03:33PM | 03/13/06
Member Since: 02/04/06
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I am installing a new garage door opener. The new one is shorter than my old one and the ceiling mount is in the wrong place. Do I make a new mounting area on the ceiling or can I salvage the old one somehow? If making a new one suggestions on how to do it properly (without brining down the ceiling)


06:03AM | 03/14/06
Member Since: 06/06/03
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I ran into this once (it was 20 years ago so my memory may be rusty--as well as the installation).

My preference would be to make a new mounting area--and make sure it's secured properly to joists! But as I recall, I think angle-brackets and bracing were also supplied with the new unit to assist the install.

There is a lot of variation. And be careful...garage doors can be VERY HEAVY! Make sure no kids, etc. are around while you're working on it.

Good luck.


-k2 in CO

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09:04AM | 03/14/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
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You just need to make sure that you attache the brackets to the ceiling joist.

If they run parallel to the door then you need to move over one or two and if it would end up in the middel between two then use long enough "angle iron" so that it spands 2.



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