# How long is a garage door opener rail?

I typically go three feet back from the end of the open door, which is normally 10′ from the outside wall. In your case I would place it centered directly above the opener. The cord should reach.

I typically go three feet back from the end of the open door, which is normally 10′ from the outside wall. In your case I would place it centered directly above the opener. The cord should reach.

Additionally, can you shorten a garage door opener? It is possible to shorten garage door rails, chains, belts, or screws because of space constraints. For example: A standard opener will open a door from 7 to 7-1/2 feet. If you cut 6 inches from the rail, the door will only open 6-1/2 to 7 feet.

One may also ask, how do you measure a garage door opener?

How to Measure a Garage Door

1. Step 1: Measure the width of the opening at the widest point.
2. Step 2: Measure the height of the opening at the highest point.
3. Step 3: Measure the width of the areas beside the openings.
4. Step 4: Measure the area between the top of the door opening and the ceiling (or to the lowest obstruction at ceiling).

Can you use an extension cord with a garage door opener?

All garage door openers only come with 2′ cords. He is 100 % correct, no extension cord can be used for permanent wiring. Maybe it’s indefinitely temporary. 400.8 prohibits the use of flexible cords and cables as a substitute for fixed wiring for the structure or where concealed behind walls.

### Where should I put the garage door opener outlet?

The outlet can be directly above the opener head because the opener does not attach directly to the ceiling of the garage it has down supports to suspend it from the ceiling. It also has a 3 foot cord that will reach perimeter around the opener head.

### What year is my Chamberlain garage opener?

For most LiftMaster and Chamberlain garage door openers, you can find the product’s model number on a label or sticker on the outside of the product. The actual appearance of your garage door opener may differ than those depicted above. The label may be located in the following places: Under the front light lens.

### What size chain is on a garage door opener?

Chain/Belt Drive Openers Length Overall (Inches) Dual Light (Front and Back) 8 Foot 142 10 Foot 166 Dual Light (Side-to-Side) Standard 123 8 Foot 135

### Does Garage Door Opener need dedicated circuit?

A separate circuit is not required for a garage door opener, however in many jurisdictions, it cannot be plugged into an existing electrical outlet via an extension cord. A new outlet, near the unit is required.

### How long is a garage door track?

Vertical track lengths range most commonly from six feet four inches up through 14 feet and four inches, and mostly in 12 inch graduations. Garage door tracks can be purchased in three widths, one, two and three inch. One-inch tracks find most common use in truck and semi-trailer door applications.

### How much horsepower does a garage door opener need?

Garage door openers typically range from 1/3 to over 1 horsepower. An opener with at least 1/2 horsepower is common for residential use. Look for an opener that has the horsepower necessary for your garage door size based on size and weight.

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### How close can a garage door be to the ceiling?

high-lift doors can be any closer to the ceiling than 12 inches.

### How much horsepower do I need for a 2 car garage door?

If you have a sectional double-car garage door, a 1/2-horsepower motor should be sufficient, but a higher-power model will operate with less effort and less wear and tear on the motor. Heavier or one-piece doors may require higher horsepower openers.

### How much headroom do you need for a garage door?

Standard Headroom Clearance The top of the door requires some room to make that turn. Most standard garage doors with extension springs require a minimum of 10 inches of headroom. Doors that use torsion springs require at least 12 inches of headroom.

### How wide should a single garage door be?

Standard, single car garage door widths start at 8 feet for single car garages, and move up in 12-inch increments to 10 feet wide. Double car garage doors typically start at 12 feet wide, and move up in 24-inch increments to 18 feet wide.

### What is a Jackshaft garage door opener?

Wall-mounted garage door openers, often referred to as a jackshaft opener, are a unique machine style that is mounted to either the left or right side of the garage door opener versus overhead with a track and rail system. Jackshaft openers are connected to the garage door’s torsion bar to raise and lower the door.