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How are Clopay Intellicore garage door R-values so high?

Clopay's garage doors with their proprietary "Intellicore" polyurethane foam insulation claim R-values as high as 20.4 in a 2" thick door, or R-10.2 per inch. State-of-the-art spray polyurethane ...
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Overhead metal door adjustment

My overhead metal door is “wedging” when close to bottom but also is hitting a track mounting bolt when it is forced up from inside. When I push up from outside, it does not hit the bolt(s). I ...
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How should I insulate my partially finished, currently uninsulated basement?

I am in Alabama, climate zone 3. Half of my basement is finished, well at least it has a dropped ceiling, wood panel walls, an air supply and return, but no insulation. There is an uninsulated ...
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Can I program a garage key without rendering other programmed keys useless?

At my previous residence, I used to press a program/reset button on the garage motor to program a new remote. But that used to also make any other remotes paired to it useless as those remotes would ...
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Top center of garage door bumping opener rail as it closes. Does anyone know the fix for this?

After 10 years of normal operation, my garage door started bumping the center opener rail just as the last edge of the door passes the very front the rail before it closes. This causes it to pop back ...
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Garage Door Won't Close, Reverts near bottom, Why?

Background: Our doors are made out of wood. They are extremely heavy and around 30+ years old. Recently we notice our 3rd garage door stopping near the bottom of the track when closing and ...
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Garage door lights: which cfl bulbs work?

I discovered yesterday that led bulbs cause RF interference and disrupt the use garage door remotes. While I could look for a low interference led bulb, they are rather expensive. I had some cfl ...
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Garage door freezing to the ground on cold days

My door sticks opening after couple of hours and definitely cold mornings. This happens when I try to do it manually or with opener engaged. It’s literally jammed. My 8 year old son can put a shovel ...
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Do they make wireless safety sensors for garage door openers?

I've had a lot of issues with the safety sensors for my garage door opener, most of which had to do with loose or broken wires leading from the opener to the sensors. It's been extremely frustrating ...
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Garage door torsion bar support bracket not attached

The third-car garage door on my recently-built house seems to have a bracket loose. The bracket in question is one that seems to go around the torsion spring and screws to the door frame header - it ...
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What is purpose of end hinge on garage door?

What is purpose of end hinges that is mounted on 4 section garage doors? This one is from a Pella garage door and mounts on side above where the rollers are mounted. The door uses 6 of these. -3 on ...
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Garage has switched outlets only, cannot operate new garage doors. What are my options?

UPDATE: For anyone curious about what I ended up doing -- I bought 6 motion sensor plugs, plugged those into the existing outlets, then plugged the lights into that, and the garage door opener plug ...
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What is the proper tool to take out the hook buried inside a garage spring

my garage door is broken and I found out that one end of the spring was broken. I can picture the moment that when it was happening, the spring bounced back to the other end where there is a iron hook,...
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Garage Door Cable Drum Grinding Against the Track (Single Torsion Spring)

One of the cable drums on my garage door was grinding against my garage door's track. I tried loosening it to adjust it and the whole torsion bar moved 3 inches to the side. Presumably the stretch in ...
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I need another joist in my garage

I am replacing my garage doors and the new door set has all the necessary hardware except the rear hangers. This is fine as I have punched angle iron I can use. The problem is that the top bar does ...
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How to work around spring support when installing a garage door opener?

I'm trying to help my brother with a garage door opener installation. Normally this would be pretty straightforward, but his garage has a feature/obstacle I've never seen before. The door installer ...
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garage door won't close sometimes

This is a followup to the thread here, since problem resurfaced: garage door usually won't close - even trolley without door won't move much Hopefully with better details and some attached ...
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Why is my remote control not opening my garage door?

I'm having garage door issues. My opener model is a Genie H6000A, the following symptoms are happening: Garage door opens/closes fine when the wall button is pressed and hold. Garage door closes fine ...
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garage door usually won't close - even trolley without door won't move much

I'm having a problem with my Lift Master Forumla I Whisper Drive garage door opener. For the last few weeks, the door has frequently stopped part-way down when closing and then gone back up again. ...
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How to remove rusted screws?

I have these rusted screws in my garage door. How do I remove them? I tried using pliers, a hammer, Water Displacement 40. Didn't come out. Here is another view from the inside: If someone has a ...
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Best way to bring power to a moving garage door

I'm planning a project to add RGB lighting to the inside of my garage door. It will add white light to the garage when I need it, as well as visually confirm door motion and position, and clearance ...
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Chamberlain B550 - How to use a relay to open/close door?

I have one of these: http://support.chamberlain.com/articles/How_To/Chamberlain-Models-B550-B750-Owner-s-Manual On my old door, I wired a relay in to the same terminals the push-buttons (like ...
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390 MHz Garage Door Opener and Raspberry Pi [closed]

I have a lovely Genie garage door opener (I couldn't find a model number but it looks like this) that I've been wanting to upgrade for a while. I'd like to open it with an RF transmitter attached to a ...
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What size torsion spring does my garage door need?

I have a 17'x7' insulated garage door and one of my torsion springs broke last night. The previous owner said that they replaced the original ones with smaller versions because that's all the store ...
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Gating access to large corridor

I would like control access to a "corridor" as shown here: Photo shows front side of corridor, back side is similar. The corridor is slightly over 2 cars wide. This is a commercial building and ...
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How can polyethylene sheeting and polyurethane foam create a watertight seal for a garage door?

