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High Reach Door Opener
"I've got a standard size garage door, 10 ft. wide and 7 ft. high, on my machine shed which has 14-ft. high ceilings. I didn't want the horizontal portion of the track to use up valuable space right in the center of the building, so I lengthened the track vertically so the door would run up to the ceiling. It starts curving about 13 ft. up," says Mike Grace, Elberon, Iowa. "There was no way a conventionally-mounted door opener could be used so at first I lifted the door manually with a rope. To install an automatic opener, I bolted a bracket made from 1-in. box tubing to one corner of the door, and attached the end of the bracket to the door opener. I bolted the end of the opener's mounting bracket to the floor and the 112-hp electric motor to the wall. I built a sheet metal guard around the chain. The door opener can be radio controlled from any vehicle."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike Grace, RR 1, Elberon, Iowa 52225 (ph 319 444-2906).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4