04:58PM | 09/02/06
Member Since: 09/01/06
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Can I use a regular belt drive Garage door opener on its side to open a sliding garage door? I have a Craftsman model 139.53919 opener. The door is reg size and has two metal rollors at top that travel on an iron rail, door slides eazy,but heavy 2x4s and plywood.Sears was no help with this question. Thank you


07:46PM | 09/02/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
No guarantees, but I think that it could be made to work.

But I would not mount it sideways. The belt might sag and cause problems.

but you would need to fabricate a right angle bracket to go from the trolley to the door.

Here are some commercial units designed for sliding gates.

And here is a Liftmaster Model from Chamberlain. The same company that makes the Craftsman openers.,1064,uid-imxjb2JjYm5maw==_2319-id-185,00.html

Notice the similar to GDO track and trolley system.

You might also want to email tech support at aaaremotes or post in their forums.


07:43AM | 09/05/06
Member Since: 09/01/06
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Thank you Billhart,

Your suggestion makes alot more sense.

My next problem I have to solve is fixing the elec. that goes to my garage. Ive had two Electricians out that thought they had fixed it, but everytime it rains it blows the breaker in my basement, so I took a shovel started digging up the line,,was only 6 inches deep with no conduit around the elec. line..So I might get my garage door opener in by next spring..Thanks agian


04:49PM | 09/05/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
For direct burial cable it needs to be 24" deep.

For Ridgit or intermetial metal conduit (this stuff is more like pipe, it is heaver than EMT) then it can be 6"

For PVC conduit it can be 18"

If this is limited to a 15 or 20 amp circuit and GFCI protected (before it goes under ground) then it can 12" deep.



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