A fellow who weathered Hurricane Matthew indicated that it's possible to keep flood water out of the garage by utilizing polyethylene sheeting and polyurethane foam. Is this possible? If so, how?
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Replace handles/locks on Novoferm garage door

We've got a Novoferm Canopy garage door, which has a plastic D-handle like this one: (Photo taken from this site.) While certainly functional, it's not very appealing visually. The door itself is ...
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Garage door opens abruptly

My garage door opens very abruptly and it's only a year old. Does it need oil or wd-40 and where? Everything shakes like it's going to fall off the ceiling or come off rails. Brand: Chamberlin Lift ...
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Rodent proof old garage door with uneven driveway

My garage door is old and falling apart, plus the driveway at the threshold is uneven. There are big gaps at either end both along the side and bottom. What is the best way to seal these up? I can't ...
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Garage door won't open unless I hold the wall button down

My Genie garage door closes fine on all occasions but it won't open unless I hold the wall button down. This causes real hassle as I can't use my remote opener to open the door as well. Here is what ...
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Clean and lubricate garage door rails

I have a garage door with a rubber belt drive. I would like to know the correct way to clean and lubricate the rails as it is screeching a bit when opening and closing. Can I wash out the rails with ...
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Why did my garage door opener fail weeks after being fixed?

My home that I've lived in for three years was built in 1982. Up until recently, I had enjoyed trouble-free operation of the garage door opener that was installed in the house when I moved in. ...
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How do I repair a broken garage door opener arm bracket?

The bracket that connects the push arm of our garage door opener is getting ripped off from the door (see picture below). All screws, except a bolt at the top of the bracket are detached. How can I ...
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How can I fix mosquito problem in my garage, sealing garage doors

I live in swampy Florida, I get pterodactyls in my garage at night, it's weird too like clockwork at 1am it seems they peak. The garage seems relatively well sealed. Are they getting in through the ...
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How to replace a chain pulley for garage door?

One of chain pulley for the garage door is broken. I need to replace it. See the image. The white round pulley is broken. I tried to touch it and felt it is very tight. I ordered the part from amazon....
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How can I reconnect the tension cable to the bottom of my overhead door?

Update I was able to screw the roller fixture back into place, however, the right side now rides high: Many thanks to Trevor's helpful response. Given isherwood's feedback I will attempt a more ...
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How to prevent vermin from entering garage via space under garage door?

I found mouse or rat dropping in the garage in our 'new' house. I cleaned it up thinking that maybe it was old. The other day I saw more droppings. The garage door faces the back alley where our ...
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Diagnosing root cause of garage door stall

Sometimes the garage door will stop after moving two inches. This event happens either when opening or closing. The door is 13 years old. When it stops the button is pushed to return it to the ...
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Garage door torsion spring popping and warping. Tension or defect?

Background A day or so after the garage door, track and torsion spring were professionally replaced, popping sounds are heard from the torsion spring during operation. This sound is emitted when the ...
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Should I replace the entire garage door or just the 2 panels?

I idiotically backed my car into the garage door. The door is still functional and closes and opens normally via the opener. I also tried manual opening and closing and does not feel any different. ...
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Managing water entry at garage door during high winds on rainy days

I have a garage floor that's level, and the driveway slopes very slightly away from the garage door. On rainy days, I don't have any issues with water entry, but on high-wind days, the rain hits the ...
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Why can't I get a torsion spring tension level that works for having the garage door both open and closed?

If I adjust tension so the cable is slightly taught when the door is open then the door only closes about half way. If I adjust tension so that the door closes all the way then opening the door ...
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Garage Door Sensor Issue

This morning my garage door opener stopped working correctly. It was working fine, as of last night. I have a Liftmaster Professional 1250LM (1/3 HP). Prior to this morning, the sensor had not been ...
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Wayne Dalton Garage

So I recent had a Garage door "professional" come out to my house and look at my garage. I originally thought I was having a motor problem because it would only lift door sporadically. After ...
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Reliability of Security+ 2.0 versus Security+ LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

I have a circa 2001 Chamberlain LiftMaster garage door opener that randomly does not respond to wireless remotes (both car remotes and a wireless keypad). This morning I used the wireless keypad to ...
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What is the absolute minimum garage door size that will still fit a (small) car?

Is 2.1 m enough? I am constructing a set of outward-opening timber ledge-and-brace doors for a workshop, through which one day someone may wish to take a car. Vehicle-storage is not the current ...
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Screw Drive garage door opener motor won't open but motor runs for 1-2 seconds [duplicate]

My garage door motor which opens and closes on a screw drive system has stopped opening my door. When I press the remote or button in the garage it attempts to open for just a second or 2 than quits. ...
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What type of wire do I need for garage door sensors?

My garage door is failing to close. The light blinks 10 times and the internal indicator light blinks twice. Also, the sensors seem to be working properly. From my research, this indicates there is ...
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Garage door down, will not open and no access inside

I have a garage door that started to act up by not closing completely, I ignored it (bad move on my part). It has now closed and will not open, I have tried the emergency release cable and it is now ...
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How to fill in exterior paint on plywood

I have a wooden garage door that I'd like to paint. It has been painted before, and the old paint had been chipping and flaking off. I scraped off as much of the old paint that I could, and then I ...