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  1. Windows and Doors
    I have a Bad Landlord who doesn't refuse to fix-my-garage door...he just never does it. After 5 Months of manually opening and closing my door, my patience & frustration have been exhausted and I've decided to just-try and fix-it-myself OR at get an estimate of how much it would cost-to-fix so...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hello All, I've monkeyed with enough garage doors, but this ones got me... - Overhead 10ft residential steel garage door with fiberglass insulation panels slipped in (previous owner). *each panel has a reinforcement strip. - dual springs, 11 rotations (based on the line, I haven't fully...
  3. Insulation
    Hello, all. New member here. My wife and I recently built a new house, and put a windowed garage door in, instead of a traditional patio door. For reference, the door is the Amarr Vista, and is 8'x8'. The glass is a great thermal barrier, but the door frame itself needs some insulation. Here is...
  4. Electrical
    Several times in the last three years my garage door has opened on its own. When it does this, it will not go back down unless I unplug it or switch the circuit breaker off and then back on. It first happened during a thunder storm so I thought it was a power surge. I plugged it into a surge...
  5. Electrical
    Have spent a lot of money on buying a new garage door opener and now wanna know if I can save some by installing it by myself. Want to be sure what size motor do I need for electric garage door opener if the door is 132.24 lbs? Is it even possible to do it without help and which tools I`ll need?
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hi Everyone - Looking for some suggestions. I have an older 1991 Wayne-Dalton Garage door. I'm unable to determine the exact model. One of the extension springs snapped recently. I weighed the door using a basic home scale which is close to accurate - I got a weight of about 106lbs. I...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Sorry if this is not the correct forum to post in. There isn't a garage related forum on diychatroom. My broken garage door: https://imgur.com/a/gt5WssJ So a few days ago my garage broke. As shown in the picture album, the spring and the hook which hook into the garage door opener broke...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, In short, is this doable / safe/ etc.? I would like to cut out a 4 inch strip of drywall in my garage ceiling in order to mount the garage door opener belt high enough - It needs to be 1-2 inches higher to avoid contact with the garage door as it opens. Could you please advise if this...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    So a month back we had a thunderstorm and we lost power and had several breakers trip. Everything else in the house seems fine except for my garage door opener is not functioning now. So the photo eyes were lit up showing they were getting power, but the mounted button on the wall for the light...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    When it rains, the rain comes in through underneath my garage door. Time to fix that! :-) I cut off the bottom of the garage door. I installed the weatherstripping. I cut the rubber threshold to size. In theory, it's all good, but... The sidewalk cement outside the garage is higher than...
  11. Windows and Doors
    Hello - Over the past week or so I noticed that my automatic garage door is stopping at various heights while going up. This is not consistent - it does not happen every time I open it, nor does it happen at the same height. I increased the up force slightly (It's currently about 50% or 60% of...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Just bought an old house with an old garage. The garage door actually works fine, but the outside looks bad, with the bottom panel broken/rotted away, and I'd like to repair it. It's a 7'h x 17'w wood door. But interestingly, the exterior seems to be some sort of painted foam board, with wood...
  13. Windows and Doors
    Last year I re-did all the hardware on my garage door (extension spring system) All new cables, safety cables, springs, pulleys, and mounting hardware. One of the springs flew off a while back and no one ever fixed it until I did. I matched the spring color (red) and used the same strength...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I've been struggling with what to do with my garage door frame for the last couple of weeks. Let me give you some background. I apologize for being wordy. Garage: 2 car garage with single 16' door Aluminum siding with styrofoam backing Appear to be fiberboard behind the siding, there...
  15. Windows and Doors
    I have a garage door opener on a double door. The door closes fully and stops. Then about 15 minutes later it opens without any action on my part. I tested this for several 15 minute intervals and found that it continually stayed closed for 14 - 16 minute intervals then opened on its own...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone. Recently my dad took on the task of converting our garage into a bedroom. He wanted to add a wall so he can add a door to enter from the front of the garage, but with the garage door still fully functioning. That way there could still be some room for storage in the garage. What...
  17. Electrical
    Hello All, I have no experience with with any electrical installation so excuse my stupid questions. I want to install a photo eye for a garage door. The power drive has only 4 connectors: NEC Class 2 RED WHITE BLACK YELLOW How will I connect my PE to it? I...
  18. Windows and Doors
    Hello Everyone, The 2x4's that support my metal garage door track are rotted. I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace them without making extra work and ensuring I get the door operating properly. The pictures aren't the best, but I was hoping they would provide enough information...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    Dear experts, I used to lubricate my garage door screw with grease in a tube. But for some reason it is gone from my Lowe's store, so I bought 3-in-1 Garage Door Lube. But I am not sure if this is a right choice, as it is a liquid (spray). Could you please tell me the truth? Thanks.
  20. Insulation
    My garage (and the bedroom above it) are very cold and not insulated very well. Big picture, we'd like to re-insulate the whole garage, but for the time being we're just trying to warm it up however we can. I was at work looking at rigid-foam garage door insulation kits: Went ahead and...
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