Garage Doors

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby splosh » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:25 pm

They split in the middle. For the returning side I used an I beam the width of the garage to mount the door running gear and motor on to. For the End Wall Side was easy and able to mount the track and motor directly onto the wall.
Works great.

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Postby drcarrera » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Just to say I've had a pair of Garador doors for about two years and been very pleased with them. Another positive for me is that they have a relativity tight fit against the ground and are sealed up the sides so keep drafts and vermin out of the garage. The larger door, which is 5m wide, we converted from two smaller up-and-overs although we did need an RSJ fitted as the central pillar was load bearing.
We have two large and two small remotes which can all operate both doors.

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Herzeg » Thu May 25, 2017 8:12 am

My house isn't that big! :geek2:
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby chrisfell » Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am

My ideal house would be a couple of rooms, one to eat in, one to sleep and ..um.. rest? in (plus one to perform one's toilet in), and the rest would be ALL GARAGE. Four bays minimum, all with double height. Plus rooms off for storage of spare parts, little used machinery, essential plant (compressor back up generator), and a volatiles room. And a room for relaxing in, with a few chairs, a screen to view the DVDs of restoration techniques etc. This room ought also to be big enough to house the one concours quality or otherwise highly significant car, should it ever be acquired.

SWMBO thinks she needs a room in the house as well, which would not be called a sewing room. And then we worry about accomodating visitors (although why anyone would want to visit me when I'm up to my armpits in axle grease is anybody's guess).
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Postby Gfhug » Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 am

Chatting with a bricklayer doing some work for me and he told of a gentleman nearby who, quite a few years ago, had a large barn conversion. The requirement was for a large picture window from his bedroom looking into the next part of the barn which had been made into his garage.

He was able to lie in his bed and look at his, genuine, D Type.

Will that do Chris?

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Postby Simon P » Thu May 25, 2017 12:05 pm

:yeahthat:

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby chrisfell » Thu May 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Gfhug wrote:Chatting with a bricklayer doing some work for me and he told of a gentleman nearby who, quite a few years ago, had a large barn conversion. The requirement was for a large picture window from his bedroom looking into the next part of the barn which had been made into his garage.

He was able to lie in his bed and look at his, genuine, D Type.

Will that do Chris?

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A garage fit for a D-Type, and the requisit D, would do very nicely indeed.

Now where is that lottery ticket?
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Gfhug » Thu May 25, 2017 7:37 pm

But the D Type wouldn't be as practical for popping down to Tescos for the shopping Chris.
I can't even imagine one being taken on the public roads much. Not a genuine one, seen a couple of replicas.
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Gfhug » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Christopher, did you ever find suitable replacement doors for your garage (the conversation about garage floors reminded me we hadn't heard of the resolution)?

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby christopher storey » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:31 pm

Geoff et al : in the end I was advised to go for a sectional rather than a roller, which apparently in large sizes bow with sun-induced temperature rise. Since the people who are doing it do both, they really had no axe to grind. It was then a tossup between Carteck and Hormann, and I chose Carteck who could do the exact size whereas with Hormann I was limited to 5metres which would have given me nearly 2 feet to fill in. Now about 3 weeks away from fitment ( I hope ) . Total cost about £3,600 inc VAT

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby christopher storey » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:36 pm

Just to round this off, and to thank all those who made suggestions, I have now had the 18 foot Carteck door installed , and amazingly with a bit of a squeeze I have got 3 cars in side by side ( a mark 2 and 2 E types ) which is a real bonus. I have not yet tried putting cars "round the corner" in the area which has no doors, but all who have seen it think it will be a real help

If I knew how to post pics now I would do so :questionmarks:

BTW, I give full marks to the supplier who was Lakes Doors of Garstang near Preston. Reasonably competitive price, good advice on what to choose , delivered in the timespan forecast give or take a day or two , and fitted by two extremely competent and pleasant young men who worked like Trojans ( 9.5 hours ) , and best of all left site with all the rubbish cleared away and carted off including brickwork . Recommended without hesitation
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Tony » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:14 pm

Great to hear you got a good job and the doors are working well
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Mark Gordon » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:40 pm

christopher storey wrote:
If I knew how to post pics now I would do so :questionmarks:



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It's easy, Christopher; even I can do it. Just go to the bottom of your reply window and click on "Add image to post". The click on "Chose images" and you'll see a window with your desktop contents. Browse that window to find the desired image and click on it then click on "Open" at the bottom right. Your image should then be added to your reply like the one above that I ran as a test.
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby christopher storey » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:51 am

Mark : thank you for that very concise instruction. Image added !

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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby Tony » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:57 pm

Just testing how to post an image from your instruction.

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Hey, it works, who needs photo bucket.
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Postby Heuer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:23 am

You may also want to update your Avatar rather than the ugly Photobucket spam notice. If you click on your 'User Control Panel' from your username tab at the top of the home screen, then click Profile and 'Edit Avatar' you can upload to the Forum server from the 'Avatar Type' drop down.
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Re: Garage Doors

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Postby christopher storey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:39 am

David : that puzzles me, because I don't think I've ever had an avatar, and certainly none appears against my entries on my screen. Is one appearing against any post of mine on other screens ?

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Postby Heuer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am

Sorry Christopher, I was replying to Tony who has since got rid of his avatar.
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