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Sep 4, 2006
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Finally got my garagedoor (clopay r12.9) 8×8 garage door installed along with liftmaster 8355w gdopener. Loving the smoothness of the belt drive compared to the noisy crafstman chain drive i had before. Th gdo makes jst enough noise for me to recognise that the gdo is opening as that feels like a security assurance for me. The guys were very patient and took almost 5 hrs to finish . Would definately recommend the can-door(gtadoors.ca) for garage door opener install/ garage door install.
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Jan 26, 2013
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Whitby
I have a garage where I did not get the remote control from the previous owner. Is it possible to get a replacement remote? I'm hoping I don't have to replace the entire system.
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bcodemz wrote:
Jun 1st, 2018 5:52 pm
I have a garage where I did not get the remote control from the previous owner. Is it possible to get a replacement remote? I'm hoping I don't have to replace the entire system.
I have seen universal remotes in HD and Lowes. You can google your gdo model number and see. Which one iscompatible.
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Oct 24, 2008
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Toronto
Can anyone recommend garage door repairman? Old door, out of tracks, needs to be re-installed. Thornhill.
Thanks!
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I just recently painted my builder installed wooden garage doors. I noticed that the bottom panel was not lined up with the joining panel just above it in the close position. Upon further inspection I noticed the bolts on the inside were all very loose which was causing the door to be misaligned when down in the closed position. The only reason why I noticed it is because I had removed the outside weather stripping.

My question to the garage door experts out there: Should all the bolts be on tight and this time should I install lock nut washers so the bolts don't come loose again??
Looks like my RFD account was recently hacked. I do not sell anything on RFD especially GC's.
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not a garage specialist but I owned a wooden 10x7 door. Yes, every bolt should be tight, from the hinges to the mounts for the guide wheels. Since its wood, dont over tighten other wise youll see it depress from the other side. you can use loc-tite or a lock nut if you can find the correct thread pitch. if your panels have separate are a frame comprised of separate panels (like for optional windows), whenever I have spare caulking, I use it up sealing those gaps where the joints are. You might have to adjust your garage opener or look for what might cause your door to experience unnecessary vibration. For mine, the door sat too tightly against the frame, and the door opener would struggle, then jerk the whole garage door into raising.
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Dec 31, 2007
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Richmond Hill
When I press the close button the door goes down a foot before going back up. The light flashes. I have to hold down the button to close all the way.

I can see the green indicator light on.

I did a brief clean of the sensors but thought that if the indicator is green that nothing is obstructing the light beam and that the door should close.

Suggestions? Thx.
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Feb 11, 2007
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enwhyRFD wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 12:03 pm
When I press the close button the door goes down a foot before going back up. The light flashes. I have to hold down the button to close all the way.

I can see the green indicator light on.

I did a brief clean of the sensors but thought that if the indicator is green that nothing is obstructing the light beam and that the door should close.

Suggestions? Thx.
Make sure the sensor wires aren't damaged, where the opener isn't seeing the signal.
Be sure the door isn't being jammed up.

You should disconnect the door from the opener and see if it works. If it does, then the door is probably jamming up, or your springs could be too tight, or maybe you have a broken one.
If you a low door with cables, then make sure they're hooked up.
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Oct 31, 2010
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is there a ballpark range of how much it cost to install a garage opener?

also, is there a garage opener i should looking out for? I remember seeing some chamberlain deals at Costco, anyone know if they're still on? if not, any recommendations?
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Oct 24, 2008
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Toronto
Johnny1978 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2018 5:42 pm
Hi Chevale, we were facing the same problem with my garage door tracks. Luckily we did get a good deal and instead of a costly repair we just got a brand new garage door. Best decision we could have ever made, and haven't had any problems with our garage door since. We got it done with Promaster Garage Doors in Toronto, I believe their number is 1 877-903-6677. The technician that came to our home was very knowledgeable and actually helped us save hundreds in the long run, which we were really happy about. Hope this helps!
Thank you! Fixed the old one with Markham Garage Doors. Can highly recommend them.
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Nov 23, 2010
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I have this black rubber looking button on the side of my garage door (its dark out now otherwise I would take a picture)

Does anyone have any idea what this may be? I was wanting to paint the area, but that big black thing is in the way?
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Jul 2, 2013
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Aurora
chillychin wrote:
Sep 17th, 2018 9:09 pm
I have this black rubber looking button on the side of my garage door (its dark out now otherwise I would take a picture)

Does anyone have any idea what this may be? I was wanting to paint the area, but that big black thing is in the way?
Its probably for your water meter guy to read your usage.
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Jul 4, 2012
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OTTAWA
To reinforce the top of a garage door for an opener, is it adequate to use an angle iron or do I need the strut/bar specifically designed for garage doors? Where can I buy the strut?
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Jan 18, 2007
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Hi,

I'm trying to find and price out a 10'x7' garage door kit. Looking at home depot, lowes, rona, reno depot websites it doesn't seem like they carry that size.

Are there stores/manufacturers in GTA I can contact for pricing that will sell and deliver just the kit, or am I stuck looking on kijiji or pricing the full installation job?

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