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Old 06-10-2019, 01:04 AM   #11
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I raised the car with no issues and plenty of space. Heck, I can lift my truck with no issues. Very happy with the results. Now to get the garage door reconfigured. I am unable to post pictures because I am member of photobucket and they want money now to upload photos. I haven’t decided on a photo hosting website yet. It seems they all want access to all of my photos.
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I raised the car with no issues and plenty of space. Heck, I can lift my truck with no issues. Very happy with the results. Now to get the garage door reconfigured. I am unable to post pictures because I am member of photobucket and they want money now to upload photos. I haven’t decided on a photo hosting website yet. It seems they all want access to all of my photos.
You can post your photos directly from your home computer... using the 'attachment' feature; no internet photo address necessary.
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this is the way I do it and works fine.
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Really! Nice! When did that happen? I guess I missed it! Can you post from an iPhone or iPad?

Whoohoo. Looks like it worked. My ceiling is 9 ft high. Garage door is 8 ft. Distance from the ramps at full lift to the collar ties is 7’5”.

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It does look good. It helps a lot that your roof isn't a real low pitch, that's when problems arise. And nice to see you can post pics, it's much better than a link to pics that may change someday and they will be lost for the archives.
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Thanks. Yes, roof is a 7-12 pitch.
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I have been getting quotes from local companies to convert my std lift garage door to a high lift door that will follow the ceiling and am a little disappointed. $1600 seems very high for this! I can source the parts and do it myself but I need to know what springs to use. I’ll be using the 400-54 drums. 27” of high lift and then following a 30 degree pitch for approximately 5 more feet. I am planning on using 12 foot cables. It has a single 34” spring on it now that gives perfect balance. Wood door 8x8. .243 coil, 2” ID. Not sure how many turns. I would like to use two springs in case one would fail. Can anyone help me on what springs I would need? Thanks.

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I have been getting quotes from local companies to convert my std lift garage door to a high lift door that will follow the ceiling and am a little disappointed. $1600 seems very high for this! I can source the parts and do it myself but I need to know what springs to use. I’ll be using the 400-54 drums. 27” of high lift and then following a 30 degree pitch for approximately 5 more feet. I am planning on using 12 foot cables. It has a single 34” spring on it now that gives perfect balance. Wood door 8x8. .243 coil, 2” ID. Not sure how many turns. I would like to use two springs in case one would fail. Can anyone help me on what springs I would need? Thanks.
I'd replace that wooden door, they are very heavy compared to the new doors.

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