assume it is aluminium?)

I could  only have a flat top due to the "hats" on the columns.

I wanted a  fairly simple  design, the two gates 4.8m x 1.8metres were 106k baht inc  fitting except I fitted the rail myself and the electric  motor myself, bought two electric  motors  one as a spare for the inevitable failure at some point.

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1 minute ago, kannot said:

Looks  good.Just  installing my electric  opener  now,  I do  like the aluminium wood ( assume it is aluminium?)

I could  only have a flat top due to the "hats" on the columns.

I wanted a  fairly simple  design, the two gates 4.8m x 1.8metres were 106k baht inc  fitting except I fitted the rail myself and the electric  motor myself, bought two electric  motors  one as a spare for the inevitable failure at some point.

 

The shiny stuff is stainless and the wood is real wood (mai daeng), needs refinishing every couple of years as they get full sun.

 

They were about 30k six years ago, probably significantly more now.

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Here ours. Not electrical opened (yet)

 

The lights on the columns direct beside the moving part are always on when it is dark. (2 Watt LED) The lights on the other columns

(fluorescent 18 Watt, 10 minutes) are only on when there is movement close to the inside from the fence. (First also on the outside, but it made our fence a favourite place to stop to do  "business". That made the dogs barking, was not good) 

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Inside

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Outside

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18 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

This is before l got a Cambodian slave to open the gates for us.

 

I like the "rustic" (or is that rusty?) appearance :smile:

 

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This is after l released my slaves, there box metal made by a local in my village painting every 3 years.

There both sliding gates, more practical in our situation.

 

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The gates now.

 

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The greenery has grown somewhat, the water meter is in that lot on the right, the man has a mirror on a stick to read it (we are evidently not the only place with a " difficult" meter).

 

The observant will notice a slight misalignment of the gates. This is due to the gate posts moving outwards despite the weight of the gates. The whole retaining wall on both sides moved by about 2" during the really dry weather, things weren't helped by the concrete gate beam not being properly (OK at all) tied at each end. I dropped some concrete in the gap about 12 months back to see if it's still moving, it isn't (at present).

 

Our three power poles suffered the same fate, they weren't exactly vertical when installed, they are now definitely not exactly anything.

 

Oh well, TiT I suppose :smile:

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

This is before l got a Cambodian slave to open the gates for us.

 

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Bloody  Hi so!!!

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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

suphanburi sub soi shophouse gothic grandiose...fashioned from two individual shop house grates by my lovely and very capable wife...

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SWMBO designed and had this side gate built. Unfortunately she changed the beautiful purple colour to green.

Can't be tooooo flash, like some spoilt, under exercising people and put in an auto gate opener, as if you keep driving you fall in the big water tank.
SWMBO is just an advisor (sorry, dynamic as different to passive advisor), on the water tank project.
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Here is a photo of my front gate.

Note the inlaw/outlaw protection device, bottom left corner..

The buggers can only get in on my say so.   :cheesy:

Every farang home should have 1.

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Thanks Kannot. I was the member that asked you to post. Did you get that fabricated locally to your design?

 

I notice in some pics in the thread that some of you have lighting  on the gate posts some do not. For those that don't was it a conscious choice and is their a reason why you chose not to have lights. 

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All you guys with the stainless steel gates, how do you maintenance the stainless part ?

 

Do you guys repolish it, or do any other type of cleaning?

 

What do you use ?

 

My worker polishes mine with Brasso, but they just don't get that "new" look anymore ....

(they are about 15 years old now)

 

rudi

 

 

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3 minutes ago, luudee said:

All you guys with the stainless steel gates, how do you maintenance the stainless part ?

 

Do you guys repolish it, or do any other type of cleaning?

 

We've done absolutely nothing to our stainless gates since they were installed 6 years ago.

 

The wood bits have been re-finished several times of course.

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5 minutes ago, luudee said:

All you guys with the stainless steel gates, how do you maintenance the stainless part ?

 

Do you guys repolish it, or do any other type of cleaning?

 

What do you use ?

 

My worker polishes mine with Brasso, but they just don't get that "new" look anymore ....

(they are about 15 years old now)

 

rudi

 

 

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There are different grades in stainless, most use 304 because it is cheaper than 316, but the latter is more corrosion resistant to salts

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ID: 20   Posted (edited)

 

4 hours ago, AJBangkok said:

I notice in some pics in the thread that some of you have lighting  on the gate posts some do not. For those that don't was it a conscious choice and is their a reason why you chose not to have lights. 

Just because the permanent burning lights look nice. When someone enters (mostly we self) all lights go on, what is comfortable, and it gives the CCTV a possibility to record (the distance is to big for camera's with build in infra-red)

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4 hours ago, luudee said:

My worker polishes mine with Brasso, but they just don't get that "new" look anymore ....

(they are about 15 years old now)

which i think is a good thing. in my [not so] humble opinion new stainless steel fences and gates look quite obscene. but then... mileages vary. i'm sure that some people find parts of our home (inside and outside) extremely obscene.

:unsure:

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Pikey lives nearby ,so they have gone.


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On 4/17/2017 at 8:50 AM, AJBangkok said:

I notice in some pics in the thread that some of you have lighting  on the gate posts some do not. For those that don't was it a conscious choice and is their a reason why you chose not to have lights. 

We had lights fitted initially because there were no soi lighting at the time. 

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ID: 24   Posted (edited)

On 4/17/2017 at 8:50 AM, AJBangkok said:

Thanks Kannot. I was the member that asked you to post. Did you get that fabricated locally to your design?

 

I notice in some pics in the thread that some of you have lighting  on the gate posts some do not. For those that don't was it a conscious choice and is their a reason why you chose not to have lights. 

Am in the process of concreting my entrance driveway and will install NYY underground cabling under the concrete for lighting. I dint want post top lights

The gates were made down South somewhere, the reason for this was it was a neighbours  son's business and we trusted them to not do a crap job.

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On 4/17/2017 at 11:20 AM, luudee said:

All you guys with the stainless steel gates, how do you maintenance the stainless part ?

 

Do you guys repolish it, or do any other type of cleaning?

 

What do you use ?

 

My worker polishes mine with Brasso, but they just don't get that "new" look anymore ....

(they are about 15 years old now)

 

rudi

 

 

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Autosol metal polish will get them good  but its a tedious  task

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