Call me a worrywart, but every time I open or close my garage doors, I
look up and watch with worry the belt retract or un tract. I think -
I have two nice cars sitting underneath, what happens if the mechanism
breaks? Anyone know if these things have any history of breaking and
damaging cars underneath?
Can't help you with your brand of garage door lifter, but a more likely
danger is the breaking of the springs used to equalize the weight of the
door. Mine are parallel to the sides of the door and there are cables
available that run inside the spring to keep it from falling should one
break. They are available at Home Depot and other stores.
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You know - you're right. I wasn't even considering the spring
potential. I'll take a look to see how they are secured. And do
something if they are not.
Few years back we had a bad storm come through where our cabin is.
Neighbor never used garage for vehicles, just to store odds and ends that
accumulated over years
Drove home in spanking new pickup truck just as storm broke.
Parks next to garage, and while sitting in cab enjoying new car smell,
micro-cell burst above him with lighting strikes top of pine tree nearby.
Wind breaks off tree 30 feet from top, which then lands on garage and rolls
Cab is crushed, windows are popped, and doors are jammed shut.
Took 3 hours for emergency crew to get to him and cut him out of new truck
Garage is now used to park all vehicles ALL the time..
All the junk was used to raise money for others who suffered losses in
On 4/5/2013 5:41 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My co-worker's husband had his Fancy Toyota truck smashed up from a
rotting wooden garage door that was lifting up with a Liftmaster. Door
fell apart and the front had about $5000 with of damage or so I'm told.
Does that count? :)
If you are gonna keep using a 50 year old wooden rooten garage door,
they wouldn't trust a liftmaster after this story.
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