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Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

Old 02-24-2012, 07:11 PM
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Default Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

It happened to me last year and now my friend has the same problem.

The power plug from the garage door opener came loose from the wall outlet and my garage had no windows or second door to get access to that emergency latch. I had to cut into the wall and remove the dry wall and them climb in and plug in the power plug.

My friend is having a similar situation, is there any other way?
Old 02-24-2012, 07:36 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

When that happened to me, I unlocked the front door and went out into the garage and plugged it back in.
Old 02-24-2012, 07:55 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

You don't have another door?
Old 02-24-2012, 08:15 PM
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I just ran through the wall real fast, leaving an Eman cartoon-like cutout of my body shape.
Old 02-24-2012, 09:03 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

Dude, you can still pull your car in, you just have to do it faster.
Old 02-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

A lot depends on how the opener is attached to the door and the door itself.
There are usually 2 or 3 bolts that hold the lift bar to the top of the door and they usually go through the top of the door. Drill or cut the heads off of those, drive them out and you can lift the door.
By the same token, you could do the same thing to the hing and roller bolts, remove a whole panel and go in that way.
Also, if it is a wooden door then the individual panels of the door may be able to be removed/cut out and replaced later.

If the overhead door is your only access in then I'd reccomend that you cut the plug off and hard wire the power. Of course that still leaves you vulnerable to a power failure/outage/blown fuse or circuit breaker.
Old 02-24-2012, 11:43 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

If its remote controlled, i would simply put a really long cord on it and run a extention cord off the wall outlet and connect the two OUTSIDE the wall, this way, even if you loose power, you can run a generator or even a car power inverter.

SIMPLE, and to protect it from vandalism, just screw in a metal sheild over it.
Old 02-24-2012, 11:58 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!


ORIGINAL: Eman77

I just ran through the wall real fast, leaving an Eman cartoon-like cutout of my body shape.

I laughed so hard I farted when reading (and picturing) this.










Old 02-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!


ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher


ORIGINAL: Eman77

I just ran through the wall real fast, leaving an Eman cartoon-like cutout of my body shape.

I laughed so hard I farted when reading (and picturing) this.

Glad to be of service, sir.
Old 02-29-2012, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

You aren't going to be able to open the door without having access to the pull cord. I am surprised that the person installing the door did not put a keyed lock through the door for just this reason. It is common practice if the only way in / out of the garage to put this in the door. something like the last option on this page [link=http://www.garage-doors-and-parts.com/garage-door-locks.html]Check it[/link]. Other than that you will need to break in however you best feel possible.

I highly recommend putting one in if you really only have access one way. Just a good fail safe.

Experience - installed / serviced overhead doors for 5 years.
Old 03-02-2012, 09:46 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

You might not want to watch this cause you might lose all faith in your garage's security.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMz1tXBVT1s[/youtube]
Old 03-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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Default RE: Tell me there is another way! Garage Door Lost Power!

^^^

That's why I have the battle-axe trap setup when I'm gone. Mwahahahaha!

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