Garage door openers

Fishy

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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

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A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.
 
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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

What I want...

A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.
Most of the new models have a WiFi option. It's helpful when my son constantly loses his keys at school. I installed one myself and the other one I paid to have installed. I recommend the latter. Also, if you like being able to hear the door open then make sure you get a chain drive. The belt-driven ones are incredibly quiet.
 
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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

What I want...

A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.
Need a little more info... what is the issue? Electronics or motor? Ours is dying a slow death, as we need to hold the one touch button until the door gets to the bottom. Its just a bad relay, but its too much trouble to fix.
 

FriarJ

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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

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A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.
I just installed 2 of these this fall. You will be happy, if that is possible for you. Especially if your garage has no other lighting, like mine do.
 
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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

What I want...

A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.

I don't know the best ones, but avoid garage genie at all cost. They are terrible and require nearly monthly reprogramming.
 

FriarJ

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Buy a basic reliable one. Bells and whistles on a garage door opener seems like a waste of money. It just needs to open and close your garage door. It is not an entertainment source
My wife has a habit of forgetting to close hers. I close it from my phone no matter where I am. That was worth the hundred bucks extra, plus as I said I wanted bright lighting.
 
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Lock and knob on the outside - you unlock the door and grab the knob kind of do a shoulder raise and like magic the door opens.

Rope on the inside and you grab it and you kind of do a lat pull down and the door closes.

Or get a barn and slide the door to the side.

Hope this helps!!!!
 
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Do not buy a Ryobi garage door opener. They are pure garbage. I can only help from this side.
 
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Belt, not chain? I get quieter, but belts wear out.
I prefer the louder one. Our neighbors opener would sometimes open our garage door. Only way I knew my door was open was being able to hear it.
 
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I have a Chamberlain and enjoy when the garage panel pops up on CarPlay when you’re within a certain distance of the house. It saves, quite literally, a fingernail’s worth of effort, but I enjoy it. From a more practical standpoint, it is useful because I sometimes (or...cough...someone else in my house) will forget to close the garage those many years ago when we left the house for work, and I can just close it from my office.
 
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I prefer the louder one. Our neighbors opener would sometimes open our garage door. Only way I knew my door was open was being able to hear it.
Can’t you change the frequency? Or channel of the frequency?
 
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So I see others on this thread also have wives who sometimes don't close the garage door when they leave the house. I ask my wife all the time how the heck can she do that so it's just good to know I'm not alone.

Good to know there are now garage door openers that are internet connected so you can check the door is closed when you're not home. Mine is about 10 years old so obviously doesn't have that capability but the rest of our house (all doors, lights, thermostats, etc.) is connected. I just hope the Russians don't hack our Wifi because we'd be ****ed.
 
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I have a Chamberlain and enjoy when the garage panel pops up on CarPlay when you’re within a certain distance of the house. It saves, quite literally, a fingernail’s worth of effort, but I enjoy it. From a more practical standpoint, it is useful because I sometimes (or...cough...someone else in my house) will forget to close the garage those many years ago when we left the house for work, and I can just close it from my office.

YUp, I have one too. I am constantly getting deliveries for my business, so I open and close the door for the delivery guy with my phone.
 
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Also, highly recommend the opener that bolts directly to the tension spring shaft. Forget that center track/chain-belt nonsense.
 
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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

What I want...

A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.

I just got one yesterday. Precision Overhead Garage, works off your phone, remote, keypad, you name it, they got it. 1877 491 0424
 
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Mine died. I do not feel like researching new ones.

What I want...

A fancy-ass garage door opener that is ridiculously over-engineered for what it does.
 
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Precision Overhead Doors. Got one yesterday from them. Works off your cell phone. 1-877 491 0424
 

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