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Boost 06-21-2011 03:36 PM

Garage Door Opener Low Headroom
I'm trying to install Garage door opener but I have low clearance about 6 inches above the garage door. Will I be able to install regular garage door openers?

DexterII 06-21-2011 04:10 PM

You should check the installation manual for the specific openers that you are considering to purchase, and you can very likely do that on the manufacturer's website. You may want to have someone help you check your clearance, so that they can move the door while you measure, as the top corner will possibly be higher at the point where it breaks from vertical to horizontal than when it is in the fully raised, horizontal, position. If a standard opener will not work, and you have torsion springs, there are side-mounted openers as well.

gregzoll 06-21-2011 06:56 PM

There are kits for these type of installations. Most likely, you may have to go with the Wayne Dalton iDrive that is a small high torque motor that fits on the spring assembly above the door, and use a low ceiling kit.

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