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03-19-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RandomIan

Yes, I suggest spending $45 on a new keypad. ...

Yes, I suggest spending $45 on a new keypad. Chances are that its just plain worn out, and a button is stuck on thus killing the keypad (or something like that). To get 7 years out of a keypad isnt...
03-19-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By RandomIan

I would look at the existing hardware that is on...

I would look at the existing hardware that is on the barn door(s). There is a good chance that you can upgrade most (or all) of the hardware so that the doors fit tighter, and thus allowing you to...
03-10-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,620
Posted By RandomIan

Sounds like the gears for sure, and I would check...

Sounds like the gears for sure, and I would check the balance of the door once you do replace the gears. The door should be easy to lift with one hand if not, your gears are going to need to be...
02-24-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

DITTO....depends on what you think you are going...

DITTO....depends on what you think you are going to get out of the older operator. If you have been doing the maintenance on the thing its whole life and you think it has more spunk in it, go for...
02-19-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,845
Posted By RandomIan

FIRST, never use WD-40 as a lubricant, its is a...

FIRST, never use WD-40 as a lubricant, its is a penatrant (Ment to break rust and such) you are just going to do damage to anything you put it on as it will actually dry out the components. Also...
01-05-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By RandomIan

And remember you can always purchase a cheap...

And remember you can always purchase a cheap doorbell to work the same as the switch that is in there.
01-05-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By RandomIan

Exactly as Bill said, the other option could be...

Exactly as Bill said, the other option could be that there is a broken spring or something else causing a problem.... something else to look for.

CHEERS
01-05-09, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,707
Posted By RandomIan

Sounds like you might want to look into using...

Sounds like you might want to look into using barn door style hardware. Richards Wilcox (Richards-Wilcox (http://www.rwhardware.com/)) has a variety of this type of hardware to suit many...
01-05-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

Your problem is with the photo-eyes in some...

Your problem is with the photo-eyes in some capacity. There could be a loose wire in the eyes somewhere, or a broken connection. The other possibility is that the lenses on the eyes are getting...
01-02-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

Sounds like your problem could be with either the...

Sounds like your problem could be with either the ground heaving due to frost, or your tracks being too tight at the bottom and requiring adjustment....or it could just be that your circuit board is...
12-23-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,168
Posted By RandomIan

Usually the problem is with the ground heaving...

Usually the problem is with the ground heaving due to frost, and the limits are what should be adjusted, the force really should never have to be adjusted and should be set so that it takes very...
12-23-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

Sounds like its the circuit board, if it was in...

Sounds like its the circuit board, if it was in the wiring or an issue with something like that it would (should!?!) do it all the time. Also if there was a problem with your photo-eyes, then I...
12-23-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,526
Posted By RandomIan

Just out of curiosity, what is your rough...

Just out of curiosity, what is your rough opening, and your headroom inside the garage? Sounds like you are wanting and going with something thats quite elaborate for a garage door opening. Are you...
12-13-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

First thing I would do is disconnect the door...

First thing I would do is disconnect the door from the operator and make sure its running smoothly, well balanced and with out obstruction. If it is then the problem is with the operator, not the...
12-05-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

The only problem to the 'trip' that causes the...

The only problem to the 'trip' that causes the door to reverse is that if the force setting is too high, the door will not reverse. The simple check to see if the mechanical reverse is working is to...
12-03-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,526
Posted By RandomIan

What exactly do you mean by a double hinged...

What exactly do you mean by a double hinged garage door. Can you be a little more specific?

CHEERS
12-03-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 124,939
Posted By RandomIan

Try to always get the brand appropriate sensors...

Try to always get the brand appropriate sensors for your operator. As well, make sure you have the model number for your operator.

It sounds like you have more of a wiring issue then an actual...
12-03-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,579
Posted By RandomIan

I have a couple of questions for you: Was...

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...
12-03-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,532
Posted By RandomIan

Replacement of the door is basically your only...

Replacement of the door is basically your only option.

Unfortunately there is no standard to wood doors and there never was. In order to have a replacement section custom made, it would cost you...
12-03-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 59,079
Posted By RandomIan

The only thing you really can do and should do is...

The only thing you really can do and should do is replace that section, and to be honest, its usually cheaper to replace the entire door.

That being said, in order to buy you sometime, I would...
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