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Old 01-07-2012, 07:39 AM   #4066
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Those pics are depressing . Some people know how to live.
Yeah, I imagine two of those doors cost more than I have in my whole shop, so far. But, good on 'em that they can afford it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #4067
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Best option for a low headroom setup is a jackshaft operator. They're a bit more expensive but require next to no headroom. I work for a garage door company, and you'd need around a foot of headroom to fit an overhead operator.

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I have a garage door question for you castle dwellers:

Do you know of any garage door openers that require little to no clearance between the roll-up door and ceiling? I would like to add an automatic opener to my one car garage, but the ceiling is so low the garage door rubs as it goes up. I need something with a track about 1 inch thick.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #4068
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A little update:

The drywall taping is done:




Driveway is paved:





Getting closer and closer.

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #4069
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Best option for a low headroom setup is a jackshaft operator. They're a bit more expensive but require next to no headroom. I work for a garage door company, and you'd need around a foot of headroom to fit an overhead operator.
IF you have enough depth to your garage you can extend the cable and move the entire mechanism back behind the raised depth of your garage door. I have seen this a few times. Simple and effective, and doesn't require any more than the few inches the track takes from the headroom.

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #4070
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A little update:
The drywall taping is done:
Driveway is paved:
Crap! You've got some progress going on.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #4071
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IF you have enough depth to your garage you can extend the cable and move the entire mechanism back behind the raised depth of your garage door. I have seen this a few times. Simple and effective, and doesn't require any more than the few inches the track takes from the headroom.

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A trolley operator in general only needs a couple of extra inches of headroom, and if you have it, go for it. I was talking about total headroom, which includes the operator and also the drums if you are using a torsion system. The lowest of the low for good operation would be to use an extension to the rear set up.

Original poster, measure from the top of the door to the ceiling, and that will tell you how much headroom you've got. If it is 11 inches or so, you're good to go.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:24 PM   #4072
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Crap! You've got some progress going on.
Thanks! Next a little paint and some VCT flooring in an interesting pattern.

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Old 01-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #4073
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Thanks! Next a little paint and some VCT flooring in an interesting pattern.

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Look around RaceDeck's site for inspiration.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #4074
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Look around RaceDeck's site for inspiration.
I've been using their designer page to come up with alternatives. Very cool resource, even tells the number of tiles for each design.

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #4075
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I've been using their designer page to come up with alternatives. Very cool resource, even tells the number of tiles for each design.

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I thought that was cool, too.

I'm going with some type of "deck" material, but, don't know what brand or when.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #4076
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I thought that was cool, too.

I'm going with some type of "deck" material, but, don't know what brand or when.
If you ask, Racetrack will mail you a sample of their product. VERY STURDY!

I ordered my sample with the diamond plate one. For a 12x 24 garage with a bavarian blue and white tile it is just over 1K.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #4077
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If you ask, Racetrack will mail you a sample of their product. VERY STURDY!

I ordered my sample with the diamond plate one. For a 12x 24 garage with a bavarian blue and white tile it is just over 1K.
How big was the sample, and can everyone order me one and send it over?
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #4078
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I thought that was cool, too.

I'm going with some type of "deck" material, but, don't know what brand or when.
Here are the three top runners for my design.

My current favorite.


My wife's favorite. The independent lines will be in front of the man door and main door.


A compromise.

My current plan is to have the workbench on the top left (back wall), and the cabinets on the left side middle wall.

Thoughts?

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #4079
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How about just a classic black and white pattern ?
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #4080
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How about just a classic black and white pattern ?
I don't think he has enough of the black tile for a checkerboard effect.

I like #1.
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