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ipokrov 12-07-2012 06:31 PM

Garage door replacement - rear support bracket question
 
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Hello,

I planning on replacing my garage door with a new clopay value plus metal door. I read in the installation manual that the door does not come with a rear brackets, but the old door already has brackets that tracks attach too.

My question is do I need to replace them? they are about 60 years old (I think, not sure if they even had garage doors back then :) ) Appear to be solid. I think they are cold press metal, pretty thick.

pictures attached.

thanks
ipokrov

Maintenance 6 12-08-2012 06:26 AM

They look fine from the pictures. Measure between them and as long as they are in the right position, re-use them. Be sure they are properly attached above the ceiling. A steel strap like that will carry a lot of weight.

joecaption 12-08-2012 07:14 AM

Those look better then what most people use now.

ipokrov 12-08-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Maintenance 6 (Post 1068753)
They look fine from the pictures. Measure between them and as long as they are in the right position, re-use them. Be sure they are properly attached above the ceiling. A steel strap like that will carry a lot of weight.


Thanks, I will check how they are attached above, I assume that they should be attached properly now. they are currently support an old wood door that I think is heavier than new one. I will measure the distance, but I hope sense I replacing with same size door, the new tracks should be close in size to what I have now.

ipokrov 12-08-2012 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1068771)
Those look better then what most people use now.


I think so too. I looked at what HD carries and look flimsy. This is old school rolled steel.

Maintenance 6 12-08-2012 01:44 PM

If you have to drill them for an eye bolt to attach the spring, be sure not to drill too much material away.


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