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Old 07-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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i am planning to have a 14w-10h garage rollup door to fence up the entry to my driveway from the alley (i live in a city). there is no actual garage, just a driveway so this door would act like a gate.

considering that a steel rollup door that size would be heavy, i was wondering what kind of depth for post holes i would be looking at. i will have to dig pretty close to the fences on both sides, which will make it more difficult to do it with an auger but i guess i can always hire someone for the hard work.

also, does anybody have a clue as to how many amps a motor for something like this would require? i am fine with anything up to 20A, 30 would be pushing it for my current resources.

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A standard 1/2 hp garage door opener should handle it. The door won't be that heavy to lift. It will be counter ballanced by the springs.

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how many amps does 1/2 HP take ?
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my guess would be around 3A. is that about right?
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Just out of curiousty what do you plan to hang the openner on? A standard style garage door openner is hung from the rafters, as you don't have this are you planning on using a sky hook of some kind?

Would it not be better to consider a sliding gate as opposed to a roll up door?

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Not all door openers hang from the ceiling. Some mount to the wall beside the door. The door can go straight up also instead of overhead or be rollup.

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Just out of curiousty what do you plan to hang the openner on? A standard style garage door openner is hung from the rafters, as you don't have this are you planning on using a sky hook of some kind?

Would it not be better to consider a sliding gate as opposed to a roll up door?
absolutely not. there will be two posts, one on each side, much like goal posts in rugby. the opener can hang on one of them.

i cannot have a sliding door because i want to have only two, not four posts. i now have just enough room to park two cars side by side, putting two more posts behind would mess that up.
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