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1. Is your gate a drop bar design?

No, the gate opens in a horizontal swing direction.  When closed, it rests against the vertical guardrail post opposite the one to which the hinge is attached.

1. Is your gate a drop bar design?

2. Is your gate spring loaded?

No, the gate relies solely on gravity to bring it closed.  Due to the angles built into the hinge, the gate rises as it is pushed open and when released, gravity returns it to the closed position.

2. Is your gate spring loaded?

3. How do you determine what size gate is needed?

Gates are available in four standard lengths or sizes --- 22", 27", 32", and 37". Measure the opening between the guardrails.  The gate size should be equal to or greater than the opening.  This will insure that when the gate is closed, it will contact the vertical post of the opposite guardrail.  Thus if the [...]

3. How do you determine what size gate is needed?

4. What does the block do?

The block provides a reliable and sure stop point should there ever be a vertical load placed on the gate.  This situation could occur if someone: (1) fell forward onto the gate, or (2) needed to grab the gate as they were climbing up the ladder. The block should not touch the gate.  It should [...]

4. What does the block do?

5. Do I need to install the block?

Yes!  We have tested the gate at impact loads over 400 lbs. and static loads of about 500 lbs. We are confident that the Intrepid Safety Gate is quite strong.  However, it is still a cantilevered beam, and it can deflect. When installed correctly, the block stops the gate after only a short deflection (about [...]

5. Do I need to install the block?

6. Should the gate rest on the block?

Absolutely not!!  If the gate rests on the block, it may interfere with proper closing. The block is meant to provide support only when there is a vertical load placed on the gate.  Being a cantilevered beam, it will deflect, but the block will make a sure point of contact before it deflects very far.  [...]

6. Should the gate rest on the block?

8. How does the universal hinge design work?

The universal hinge allows for both right and left hand orientation without the need for two separate hinges, as did our previous SG & DG models.  You will get the opposite orientation just by flipping the hinge 180°.

8. How does the universal hinge design work?

9. Can the length of the gate be adjusted or trimmed?

Yes. Since the gate is molded of a solid material, it is very easy to saw off or trim the length to avoid obstructions.  However, you still must leave 2"-3" of material to strike and extend past the opposite post.

9. Can the length of the gate be adjusted or trimmed?

10. Will the gate swing open a full 180°?

Since the hinge cannot attach directly to pipe or square tubing, we suggest one of our easy-to-install kits. If you would prefer to weld or attach your own plate to the guardrail, as shown in several application pictures on our website, we suggest that you go up one size to accommodate the larger opening.

10. Will the gate swing open a full 180°?
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