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20-inch Freestanding Barrier

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20-inch Freestanding Barrier is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 388.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made and beautiful We just moved into a new home with wide doors. This looks and works beautifully to contain my four cocker spaniels in my kitchen and entryway. It looks like part of the decor. We kept ours free standing but easily could have installed in the opening. The dogs cannot knock it down. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Sure this will last for years.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Functional We currently have three of these gates in our home. They are beautiful, simplistic, and keep our three small and medium-sized dogs gated off from carpeted areas. These gates are easy to assemble and install in a short time. The latches are strong and easy to operate. They're sturdy, and though not meant to use for children, we have found they hold up with little ones around too. I cannot rave enough about the functionality of these gates. And we've had many compliments on how nice they look. I definitely recommend them!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny I have two willful (but totally lovable) long haired dachshunds. When I adopted them at 4 months old, and just 10 pounds, they quickly broke a lesser quality wooden gate that I hoped would confine them to the kitchen area while at work. I had to resort to a crate which was large and ugly, but filled a need for the past year. I had been searching for a strong, durable gate that would fit a 72 inch opening and also be "furniture" quality. There are not many good options out there to choose from. This gate met all my needs and then some. I had a neighbor help me assemble it as it was a bit heavy and the instructions not that clear. Once set up and in place I had several opportunities to see how well the gate does the job and kept my boys, now 15 pounds, contained. When I am home I tie a ribbon around to door to allow us to move from room to room. And when I am away from home, I now leave with confidence knowing all is well!!! I am very happy to have found this beautiful and sturdy gate and consider it money well spent.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I have 3 dogs, who need to be separated at times. This gate is aesthetically pleasing and sturdy. I am VERY happy with this!!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Pet Gate This is the perfect gate for anyone needing something attractive and large enough for bigger dogs and larger spaces. Love that it's a freestanding gate and that I don't have to ruin my walls. It's also nice and heavy so our dogs cannot move it like other freestanding gates, and it has a door so we can walk through. It is perfect for our needs.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed Just got a new puppy and wanted to limit what rooms he could go to. This was the nicest thing we saw. Very easy for us to walk though, adjustable size and easy to assemble. Extremely pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Quality The quality is very nice... but beware that the instructions are a bit of a challenge as the diagrams are tiny and unclear. I also don't understand why they call it freestanding when they send brackets that have to be drilled into the wall.. I've not attached mine to the wall yet, because it requires tools to remove it away from the opening if say you wanted to move it when guests came over. It's a bit deceiving regarding that description of freestanding... my 2 yr old grandson was pulling on it and banging it against the wall but it didn't tip over. I believe it needs attaching to the wall, but I've hired a handyman to come up with a way to attach it where it could be easily removed if desired. I would buy again, regardless of this little snafu...
Date published: 2016-12-12
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how secure is the latch on the gate?

I'm wondering if the latch is secure enough to prevent a child from accidently opening the gate for the dog? Can you give a little more detail on how you open the latch (magnetic, squeeze and pull up, etc)? thank you!
Asked by: erinS
The latch is 2 parts, to be opened with one-hand. There were no instructions on this, so I had to figure it out. Use your thumb on the slide thumb-piece to unlock this horizontal slide pin, then slightly lift up to unlatch the lower pin. So, it is a smooth, one-handed, 2-part motion to unlatch and open the gate. It will automatically close and re-latch on its own if given it's own "weight"; I can prevent the door from automatically re-latching by apposing it gently. I can see if one had debilitating arthritis in the hand it might be hard to operate.
Answered by: DecorHound
Date published: 2016-08-20

Does the gate swing shut automatically?

I have two young kids, and I'm afraid they'll plow through without shutting the gate behind themselves. Does it swing shut automatically?
Asked by: jenbelle
Yes, it will shut automatically unless you gently appose the door to the gate, where you can (intentionally) prevent it from latching/locking.
Answered by: DecorHound
Date published: 2016-08-20

Of what materials is the frame fabricated?

