2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Garage Door Opener Powers Shed's 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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