Ideas wanted

Ideas wanted

Carl Cochran
Carl Cochran

April 1st, 2012, 1:27 am #1

OK, so I have to try to fix the garage door. The issue is the people that set it up before I lives here had no re enforcement where the opener connected to the door. Resulting in this




Sorry for the links and quality but I did not edit the photos at all.


I am looking for ideas. I have thought of U bolts and a plate that has been tapped to accept bolts. Als,o maybe wleding nuts to the back of a plate once again attached by u bolts. Problem, How would I get u bolts behind the post?


Any ideas , and suggestions welcome.







Thank you,


Carl
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Hans
Hans

April 1st, 2012, 2:43 am #2

Looks like that section of channel should come right off.

Pull it off, put a backing plate behind it, and all done.

-Hans
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Russ Kepler
Russ Kepler

April 1st, 2012, 3:33 pm #3

OK, so I have to try to fix the garage door. The issue is the people that set it up before I lives here had no re enforcement where the opener connected to the door. Resulting in this




Sorry for the links and quality but I did not edit the photos at all.


I am looking for ideas. I have thought of U bolts and a plate that has been tapped to accept bolts. Als,o maybe wleding nuts to the back of a plate once again attached by u bolts. Problem, How would I get u bolts behind the post?


Any ideas , and suggestions welcome.







Thank you,


Carl
I'm something of a minimalist and would simple bump out the panel with a couple of pieces of plywood on either side of the post and a member across the post. All could be glued and screwed in place and the arm from the door closer screwed to the part across the post half an hour later.
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Bruce Bergman
Bruce Bergman

April 2nd, 2012, 7:39 am #4

OK, so I have to try to fix the garage door. The issue is the people that set it up before I lives here had no re enforcement where the opener connected to the door. Resulting in this




Sorry for the links and quality but I did not edit the photos at all.


I am looking for ideas. I have thought of U bolts and a plate that has been tapped to accept bolts. Als,o maybe wleding nuts to the back of a plate once again attached by u bolts. Problem, How would I get u bolts behind the post?


Any ideas , and suggestions welcome.







Thank you,


Carl
...on what you have on hand. If you have a Riv-Nutter Tool and the 1/4-20 inserts, you could just bump the center channel flat again and zap them into the old sheet-metal screw holes. Or move the holes down an inch and get fresh steel, the worst is you have to readjust the garage opener's limit stops.

I'd take a strip of heavy sheetmetal about 4" wide and go vertically, zap it into the upper and lower section channel with a few more of those #12 or #14 hex sheet-metal self-drillers - or some healthy Pop Rivets, then put the Riv-Nuts through two layers and screw the door opener arm back on.

Or if all you have around is plywood, make a strip that goes the height of the door section, screw it in place, and reattach the operator arm on top.
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Carl Cochran
Carl Cochran

April 2nd, 2012, 2:40 pm #5

OK, so I have to try to fix the garage door. The issue is the people that set it up before I lives here had no re enforcement where the opener connected to the door. Resulting in this




Sorry for the links and quality but I did not edit the photos at all.


I am looking for ideas. I have thought of U bolts and a plate that has been tapped to accept bolts. Als,o maybe wleding nuts to the back of a plate once again attached by u bolts. Problem, How would I get u bolts behind the post?


Any ideas , and suggestions welcome.







Thank you,


Carl
Thanks for the ideas. I have a couple of different options now that I didn't think of.
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MarkF
MarkF

April 2nd, 2012, 2:43 pm #6

OK, so I have to try to fix the garage door. The issue is the people that set it up before I lives here had no re enforcement where the opener connected to the door. Resulting in this




Sorry for the links and quality but I did not edit the photos at all.


I am looking for ideas. I have thought of U bolts and a plate that has been tapped to accept bolts. Als,o maybe wleding nuts to the back of a plate once again attached by u bolts. Problem, How would I get u bolts behind the post?


Any ideas , and suggestions welcome.







Thank you,


Carl
Get one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Garage-Door-Opera ... B002VCPNYI

They should be available at the local BigBox.
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