Garage Door Bracket screw holes stripped


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Old 06-23-24, 12:15 PM
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Garage Door Bracket screw holes stripped

Today while opening the garage door with chamberlain system, the door bracket came off. What would be the best way to fix the stripped holes? I've looked into getting a reinforcement bracket like this one, but as you can see in the picture I've only got 16" whereas a lot of these reinforcement brackets need a minimum of 18".



 

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Old 06-23-24, 02:19 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You need to spread the load out over more screws and area.
If the universal bracket is too long.... look for a shorter one or cut it.

You don't have to use a metal bracket. You can get a piece of 3/4" plywood and mount it to the door with 6-8 screws and then remount your bracket on the wood.
 
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The same thing happened to my dad's door. I made a 1/8" thick aluminum reinforcing plate which I attached to the door, then attached the opener bracket to it. Some home centers carry sheets of metal you could use or a metal fabrication or welding shop should have what you need in their scrap pile. I made the bracket about 6" x 6" to spread the load out over a larger area.
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Pilot Dane, do you mean something like this?
 
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Sorry, I also found this as well. Can I cut this shorter to fit the 16" and use this as the bracket?
 
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I wouldn't use a narrow bracket.
I would opt for a wider bracket like this one from Clopay...... Door operator bracket.
I would try to get the top of the bracket under that silver reinforcement piece.

You'll need to drill your own holes.
You will also need to add a spacer in the middle where it says 16".
Looks like maybe 1/4".
 
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Thank you PJmax. I can't seem to find something wider and also customizable to 16". Maybe I'll take yours or Pilot Dane's suggestion and either add a piece of wood or aluminum sheet to the door and then remount the bracket on that.
 
 

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