03:34PM | 04/27/14
I have a cat 5 or 6 pre-wire in my garage for an opener. I have a cat 5 by the door to the house that I connected the white and the orange/white the door opener. HOwever, on either side of the garage door (for the safety sensors) and where the opener is attached to the ceiling, the cat 5 or 6 wiring in the boxes is a continuous strand of cable. Do I just cut the ceiling cable in half, connect the orange and orange-white wires to the opener and then cut the sensor cables in half, connecting the white to the white of the sensor wire and black/white to the black wire of the sensor wire, then with the other sensor, repeat the process. And at the ceiling, twist all the whites together and all the black/whites together & put them in the white and grey connectors on the motor housing??????


06:19PM | 05/09/14
Member Since: 05/09/14
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I just purchased a home with a garage prewired with CAT5e for the garage door opener. I've got the white and white/black bell wire for the sensors and white & white/red for the opener, but I'd like to use the pre-wired stuff so I don't have to tack the bell wire across the garage. I see that CAT5e has 4 pairs (orange, green, blue, and brown), but I don't know which of those to use. Do I just pair the correct colors together, pick two, and be consistent?

I assume the wiring is tacked down above the finished ceiling, or I'd just tape the bell wire to the end of the CATe and pull it through.

The opener is a Craftsman belt drive, Model 139.53918D.


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