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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 ...
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Best way to reinforce beam for a deadbolt?

I want to install a deadbolt into the garage door but with that one beam of wood I feel someone could easily kick it open? What's the best way to reinforce it before installing a deadbolt. Or if ...
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Garage door does not close flush along the top

My garage door is sized 6'6" x 9'. The ceiling is somewhat low, about 7' tall. The door has what I'm told are "sleds" to assist with the top of the door turning quicker so it doesn't hit the ceiling. ...
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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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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 there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely?

Is there a way to know if my garage door is open remotely? Some times I find my garage door open for no reason. I have expensive bikes in the garage and I don't want to worry about them. Maybe get a ...
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Do garage door springs LOSE their “spring”?

On a one-piece, single-car door that's rarely opened (springs usually stretched), do they eventually stretch, thus stopping the opener from working?
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Garage Door Part?

I'm having trouble finding this piece. The garage door is an old manual door for a shed that was missing the bracket when we got the home. Without this bracket, the top left corner of the door hangs ...
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What's the best way to fix a panel garage door?

I have an old garage door that has segmented panels. The panels look like some kind of mdf or hard board, but they have begun to rot. The wood holding the panels in place is fine, but 2 of the ...
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Up and over garage door transformation

This up and over door is working properly, but I would like to make the house more accessible. This door is a bit heavy and you have to work against gravity to open in entirely. My idea was to cut ...
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Manual garage door won't fully close

I disconnected my automatic garage door opener and I can see when closing the door manually, and it's almost at the bottom, the remaining panel gets stuck and it won't fully close. There is no visible ...
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What type of garage door seal is this?

Is this a type I cannot find, or is this just a normal flat rubber type that has been shoved into the kerf cut, folded over, and stapled? If the latter is the case, any idea why someone would do it ...
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Is glue failure on garage door critical?

The frame of my metal garage door has pulled away from the door. I can see in other images on the web that this frame is not always present. Is the frame for structural integrity or for adding and ...
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How do I keep water from getting under the garage door?

Our garage door, pictured below, is right on a sidewalk that slopes downward slightly as it moves past the garage. The result is that one side of the garage door is 4 inches below grade while the ...
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Unable to close Garage door with remote

I’ve made a video of the issue. I have a craftsman garage door mechanism and can open the garage door with the remote but unable to close my garage door via the remote. I can do both the tasks via the ...
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How to sound proof bedroom floor above garage door?

We live in an apartment building. Our two bedrooms are directly above the building's garage door. The opening and closing of the garage door disrupts the peace at home and sleep of my family. Since ...
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garage door opener motor drive problem

Ihave a 1988 Stanley dlux 1/3hp door opener that cracked the gear case where the worm gear engages the rest of the mechanism. I replaced the gear case and there is nothing that is binding or seized, ...
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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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Garage door opener stops--even when I take the chain off the gear!

My garage door opener (LiftMaster 1/3 HP) stops partially through the cycle of closing the door. I have removed the chain from the gear attached to the sprocket, and tried cycling it like that. I ...
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How can I convert from an overhead door to a man door?

A property I purchased has a detached and pretty solid detached garage in the back on a raised cement foundation. It has running electricity and I have no need for it, so I'm considering turning it ...
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Building my own garage door - are my plans going to work?

I am building my own three section wood garage door. I can save a few grand this way and get exactly what I want. But, I also want to make sure I do it right. I have a local overhead door company that ...
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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 make my garage door quieter?

My garage door is loud. I didn't realize this until I visited a friend who has a garage door that's nearly silent. He says he has a belt-driven door opener and nylon door wheels, while I have chain-...
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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 can I fix my garage door lock?

I have 2 problems with my garage door, first is that both of my remotes don't open the garage door, however the rolling mechanism works just fine once I get inside the garage and manually hit the open ...
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Does a whole garage door need to be replaced if the middle bracket broke?

I have an aluminum garage door that looks in great shape; the only problem is one of the brackets in the middle of the garage door broke. I thought someone would be able to weld it back together, but ...
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New garage door opener, can't push door down, rail buckles up instead

I've installed a new garage door opener after my old one just stopped working. It's a Genie PowerMax 1200 I followed the instructions to a Tee. I have a solid door instead of a paneled door, so I ...
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Can I convert a roll up garage door to a side-hinged door?

Can an old up and over garage door be converted to a traditional hinged swing open door, my door is an up and over but does not give enough clearance for my needs now . in order to save a bit of money ...
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Do I really need garage door tune ups?

A friend of mine sent me a link to a "garage door tune up service". I've never heard of getting a garage door tuned up... but I've never owned a house before either. A couple weeks ago I had trouble ...
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How can I safely cut the cable on a broken garage door?

Late last summer, a tree fell on our garage. The garage being made of corrugated aluminum, it was pretty well crumpled. Before winter hit, we were able to get everything off the frame but the garage ...
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Without Access to the Garage Interior, How Can I Replace the Handle/Lock?

I have an external garage, with a manual overhead door (no powered opener). There is no side access door. After the recent winter, I tried opening the garage again, and the handle will not turn. I ...
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How can I fix a garage door motor that runs but doesn't move the chain?

I have a Craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener. It's always been a little finicky, but tonight it stopped working. In the middle of going up as tonight, the door halted, leaving a gap between the door ...
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How can I replace a tilt up garage door, with near zero clearance, low overhead?

I have a 'tilt up' garage door with an past-end-of-life track. I'm told by several local garage door companies that tilt up hardware is not made any more. Yet even the low clearance roll-up overhead ...
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What style of lock for swinging garage doors that shift with the weather?

This is a rim lock on a swinging "carriage style" garage door from 1925. The lock is terrible, very hard to adjust, and to keep adjusted as seasonal variations occur in the spacing. The lock is ...