overhead-to-jackshaft motor swap out?


Old 11-20-15, 01:33 PM
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Question overhead-to-jackshaft motor swap out?

I have an overhead garage door opener and wanted to know if it would be something (down the road) that I could change to the jackshaft opener.

I have a Wayne Dalton door and Liftmaster motor. Here's an image of the side of the spring where I believe the jackshaft would connect. is this something that I could just mount the motor to? Any other thoughts, concerns?


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Old 11-21-15, 04:31 AM
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No.. that shaft does not turn when the door goes up and down. It is there to tension the springs inside that tube. You will need to convert your door to a traditional torsion spring system

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