WD made a similar model before making the IDrive. It used a battery all the
time and for backup and gave them problems. My parents have the Idrive and
it works well on their WD door. WD also makes a model for other brand
doors. Called the torsion IDrive I believe. THe only thing I don't like
about it is the free keypad is flimsy and the buzzer volume is not
adjustable and too quiet when the door is closed and you entered something
in the keypad and you want to hear the buzzer to make sure the door is about
to open. If my 3 motors ever brake I would replace them each with IDrives.
OK, picked one up today at Lowes... install is not hard but 1 hour? No
way (unless you have the perfect setup). I am having to build up the
header, etc. Also, it's very dangerous... I was working on the
installation. Neighbor, my wife and 5 year old knock on the garage door
so they can get in to borrow a table for the neighbors garage sale. I
open the door and forgot that I left a hammer on the ledge at the top.
Of course, it couldn't hit my wife or neighbor, it had to hit my
daughter on the head. No major damage but one scared daughter and set
of parents (lots of blood too). It must have been a glancing blow with
one of the tines. small cut, no lump. I should be finished in another
1-2 hours tomorrow. I imagine that someone who does this every day
could get done in about 1-2 hours total.
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