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Garage door opener Liftmaster 850W anyone tried theese?

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  1. Freddan

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    As the title says, I'm in the process of building a new garage. Foundation is almost done.

    Been looking at theese motors for the doors and wonder if any of you have had any experience?

    Thanks // Fredrik
     
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    I have five of them and they are fantastic. We installed them as part of a new build. The remote lights are a bit goofy but logical. The WiFi integration is good. And they take up a lot less overhead space and are less of an eyesore than traditional openers.
     
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    I have one. It’s quiet and the user interface on the wall panel/door opener works well. I like the remote light because you can place it pretty much anywhere you want in the garage and not just center/middle like most. No complaints so far.
     
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    I have three of them. Be sure to specify that you want the risers that keep the door close to the ceiling. The jackshaft door lifts are simpler and have less failure modes than the traditional chain drive systems.

    Oh, you need an electrical outlet near the ceiling on one side of the door.
     
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    Just get bumpers as well

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    I have one. Works great, much cleaner look than standard openers.
     
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  9. Freddan

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    Bumpers?


    I also need 3 of them.

    Ok, do you can get a model that's closer to the ceiling?
     
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    I have seen in some applications after motor stops there will be slack in pull wire because door keeps going up with the force of the springs
     
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    Yes, and I agree with all of the above .....BUT... one of my doors failed on one side about ten days ago. It was easily diagnosed to a failure of the control module in the wall mounted controller shipped as part of the kit - Model No. 888LM - but what made it easy to trace was the fact that there were numerous threads online documenting the failure of this item, so many that it led Liftmaster to redesign the part (889LM) and offer replacements free of charge. In some instances it had disastrous consequences - people coming home to an open garage door and their dogs running around the neighborhood, doors going up and down in the middle of the night like they were possessed by poltergeists, etc.. The short term fix is to unplug the motor while waiting for the replacement or away from home for an extended period. If you go with this opener (which is terrific otherwise), be sure your installation includes the updated module.
     
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    As mentioned above, there have been past problems with these units. I have three and had the problem mentioned with it opening the door in fail mode (on two different units), not something we want to happen. I contacted them and they did provide the replacements at no cost. Otherwise they are a nice operating unit.
     
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    I have 2 of the units and they are great! I have has a couple failures of the control panel (door button) but replacements were mailed to me in a couple days under warranty. Mine were pretty close to the introduction and they had some circuit board issues. Use "quiet rollers" for the doors with sleeves. I also had the "high lift" kit installed that sends the door very close to the ceiling. Money well spent.
     
  18. Teenferrarifan

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    We have two in a detached garage we built recently. Sometimes, they re-open after they are all the way down, the main reason for this is because of the weight of the all wood doors and we just have to reset them. Usually, happens after massive temp changes, etc.

    Besides this, there aren’t any downsides. I wouldn’t use the lights that come with them and instead would put the ceiling lights if on a motion sensor instead.

    Here are some pics. We also had custom done tracks and trimmed all the excess off the rear as well, for a clean look. I believe the bottom of the track is 4 inches off the ceiling, can’t get much closer!

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    Oh great - another thread that will cost me $5k (I have four doors).
     
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    Erik,

    Just the look im after! tracks tight to the ceiling and electric outlets just beside the motors.

    did you have the 850w motors also?

    Thank you for sharing. // Fredrik
     
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    Yes, we have the 850w motors. We didn’t put them on battery backup as the entire garage is on the houses backup generator. But, if I remember correctly they do have a battery backup option available as well.

    We did get power actuated garage door locks (it’s the black box to the left of the door about half way up in the last photo). In the second to last photo I posted previously the black wall mounted unit between the window and garage door is a 3000 kw electric heater. The logistics of running gas weren’t going to work for us, and the goal was just to keep it around 50 during the winter.

    Not sure the rest of your garage plans, but put a lot of lights in! You can never have to many! Here is another couple shots of our build.

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  22. Freddan

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    We are in an early stage just finished the foundation this Thursday. I'm drawing and building it myself to keep costs down.
    Got some time of work to focus on this the 4 upcoming weeks.

    Some treatment left on the concrete before I start building the framework in the middle of next week.

    Size is 19 x 7.8 meter with carport included. The garage itself is 15x7.8 meter

    Yes! It will be a lot of lights! Bigger dimmable Led lights (think it was over 30 pc /15w) so ceiling will be all nice and flat. It's 3 garagedoors. The door tracks will be powdercoated white to melt in better. Built in Roof speakers, Also built in lights in all windows etc.

    Here in Sweden, no one puts shaft-motors on their garagedoors for private garages (only if it's an industrial area/standard) we use middle-mounted ones in the ceiling always. (Wich makes no sense to me)


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    Wow! Looks great and congrats on the progress so far. Good luck and if you need anything at all let me know.... The clean appearance of the shaft motors AND the tracks being against the front wall and ceiling are reason enough to use them in my book.

    Everyone that goes in ours is amazed that the door is so close to the ceiling, haha. Also, when we do install the lifts in the future it will make all the difference.

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    I’m about to replace my overhead units with Liftmasters so I’m very interested in everybody's comments.

    Thanks,
     

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