Now that the saga of the garden shed has drawn to a close, it’s time for a series of single posters. That’s what I like to call small projects that can be covered by a single blog post.
Case in point, the garage door openers.
The ones installed in the garage were pretty old and getting very tired. In the years since we bought the place the smallest door’s opener/motor was often very fractious. It didn’t like to close all way and sometimes it would close all the way and then do a weird bounce and open all the way back up. Then one day it just stopped working.
So I did some research and found a contractor that could assist us since our garage doors are not “normal” for a residential setup. They’re not quite “commercial” in terms of general size/weight and frequency of opening/closing, but we wanted some beefier motors.
That’s what we ended up with. Over the course of a day the team from Level 10 Overhead Doors pulled down the old units and put in three spiffy new ones. Here’s some shots of the garage. The last two images are of one of the old motors and then one of the new ones. The new ones have two lights — no light bulbs were included but thanks to Manny I was able to fix that easily enough.
The new ones are also incredibly quiet comparatively:
One other bonus garage update! The timer for the exterior lights died so instead of replacing it, we installed HUE bulbs in the fixtures. They connect to the Apple HomeKit stuff and best of all we can change the colors!