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Old 02-03-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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this garage door is not reasonably level?

My door... looks unlevel.
Would you let this pass?


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Old 02-03-2014, 11:02 PM   #2
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Is it in the slab or in the door?

There are adjustments that can be made to the ladder more simply.


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Old 02-04-2014, 03:22 AM   #3
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Pass what?
Is this a home your thinking of buying?
Someone installed a new door and you think it's wrong?
A door installer should not be responsible for your failing driveway, but there are ways to make it better by adding a tapered wedge to the bottom of the door.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
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Hard to tell for sure, but looks to me like it is off a similar amount at the top as well, so I would suspect that the concrete is high someplace near the center of the opening, causing the door to cock one way when it's down, or, more likely that something, whether a spring that needs adjustment, bent track, etc. is preventing it from wanting to close properly. I'd start with a line (string) from one jamb to the other, so see how flat the concrete is. Then I would disconnect the opener, and operate the door manually, to see how it performs.
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Appears level at the top visually. Only way to find out, is to place a six foot level across the top of the door. All slabs are going to settle one way or the other. So you end up with one corner of the door at the bottom, looking higher then the other.

You can adjust the drop of the door, by adjusting the traveler, to compensate for the slab heave and drop. There should be a rubber bubble gasket at the bottom of the door, to allow it to keep stuff from getting under it. If that is missing or dried out, it needs to be replaced.
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