I previously asked for opinions on Garage Door Openers and just want to update:
i purchased a Chamberlain Whisper Drive (belt) from Lowe's. I had one of
their contractors install it. Seems to be working fine, it's nice and
convenient and does all the things I need it to do. The motor is quiet
although I think the garage roof needs a bit of insulation as the door makes a
bit of noise.
Thanks to all who gave advice to me...
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Get a ratcheting socket wrench and tighten all bolts on door - there are
likely a hundred. They get loose over time. Then buy white grease
specifically made for garage door screw drives and hinges, or another
synthetic high melting point grease (Home Depot, e.g.) and finger the grease
into all moving parts of all hinges between the articulating segments of the
door. Squirt heavy oil, like motor oil, into the ball bearings of the
rollers on the track. All this will silence much of the noise and rattling.
To add to that....run some white grease or motor oil over your springs with
a rag. Use a light coat so the oil doesn't drip down onto your door. I'd
also recommend replacing the rollers with 2" Nylon head rollers which will
make the door even quieter. Steel headed rollers rolling on steel tracks
sort of defeats the purpose of a Belt driven opener.
Good luck :)
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