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Old 02-12-2018, 08:40 AM   #11
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I think that dimensions and photos of the potential lift spaces would be helpful.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #12
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Yes pics please !! I know Id like to see these garages, sounds really cool !!
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:45 AM   #13
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:24 AM   #14
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I'll do that in a day or two.

I also just realized I will probably need to reconfigure the garage door to allow the car to be lifted at the same time as the door is up.
There is an old non-insulated steel door there now. I was going to replace it anyway with a nice insulated fiberglass one - this just make it a 'requirement' - I think.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #15
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I'll do that in a day or two.

I also just realized I will probably need to reconfigure the garage door to allow the car to be lifted at the same time as the door is up.
There is an old non-insulated steel door there now. I was going to replace it anyway with a nice insulated fiberglass one - this just make it a 'requirement' - I think.

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Good idea to replace the door, I did this many years ago and it makes a big difference in keeping the garage warm ... I also added a heater which REALLY makes the garage a very comfortable place to be in in the winter.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:02 AM   #16
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I'll do that in a day or two.

I also just realized I will probably need to reconfigure the garage door to allow the car to be lifted at the same time as the door is up.
There is an old non-insulated steel door there now. I was going to replace it anyway with a nice insulated fiberglass one - this just make it a 'requirement' - I think.

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Make sure you do a jackshaft opener with a high lift kit, don't just do a standard door motor up higher.
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Make sure you do a jackshaft opener with a high lift kit, don't just do a standard door motor up higher.
Also, call around on quotes. Most of the door suppliers that we were looking at wanted double the final quote for our specified door. Which is a lot when it's an insulated glass Clopay.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:06 PM   #18
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Also, call around on quotes. Most of the door suppliers that we were looking at wanted double the final quote for our specified door. Which is a lot when it's an insulated glass Clopay.
When I was looking at doors, I found that HD runs sales that blow away any other quotes I got anywhere else - then they sub-out the work to the same guys who were giving higher quotes. We never actually bought a door, but that's another story.
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FWIW, I have a Bendpak 2-post 10klb lift and it has been great.
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When I was looking at doors, I found that HD runs sales that blow away any other quotes I got anywhere else - then they sub-out the work to the same guys who were giving higher quotes. We never actually bought a door, but that's another story.
When we need a new garage door, we just wait for a neighbor to park her stick shift car in the driveway, leave it in neutral, not set the brake, and then let her insurance pick up the tab. I thought that's what everyone does.
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