Overhead Door (14x14)

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Old 11-19-08, 04:59 PM
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Overhead Door (14x14)

Hello.

I recently had a 14x14 OH door installed for my shop. While these panels are relatively light with the proper tension I have a few questions.


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    Dean
     
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    Old 11-20-08, 04:16 AM
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    Since it is an Overhead, I have to assume that they have properly engineered the door, and the installer did not skimp. A lot of assumptions, so ask the installer and Overhead.

    Extra security is only a waste of money if it is never used, but by then it is too late. Depends on what is on the other side of the door.
     
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    Old 11-20-08, 06:04 AM
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    As JB said, Overhead is one of the largest in both residential and commercial. I'm sure it was done correctly, but you can always call the company and ask.

    I've seen even 16 x 14 sandwich style doors (heavy!) with only one support.
     
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    Old 12-03-08, 11:39 AM
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    Originally Posted by dean83 View Post
    Hello.

    I recently had a 14x14 OH door installed for my shop. While these panels are relatively light with the proper tension I have a few questions.


      Thanks,

      Dean
      I have a couple of questions for you:

      Was the braces in place lagged to wood, or welded in place?

      Second, are you using a chain hoist to operate the door?

      When it comes to the security of the door, one slide lock should be enough, but you might want to place al long shoulder bolt and nut through the lock when the door is not in use. If someone wants to get in, it doesnt take much to slide something through the side of the door and pop that slide lock so the door is unlocked. If you have something through there it will ensure that this wont happen.

      The reason I asked about the hoist, is for the fact that if you have a hoist on the door as well you can use a chain keeper to hold the chain in place, and then you have the added security of the chain for the hoist as well as the slide lock. If the chain is held in the keeper the door wont be able to be forced open.

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