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Old Oct 26, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Iron Fence Gate. Reality Check Please.

My wife has wanted an iron gate into the backyard for a long time. So I thought I would surprise her with one. It would have to be custom. But, since I didn't want anything too fancy, I was hoping it would be just a few hundred dollars. Wrong.

The first quote came back at $1600 to $2200, depending on the the frills. They will powder coat and install it, but I will do some demo work. I will get two more bids, that is for sure.

In the meantime, I need a reality check. I was hoping some eZoners have been up this path before and can offer what they experienced.

Here is what my project would be: 80" tall by 42" iron gate, typical wrought iron construction. Some knuckles for decoration. Also, matching side fence section that is about 72" tall by 36" wide.

The gate would look like this:
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