Heavy-Duty Garage Door Opener and Features

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 8, Part 4



With a growing number of people working from home these days, it's important to have sufficient power for home office needs. Ron Ford from Kohler joins Bob onsite to talk about a new Kohler Generator system being installed for just that purpose.

On the other end of the house, new Wayne-Dalton Carriage House garage doors are being installed (for use with a Craftsman garage door opener). Also, Bob tours the Jackson homestead in Newton, MA.
Part 1: Installing a Home Back-Up Generator
Part 2: Tour of the Jackson Homestead in Newton, MA
Part 3: Installing Carriage-Style Garage Doors
Part 4: Heavy-Duty Garage Door Opener and Features
Bob takes a look at a new Sears garage door opener, a 3/4 horsepower unit that's among the strongest on the market. The unit features a keypad that allows access if you need to get in the garage from the home's exterior without the remote control.

To meet safety requirements, the opener has an electric eye that reverses the door's downward motion if it senses an object (or small child!) in the way.
This project focuses on the construction of a Colonial-style home built with both history and the future in mind. While the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home will have a traditional exterior and interior detailing, the plan will suit the needs of a modern family, including easy-maintenance fireplaces, a great room, master suite, sun room, 3-car garage, and a large walk-out basement with plenty of room for recreation and indoor/outdoor living.

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