Hire the best Fencing Expert

Electric gate track coming loose

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Novice
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    QLD
    Posts
    49

    Default Electric gate track coming loose

    Hi


    At my dad's place, there's an electric gate with an old track of this type:



    However, several weld joints on the "rod" have cracked and it's coming loose. Does anyone know who we should call out to have it welded back on? How much should welding cost usually? I'm guessing the rod and the plate are both stainless steel, as they haven't rusted a bit after 25 years. Or, are they?


    Any help appreciated.

  2. #2
    4K Club Member Marc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    13,747

    Default

    Anyone that can weld and has a portable stick welder, a few stainless steel rods and a grinder can do it. As for how much they charge, that is the proverbial length of the string question. Try to ask the local metal work shop if someone can come out and do it. If you call a gate suplier they will most likely want to replace the track
    Science is never settled,
    it advances one funeral at the time.
    Max Planck

  3. #3
    1K Club Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,272

    Default

    Do you know anyone in the earthmoving game? They usually have a good mobile welder on speed-dial who can come to you. And they only bother with the guys who are reliable and don't overcharge.

  4. #4
    1K Club Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Logan Qld
    Posts
    1,389

    Default

    Check under "mobile welding services" on Gumtree or Yellow pages; about $60-80hr. There may be someone local so you don't get hit with too much travel time. Item may be galvanised so a touch up with cold gal might be needed.

  5. #5
    Old Chippy 6K
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Canberra
    Age
    70
    Posts
    6,571

    Default

    Might be easier to by new track - just google electric gate track or sliding gate track - plenty of hits
    Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

Similar Threads

  1. Solar charger on electric gate
    By cam07 in forum Solar Electrical Systems
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20th Jan 2016, 07:56 AM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 20th Apr 2015, 12:29 PM
  3. sliding gate intsallation - track
    By barney118 in forum Fences & Screens
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17th Sep 2012, 11:19 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17th May 2011, 09:21 PM
  5. Ceiling coming loose
    By WazOz in forum Painting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17th Jul 2009, 12:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •