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Old 09-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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I have a 24' x 24' garage. The two garage doors are 8' tall. My problem is the clearance of the garage door and the trusses is minimal to say the least.

The only way I see that I can install the two openers is to notch 2 or 3 trusses to get the necessary clearance for the rail.

If this is the only way.....I would of course bolt 2x4 supports on both sides of the notches.

Is there any other way to do this?

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A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2Ē of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2Ē minimum). Call an overhead garage door company for a quote on that system.

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I assume you have an 8 foot ceiling.Can you exchange these doors for 7 foot?
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Rick,
Liftmaster makes a residential jackshaft operator that mounts off to the side.
http://www.liftmaster.com/consumerwe...px?modelId=834

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The only way I see that I can install the two openers is to notch 2 or 3 trusses to get the necessary clearance for the rail
You can't notch trusses
They are designed as a one piece engineered assembly
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A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2Ē of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2Ē minimum). Call an overhead garage door company for a quote on that system.
Thank you for the info. I'll contact someone locally.
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Rick,
Liftmaster makes a residential jackshaft operator that mounts off to the side.
http://www.liftmaster.com/consumerwe...px?modelId=834

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saw that in action at the local Home Show recently. Its VERY quiet and it's not much more than a standard opener. Cool product, it gets my vote.

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