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Things you should know..

What do you do to protect the steel from rust at the welds?2021-10-30T18:49:36+00:00

Galvanized steel is very resistant to rust, but welding removes the protective galvanized coating.  So all welds should be post-weld treated to address this.  When welding any of our galvanized products, we go through a labor-intensive process to re-introduce the galvanization after welding. We are not aware of another manufacturer that goes to the effort we do in this regard. We clean every weld by hand. Then we wire brush every weld to remove any slag. We then brush a zinc rich compound on the weld. Again, by hand. And then we top it off with a coat of cold galvanization and then finally a coat of bright rust resistant paint. The end result of this four step process is a product worthy of the Martin Ranch Supply name and one that is protected from the elements for many years to come.

How do I order a custom sized gate?2021-10-30T18:51:02+00:00

Ordering a custom sized gate is actually easy and it doesn’t necessarily cost more. If your posts are set and you want the gate to fit between them, we will build the gate to fit the opening. We will need to know a few pieces of important information. First, choose the style of gate you want from our Gates or Deer Gates. Then measure the distance between your posts. This is what we call the “opening size” and we build the gate to fit this size. Next, we will need to know the type of post and diameter of the post you are using. And lastly, we will need to know the “hand” of the gate.

Can a gate be sloped?2021-10-30T18:52:19+00:00

Yes, a gate can be sloped. When there is cross slope where a gate needs to be, there are a few solutions. First, the ground can be excavated to make a more level area. If this is not preferred, then a sloped gate is the answer. A sloped gate can be accomplished in two ways. One solution is that the bottom of the gate is built with slope and the top remains level. A more popular choice is to rack the entire gate. When racking a gate, the vertical members remain vertical and the horizontal rails follow the slope. When hanging a sloped gate, it is almost always advisable to hinge the gate on the downhill post. The key pieces of information needed would be the distance between the posts, the amount of slope, the type and diameter of the gate posts, and the hand of the gate. The gate opening size can be measured on the level or on the slope, but it should be noted as to how this measurement was taken. The slope should be referenced as the amount of rise for the gate opening size. For example, a 12’ 7” opening, measured on the level, with a 9” rise for the 12’ 7” opening.

What is an effective height for deer fencing?2021-10-30T18:53:19+00:00

There are several factors to consider when choosing the height for deer fencing. Generally speaking, we have found that an effective deer fence starts at 6’ tall but some need to be as high as 8’. One should first consider the type of deer that are problematic (blacktail, mule, or whitetail). For example, on the west coast, blacktail deer are abundant but they are also the smallest of the species. If deer do not have a geographic advantage (jumping from the uphill side), a 6’ fence can be effective. On the other hand, if dealing with the larger species, if the deer have an advantage in jumping the fence, or if the deer are particularly motivated a 7’ or 8’ fence may be necessary. Additional height can be achieved by either installing taller fence wire or by running horizontal high tensile wires above your fence wire. Another point to consider when installing deer fencing is that deer are equally adept at sneaking under a fence as they are in jumping over the fence.

Can you deliver my order?2021-10-30T18:53:48+00:00

Yes. We have our own delivery trucks and we deliver regionally. In addition, we have relationships with other carriers to facilitate delivery to virtually anywhere in the continental United States. These services are normally used for our larger and heavier items. Many of the items found on our website will ship routinely via UPSUSPS, FedEx or other service.

Are all wire mesh panels made the same way?2021-10-30T18:54:15+00:00

No. There is a significant difference between the many different wire mesh panels that can be found. Nearly all mesh panels are a welded panel made of galvanized rod. The rod used can range from approximately 4 gauge to approximately 6 gauge (roughly 1/4”). Where these mesh panels are welded, the galvanization has been compromised and is prone to rust prematurely. In contrast, the wire mesh we use to build our gates and other products has been hot dipped in galvanization vats after the weld. This added process insures the longest lasting material and is a significant improvement in the quality of the mesh panel.

Will you install your products?2022-01-14T00:42:23+00:00

We are not licensed contractors, so we do not perform installations.  However, we definitely will work with a contractor of your choice or, if you don’t have a contractor, we can recommend contractors that have experience installing our products.


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