How Do You Build A Wire Gate?
The most common gate found on wire fence lines is commonly referred to as a “wire stretch gate.” This style is used on Western ranches to create openings in a fence line to move livestock through from one pasture to another. It also can be quickly made to span across a road to keep livestock in and unwanted drivers out, serving the purpose at a fraction of the cost of metal gates. Make the wire gate between two wooden support posts set in place on the fence line. The gate’s length is dependent on whether you are spanning a road or making an opening in the fence line. Decide which side of the fence will be the permanent nonopening side of the gate. This will be the gate pivot. Place one of the 5-foot gate posts against the support fence post that will be the pivot. Wrap a single strand of wire around the gate post and the fence post, 8 inches from the top of the gate post. Cross the ends of the wire, pull the gate post to the fence post, leave a 1-inch gap between the posts, and twist t