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Old 02-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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AFTER INSTALLING BOTTOM PORTION IS TITLED AT AN ANGLE WHEN CLOSED ie \
I DID NOTICE HINGE IS ABOUT TWO INCHES FROM BOTTOM OF DOOR
ANY RECOMMENDATION?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Post a picture so we can see what your talking about.
Is there not elongated slots that can be adjusted on the roller brackets?
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AFTER INSTALLING BOTTOM PORTION IS TITLED AT AN ANGLE WHEN CLOSED ie \
I DID NOTICE HINGE IS ABOUT TWO INCHES FROM BOTTOM OF DOOR
ANY RECOMMENDATION?

I hang garage doors for a living.

Crooked when closed can be from many things. Panels not set level when starting install, tracks not plumb, cable tension not equal, etc.

There should be no hinge at bottom of door.

Bottom fixtures/bottom brackets are fastened to bottom outside corners of the bottom section. Cables attach to special fitting on those. Hole locations should be pre drilled to ensure the line up.

A word of EXTREME caution!!!!!
All components that cables and springs attach to are under extreme tension!!
Moving things attached to door while door is "sprung" can be very dangerous!!
The instructions that come in the hardware box should be a good place to start before installation
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On most sectional doors, the hinges are numbered 1 through however many are needed. Make sure you used the number 1 hinges at the top of the lowest panel, number 2 at the top of the second, etc. Make sure the hinges are installed right side up. The offset of the roller changes on the hinges by number, so if you put the wrong hinges in a certain position, the panels will set wrong.
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The bottom bracket should be flush with bottom of the panel. The hinges are numbered starting with #1. It sounds like you may have the hinges on the wrong panel.
FTR two spring balance doors. Tension on springs do not level door be careful of some of the advise on this thread.
Always secure spring tension before working on your bottom brackets, cables, and springs.
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