The weight of a garage door is supported by the door springs cables and pulleys not the opener.
Installing garage door opener off center.
Place the opener on a ladder and use scrap lumber to get it at the height you need.
I have seen lots of 16 wide and wider doors with the operator to one side or the other.
The opener can be installed within 4 feet to the left or right of the door center if there is a torsion spring or center bearing plate in the way of the header bracket or door bracket area.
Lift the power unit.
Failure to do so will cause the door to buckle and bind.
The garage door opener mounting bracket also called the header bracket secures the carriage tube to the wall above the door.
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Align the opener s rail with the center of the garage door.
Use one piece as near to the top as you can which would be.
Set it securely on top of a stepladder so it s conveniently close to the ceiling.
Then set the opener on a ladder where you re going to install it.
When installing the garage door opener you have to take care that the motor and lift assembly are installed in the exact center of the door.
Make sure your garage door is well lubricated and operating properly.
If you can t raise and lower the door normally by hand do not install the opener until the door is repaired.
The only consideration is the door is balanced properly on spring tension.
Request service online in store or by phone and a licensed professional installer will contact you to schedule the installation date.
As you said run perforated angle iron from the center stile to the next stile over.
Whether for the purchase installation maintenance replacement or repair of your garage door or 28.
Garage door opener installation is available starting at 127 including removal and haul away of old openers and other materials.
To offset mount the opener arm to the door section.
Prepare your garage door for opener installation.
The exact location depends on the type of door.
If your door has extension springs the opener must be installed in the center of the door.
Follow the manufacturer s instructions to assemble the opener and mount the rail to the header bracket above the door.