Partially open garage door?

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  1. TS

    TS Guest

    Does it hurt the motor or any other parts if you leave a rollup garage
    connected to a garage door opener partially open?
    The door opener manual recommends against it because someone could
    become injured if they are sitting under the door when someone touches
    the remote or other controller, but it is not a safety issue in this
    case since no one will be sitting under the door while it is partially
    open. I am more concerned that it might be a strain on the motor to
    hold the door partailly open for hours.
    If the garage door is partially open it will be convenient since it
    will allow air to circulate in and out while still providing some
    privacy.
     
    TS, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. TS

    Doordoc Guest

    (TS) wrote in message news:<>...
    > Does it hurt the motor or any other parts if you leave a rollup garage
    > connected to a garage door opener partially open?
    > The door opener manual recommends against it because someone could
    > become injured if they are sitting under the door when someone touches
    > the remote or other controller, but it is not a safety issue in this
    > case since no one will be sitting under the door while it is partially
    > open. I am more concerned that it might be a strain on the motor to
    > hold the door partailly open for hours.
    > If the garage door is partially open it will be convenient since it
    > will allow air to circulate in and out while still providing some
    > privacy.


    No, it will not hurt anything as long as the garage door spring is
    properly balanced.

    Doordoc
    www.doorsandopeners.com
     
    Doordoc, Aug 9, 2003
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  3. TS

    Bill Guest

    TS wrote:

    >Does it hurt the motor or any other parts if you leave a rollup garage
    >connected to a garage door opener partially open?
    >The door opener manual recommends against it because someone could
    >become injured if they are sitting under the door when someone touches
    >the remote or other controller, but it is not a safety issue in this
    >case since no one will be sitting under the door while it is partially
    >open. I am more concerned that it might be a strain on the motor to
    >hold the door partailly open for hours.
    >If the garage door is partially open it will be convenient since it
    >will allow air to circulate in and out while still providing some
    >privacy.
    >
    >

    What it will do is provide ready access for theives.

    Bill Gill
     
    Bill, Aug 9, 2003
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  4. TS

    Mike Guest

    I live in Phoenix and keep mine partially open also. You will not harm
    anything.

    Mike


    "TS" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > (Doordoc) wrote in message

    news:<>...
    > > (TS) wrote in message

    news:<>...
    > > > Does it hurt the motor or any other parts if you leave a rollup garage
    > > > connected to a garage door opener partially open?
    > > > The door opener manual recommends against it because someone could
    > > > become injured if they are sitting under the door when someone touches
    > > > the remote or other controller, but it is not a safety issue in this
    > > > case since no one will be sitting under the door while it is partially
    > > > open. I am more concerned that it might be a strain on the motor to
    > > > hold the door partailly open for hours.
    > > > If the garage door is partially open it will be convenient since it
    > > > will allow air to circulate in and out while still providing some
    > > > privacy.

    > >
    > > No, it will not hurt anything as long as the garage door spring is
    > > properly balanced.
    > >
    > > Doordoc
    > > www.doorsandopeners.com

    >
    >
    > This a newer rollup garage door. Not the kind that swings out to open.
     
    Mike, Aug 9, 2003
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  5. TS

    Mike Guest

    > What it will do is provide ready access for theives.
    >
    > Bill Gill



    I connected my photocells to (in addition to the garage opener) trip a
    signal alarm. The door is open only enough so anyone (except for the
    occasional critter) that could possibly fit would trip the light beam.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Aug 9, 2003
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  6. TS

    Doordoc Guest

    (TS) wrote in message news:<>...
    > (Doordoc) wrote in message news:<>...
    > > (TS) wrote in message news:<>...
    > > > Does it hurt the motor or any other parts if you leave a rollup garage
    > > > connected to a garage door opener partially open?
    > > > The door opener manual recommends against it because someone could
    > > > become injured if they are sitting under the door when someone touches
    > > > the remote or other controller, but it is not a safety issue in this
    > > > case since no one will be sitting under the door while it is partially
    > > > open. I am more concerned that it might be a strain on the motor to
    > > > hold the door partailly open for hours.
    > > > If the garage door is partially open it will be convenient since it
    > > > will allow air to circulate in and out while still providing some
    > > > privacy.

    > >
    > > No, it will not hurt anything as long as the garage door spring is
    > > properly balanced.
    > >
    > > Doordoc
    > > www.doorsandopeners.com

    >
    >
    > This a newer rollup garage door. Not the kind that swings out to open.


    Yes, you stated that it was a rollup in your first post & that is what
    I was referring to.

    Doordoc
     
    Doordoc, Aug 10, 2003
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