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I knew there was a reason the previous owner didn't have garage door openers up! Damn. Well, we purchase two and I started to install them tonight just to find out when the door opens it hits the bar. What(if anything) can we do about this? :wink:
 

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You could try remounting the top rollers higher toward the upper edge of the top panel. But there is a problem with that, in that the door may not shut flat and flush if you remount them too high. You can't get into the curve with them when the door is shut, or the top won't seal.
 

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This is exteme, but if the rafters/joists run the right way (probably don't, and that will kill this idea anyway), how do you feel about recessing an open bottom box beam up there? The bar could nestle up in the recess.
 

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My brother had the same issue. The low clearance kit was no good either. He had enough room to move the whole unit to the back of the garage so no part of the garage door track was above the door.
I attached a long angle iron to the door and that "L" shaped piece of metal that would get attached to the door.
Works fine.
Ron
 

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I was in a garage the other day and I was looking around (why, I dont know, I cant stop looking at how stuff works). Anyway, they had two sets of track, the top panel ran on the lower track and the rest ran on the upper track. Does this make sense?
 
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