Please explain if this is an all metal gate/fence, or if it has a wood frame. I need all metal bc my puppy chews like crazy and would damage a wood frame.
Asked by: Cocoasmom
Frame is all metal. Gate mechanism, fasteners, all of it.
Answered by: RunCarloRun
Date published: 2017-03-19

Is this more of a black or a brown?

Looking for glossy black to match our stair railings. Thanks!
Asked by: renedawn
More of a brown; technically, it is a "bronzed" finish.
Answered by: DecorHound
Date published: 2016-08-20

does the 20" freestanding barrier have a gate or is it step over ?

Asked by: userunfriendly
It's a step over - there may be another design that has a gate, not sure...
Answered by: CUx2
Date published: 2016-10-22

How big is the gate opening? And how tall is the bar across the bottom that you have to step over when passing through?

Asked by: Crystalannrick
It is wide enough to be comfortable getting through (my husband is a bug guy and has no issues). The piece at the bottom is not raised much at all and should not cause any issues (would estimate < 2 inches).
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

Will this adjust to fit a 61 inch hallway?

Asked by: albertzulma
It will "expand" up to 68" - just adjust the one side to fit your opening and tighten!
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

I have a large dog who shoves the tension mounted gates over - would this be stable enough to not tip?

Asked by: hagrasse
I have 4 Golden retrievers and 1 Doberman they have not been able to knock it down.. Its very sturdy!
Answered by: meetoo5
Date published: 2016-10-08

Which gate to buy?

We have a 40" wide opening and want a pet barrier WITH a walk-through door. Do you sell such a gate?
Asked by: BTBT
There is an extra wide tension mounted version that expands up to > 40" - that should work just fine
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

Are you able to secure this gate to the walls on each side?

Asked by: Kris1
No - you are viewing / asking about the free-standing version. There is a tension mounted/mounted version that is not as wide.
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

Can you use this gate at the base of stairs, to keep dogs from going up?

Asked by: tice
I don't see why not.
Answered by: DecorHound
Date published: 2016-08-20

Does this gate bend into different configurations?

I need a gate that can block off a curved space.
Asked by: LBA22
No - fixed position.
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-02-13

Is this a freestanding unit?

I do not want to permanently install it.
Asked by: solomon
can be attached "permanently" but it has feet so you can move it from place to place fairly securely. we haven't secured it and haven't had a problem
Answered by: pasteve
Date published: 2013-10-21

I need a pet gate that will extend approximately 93" (a little under 8'.) Also, it must be free standing. Could you accommodate?

Asked by: Beff
If you were to use two of these gates and "attach" them together in the middle (you can adjust each one independently) - but it would be over 100"...not sure if you could place at an angle (I have had to do that with other freestanding gates as I have a very wide opening too).
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

Horizontal opening at base of door

What are the dimensions of the opening at base of the door itself? Is an adult cat likely to get through it?
Asked by: Mojoken
I am not in front of my gate at this time, but I do have three cats and they can not get through unless the door itself is opened.
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

I have a 45" opening, will this gate adjust to fit this width ??

Asked by: puzba
Yes! I bought this exact gate and width a year ago and I use it for a 55" opening (and it looks like it could expand another foot beyond that). This is an incredible product, well worth the investment, and looks GREAT in our house!
Answered by: cnazanimals
Date published: 2014-07-10

This is exactly what am I looking for except I do not want the front part to exceed 50 inches. Is there a way to do that?

Is it possible to put the gate together and reduce the length? If not is there another similar gate? The mesh one is nice , but this one seems to be more substantial and likely to last longer than mesh.
Asked by: Rogersinnc
no - the smallest width is over 50 inches. They do have the same gate in a pressure mounted version for more narrow openings.
Answered by: EKMG
Date published: 2016-01-09

we have a 50'' wide hallway. Will this gate fit the space

Asked by: cram
Unfortunately the shortest length of the 36" Freewstanding Pet Barrier is 54.75".
Answered by: sandyo92691
Date published: 2013-10-21

can the door be installed to open either in or out?

Asked by: rdsxroc
The 6-inch Freestanding Pet Barrier with Walk-through Door only opens on one side.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-01-21

I have a 6 foot (72 inch) opening. Will this gate be wide enough?

