The door is fine. It is an old heavy wood double door. The opener seems to
be malfunctioning or getting stray signals that are interfering with it. It
is an old Stanley chain drive.
What is the electric eye system? The car was halfway out, so an "eye"
slightly above floor level wouldn't have done any good. ( I just answered my
own question, didn't I? Mount it higher. ))
I'll check that out.
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Sent: July 6, 2008 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] garage door
Are you talking about the garage door itself malfunctioning or a garage door
opener? If it was the opener, did it not have an electric eye safety
I just installed a neat opener made by Liftmaster. It is their model 3800
and it works by turning the bar above the door (called a Jackshaft type)
rather than the traditional type that pulls the door up. You mount it to
the wall next to the door rather in the middle of the ceiling. It is easier
to mount and doesn't clutter up your ceiling area, which was important for
me as I have a lift that a traditional style would have interfered with.
-- "Robert Duquette" <email@example.com> wrote:
Panic set in as I had the Midget pushed halfway out of the garage today, so
that I could get a ladder out, and the garage door started to close. I ran
and pulled the string which I thought was the emergency stop and pulled it
right out and watched the door hit the windshield and bounce back.
Mentally, the blue words were flying. There is some white paint on the
glass and everything else looked okay, but I didn't look closely, as I
wanted to calm down first. The door had been acting up a bit and a new one
has been added to my to do list.
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