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Old 11-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Garage Door Install

I have a Garage Door by C.H.I Overhead Doors. I recently bought a garage door opener and wanted to install it. While I was looking at the Garage door itself, it has a sticker on it that basically says, "Do not attach a garage door opener without a reinforcement bar". Then it says to refer to the instruction manual, which I do not have since I didn't install the garage door. I can’t seem to find a manual on C.H.I's website.

I assume the reinforcement bar is what I would attach to the garage door, and then I attach the garage door opener to that? Is there any standard type of reinforcement bar that I should get? I have a steel door, so I assume the reinforcement bar is that I don't rip the garage door opener arm from the garage door.

Also I was looking at my garage door and I see red screws, what is the significance of the red screws vs the other screws?




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Old 11-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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I'd get a piece of aluminum angle iron at the home store and use it to brace the top of the top section where the opener arm attaches.


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Old 11-17-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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Get some perforated angle. Cut two pcs and form a "T" and screw/bolt it to the center of the top panel of the door. Home depot/Lowes have it.

It wouldn't hurt to find out where the angle should be fastened. If it's an insulated door there should be a reinforced piece designed for that purpose. Keep searching for someone that has a manual or......take your chances. Just my 2

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