Asked by: Butterbean
The 36" high version can be extended to 68.5". If centered in the 70" opening there would be about a 1.75" space at either end of the barrier. There is a 2" space between each slat in the barrier.
Answered by: sandyo92691
Date published: 2013-10-21

I have an 84" opening. Can I buy 2 of these barriers and combine panels/pieces to fit the opening?

Asked by: KJake
If you did, you would have the 11" side pieces sticking out in the middle of your gate. They would butt up against each other, and I suppose you could wire them together with a nice bronze-looking wire. I think it would function fine, but you definitely would have those sides in the middle of your gate. I own this one, and I have it spanning a 55" width. See pic and you will clearly see the side panels. LOVE the gate!
Answered by: cnazanimals
Date published: 2014-07-10

Need a gate like this 50" wide. Do you have anything like this?

Asked by: Anonymous
This gate expands to much wider than 50", as shown in the product description - my opening is wider than the 50" and works great!
Answered by: cnazanimals
Date published: 2013-10-21

The width of my hallway is 104". Can I get one custom made or is there the ability to add an additional section to one of the standard gates?

Asked by: Joeylip27
Thank you for your interest in the 20-inch Freestanding Barrier. Given the width of your hallway, we recommend looking at item 36443, our Six Panel Mahogany Pet Gate.
Answered by: MLRFrontgateService
Date published: 2015-11-26

Can this gate be used on just a door area?

The gate is needed only to block a door exit not a very large space.
Asked by: DCIINC
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. The Standard size Freestanding Barrier can collapse to as small as 27"W, which would accommodate smaller spaces.
Answered by: JHFrontgateService
Date published: 2014-02-15

can we add to the gate to make the lengh longer to 8 feet?

Asked by: scottbr
Thank you for your interest in the 20-inch Freestanding Barrier. Unfortunately, we do not offer any type of additional extension panels to the gates.
Answered by: MZFrontgateService
Date published: 2013-10-21

How does this gate stay in place? My dog pushes ours out and escapes!.

What keeps this gate from moving if pushed? Or from falling over if pushed? My guys are determined.
Asked by: Melinda59
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. The Freestanding Barrier does have rubber feet on the bottom to help provide traction and make it less likely to slide across a hardwood floor. The gate also has feet that stick out on the front, to help prevent the gate from tipping over.
Answered by: JHFrontgateService
Date published: 2014-01-11

Is the gate always on the far side of the fence?

I notice the gate is on the far end of this. When expanded is it possible that part of the expansion would move the gate more toward the middle of the barrier? My doorway is about 60 inches. I live in the northeast so rooms are small and I have obstacles that go out about 6 inches in front of the door frame on both sides, so having the gate flush against either end is not ideal for me, but otherwise I love this gate. Just want to make sure it will work. Thanks!
Asked by: LaniNJ
Thank you for your interest in the 36 - inch Freestanding Barrier with Walk - Through Door. I am very sorry, but this item is designed so that he gate will always be on the far end of the item.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2015-03-10

Regarding pet barrier 20 inches high (product # 30191)

I like to buy two barriers (70 plus inches each) to put side by side in order to cover a 110 inches opening. The question is what is the space between the two barriers when placed next to each other? can my dog escape? is it more than 2 inches? thank you
Asked by: sila
Thank you for your interest in the 20-inch Freestanding Barrier. Putting two of these barriers next to each other would not leave less than an inch gap; however, they are designed to be placed against a wall on both sides to add stability. Not having a wall on both sides a barrier will make it easier for a pet to push against and move the barrier.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-12-16

Is it possible to use 2 gates side by side?

I have a very wide opening of 87". I was hoping to use 2 gates side by side to block this opening. Would this be possible?
Asked by: mulberrychick
Thank you for your interest in the 34-inch Freestanding Pet Barrier with Walk-through Door. You can put two gates side by side; however, they will not be as stable due to only one side being against a wall.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-11-29

Can this gate be used for babies/small children? Is it sturdy enough?

Asked by: Jazu
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. In reference to your question, the gate is recommended for pets only. I apologize for this inconvenience.
Answered by: state
Date published: 2013-10-21
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