18 ft. garage door

Old 05-15-01, 07:44 AM
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I have an eighteen foot gararge door on my garage and wondering id I need an opener that is larger than 1/2 hp.
Haven't seen any at local home stores that are larger.Would like to stick with craftsman but haven't seen any at sears either.

Thanx in advance for any onfo.
Old 05-16-01, 07:01 PM
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No sir the springs are ballanced so the door works both up and down all you need is any opener .1/3 1/2 it doesnot matter I like the 1/2 horse belt drive from sears there is not a better operator on the market. Rember springs do all the work not the opener.
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Either 1/3 or 1/2 will work. The next biggest is a 1 hp and is a commercial opener.
Old 05-21-01, 03:48 PM
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Thanks guys,

Over the weekend I bought the Craftsman 1/2 hp. belt drive after learning the next size up was commercial , starting around $ 1000.00 . Looks like I made the right choice !
You guys verified that the saleswoman actually knew what she was talking about.

Thanks again , Bill

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