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I no longer am wondering what's the next "project"


I park my 24' long F350 in the 24'1.5" garage space that I have. What I do is run it up to the workbench leg and shut it off. Today, did that as usual, but it evidently rolled back ~2". Now, do the math and it becomes an aw s***. I lowered the power door and it wedged against the bumper. Now, since they automatically reverse when they hit an object, it did - and that 1/2 Hp motor pulled the actuating arm off the door (8 screws) along with a patch of the inner panel and buckled the top.

Dang but I love self induced problems. That door will never be as "pretty" as it once was (that is, anytime before 6:15PM today)ashamed



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When I had my doors installed, the installer wanted to use that cheapo angle strapping that they hang the unit from the rafters with to connect the arm to the door too......I figured that was too weak so I changed it to a piece of heavier steel....If what happened to you happens to me, the whole panel will be laying on the floor.....lol

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When I had my doors installed, the installer wanted to use that cheapo angle strapping that they hang the unit from the rafters with to connect the arm to the door too......I figured that was too weak so I changed it to a piece of heavier steel....If what happened to you happens to me, the whole panel will be laying on the floor.....lol


 That isn't a weak point - the weak spots are the sheet metal screws that go into the 28 ga (or thinner) panel that makes up the door section - pulled a chunk right off - complete with screws still attached. Going to have an 18ga steel patch, carriage bolts and a reinforcing piece to hold the shape. With that fix - then another little misadventure - the entire panle will be lying in my truck bed



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i hate it for you dave. i bet you'll set the park brake next time. maby it wont roll back that way.hahaha, im laughin with you dave , not at you. hahaha, that sounds like somethin i would do. the day t j and me got married one of our friends in oklahoma was leavin to come join us. well, he wears tenny showes all the time. that day he wore his dress shoes.he got his shoe soles a little wet walkin to the garage. he fired that old truck up and his foot slipped off the clutch. yep, rite through the back wall. i fixed it for him after the honeymoon. hahaha. the back garage wall was gone. bout 20' of it in the back yard. hahahaha



-- Edited by geezer69 on Tuesday 5th of June 2012 06:48:28 AM

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Fixed!!

Wasn't anywhere as bad as first thought. The door panel was easily straightened then a small length of reinforcing aluminum angle screwed in place. The lift frame was straightened, then screwed back in place after straightening the door panel 'tin'. Then the lift arm bracket was straightened, screwed back on with new and bigger screws. I then put a carriage bolt through everything - and ya gotta believe it's stronger then it ever was. As far as visible - inside, yep, if you are looking for it. Outside, only the head of the carriage bolt.

Amazing how flimsy these door really are and this is a "premium" (yeah, sure it is) Wayne-Dalton



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Bummer but way to go on the fix and a big 10-4 on the 28 gauge or thinner for sure I just barely bumped my automatic garage door with my Nissan a couple of years ago and it looked like a piece of used aluminum foil but, as you said, it was nothing to straighten up but the bolt and tin connections do indeed leave a lot to be desired no



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 5th of June 2012 04:46:10 PM

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Our always drunk 82 Y/O neighbor drove her brand new Nissan clear through her Garage door', ripped it clear off its rails and it landed on top of her new car,
her Daughter came over and asked me if I knew anything about garage doors, so I went over and took a look at the mess, gave her a card from a Door guy that did some work for me  a while back, and told her to call him,,

she didn't want to turn in anything into the insurance co cause the ole lady have had 3 accidents in the last year and State Farm canceled her policy , so they had to pay for it outta pocket,

That poor ole lady shouldn't even be allowed to hold a car key,, much less be allowed to use one,,



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The worst I've done is when we had wood doors - went out, cranked up the old F150 as I pushed the up button - yep, cold windy day. The button stuck on the door opener remote, the door went up stopped at the end, then  reversed and went down. I was, by this time, on my way backing out. Late for work that day as I had to patch it good enough to close. I ended up buying two new door bottoms as not only did I wreck the one door, the other was rotted. I've since rebuilt the entire door framework (more rot) and installed new metal doors - another project that seemed to have no end as not only that had to be rebuilt, I had to knock the 4' high partial brick wall down, jack the garage, replace the rotted sill plate, install a beam and a couple of lolly columns plus jack the sagging garage roof.

As far as drunken neighbors - so far, don't have that, just some ancients that hammer the brakes on every curve and drive 10-15 mph under the 30mph speed limit



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I've been looking for one of these openers to put on my new shop/garage that I hope to build but so far I can't seem to locate one.  May have to get one shipped in from the UK or Mexico.

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every one needs that LOL LOL LOL LOL....................BEAR

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