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Old 9th March 2015, 17:33   #1
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Hi all,

For my house, it has been a long pending desire to have an automatic sliding gate. However, it looks like installation of automatic sliding gates is a costly affair.

All I know is that, rack & pinion motor is needed for the job. Can anyone guide/share details on which motor and setup to pick up?

How much will it cost me for DIY?

(This gate should support Ertiga or any 7 seater car.)
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Hi all,

for my house, it has been a long pending desire to have automatic sliding g
how much will it cost to me for DIY?

(this gate should support ertiga or any 7 seater car.)
A small suggestion from me . I do not want to discourage you from doing this , however I am sure that ready made motorized gates are available and would cost you the same minus the hassles of running around. A relative of mine has a sliding door with a provision for a motor, give me a couple of days time , I will send some pictures , it might be useful for you.
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here it is..
disclaimer - very bad at drawing!
Something like this?


Maybe they can help: http://www.aviansentranceautomation....ing-gates.html

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Something like this?

Maybe they can help: http://www.aviansentranceautomation....ing-gates.html
Yes- however need just half of it due to space constraints.

I got quotation of 5L for such a system!
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I am interested in a ready made one whether an automatic sliding gate or a garage opener like the ones common in the US. However all the ones I have seen so far are either expensive or looked unreliable.
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Hi Chetans,

Your post got me curious and I ended up doing some research. DIY kits seem to be readily available in the online market abroad. Take a look at this product listed in ebay.com, USA-

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALEKO-AUTOMA...item43cbdc66f0

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What is in the box
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  • Sliding Gate Opener Unit
  • 13 Ft Heavy Duty gear racks with mounting hardware
  • Mounting Base
  • 2 Remotes
  • Manual with step by step installation instructions
  • Full mounting hardware for easy installation
Do note that the motor is 120V AC, you'll need to invest in an adapter(220V to 120V) to use it here in India.

Wishing you all the best with your DIY, do keep us posted.

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EDIT: Found a similar kit in ebay.in - http://www.ebay.in/itm/Automatic-DC-...item4ae63c5b73

This one's compatible with our 220V mains AND it comes with a backup battery(motor is DC).

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EDIT: Found a similar kit in ebay.in - http://www.ebay.in/itm/Automatic-DC-...item4ae63c5b73

This one's compatible with our 220V mains AND it comes with a backup battery(motor is DC).
The same seller is on amazon - peace of mind!
http://www.amazon.in/VIP-Security-Sy.../dp/B00RQIGUVC

This is what i was looking for..
compared to 5L quote, this is awesome pricing and more importantly sane price. no doubt there will be other materials, but still looks acceptable.
Will check if any local worker can fit that for me.

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From your pic, it seems you are looking for the safety of your car. I would suggest retractable bollards which wont take any space.


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The same seller in on amazon - peace of mind!
http://www.amazon.in/VIP-Security-Sy.../dp/B00RQIGUVC

This is what i was looking for..
compared to 5L quote, this is awesome pricing and more importantly sane price. no doubt there will be other materials, but still looks acceptable.
Will check if any local worker can fit that for me.
That's awesome you managed to find it in Amazon, India. You definitely seem pleased with the pricing. Quite understandably so!
Good luck with the installation, I hope you'll put up a detailed post on it later!
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From your pic, it seems you are looking for the safety of your car. I would suggest retractable bollards which wont take any space.
OP is actually looking something close to a DIY. Bollards won't work for 2 reasons.

1. It'll be expensive to implement.
2. It's not a very viable option for residential conditions.
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For Bangalore members, I can recommend this vendor:

http://www.lmarkshouse.com/
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In the US, sliding gates typically use chain drive, not rack and pinion. My brother has one such at his home there.

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OP is actually looking something close to a DIY. Bollards won't work for 2 reasons.

1. It'll be expensive to implement.
2. It's not a very viable option for residential conditions.
Did you check the price?
FYI, These comes with Manually operated and automated ones that can be connected to home automation. Manual ones are pretty cheap. Lot of people are using it for residential purposes esp in gated community (hydraulic based) where there is not much space left in front of the houses. OP can find a lot of small scale manufacturers in India itself.
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Lot of people are using it for residential purposes esp in gated community (hydraulic based) where there is not much space left in front of the houses.
Bollards are primarily used to restrict the entry of a car into an area, and not necessarily for security of a vehicle parked inside. A common application is at hotels where the bollards go down only after your car has been screened by the security staff.

A full gate offers more security to the house as well as cars. Among other things, it'll stop unwanted individuals from trespassing on the property (not possible with bollards which someone can simply walk through). A sliding gate also offers more privacy.
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I had considered sliding gate for my house. However, gave up on it for reasons of cost and another important factor i.e., gap between sliding gate and fixed wall which has to be there to allow the gate to slide. This potentially could be entry/exit for rodents. Couldnt work around that, not sure if things have changed now.
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