My Genie garage door chain is broken. (There is a related issue at issue).
What I want is to connect two sections together via a rivet. But I don't know if the theory right?
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Yes what you are looking for is a "Master Link" - they are available from places like Grainger, ACE hardware, Home Depot, Bicycle Shops, even amazon.
I looked at your pic - enlarged it - and noticed you had a Genie Pro - I did a search for the following. The prices though might break your candy machine money..so you will need to skip the soda and snickers bar for a day. Somewhere under $4.00 ..
Genie Pro Chain Master Link
Using a linker as suggested above will work fine, but they're quite tricky and you have to get the right size.
Another option is a chain tool
It will just pop out/in the rivet. You'll be able to just remove the bad link and join the chain back up. [
It's quicker and easier to use and covers you for future repairs. You should be able to get one in any bike shop.