I have been searching the Internet searching for the solution, but I have yet to see it...

Just to clarify I am NOT looking for...

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I want to solution to the following gate...

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The Gate is very limited to the space above the opening as I can not place any redstone wiring above the Gate's Opening. I'd prefer the solution opens the gate Side to Side. I already know how to open it Up & Down. I was thinking the solution would include the use of Sand and or Gravel. as you could force it upward and let it fall when the pistons are contracted.

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    Are there any restrictions on how the gate should open? Sideways? Up/down?
    – JonK
    Nov 9, 2015 at 16:06
  • @JonK No there aren't any restrictions to how the gate should open...
    – Eisler 485
    Nov 9, 2015 at 16:18
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    I don’t know if it’s even possible for that kind of gate to open from both sides. As far as my redstone understanding goes, sticky pistons cannot pull multiple blocks. You might as well open the gate up and down as you said. Have you seen this gate on a server or in a YouTube video? Nov 10, 2015 at 0:17
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    Started working on a solution, this miiight be somewhat feasible to do, with a couple caveats: the wall will need to be at least 5 blocks thick, the 'door' will need to be inset by 2 blocks, rather than the one shown, and there may need to be obsidian 'rails' on either side of the door at the top and bottom so allow slime blocks to slide along while only grabbing the granite door when pushed/pulled. and there's going to need to be a lot of room underneath for redstone. Nov 10, 2015 at 13:38
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    [sidenote: as one might expect, this is considerably easier and more compact if Command Blocks were to be used] Nov 10, 2015 at 14:41

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Take a vertical 4x4 design and rotate it 90 degrees?

  • Wow, now I feel stupid not thinking of that earlier...
    – Eisler 485
    Dec 2, 2015 at 0:21
  • @Eisler485 Happens to the best of us
    – user131545
    Dec 2, 2015 at 0:37

So what I had to end up doing is make the gate out of gravel (any type of falling block would work) and have 2 pistons (the bottom being a sticky Piston) push up the gravel and contract as so...

Contracted (Unpowered)


Extented (Powered)


I just found this was the easiest way for the gate to work.


You could make the door out of sand or gravel by placing a piston with slime block facing upwards. You could probably bounce the sand/gravel high enough to run under before it falls back to the slime block, right back where it started. If this helped please put this as a accepted answer, thanks :)

  • You had me there til you said bounce the sand... I was thinking the same track you were on, but I was thinking about having a Sticky Piston push up and Extended piston, then contracting letting the sand fall two blocks.
    – Eisler 485
    Nov 12, 2015 at 3:48
  • The only thing that is keeping this from working is that the Sand block that is touching the Slime block doesn't bounce, the sand is stuck to the slime block.
    – Eisler 485
    Nov 12, 2015 at 4:00

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