|03-17-2018 06:06 PM|
Guys he could have always went with a 2 piece Bifold. Hinge the thing so it opens "out and up".
Works in any weather and minimal height loss.
Downside is that you need to be back when the thing opens and door weight needs to be kept down. May require reinforcement in some cases to mount and different setup on weatherstripping.
Or just go all traditional with 2 or 4 doors on a carriage hinge, opening outward.
Easy to install with motors on the sides taking up minimal room on top.
Downsides is that you can be pushing snow in the winter so it is best with a driveway that is sloped downward from the doors. If you are dealing with 4 doors and only a 90 degree hinge there thickness can add up reducing your available entry/exit width.
|03-17-2018 10:22 AM|
|01-30-2018 12:31 PM|
Check with the guys in your area that do commercial doors as they have some different styles depending on application. The hardware store kinds are for regular residential garage doors..
|01-30-2018 12:25 PM|
|49f1||I have a liftmaster 8500 and I love it! It's quiet and dependable. It mounts right to the shaft so you don't have to worry about it getting in the way if you have a lift. Many features also.|
|01-27-2018 12:45 PM|
Welcome....Yes, old thread (13 years)....not sure if most of these guys are still around.
I hear that Chamberlain makes very good openers these days.
Not to send you somewhere else, but you may want to check out the Garage Journal
|01-27-2018 09:40 AM|
i know this discussion is bit old but i just want some suggestions regarding your experience
I was Looking for the best garage Door Openers and some other issues related to their installation so i found this discussion.I want some suggestions that which will be best and good quality garage door opener? also i saw somewhere that it may start making noises so which will be the quietest one and best in quality.
|03-22-2005 03:11 AM|
|julmer||OK guys, what happens if you just install another section of door above the existing part and use a regular opener, maybe even a home-built frame that rides on rollers in the track near the curve? Hook the normal opener there and everything works normally.|
|03-10-2005 11:14 PM|
I haven't had any problems at all with my iDrive. It works great! After having this one, I wouldn't go back to an old chain drive opener. I'm not trying to influence your decision. I am just telling you that I am satisfied with mine. I am interested to hear what problems other people were having with theirs? Good luck on your quest to find your opener.
Rock on and God bless...
|03-10-2005 09:34 PM|
The Wayne Dalton I drive is the one I referenced earlier in the post. The majority of Idrive owners I've found have nothing good to say about the product or the customer service. It's a shame because it looks like a fantastic idea. I have found pricing on the liftmaster jackshaft openers closer to $500 - $600.
Unfortunately all the garage door companies I've talked to have separate residential and commercial divisions, so no one person can answer my questions.
|03-10-2005 03:54 PM|
|1ownerT||There is a I-Drive for torsion springs, looks like an idea worth checking out.|
|03-10-2005 02:54 AM|
Hey, I'm not sure if this opener will work for you application or not. I don't have a high lift track in my garage, so I olny open the door half way when I have something up on the lift, but it is a wall mounted opener that mounts right above the door. It is made by wayne dalton and is called the idrive. You can check it out here and I think I might still have some pictures of it in my photo album. I hope you find what you need. I really like this opener. It's really quiet too!
Rock on and God bless...
|03-08-2005 10:03 PM|
|btp76||Thanks for the info and the PM.|
|03-08-2005 03:04 PM|
I checked the openers that were installed on the addition, they are Chamberlain Liftmaster model J commercial openers. As I mentioned in my earlier post these doors are 10x10 and raise straight up to approx. 15' before the horizontal track starts.
The dealer here is a residential/commercial door company. I called the salesman to see about the price. He is going to check and call back.
|03-06-2005 12:59 PM|
I am going to be having these exact same problems when I build my new garage.
I know my neighbor has an electric opener for his 14 foot overhead door and it was installed a few years after he had the door installed.
I will have one 8 foot door that will need to open straight up, one 10 foot door that will need to go up nearly 6 feet before being able to go back along the ceiling joists, and a 14 foot high door that will need to go up slightly before going back along the joists again like the 10 foot door.
I am thinking about adding balancing counterweights to make the doors lighter, and possibly using a chain drive opener mounted just above the door in the joists to do this.
|03-05-2005 10:22 PM|
You absolutely cannot use a regular opener on a door that has a high-lift track. The top of the door must move straight up before it can be pulled back.
Thanks for the info. I will be interested to hear more info on the opener you are describing. I have a feeling it will be very expensive however.
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