8 thoughts on “5 – Super low profile garage door install

  • December 28, 2013 at 5:53 am
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    Awesome job. Great idea for the top panel! Love it when spur of the moment
    re-engineering works out so great :)

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  • December 28, 2013 at 8:10 am
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    I was going to suggest that you mount a sliding gate latch to the top of
    the door on each side. Then drill holes in the track to be able to lock the
    door down and do the same at the top when the door is up so it won’t come
    down.

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  • December 28, 2013 at 9:12 am
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    Get a set of “break away” hinges. They are essentially what you made but
    more robust. Then install a strut across the top section. Further down the
    road, you could potentially install an opener and never have to put your
    hands on it again.

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  • December 29, 2013 at 5:37 am
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    Looks good thats awesome the way u made the hinges

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  • January 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm
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    You could have the other door become a sliding door or have them open
    outward.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 3:31 am
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    This is essentially what I meant in my other comment, but you need to flip
    the hinge around. The hinge is so thin that it will easily bend with use.
    If you want, I’ll give you my e-mail address and we can talk.

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  • January 30, 2014 at 6:20 am
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    Slick ideas! Here’s one that might workā€¦ well.. two actually. You can cut a
    couple inches off the bottom of the vertical tracks, and use those same
    style of top roller mounts you’ve made, then just install some cheap POS
    opener from Craigslist, and then it’s just a matter of hitting a button to
    get that door open. With a normal opener, it would pull in and push out
    your top section as needed. If you can find something like a Genie
    Excellerator for cheap, those were pretty much meant to be mounted flush
    against the ceiling, and it would handle pulling in the top section before
    the door can go up, and pushing the top section back against the opening
    when it closes. This would also solve the need for some type of lock on the
    top section to hold it in place.
    As for your hinged side doors, back in the old days they used what was
    called a “side sectional” (still used in Europe, actually) door, which
    could be accomplished with some barn door slider hardware, and then a
    threshold of sorts to hold the bottom of the door in place. You could have
    it slide down away from the garage door as far as possible before rounding
    the corner. Then there’s no notching your exterior door, and no having move
    the tracks for the garage door every time. That could be locked by a simple
    drop bolt on the back end of the door, since having the garage door, you’d
    have easy access to get in and unlock the slider.

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  • October 25, 2014 at 5:27 am
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    Try super sneak hinges these are made for exactly what you are going
    through.

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