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Old 01-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hey all,

We have a quality LiftMaster screw-drive opener on our double garage door. It's known to be a quiet one.

When in the garage, when you open it - it does open rather quietly.

However, the room above is the baby's room. In that room - the sound really rumbles. I'd say it feels louder up there then in the garage itself.

My opener is hanging on angle irom from the garage ceiling. Anything I can do to somehow quiet it down? Perhaps rubber bushings where it's lag-bolted into studs?

I called LiftMaster who told me to call a local dealer. I've called a few - and none have any idea for a fix.

The single only fix I've thought of is to move the opener and attach all the way to the back wall (not under the baby's room). Then use a long pole to attach the carrier to the door.

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My opener is hanging on angle irom from the garage ceiling. Anything I can do to somehow quiet it down? Perhaps rubber bushings where it's lag-bolted into studs?

I called LiftMaster who told me to call a local dealer. I've called a few - and none have any idea for a fix.
Really? No already known to help isolation damper?
Surely this question has come up for them before.

Probably... they don't want to suggest you do X..
and then when you aren't completely satisfied have you unhappy (or worse).

The vibration is the issue/cause (my assumption) not the noise per se.
Take a look through these things for some ideas:
http://www.rubber-group.com/isolationmounts.html

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You need to figure out if the noise is from the drive or the door moving in the track.

My door used to make a lot of noise....I replaced the hard plastic wheels with nylon wheels...mad a difference.

I would do this....

I assume the liftmaster has a disconnect so that you can raise and lower the door without the drive....

Disconnect the drive and raise/lower our door. See how much noise it makes.

Then operate the liftmaster....see how much noise it makes.

If it is in fact your source of noise....and your using angle iron as the attachment....rugger isolation pucs would help. Check out Grainger for options.
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