Any recommendations for Chain Drive models??

Old 01-11-03, 02:48 PM
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Any recommendations for Chain Drive models??

I have a Stanley garage door opener, quite an old model but it has stopped working. I've decided to replace it with a new one, I'm deciding between the Craftsman models, Chamberlain and Genie. I'm thinking it won't be too dificult to replace the Stanley unit, as all the layout is in place, just unscrew the Stanley motor and bar, build the new unit and screw it on. What's a reliable model and which is easier to install??

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Old 01-11-03, 08:53 PM
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In general most openers today are easy to install. It all depends on what you want in a garage door opener, does it need to be quiet? Genie is doing quite well with their units but others as Liftmaster are good units. Take a look at the links below and then determine what fits your needs.,1441,,00.html

Hope this helps!
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I would get the Chamberlain model. Good Luck
Old 02-03-03, 12:01 AM
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Thanks to Doug and Jack for your advice!!

I decided to get the Craftsman model (made by Chamberlain). I'm kinda biased with Craftsman Tools... I assembled the unit but installing it was quite an interesting project. I haven't completed the installation yet but probably not too far from completion, just gotta connect the door arm to the trolley and install the sensors, wall console and wireless keypad. Sounds like a lot but just getting the thing to fit properly on the ceiling was a task, especially when my Stanley unit had different dimensions. I tried hacking it with the existing Stanley install kit but it wouldn't center properly. This meant drilling holes very close to existing ones. Anyhow, it has been a great experience so far, I know where to go for tightening the chain, adjusting this and that.


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