Gary has been to our home in the past. He knew that we needed a special hinge for the old gate so between visits he picked up the hinge and carried it around until we needed him again. He arrived at the appointed time and performed the magic that only he can perform. In order to make the refrigerator fit he had to remove the bottom of the overhead cabinet- he made sure that I understood this before proceeding with the work.
The gate is absolutely perfect even though he had to “engineer” the new hinge to make it work to his satisfaction. And as far as the “scarecrow” sprinklers- they work in tandem like a charm.