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marczuk

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What are you guys using for openers? I have a 10x10 Jack shaft door. Would like a key fob of some kind to keep in the truck.
 

cb4020

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Not sure what you mean by jack shaft but, if its a regular 10x10 sectional garage door i would go with a Liftmaster 8500w. They are a side mounted operator and come with 2 remotes, keyless entry, battery back up, premium wall console, and are WIFI capable so use can use your phone to control it also.
 

marczuk

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Do they work well? This is what I’ve seen. Didn’t know if there was other options.
 

jeeptj99

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call someone that does a lot of commercial stuff if you can find one near you. Redneck is right liftmaster is the way to go. Used to install a lot of them when I worked for a guy doing repairs on commercial stuff. We rarely got called out because a liftmaster failed, unless someone was being dumb, but the other brands we were constantly fixing ****.
 

kvom

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I have had two 10x10 doors with Liftmaster jackshaft drives for the past 13 years. Works perfectly every time.
 

whiskeymakin

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I run a couple of these like mentioned above. My only complaint is i dont have the light option....its worth the extra few bucks unless you mount a indoor motion light like i did. Id still rather have the opener to have its own light. I didnt realize how useful that light was until you stumble thru a messy ass shop in the dark.
These are mounted on 16x10 doors and have worked great so far
 

Sawzall

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The guy who installed my16x12 door talked me out of a jackshaft opener. He said that he had seen the shaft twist on the big doors causing it to operate unevenly and bind. I like them better than a chain drive but was afraid not to take his advice.
 

jeeptj99

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The guy who installed my16x12 door talked me out of a jackshaft opener. He said that he had seen the shaft twist on the big doors causing it to operate unevenly and bind. I like them better than a chain drive but was afraid not to take his advice.

sounds like a lazy install guy who couldnt get the cable and springs right.
 

Sawzall

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sounds like a lazy install guy who couldnt get the cable and springs right.

No, they installed the door about 4 years before I had them to come back and install the opener. They do great work and do a lot of installs in my area. He just said he had seen the shaft twist after extended use on a wide heavy door. It doesn't sound like a widespread problem if others are not having the issue.
 

jeeptj99

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No, they installed the door about 4 years before I had them to come back and install the opener. They do great work and do a lot of installs in my area. He just said he had seen the shaft twist after extended use on a wide heavy door. It doesn't sound like a widespread problem if others are not having the issue.

man idk. I put single jack shaft openers on ups doors that were 20-24’ wide I don’t recall having any issues.
 

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