DIY, how to build your own cantilever sliding gate (5) Weld the galvanized pipes into a gate frame

Welding was the only worrisome part of this project when I decided to build this cantilever gate because I never welded before, nor do I own a welding machine…continue on yu.xueming.org

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Ugly welds I did on my gate...but they joints together pretty well. Maybe not too bad for a first time welder.
Ugly welds I did on my gate…but they joints together pretty well. Maybe not too bad for a first time welder?!

12 thoughts on “DIY, how to build your own cantilever sliding gate (5) Weld the galvanized pipes into a gate frame

  1. I followed this and built my own gate with a few modifications. Im super happy with how it turned out and have been running it for at least 6 months.

  2. More than 3 years since the gate was up and running, I haven’t had any issue with it! It has been doing open/close at least 4 times a day.

  3. Just a safety note: You should grind, sand, or etch the zinc plating off galvanized pipe where you weld it, and wear a respirator. Google “metal fume fever”. A $40 welding helmet from Harbor Freight would have made this easier, since you would have had both hands to steady or hold the rod. A $25 3M P100 respirator would have also helped keep the zinc particulates out of your lungs. Since you were doing this outside and your welds appear more a “series of spot welds” than a true fillet joint that heated a large area, I guess it worked OK for you. Just a note in case someone else is inspired to duplicate your project.

    Congratulations on a nice project!

    1. Thank you for this video. It’s great to see people try new things. Don’t worry about the comments about your welding. Those welds are just fine for what they do.

      Is the gate still functioning good?

      Thanks
      Kirk

  4. Hello can you explain the wiring colour and pinout for the 220v mode. I would like to change mines from 110 plug to 220. Plz help me

    1. My guess is BLUE -> live #1, BROWN -> live #2 and GREEN/YELLOW for ground. However, I didn’t test it, so please use at your own risk.

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