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Old 08-08-2016, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tonymission View Post
Don't ask because you don't know or because you don't want to remember? ;-)
Oh, I know... very well. Wish the builder made the ceilings 120" all around. I'd have 2 lifts.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:10 PM
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For the guys here that have high rise doors, how close are the rails to the ceiling? Mine are 12" which seems a lot, when I asked the installer he told me he needed clearance for the spring tool...
6" from bottom of rail to ceiling. 1.5" between door aND ceiling.


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Old 08-08-2016, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by awew911 View Post


6" from bottom of rail to ceiling. 1.5" between door aND ceiling.


Thanks I thought so! Mine is twice as far!


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Old 08-08-2016, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post
Thanks I thought so! Mine is twice as far!


Had a guy come custom build mine. Try to find an independent installer. The big ones had no idea...


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Old 08-08-2016, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by awew911 View Post



Had a guy come custom build mine. Try to find an independent installer. The big ones had no idea...


Thanks I'll try to find one in my area!
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post
Thanks I thought so! Mine is twice as far!


My high lift doors look just like yours. I am just starting to look into getting a lift installed and i want to understand why the door rails are an issue as the car should fit between thee rails - what am i missing?
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tgibrit View Post
My high lift doors look just like yours. I am just starting to look into getting a lift installed and i want to understand why the door rails are an issue as the car should fit between thee rails - what am i missing?
Because the door slides in them and it will hit your car, you need to measure with the door in the up position.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM
For the guys here that have high rise doors, how close are the rails to the ceiling? Mine are 12" which seems a lot, when I asked the installer he told me he needed clearance for the spring tool...
The trick is to go torsion style springs. I am approx 6 inches from top on the rails. Changing to a torsion spring setup got a lot of hardware out of the way that would have normally forced to go lower on the rails.

I think it's a big plus because it allows additional height and clearance for the vehicles on and under the lift.
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Old 08-09-2016, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post
Because the door slides in them and it will hit your car, you need to measure with the door in the up position.
i can adjust where the door stops, so i should be able to set it so only the top part of the door will cover part of the rear. Need to be careful with my measurements though.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post
For the guys here that have high rise doors, how close are the rails to the ceiling? Mine are 12" which seems a lot, when I asked the installer he told me he needed clearance for the spring tool...

4.5"
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DrJupeman View Post
4.5"
Thanks I knew 12" was not right
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:07 PM
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Mine are 5.5"
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:55 PM
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I'm having my rails raised, installing a side-mount new 1.0 hp garage door motor (yeah my current one is like a 20-yr old 0.5 hp center motor from Sears), and having my garage door's rear braces changed from wood to narrower but stronger & lighter aluminum... including the labor this will cost me $950.

And then the 4-post lift is next.... installed I'm looking at ~$3,000. So 4K'ish total. Burning Benjamins...
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bossing
I'm having my rails raised, installing a side-mount new 1.0 hp garage door motor (yeah my current one is like a 20-yr old 0.5 hp center motor from Sears), and having my garage door's rear braces changed from wood to narrower but stronger & lighter aluminum... including the labor this will cost me $950.

And then the 4-post lift is next.... installed I'm looking at ~$3,000. So 4K'ish total. Burning Benjamins...
Best $4k you will ever spend.
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