Ordering the correct Powermaster Operators can be simple if you begin with the correct details. Here is what you’ll need in order to order one of our hoist operators. Voltage. These are normally 115, 208-230, and 460 volts. Check the voltage on your existing operator or the voltage readily available in the building. Phase. The 115-volt operators […]

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Garage Door Sections

Most garage doors consist of sections that are connected with hinges. The end hinges and fixtures have rollers to allow the door to roll up into the tracks. History of Garage Door Section Construction In the early decades of door construction most sections were made of wood. There were four main types. Wood Flush Sections […]

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Garage Door Training

“We help people fix their garage doors.” That was written on the first flier I printed back in 1980. My plan was to provide training for maintenance personnel to repair their commercial and industrial overhead type doors. This was for the bigger companies in Chicago such as Honeywell and Wrigley, the chewing gum company, but […]

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BarCol Doors

Those of us who have been in the business for a while remember the old BarCol doors. This name is short for Barber Coleman. The biggest difficulty we remember is accommodating the incompatibility of torsion hardware. While all the other door companies used 1″ shafts, the early shafts on BarCol doors doors had a 1 1/16″ […]

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Torsion Spring Winding Systems

Winding residential torsion springs is dangerous. If you are not careful, and if you do not have the proper tools, it is easy to get hurt. To make the process safer for DIYers, a number of door manufacturers have developed their own spring winding systems. Below are the more common ones. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Winders […]

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Garage Door Noise

Ultimately, every garage door opener will make noise. It’s impossible to get something as large and as heavy as a garage door to be whisper quiet. In earlier decades it didn’t matter because many garages were detached, but in the last 20-25 years most single family homes have been built with attached garages. As a […]

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