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Do you have sensors that stop the gate closing on people or cars ? If so put your ear near the sensor but not inline with the opposite one. Now gently wave your hand in front of it .... if there is no click then something is obstructing the beam. Sometimes spiders get inside and spin that candy floss type web in there .

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The first place to look is your receiver. This is the device, often separate from the actual gate operator, that responds to your transmitter. Stand next to the gate operator and you should hear a small click coming from the receiver when you or someone else pushes the button.

You can sometimes find the receiver by following the antenna cable back to it. If it does not have an external antenna, look inside the operator box for either an antenna screwed into the receiver or a wire hanging from a plastic box.

If you hear the click and the gate does not open, the possibilities grow exponentially so we won't try to address every possibility here. If you hear a click when you are close, but not when the transmitter is triggered at a distance, check the antenna.

If you don't hear the click, then either the remote has lost programming (this often happens with rolling codes transmitters when they are not used for a long time), or the receiver is not working.

Check to make sure the receiver is getting plenty of power power using a meter. It should read at the recommended voltage or a bit higher. Usually around 24 volts but some receivers can work down to 12 volts. If it gets plenty of power and the remotes have been programmed back in, consider replacing the receiver.

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The timing relay has to be setted right.
There is a time control on every unit,.
1-[Distance has to be set right before setting time relay]
2-(opening time and closing time has to be set accordingly to ur safety and wanting)

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Check for obvious bad contacts. The next thing to check is the loop detector itself. Since you are checking inductance measured in Henry's it would be good to get the specs from manufacturer Try calling customer service.

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How to install a fence?

These days' people are becoming very much self-dependent, and as a result, they do a lot of things by themselves. One such thing that people do quite commonly these days is fencing. They love to install their own fences, but it is important that you do it the right way. You must also be aware of when you should and shouldn't put up a fence. This will prevent you from facing legal consequences. Getting back to the point, 5 simple steps are involved in installing a fence. The first step is to determine the poles for fence posts. You have to be careful when you are placing the post. Make sure you have dug the holes deep enough to avoid accidents. Then attach rails to the fence post and the last step is to install the fence boards. You can also take a look at to know more information.

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If you dont already have this: try adding sod, some mulch and afew plants (with colors). But keep in mind it should have low maintenance. Alot of homebuyers like low maintenance. Something that they can do themselves or hire someone to do cheap. Please see below for example. Hope this helps!

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Check to see if the screw retractor is stuck.

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The controller most likely needs to be re-calibrated.
We had the same problem and called the company, who reset the travel and stop settings.
Apparently this can happen if the gate / gearing assembly goes 'off-track' and skips some teeth.
So call a tech who's qualified in this model, or
go to the website for this MM560, and download the manual.
My two cent's worth, anyway. :)

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6.828283 acres. ( 1 acre = 43560 sf ) 260'×1144' = 297440 sf. Divide that by 43560 = 6.828283 acres.

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Remove all batteries for 1 minute, should work

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There are several ways a gate will open. You need to check each of them but the most common issue we find when repairing gates is the exiting vehicle detection device is opening the gate.

There are two main types. The best type will be a loop embedded in the driveway. These normally open the gate by driving over them. A sensor in the operator sends an electrical wave through the loop. A vehicle affects this wave and the sensor detects it, flips a switch and opens the gate.

If the installer used standard PVC wire, and the driveway cracks to let water sit on the wires, they could change the wave occasionally and open the gate. Water can take days to soak through and remain around for days. So while you do not have rain or sprinklers going the day the gate opens, it could still be the cause.

The sensor inside the operator could also be going out. Usually, they have lights showing when they are active. If you have one, and the detection light is on, turn off the machine, disconnect and reconnect the sensor and see if the detection light comes back on.

Next check the loop wires. Physically, look at the wires wherever you can. Check the driveway for exposed wires. If you find them, call a pro to replace them. Once this is done, you need an ohmmeter. Plunge a screwdriver deep in the ground. Set the dial on the ohmmeter to measure how much resistance there is between one wire in the loop and the screwdriver in the ground. Make sure you are not touching the leads or wires with both hands since you will be measuring your bodies resistance and not the short between the ground and the wires you are looking for.

If you find anything but an open circuit, there is a problem with the loop wires and you will need to replace them. If you have a completely open circuit, then change the detector. Ideally, you have another detector for the safety loops and can switch them to see if the problem moves to the safety loops. If it does, replace the detector.

The second type of exit device is called an exit wand or exit probe.

These are overly sensitive and don't last as long as the loop detector. Your dogs collar can set it off as can a bicycle or even a workers steel-toed boots. Add to this, the propensity to fail, and if you have one of these, you have likely found the problem.

The fix for these is to pull the probe up, look for nicks or cuts in the wire and fix them, dig a deeper trench, cover the wire with PVC pipe to prevent more cuts and finally bury the wand itself at least six inches deep. By the way, if the probe cable runs next to other electrical lines, they can make the probe react too. I have heard this can be prevented by using copper pipe instead of PVC pipe.

Other causes could be a remote in someones purse or pocket going off as it bumps around, a switch used to open the gate shorting out, a call box getting signals and in general anything used to open the gate breaking down or being set off inadvertently.

Rarely, and I mean very rarely, a control board, the big circuit board controlling the gate motor itself, will go out and cause this sort of problem. Out of everything, this is the least likely.

Good luck.

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700 + 264 =964 perimeter

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I am assuming you are talking about fencing in 3 sides of an area with each side being 25 feet long. Linear feet refers to only the running length of the fence. It doesn't care about height. For example, you fence will be 75 linear feet long...three sides each 25 feet. The price per linear foot already takes into account the fence height. For example, you say that the fence you want is about $15.00 per linear foot. For the sake of argument, say your fence is 4 feet high. If you were to change to a 3 foot high fence, the cost per linear foot would be less since there is less fencing material. If you wanted to up the height to 6 feet, the price would rise accordingly.

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Is this electric gate on a car or truck? If not, why posted here?

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what is the make and model of your gate motor or central unit it might have to be reprogrammed after you dry it with a hair dryer without the battery in it

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