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Old 06-22-2010, 03:21 AM
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I am in need of a baby gate for the end of my stairway, it's can't be the pressure type due to the location. If I am going to get a wall mounted one I would like to be able to take it down when I don't need it. And I don't want to spend a fortune.

Do any of you use anything like this?
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:50 AM
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Target has one that works really well. You mount the hardware and when you don't need the gate it slides up and out.

Here it is...

http://www.target.com/Evenflo-Top-St...nd-bin%2Cprice

I didn't have any problems installing! I did most of it myself!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:08 AM
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I actually purchased my two from Toys r us, and I know Walmart .com has the same ones. They are more expesive than the cheapo ones, but they are awesome- they have a swinging door that shuts behind you. Also is pressure mounted, you can take down at anytime, and is not ruining yur walls!!! I love my two!!! You will also!! They are the best!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:58 AM
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I actually purchased my two from Toys r us, and I know Walmart .com has the same ones. They are more expesive than the cheapo ones, but they are awesome- they have a swinging door that shuts behind you. Also is pressure mounted, you can take down at anytime, and is not ruining yur walls!!! I love my two!!! You will also!! They are the best!!!
I think that they are for the top of the stairs...here at least you can't use pressure mounted. There are gaits specifically designed to be used in stairways and they are always installed with hardware.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:11 AM
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I think that they are for the top of the stairs...here at least you can't use pressure mounted. There are gaits specifically designed to be used in stairways and they are always installed with hardware.
Yes, I have one at the bottom and the top of the stairs. These are onnly pressure mounted and work wonderful!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:29 AM
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I need something that isn't pressure mounted, they won't work in the space that I have.
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Yes, I have one at the bottom and the top of the stairs. These are onnly pressure mounted and work wonderful!!
That's really interesting. What brand is it? I've searched and searched and haven't found a pressure mounted stairway gate. And, to be honest, every single website said never to use a pressure mounted gate on the stairs. In MN it is against licensing to do so.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:19 AM
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I need something that isn't pressure mounted, they won't work in the space that I have.
Oh, sorry!! They do have extensions on these gates as well. They might work after all- just measure what you need it for.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:32 PM
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A couple of good ones that are adjustable and use pressure to stay in place.

North States Diamond Mesh Wood Gate - Pressure Mount - $17.99



North States Top-Notch Gate, Plastic Pressure Mount Gate - $16.06

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A couple of good ones that are adjustable and use pressure to stay in place.

North States Diamond Mesh Wood Gate - Pressure Mount - $17.99



North States Top-Notch Gate, Plastic Pressure Mount Gate - $16.06

I have tried every single cheapo one out there, and they do not work at all!!! I found this one thru an open house on a house for sale. I purchased mine under Walmart.com- I have heard they are also at Toys r us as well. I can check on the brand as well- they are wonderful!!!
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I used the plastic one for years. It is easy to remove, you just have to be careful not to apply too much pressure or else it will stress over time.

@ Iowa Daycare - can you post the picture here when you find it?
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OK, they aren't cheap, but they do fit where a lot of other gates cant -
I just got this one and LOVE it!

http://www.retract-a-gate.com
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I used the plastic one for years. It is easy to remove, you just have to be careful not to apply too much pressure or else it will stress over time.

@ Iowa Daycare - can you post the picture here when you find it?
how do you post pics on here? I am trying to figure out how to add my picture to here!! THe brand is Dream baby from Walmart.com- they are expensive, but well worth every penny!! They have a door that you pull up on, and it slams/latches behind you. I will keep trying!!
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how do you post pics on here? I am trying to figure out how to add my picture to here!! THe brand is Dream baby from Walmart.com- they are expensive, but well worth every penny!! They have a door that you pull up on, and it slams/latches behind you. I will keep trying!!
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I am trying to download something on here for everyone to see-
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Let me know if you need help. I am here.
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I had the site and uploaded the picture, but it didn't lead it to anywhere.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:55 PM
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OK, they aren't cheap, but they do fit where a lot of other gates cant -
I just got this one and LOVE it!

http://www.retract-a-gate.com
Now that is something that might work! Do you have to get any of the other attachments?
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I had the site and uploaded the picture, but it didn't lead it to anywhere.
Can you give me the address? You can also PM me.
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It comes with mounting hardware, but there is a banister kit available as well.

I found a code for half off an additional set of hardware, so I grabbed those too, so I can use it in more than one location. It can be used in all kinds of crazy angles and just lifts off the hardware to be moved. When retracted, it almost disappears. Very cool gate. Quiet, easy to operate and so much less of an eyesore than the rest I have had. Even my dh keeps making comments about how nice this thing is. Most people get to rid their house of gates in a couple of years, providers live with these things for a loooong time. I spent more than I normally would, but the investment was so worth it. Now if they would just make a retractable pack n play too I would be a very, very happy girl

Oh, and they ship super fast. Had it in a couple of days!
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:47 AM
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Now if they would just make a retractable pack n play too I would be a very, very happy girl
YES! If you find one I don't care what they cost I will buy 4 LOL.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:31 AM
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OK, they aren't cheap, but they do fit where a lot of other gates cant -
I just got this one and LOVE it!

http://www.retract-a-gate.com
Did you order yours on line or did you call? I have been calling for two days and always get an answering machine. I have some questions I would like to talk to somebody.
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I ordered online. Sorry you are having troubles reaching them by phone
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I ordered online. Sorry you are having troubles reaching them by phone
Well I sent them an email, she replied with " give me your telephone number and I will call you so that you can place the order" kind of weird but I did and she did call me so all is good but I find it kind of weird that they don't answer their phones they want you to leave a message and they call you back. Hopefully I get it Monday so that I can install it that night, I need it for my new guy starting Tuesday...very busy little dude
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I'm glad you found one. I also had a hard time finding a gate that wasn't pressure mounted. I have one at the top and bottom of my staircase and since my banister is made of metal I couldn't use pressure ones, they just won't work against my thin banister bars.

I ended up buying one from Babies R Us by Kidco. It's a white steel safety gate that's adjustable (24 1/2" to 43 1/2") and both sides are hardware mounted. It also comes with hardware for installing it to banisters so I mounted one side to the wall and the other side to the banister with the banister hardware. It has a latch on one side that you have to press and lift up to swing open, my 5 year-old hasn't figured how to get it off yet so for me it works great. It wasnt cheap though. $59.99 but I love it because you can remove the gate when you aren't using it (the wall mounts and banister mounts stay in place obviously).

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