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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Any garage door/opener installers?

I need someone to help me out with my garage situation. I had tandem 9x8 doors installed on my 1 car attached garage so it can act as a pass through into my back yard.

My contractor just informed me that two traditional garage door openers will not work because of space constraints; when in the up position both doors nearly touch and there is maybe enough room for one motor but definitely not two.

So now Im looking into these new wall mounted types of openers.

http://www.wayne-dalton.com/idrive_Torsion.asp

Anyone know a good installer they can refer? I needed this done yesterday.
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wish i could help but never installed one of those, i can only assume to see if the local dealer of those also does installs.



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Cool John I was always wondering if you were going to go thru with that idea. Here is my question. WTH do need an opener on the back one, do you drive thru the singel car every day? If not, just open it by hand.
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Cool John I was always wondering if you were going to go thru with that idea. Here is my question. WTH do need an opener on the back one, do you drive thru the singel car every day? If not, just open it by hand.
thats what I said but apparently its for ease of letting his dogs out.

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Man that was a fast post chris. I see, dog, leting out, hmmm. Maybe put a doggy door in one of the panels of the rear garage door. If he is concerned about security I'm betting someone makes a remote control lockable doggy door that costs less then that wall mount opener.
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is this the only use its going to be used for john?

did you put in the 3 car garage yet in the back like you were thinking of doing before?



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According to the install directions, you can easily do this yourself........
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Cool

I would volunteer to help you but I'm headed up north Thursday afternoon to ..............well play with my sleds.

There has to be a snowmobile emoticon somewhere.

Let me know John if some night next week will work for you just not Tuesday.

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whats the prices of those...i tried looking around,but could not find a link with prices on it...i got a single garage door at my condo

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Those openers go for $270 a piece...Im taking them back because they only work with HD springs which I do not have since its a single door. I would defintely need someone to install those torsion springs...tjey are dangerous.

As of this point Im thinking I will be buying a normal celing mount opener and just open the back by hand. It would have been pimp especially since the fancy wall mounts have a pet setting button that opens it 6-30". Im estimating and extra $500+ to have someone install everything I need plus the dam $540 in openers.

kNo I havent even started on the garage in back; probably won't sinc I don't plan on being here more than 5 years more. The rest of the projetc is near completion: new attached pass-thru garage, new concrete floor, new siding and windows/patio door on house. I'll post pics once its all done.
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What about making a steel bracket to cross the entire back door and mount the opener off center? Id bet that would work.

This is gonna hurt!
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My last garage had 2 single doors with lack of mounting area behind both doors due to attic stairs that came down on both sides. I picked up 2 Sears units, mounted them both quite offset - similar to what Hooligan ZX6 mentioned. Worked like a charm for years. Doors were fairly light though.

Hopefully that'd be another option for ya.
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Sounds sweet - can't wait to see pics of the projects.

Yea - I saw those at Menards - but didn't buy because of the price & more difficult to install.

You can offset the door openers - but not by too much - otherwise they eventually start binding.

Maybe you can get one of those IDrive units just for the doggie door

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Cool

Boy some people just don't get it.

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"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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