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120 lb extension springs too strong for 120 lb garage door?

I have a 7'x8' steel clad (both sides) insulated Clopay garage door with 4 single pane windows at the top. I replaced the original extension springs with the same weight rating, 90 lbs (light blue ...
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What is the metal ledge at the bottom of the garage door?

At the center of the bottom of my garage door there’s this metal protrusion. Does it serve any purpose? Why is it there in the first place? It seems to artificially reduce the clearance from the door ...
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Garage door keeps moving forever

The problem is with motorized garage door Promatic 4 by Hörmann. The door kept occasionally opening on its own, and was disconnected while the house owners were out of town. After their return, the ...
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Converting from extension to torsion springs & installing jackshaft opener

As part of my garage to workshop transformation I would like to convert garage door from extension to torsion springs and I would like to install a jackshaft opener. I have a standard 9'x7' door, and ...
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How can I repair a damaged overhead door insulation panel?

Kids put a hole in the garage door. It looks like styrofoam.
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How to repair/replace broken 2x4 holding garage track?

I noticed a 2x4 that my garage door track is attached to is pretty badly splitting. I figured I should replace it before it completely breaks. My question was, is it safe to just detach the track from ...
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Garage door won't close all the way even when disconnected from the opener

My garage door has a 1/2 inch gap when it's closed completely. When I disconnect the J-Bar from the door, the door still maintains the gap (removing the opener as a variable) (I don't know anything ...
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How do I prevent water intrusion through the side of my garage door?

Water is making its way past my garage door. I thought about the brush sweeps but how do they fare with keeping water out? The door is a corrugated rolling garage door. In central Texas we have the ...
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Should garage door tracks be lubed?

I had understood that one should lube all hinges in a garage door, as well as ensure that the rollers are functional and well lubed (internally at the ball bearings, not at the rollers themselves), ...
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Garage door spring/cable drum conundrum

Recently my garage door failed -- one side was not winding up completely, causing the door to slant and driving the other side into the track at the bottom. There are two springs, and 7-8 years ago ...
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How do I get my garage door to operate when the pull rope was yanked off? [closed]

I was pulling out of my garage and the string handle for the door got caught on my roof rack. It pulled the string straight off and now my door won’t open or close. The motor is still running fine, I ...
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Can RPM Sensor cause short circuit? Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139 Relay (Power Board) trips as soon I connect the RPM sensor

I'm facing an issue with my Craftsman 1/2 HP Garage Door Opener Model 139. I found it dead one morning, no power, no led light was lit in the head unit, and wall controller light was flickering. On ...
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Torsion tube and what it’s made of

Is the torsion tube installed by a garage door installer any different than if I were to buy a 1” 16 gauge galvanized steel pipe from Home Depot or Lowe’s? Or is that where they’re getting there ...
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Water penetrating through slats in my Garador garage door

I have a strip on the floor inside the garage beneath the door and even had a drainage channel on the outside of the door constructed beyond the raised lip on the outside of the door. Rainwater still ...
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Large gap between garage door and floor - seal into slot?

There's a large-ish gap between the bottom of our garage door and the concrete floor where rodents are getting in. Since the gap is larger than standard seals, an exterminator mentioned a product he ...
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Improve aging water stained garage door

I would like to improve my water damaged garage door - it seems solid enough but it's an eye sore from inside the garage. The wood structure is water stained heavily as seen below;the outside is ...
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How to remove or replace old-style (80s-90s) garage door window trim for painting and replacement?

I want to paint my garage door, but the old brown rubber holding in the glass will clash with the color I'm thinking of. Is it possible to remove the rubber (and glass) and then replace it with a new ...
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Unlock manual garage door from back of lock mechanism [closed]

I can get into the garage and have access to back of lock mechanism. Is there away to unlock the door from the back of the lock? Thanks!
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How to make garage door easy to manually lift for 5 year old

During a remodel project, our city has determined that our garage is "occupiable space". Disregarding the fact that its where we park our car and have two gas appliances. Because of this ...
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Garage Door already has struts, but is sagging

16 foot wooden garage door, no telling what the door age is. The bottom, middle and top panels already have 2 1/4" (?) struts installed, presumably to correct previous sagging. The bottom panel ...
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How to cut metal garage door arm?

I have a garage door and straight metal arm passes beyond the curved arm. The door of my new car's trunk is too high and I need to cut the end. I do not know what kind of metal it is but I want to cut ...
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Can garage door track read hangers be at an angle?

I'm trying to install a garage door where I don't have ceiling joists, just a big beam and two horizontal members between the wall and the beam. I can't put the angle bracket on the horizontal member ...
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Why is the top panel of my garage door misaligned with the one below? [closed]

A few days ago, I looked at my closed garage door, and noticed this. The top panel is bulging out slightly, leaving a small gap of about a quarter inch. It's flush on either side, or at least pretty ...
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Garage door - bracket coming off

I have a garage door bracket coming off the door and I have no clue how to fix it. The bracket is held in place all these years with 4 screws and probably some sort of industrial glue.. now, the ...
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Is it safe to snug my garage door up to the frame?

