
Post Requirements The gates require heavier posts. In all cases wall thickness is
greater and in some cases the square size must be increased. Use the table below to
determine the size post required for a gate. Square feet is 'height x width' of each leaf
or swing gate (divide double gate opening size by two).
Residential Grade 
Post Size
Requirement 
Gates less than 25 square feet 
2" square x .125" thick wall 
Gates greater than 25 square feet 
4" square x .125" thick wall 
All electric operator controlled gates 
4" square x .125" thick wall 
Commercial Grade 
Post Size
Requirement 
Gates less than 20 square feet 
2 1/2" square x .125" thick wall 
Gates greater than or equal to 20 square feet
and less than or equal to 47 square feet 
4" square x .125" thick wall 
Gates greater than 47 square feet 
6" square x .125" thick wall 
All electric operator controlled gates 
Increase square size to next highest as
required by square footage up to 6" square maximum. 

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