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Garage Door Opener Powers Shed's Double Doors
"As I get older, I find it's a lot easier to push a button to open doors than it is to manually open them," jokes Glen Schweppe, Syracuse, Neb., who recently sent FARM SHOW photos of a 10 by 12-ft. metal utility shed he recently built. A garage door opener is used to automatically swing open a set of double doors.
  Key to success of the idea is a metal bracket that's attached to the opener's chain and rides back and forth along the rail. A pair of arms made from 1-in. tubing bolt to the bracket and to the doors, in place of the single rod that would normally be used. The chain runs backward to push the doors open, and forward to close them.
  "It works pretty much like a regular garage door opener, except it runs backward and is attached to two arms instead of one," says Schweppe. "It doesn't take much pressure to push the doors so the opener has no trouble handling two doors. I adjust how far the bracket travels just like I would if I was using the opener conventionally."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glen Schweppe, 1355 S. 32nd Rd., Syracuse, Neb. 68446 (ph 402 269-2602).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1