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Old 02-12-2022, 08:10 PM
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Just told your story about the door to Tracey. She looked at me and laughed then told me the story of Linnie's garage door. Seems it was snowing last week and her husband Kenny pulled into the driveway with his truck broke traction then the wheels bit before he could let off the gas. Yup, went clean through the garage door and barely got stopped before hitting Linnies car. But, it gets better couldn't go in through the garage and neither Linnie or Kenny had a key for the front door. Called a locksmith $125 later they got in They called a garage door outfit a couple days later. $2000 homeowners insurance has a $1000 deductible and parts are a month out. So, don't feel too bad Chris it looks like your getting off easy in comparison.
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Old 02-12-2022, 11:24 PM
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Just told your story about the door to Tracey. She looked at me and laughed then told me the story of Linnie's garage door. Seems it was snowing last week and her husband Kenny pulled into the driveway with his truck broke traction then the wheels bit before he could let off the gas. Yup, went clean through the garage door and barely got stopped before hitting Linnies car. But, it gets better couldn't go in through the garage and neither Linnie or Kenny had a key for the front door. Called a locksmith $125 later they got in They called a garage door outfit a couple days later. $2000 homeowners insurance has a $1000 deductible and parts are a month out. So, don't feel too bad Chris it looks like your getting off easy in comparison.
Hope is new door does not come damaged like mine did.
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Old 02-13-2022, 01:40 PM
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Just told your story about the door to Tracey. She looked at me and laughed then told me the story of Linnie's garage door. Seems it was snowing last week and her husband Kenny pulled into the driveway with his truck broke traction then the wheels bit before he could let off the gas. Yup, went clean through the garage door and barely got stopped before hitting Linnies car. But, it gets better couldn't go in through the garage and neither Linnie or Kenny had a key for the front door. Called a locksmith $125 later they got in They called a garage door outfit a couple days later. $2000 homeowners insurance has a $1000 deductible and parts are a month out. So, don't feel too bad Chris it looks like your getting off easy in comparison.
Kenny is not going to live that down for a couple of years
However, I bet there's a house key on the ignition key ring now.
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Picked up the garage door today Sitting inside the garage. Snow forecast for the next 5 days, so hurry up and wait.
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Found the outside 1x4 trim boards that the door will sit against are rotted at the bottom so removed them and will get new ones installed. Forecast now says no rain tomorrow so maybe get to replacing the trim boards. Do have 2 panels in place to keep the dog in.
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CRAP!!! While reading the instructions I find I do not have the punched angle iron Door opener kit to reinforce the top panel where the opener attaches. At least it is in stock. Pick it up tomorrow. Cheap bastards make you buy more parts to finish the job.!!!!
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CRAP!!! While reading the instructions I find I do not have the punched angle iron Door opener kit to reinforce the top panel where the opener attaches. At least it is in stock. Pick it up tomorrow. Cheap bastards make you buy more parts to finish the job.!!!!

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Wish that were true. The angle they have is a formed angle 13 gauge with 1 1/4" legs 4' long with 1/4" holes spaced apart 2" full length on both legs.
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CRAP!!! While reading the instructions I find I do not have the punched angle iron Door opener kit to reinforce the top panel where the opener attaches. At least it is in stock. Pick it up tomorrow. Cheap bastards make you buy more parts to finish the job.!!!!
When my garage door was installed they left out part of the top reinforcement, and now it has a kink in the top panel. And a little crack.

It looks like a real challenge to TIG weld this 0.20” steel. I’m not going to buy a new panel. I’m gonna weld up the crack and reinforce it and conceal it.

The panel is textured or dimpled in a sort of wood grain pattern so I can mock up the welding to imitate that a little bit.

Anyhow this did not turn out to be a problem until I changed the spring on the garage door. The torsion spring had broken prematurely, and I put a bigger spring on it.

I believe the original spring was overwound in order to work this 16’ door.

I wound the spring up to the recommended tension. When it wouldn’t open the first time, I turned up the force on my opener and kinked the door. LOL Like a dumbass I never popped the emergency latch open to check the balance of the door first.

When I wound the spring, I had everything locked down with clamps so I wouldn’t lose my lifting cable tension.

I tightened up the spring and now I need to patch the top of the door. I’m glad I didn’t destroy the whole panel because mine has windows in it as well and as you know, you have to special order those things.
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Old 04-14-2022, 03:44 PM
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Been a bit too cold to get back to the garage door project. Have the door reinforcing kit now, just need a bit more warmer temps to work on it. 40s is a bit too cold for my bare hands.
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