Garage door opener ?'s

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  1. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    So had a 20 year old garage door opener crap out on me last night. Would like some recommendations if anyone has any. The door is 16 foot wide and 9 ft tall current opener is back 11 ft from the door. Also can I replace it myself or am I going to need to find a hand.
    I have installed one a long time ago but I had a hand with that one, I know it is pretty easy just not sure if I can do it on my own.
     
  2. brianhos

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    I had mine crap out a few years back. It was cheap and quick to just hire it out. I think we got new springs, a new opener, exterior keypad, everything for under $400. Plus it was all done in a day.
     
  3. twittkop

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    Call Dan's Overhead Doors in North Liberty. We moved into a new house that didn't have a garage door opener, less than a year ago. They install a single piece rail and the operator we got has a lifetime warranty on the motor. I think it was around $400 for the operator, keypad and installation.
     
  4. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Bah I am a do it yourselfer I don't need to have someone do it for me. I was just hoping for some tips on installation by myself.
     
  5. CyPlainsDrifter

    CyPlainsDrifter Well-Known Member

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    I have done a few and always alone. It's not that bad. Just read the directions and think ahead. It will go fine.
     
  6. Wesley

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    You can also replace the bottom panel of the garage door for about $300 if someone you know and respect tries to rip it off...
     
  7. BCforISU

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    I installed one last year with my buddy helping me out. They are really easy to install anymore, plus you should pretty much have all the mounts already from the old one. I got one from menards for under $200. Took us a couple hours to get it up and running, I went with the screw drive, much quieter than the chain style. I am a do it yourself type, I have put two in, one for me, one for my buddy, nothing to it. Always nice to have help, at least they can hand you a beer if nothing else. Good Luck!
     
  8. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I did one with help before too, so I know pretty much how it goes. I just got the old one taken down kinda messy but got it done. I went ahead with the chain drive again because I don't really care how loud it is. Plus the guy at lowes says they don't sell many of them. And I figured since the last one was a chamberlain that it might be easier to go with a chamberlain again since most of the remotes will still work.
     
  9. BCforISU

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    good enough, they all work the same. How old is your shorthair?
     
  10. kinda personal to ask about a guys manscaping habits dont yah think? :wink:
     
  11. cytech

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    The picture is old she is 13 months old now and still more then a handful. She wants to help out with the opener but is proving to be more of a distraction.
     
  12. BCforISU

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    they only get better, I can't wait to get another one. The one on mine is my dad's, he is only 5 months now, but I want to find a solid liver female next may, but looks like I will have to buy from west coast area. good luck with the opener.
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    Make sure to use a ladder.:smile:
     
  14. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind coming this way to get one the breeder I got mine from has great dogs. My dogs mom is a champion show dog as are alot of her off spring( I am not into that type of thing) and the dad is a master hunter.
     
  15. BCforISU

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    do they have solid liver pups ever? guess I can't tell if yours is or not, I have agents in your area so I am there quite a bit, may be an option.
     
  16. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Mine is solid liver and roan except for a silver tipped tail. The mom is solid liver and roan and the dad is white. But there was 3 liver and roan pups when I got mine. I got my pup end of feb last year so I would guess he probably just went through a litter.
     

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