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Definition: DLO stands for Daylight Opening Measurement. The space from inside to inside of two objects; typically 2 of our Gate Posts. OR… two existing structures (house, building, wall, column) or one of our posts and an existing structure. Different hinges are needed sometimes for different applications. It doesn’t matter. Our guys at the factory will deal with hinge and lock reductions. However, remember, DLO does not include the gate posts. DLO = GATE WIDTH. Gate widths are not actual; all gate widths include the spacing for the hinges and the lock.

Bonus: You don’t have to worry about how much spacing is needed based upon the hinge options. We will do that and fabricate the gate and the hinge and lock spacing so that your gate will fit the DLO measurement you give to us. All you have to do is provide us with the correct measurement. For example, let’s say you were going to install a single swing gate between two walls that measured 68 1/2 inches… wall to wall. And, you wanted to flush mount two – 2×2 Gate Posts (Blank) to each wall. Well, you would subtract 4 inches from 68 1/2 and that would leave you 64 1/2 inches as your DLO. Next, (scroll down) shows you how to easily order and notate your custom width gate measurement.

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How to Order:

Locate the gate you would like to order. Then, select the next gate width WIDER than your opening. i.e. select the next width that is higher than your, specific DLO opening width. In the text box below your selection simply write in your DLO measurement. That’s it! It’s that simple! Click the green ADD TO CART button to add the gate to your shopping cart. You’ll notice when reviewing your CART that your DLO measurement is now listed for your gate. You’ll also see your custom width gate measurements in the auto-generated fence receipt that is emailed to you within one minute of placing your order. So, you now have written confirmation of your special, custom gate width.

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