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TexasNightSky

05:00PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 03/06/05
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I have two garage doors that are offset sorta like this:

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There is about a 2-3 foot distance in the offset of the doors. Is it possible to put in a garage door opener and a frame to raise them both at the same time or am I stuck buying two openers? I would rather buy one strong opener for 250 than two openers for 190 each.

Of course if anyone knows where I can get a cheap (but good quality) set of openers then that would be another option to consider.

Thanks,

Mike

TexasNightSky

05:12PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 03/06/05
2 lifetime posts
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Jim D

11:28PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
TexasNightSky - hi, I'm not making any sense from your diagram but I think I understand what you're asking. You have two separate garage doors that are offset in some way - not like a normal double garage with separate doors sitting side by side, but with one door that sits back further than the other door. You want to open both doors at the same time with the same garage door opener (GDO).

If it can be done, I'm guessing you'd have to have the space to mount the GDO rail centered in between the space where the two doors travel. Then, you'd need a welder or fabricator to build a T-shaped bracket. The foot of the T would connect to the GDO opener up on the rail. The ends of the top of the T would branch out to the bracket on each garage door (the bracket that would normally connect to the GDO opener). Of course, with the doors being offset, you wouldn't have a real T-shaped bracket. A top view of the bracket (if I understand your situation) might look like this:

(Door 1)

------

| (Door 2)

| ------

| |

------------

|

|

(to GDO opener)

You'll need a very strong motor on your GDO depending on the weight of the doors and the weight of the bracket. It's possible one of your nearby overhead door installers has encountered a similar installation and may have better advice for you. Please let us know how you resolve this, or if I've misunderstood the situation. (I'll be unable to view the BBS and respond until Thursday, March 10...) Good Luck - regards! Jim D/West Point, VA

Jim D

11:33PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
TexasNightSky - hi, I see my post didn't get the diagram I made straight either. Let me try it horizontally:

Door 1

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|-------|

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|------(to GDO)

|

...| |

...| |

...|----|

...| (Door 2)

...| (ignore the dots;

(they're for spacing)

If this doesn't work, I hope my word picture did...Jim D/West Point, VA


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