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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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Insulating slab garage door

I have flat slab garage door that I want to insulate. I saw many videos online and they suggest using garage door insulation kits. However in all the videos I saw the garage doors has the groove that ...
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Garage door seal is glued and I want to replace it

My garage door doesn't seem to have the plate that you see in new doors these days where you can slide the rubber seal. Mine is hard glued at the bottom and side of the door. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Garage Door Sensors

My garage door opener stopped working and I found it's because of the sensors. It's a very old unit from the late '80s. Sears brand, not even Craftsman. My concern is, since this is a very old unit, ...
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Is there a term for this carriage door stay?

My 1929 garage has several side-hung carriage doors that are held open by a neat stay system where a metal bar slides through a bracket and then a notch in the bar rests on the bracket. Pulling the ...
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Garage door sticks on a bolt

My garage door sticks on the way down, apparently when the bottom roller meets a bolt in the track (see photo). A shot of garage door lube on the bolt head helps it close for the first couple of times....
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Is it safe to trim the torsion bar on a garage door?

The torsion bar on my garage door extends ~6" past the end bearing bracket (picture below). I would like to trim it by ~3" to place a cabinet on the wall. Are there any requirements for torsion bar ...
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Garage door weather seal replacement — Wrap around bracket

I would like to replace the weather seal at the bottom of my garage door. The issue is that the bottom bracket of the door is a "wrap" around bracket (see picture). In order to slide the old seal off, ...
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Sealing a Garage door during hurricane flooding

In 2016, hurricane Irma caused flooding of 8 inches into the garage. Thankfully the flooding did not go into the interior of the house. Hurricane Dorian is imminent: I do not expect to be able to ...
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Use Doorbird D202 Doorbell to open/close Hormann Promatic Garage Door

I have a Doorbird D202 Doorbell and a Hormann Promatic Garage door. I want to use the Doorbird to Open the Garage Door This is the connection I believe we need to connect the Doorbird to in the ...
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Programming Travel on LiftMaster Gone Wrong

I've been having intermittent problems with my garage door opener either reopening after closing (fully) or opening after partial closing. I could force it closed by holding down the button. This only ...
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Hot Garage - Do Garage Door Vents Work?

My Garage gets hot in the summer! Outside temp might be 85 degrees Fahrenheit but in the garage it's over 110. If I leave the door open about 8 inches temperature equals out. Issues with leaving ...
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What could cause a garage door opener trolley to only travel a few inches?

I have an older (circa year 2000) Chamberlain belt-drive opener. Today the trolley has started misbehaving. It opened the door fine this morning, but now will only travel a few inches down from the "...
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How can I add a button for a garage door opener?

I have the following scheme for my garage door opener: and I want to add a push button to this. Is it enough to connect a push button just as any other button: GND to scheme's GND and PB to the ...
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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 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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Would a bit of grease on overhead door cables or bearings cause the springs to break?

I have a roll-up (2 car-width) garage door. The right top torsion spring broke. I would have fixed it myself, but no time. I called out a repair company, and they guy came out and said that I need to ...
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I locked myself out of garage, how can I get back in?

I locked myself out of the garage (Craftsman/Liftmaster 315). I used the wall control to put the door down, but I had accidentally activated "vacation mode." The remote control will not let me in ...
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Can I replace a window in a garage gable wall without adding a modern header?

So, I have an older construction home (1948, a great year for lumber in MN) with a detached garage connected to the breezeway. The garage roof structure has rafters and collar ties with two storage ...
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Garage door torsion spring size

My Garage door has two torsion springs for a 7'X 16' door. The springs are two different sizes. How do I know which size to replace it with?
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Garage roller shutter door opening by itself

It has a remote control switch and brand is Centurion Australia. I closed but it opens by itself after few hours. I recently tried to add a duplicate remote key but that was incompatible and so the ...
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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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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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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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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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Clone gate and garage access Remote

I have a HOA gate entrance that uses a Linear ACT-34B (318 MHz) remote and two Liftmaster 8550W garage doors (315 MHz). Is there a clone or learning remote that would consolidate these into one remote?...
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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 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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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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New garage door opener belt sags when opening

I recently replaced our chain driven garage door opener (which functioned fine for 9 years) with a Chamberlain MyQ opener which runs off of a belt, instead. It was nearly a direct swap and all works ...
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Is garage door insulation beneficial in South Florida?

I'm in South Florida and I have a west exposed garage door. The garage door is metal (possibly aluminum). The garage is not air conditioned. There is insulation between the house and the garage. There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What could be causing my garage door to randomly open and close?

A few mornings ago, my wife and I noticed that our garage door started opening and closing with no discernible pattern. It would stay closed for some period of time, open suddenly, and sometimes ...
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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 ...