Automatic Driveway Gate

"I built my automatic driveway gate with a Wire-Matic™ 255, the predecessor to your Power MIG® 255. I particularly enjoy this project when I get home from work in pouring rain. The receiver and gate controller are inside the 6" square tube column, but the gel-cell battery wouldn't quite fit so I put it in an ammo box (visible in the lower left corner). I included a pedestrian access door on the outermost end and have found this to be a surprisingly useful feature, since it can be opened from either side (outside has a lock). The 2" square tubing I used for the gate resulted in a surprisingly light and rigid frame. This project has served me flawlessly since the day it was completed."



*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.