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I’ve got to say, and wholeheartedly, this gate has proven to be a completely great find and value. I bought it for my nephew who has two kids under five, and three large dogs. This gate in the doorway of his front door has allowed for keeping that door open to the front porch and yard where there is a good amount of social interaction and play. It is secure, easy to open and close, strong, easily adjustable and removable. Love it. The kids can watch the rain, their daddy barbecuing etc. when they need to remain indoors. Now I need to find the equivalent for the much wider dining room to living room arch/doorway.
This things are great. We've been wanting baby gates since we purchased our house to block off certain areas of the house from our two dogs. We ended up putting up 3 of the 4 we have in varying width applications and it has worked out great.
I had had one issue with 1 gate but believe it is a problem with the wall not being plumb more than a gate issue. The gate initially scraped along the bottom cross member but upping adjusting the tension in the bolts I have been successful in remedying the problem.
One doorway is a bit of an odd size and with the trim molding we were unable to use the extensions it said and have it fit. We were faced with two options 1) use a smaller setup and have the bolts out a little further or 2) cut the molding to allow the extra space at the bottom. We went with option 1 and haven't had any issue. (It is the least used gate so no constant opening and closing)
We especially like that although listed as gray they appear almost black. We had been having problems finding a darker gate that didn't include wood insert and are happy we found these.
All in all these have lived up to our expectations and are well worth the price. They have don't a great job keeping the blogs out of where we don't want them.
Overall, I really like this gate. It is heavy and good quality material. It didn’t get a perfect score because it’s not a true black, rather a dark gun metal gray, which doesn’t match my banisters. Also plastic plug was almost impossible to pull out when adding the extension. Otherwise, it’s up and it works great and was very simple to install. Gate open and close latch could be more durable but with careful use, it could last a while.
Bought for apartment patio to keep dogs from escaping. Looks great, like part of the original patio railing. Plus it seems it will hold up nicely outside in the elements. Much better than the flimsy wood and wire accordion gates used by the neighbors! For some reason, though, we keep having to tighten the sides, as the gate gets loose and won’t latch.
I read the reviews before buying this gate. I was really worried about assembly. The reviews are right, it would be very difficult to assemble using the instructions. Someone mentioned youtube videos, so I went to youtube and searched and found many. There are a few just for adding the extensions, a few for pressure mounting, etc.. The videos are less than 2 minutes long and simply show you how to do it. It's actually quite easy after that. I needed mine for pets, and placed it at the bend on the stairs so you couldn't see it right when you walked in my front door. The extension sizes were great, because those along with the tension mount screws (that gives you about 2" on either side to work with, and flexable because they are tension and can be tightened or loosened) would make it literally fit any size in the range (I noticed some said it didn't fit their space, and wonder how that could be). I just finished about 10 minutes ago, and have not yet put the mount brackets in because I'm not sure I am leaving it there. The gates works great, easy to open and close, and even has a lock at the bottom if you are using it for young children (it would take them a while to figure it out). But with the temp set up I have, it's still very sturdy and doesn't wobble when I open the gate. One side note, since I was using it for pets, I realize now that it is too tall for my fat cat to jump over, which is what he used to do, so he is now locked upstairs. Not a big deal, just noted to point out that it is extra high, higher than most. I'm happy with it.
I purchased the Munchkin Easy-Close Extra Tall and Wide Gate to keep our puppy from escaping out the front door. We needed a gate to fit a 48-inch interior doorway and something tall enough the pup couldn't climb or jump over. The vertical rails are only 2-1/4 inches apart so she couldn't squeeze through or get her head stuck in them. The wider swing door allows us humans easier access. This gate fits nicely within the door frame so we can still close the doors if we need to so. The assembly directions are not the greatest but we managed to interpret the illustrations successfully. Overall, this gate met our needs well enough that I bought a second one through Amazon Warehouse Deals (additional savings) to keep the pup out of my craft room.
Overall it’s a good gate, sleek and sturdy. Easy to use handle and I like the fact that it doesn’t automatically close behind me so I can make multiple trips up and down the stairs with groceries and not have to juggle reopening every time. Was it a little painful to have to pay that much? Yes, but hopefully it was last a very, very long time.
Giving it 4 stars only because the instructions for assembly are absolutely horrible and the "tools" they give you to assemble it are a joke. However, if you have a brain and are good at puzzles (or some kind of engineer that builds crap) then you'll have no problem! It took me about 45 minutes to put this thing together. I'm a woman above average mechanical skills if that helps you at all. Construction and assembly is not my specialty, but I managed and the thing works and stays put for my dogs. It looks nice enough and is fairly sturdy.
We actually had this installed incorrectly (using the instructions, mind you) and the entire gate bulged loose from the wall as my husband went through. After some detailed expletives about the ridiculous nature of using tension on a gate we decided to give the instructions another look. Turns out we were using the wrong extension (very, very easy to do). The revised gate structure has now been in place for a couple months with no further incidence. Looks great and matches the stairwell. We also purchased rubber discs for the tension mounts to protect the wooden posts the gate is mounted on (hard to wrangle discs, mounts in both directions while tightening the tension). Four-hand job, at a minimum.