KidCo Angle Mount Safeway – White features
- Economical and durable
- Heavy duty steel construction
- Non-toxic powder coat paint
- Perfect for all top of stairs applications, including walls or staircase balusters that do not line up
- Quick release hardware
The KidCo Angle Mount Safeway is THE gate for situations where mounting points are not straight across from each other. Perfect for stop of stairs when you need to mount one side on the wall and one side on a banister, but it can also be mounted in a hallway when the walls don’t line up. As a hardware mount gate, it provides maximum safety at the top of stairs and in high traffic doorways because there is no bottom threshold to potentially trip over as found on pressure mount gates.
- Hinge and Latch side hardware can be mounted on an angled surface
- Easy one hand adult operation
- Quick release hardware allows gate to be easily removed when not needed
- Directional stop prevents gate from swinging out over stair
- Heavy duty steel construction
- Adjustable width
- Product Dimensions:Gate Width: 28″-42.5″ Height: 31″
- Product Weight: 8 pounds
- Optional extensions (Model G4200) are available for openings up to 63″
Q:how wide will this gate enclose
Mine is mounted in a 32″ opening. The user guide says it will go up to 42-1/2″ openings. They also mention optional 10″ extensions for 42″ to 63″ wide. They recommend no more than two extensions per gate.
Q:Can this gate be mounted to a perpendicular surface, i.e. in a doorway?
Yes, this gate can be mounted in a door way, it does not have to be mounted on any angles to work properly.
Q:It says it’s 31 inches high. Does that include the wall brackets? We only have 31.5 inches between our banister and our base board.
The gate has to be mounted a few inches off the ground or else it won’t open easily. I had a similar issue. I bought a Stairway Gate Installation Kit so I could mount the gate on the banister side of my stairs.
Q:Does this gate close automatically if left open?
No, it won’t automatically close. There’s a hinge and you have to lift the gate an inch or so and place it into the lock (which is easy to do).
Q:when you open the gate – do you have to step over something like a bar at the bottom (as seen on most gates) or does the whole thing open up?
It opens fully open. You don’t have to step over anything.
Q:Do you need an additional mounting kit? It says they’re frequently bought together, but that makes no sense if this is intended for angles.
No it comes with one. You only need an additional kit if you need spacers to make it even. For instance we had to screw the bottom brackets into our floor board but the top was in a regular wall. We ended up just buying some scraps of floorboard to make it even. This gate is very versatile
Q:For top of the stairs I have wall on one side and a metal banister on the other. It’s 51″ wide. Do you think this gate will work for this combination?
Possibly. You’ll need to install a piece of wood or something to attach the one end of the gate too (metal banister side). The directions for this gate are terrible!! I would suggest finding a gate that is tension mounted instead if possible.
Q:Do you know how much space is between each bar? I have a chihuahua and don’t want him to squeeze through. Thanks!
Hi I just measured 2 inches between bars. I have molding so my gate also has a 4 1/2 inch gap under it. I’m assuming you may have to consider that as well. Good Luck!
Q:can you use the Y spindle for gate installation from Kidco to install this to railing ?
I don’t think the y spindle eill work for this gate. But there is a stairway installation kit (same brand) that will work with this gate.
Q:How easily does the gate come off if it’s not needed all the time? Fast and simple to remove and put back? Ok if the pieces screwed in the wall stay.
It doesn’t come off without a screwdriver. One side stays attached to the wall at all times, so that it hinges open and closed. It opens all the way open, but it does not come off easily at all.
Q:Can I attach this gate to the wall?
Yes, I have it attached between 2 walls
Q:Our loft opening is 67′. Wondering if I can order 3 extensions? Also, can the hinges be mounted at different angles? Thanks!
You can order as many extensions as you want but they don’t recommend more than two because it loses rigidity. I have three extensions and when my toddler goes nuclear on the gate, it bends a lot…
The hinges can be mounted at different angles. Yes.
Q:Where does this open? On the one of the ends?
On one of the ends and the full length swings open.
Q:Can this gate be installed into drywall – not wood or a stud – and still be sturdy?
Yes, but you would need to use wall anchors or toggle bolts of some type. You could not just secure it to the drywell using only screws. Hope this helps.
Q:Can’t get it installed properly….its either too wide or too short for the opening….is there a trick to adjusting it to the width of the opening?
Ours is install exactly like the picture between two posts. With out seeing the opening only thing I can recommend is if it is too short for the opening when the brackets are ectended to thier max shim out the area with lumber to close up gap. It extend out pretty far though. If is is too big when the rails our mounted together and you set the plastic bracket that bind the two rails together cut the inner part of the rails that over lap and attach them together again. Hopefully this helps
Q:Does the gate expand to the width you want or is it a fixed width? I have a space of 57inches. Two extensions would work but not the full 63inches
The original gate is fixed. I had to use 1 extension gate which I could customize to my stairwell
Q:how many inches between the veritcal slats? Thanks.
About 2.25 inches. The gates are great. We have 3. We ended up breaking one by accidentally slamming it too hard. The company sent us new parts quickly.
Q:What is the range of angles this gate can be mounted on? Could it be mounted at a 90 degree angle?
Yes. 90 degree is the maximum.
Q:can you buy replacement mounts for the gate?
Not sure. Google it. We never needed replacement mounts.
Nope, this one is pretty easy. I’ve done it with my kid in my arms and with with a laundry basket in my arms as well.
Q:What happens if you don’t close the gate? Does it swing open or does it rest against the closure? Can you leave it open/unlocked when not in use?
It does not automatically close like some of the others. You can leave it swung open or just “resting” on the closure as long as it’s installed level. You have to lift it to lock it.
Q:Could older children open this easily? I have a 7, 6 and 3 yr old that have their bedrooms in the basement but we have another baby on the way and wan
A 6 and 7 year old should be able to open this gate with ease. My 3 1/2 year old though, has difficulty opening it. The lock is spring loaded and requires to be slid back with your thumb as well as needing to lift the gate approx. 1/2 inch to open it.. We have gone through a number of gates and this by far I have found to be the safest for being at the top of a stairwell.
Q:Can anyone describe the latch in detail? We have a 3 y.o. that has defeated the latch on our “Evenflo Top-of-Stair Gate, Wood, Xtra Tall”
Not easy to open, you have to slide it back with your thumb and small hands should not be able to.
Q:My kids like to step on the open gate. Our other gates are pressure mount & sit on the floor. Can anyone tell me if these will hold up to that abuse
My 2 year hangs on it and swings on it as long as it is mounted properly you should be fine
Q:Can this be mounted to a metal stair case banister?
Reportedly, yes. But first you have to get through the grotesquely cryptic instructions for assembling the basic unit. Good luck.
Q:How wide is this gate?
max would be prob 45″