I’ve noticed my garage door is a little ways away from the wall when it’s close, but only at the bottom. Is it okay for me to move the track a bit closer to the wall or will that cause problems?
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Installing a sectioned garage door that's slightly wider than the opening

I want to replace my non-power garage door (up-and-over type) with a 8x7 ft. sectional one that rolls on a track. This way I can park cars right up next to it outside and not worry about opening ...
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garage door opener replacement

i am looking to replace my current garage door opener. the images below show that the opener track was installed on an angled bracket along with the torsion spring. is it safe to remove the track ...
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How can I install a garage door without the overhead rail hardware?

We need to get new garage doors. Currently it's a two car garage, both doors are on rails driven by chain/motor. We want to order two doors, but one of them we want static - it will never need to open....
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Is this a T track garage door bottom seal retainer?

I’m replacing my garage door bottom seal and while it looks like a T-track to me, it’s also just misshapen enough that I’m second guessing myself. Here’s a couple photos of it. Can anyone confirm it’s ...
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Garage door suddenly really heavy, opener gives up

I just came back from a week out of town and noticed my garage door opener isn't working. When I press the button it moves about an inch then gives up. I tried disconnecting the electric opener and ...
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Garage door stuck half opened

When I open my garage door it opens about 2/3 of full opening. The workaround is to push open button again to trigger it to go up again, only then it fully opens. I have no experience with garage ...
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Garage Door Opener Carriage "Camming Out"

When I attempt to open my garage door using the opener, the door stops moving and the opener emits a terrible sound (like an impact drill or a hammmering sound) that I assume is the opener's carriage ...
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Why isn't my overhead door closing completely?

My garage door doesn't close all the way. It stays around 15cm open. Here is what I did: 1- I adjusted the Opening and closing limits : still the same 15cm open 2- I changed the bolt in the ...
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Garage door leaks

I've tried to fix the leaks my garage door has, but just can't seem to solve the issue. I tried replacing the bottom seal, as well as the side seal, both to no avail. I added some pictures of the ...
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Do I have to replace one broken spring on a dual spring garage door?

I have garage door with two springs. One of them has snapped and the door has been operating on only one spring for past month or so. Do I need to replace the broken one or just carry one since it’s ...
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How to fasten an automatic door closer to a hollow core door

I want to add a door closer to the door from an interior hallway to an unheated garage. When I bored a hole to attach the bracket to the upper part of the door I discovered that the door is hollow. I ...
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Garage door not properly sealing on top

I noticed a rather large gap between the garage door and the frame opening (see light coming through in picture below). Any ideas on how to adjust the existing top hinge to push door tighter onto the ...
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How to replace broken trim on side of garage door

My wife clipped the side of the garage door with her mirror as she was backing out of the garage this morning. I'm not handy enough to fix it myself, so I'm going to call someone. First, what sort of ...
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Garage Service Door Threshold / sill advice

I have a garage service door that leads out to a concrete slab that is higher than the garage floor. Needless to say, any rain and the garage floods. I am looking to replace the door and solve for the ...
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Garage door has been lifting slowly off the ground over time

The other day our garage door wouldn’t shut. It would go down and bounce back up. We adjusted the travel, and it was back to normal working condition. Or so I thought. It starts closed all the way. ...
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Garage Door - Hinge Broken

My garage door is 10 years old. Recently I noticed that a hinge is broken/snapped (as pointed by arrow). I couldn't find any such part online or in Home Depot. Few questions: What is this part called ...
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Correct way to frame a garage door opening

My current garage door is recessed about 8" into the wall of the garage. This seems to be a pretty standard practice, however, I'm wondering if moving it closer to the outside could cause any ...
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Why aren't my garage door remotes working?

I have a Liftmaster 1/2HP garage door. For the past couple of months, the remotes have been getting less and less reliable. Now, they won't open or close the door at all. I've looked at multiple posts ...
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Garage Door Only Operates When Light Is Off [duplicate]

I've done all the digging I could on the internet and still can't fix the issue. I want to get a second opinion before I shell out $240 for a new garage door opener. Right now, I have an older Sears ...
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How can I fix my garage door to stop it from rubbing with the frame?

My garage door currently rubs on the outer wooden frame, and this prevents it from closing fully. As it closes, the motor seems to sense the resistance and it starts pulling the door up instead. The ...
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Where could the mold, forming in the corner of the garage, be coming from

I noticed the following mold in a corner of my garage. Where is it coming from, air flowing around the door or hinge? Could the garage door (right), contribute to this? How does one stop this from ...
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Lift Master Garage Door - remote hardly works from outside the garage

Scenario When pulling up to our home the garage door opener only works sometimes - roughly 1/10 clicks. Our Lift Master was installed in 2011. Troubleshooting tried new batteries in all remotes tried ...
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Garage door cable loose when open

From the original install my garage door is slightly crooked when all the way up - one cable is looser than the other. Throughout the rest of travel it's level. I've also noticed that the drums aren't ...
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Matching and painting metal garage door

I'm replacing a garage door, but need to match the color of the new door to the other, older garage doors on the property. The new door's style (but not color, the new door's color is white) is ...
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Garage Door Won't Start

My garage door won't open. I've tried to push up on it when starting assuming something needs lube, I've checked all the cables and oiled everything, the floor-mounted trip sensors are fine. When I ...
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