4. On wire mesh gates, we've installed the sensors for open and closing positions on each side of the steel flat bars.
1. Mark on concrete where magnet needs to be placed. Use the proper concrete bits and hammer drill to drill the hole.
3. Using sand or dirt, fill PVC pipe about 1/2 inch from the top. This allows magnet to easily sit in middle of PVC pipe.
(You can see in picture above that magnet is firmly in the ground and ready to trigger the gate sensor when it passes over.)
2. We recommend using a 3/16 concrete bit for your pre-drill. This will guide your larger bits & provide space to insert the spiked end of the magnet.
Drill Guide hole using 3/16 concrete bit about 3 to 4 inches deep.
Drill hole using 1 inch concrete bit about 3/4 inch down to allow magnet to stay above ground approximately 1/4 inch.
Here are some best practices when installing your magnets and sensors. You want your magnets to be durably mounted whatever type of ground you have.
We'll show you best way to mount the magnets in sandy, dirt, grassy areas as well as concrete.
3. Sensor lines up with the magnet
2. Using a hammer and a 2x4 to protect the PVC end, pound PVC pipe into the ground. Be sure to stay above the ground.
Solar Powered Gate Openers, by Gator Power Gates, Inc.
1. Use 1 inch PVC pipe about 1 foot in length. The 1 inch diameter PVC pipe allows the magnet to be protected from weed eaters and anchors the magnet firmly in ground.