Actually, it sounds like that would work if you have room for the
20" rise at the door. The main thing, IMO would be to keep the
tracks as reasonably close to level as you can but perfection
isn't necessary. I think you have a workable solution, IMO at
Be certain you keep those track to track spacings right, and when
you lift the door by hand for the first time, closely watch the
rollers to be certain nothing is being stressed or pulled out of
: Thanks all especially Pop for that huge reply!
: Ok I took some measurements. The rail has a 12" radius bend, so
: told (though it seems more like 15" to me). Guys said it could
: on a 32"" bend, which would raise the rails up by 20 inches.
: 16' wide x 7' high, vinyl or plastic surface on a wooden
: The current opener has to go up 32" (more that I had originally
: thought). Right now it sits about 5 inches below what I think
: horizontal. If I pull this up 10 inches so its angled the other
: would still be almost flat. So now I have 30 inches (from the
: increase in radius plus lifting up the motor 10". Ok I can live
: that. Can this work? Rails would be horizontal too. I also have
: if the door will come back any more this way, because the back
: motor is flush below a large steel I-beam in the middle of the
: I can't go back any more than that. If someone wants to see a
: could email you!