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11-02-2019, 10:44 PM
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I've had a standard manual up and over garage door for the last thirty years, I have had to make some parts for it over the years to keep it working but fancy a new electric rolly door, but what happens in the event of a power cut? Bearing in mind I don't have a side door, and I wouldn't be able to get my car out!....I might just leave it be and make it more secure.
My plans too Bob when I get sorted out finacially next year. We'll probably get a new shutter door as the current one is rather rusty and 'drags' on its channels at the sides. More than a drop of oil would fix in fact.
need a new roof too as it's made of corrugated fabric material that gets damp and drips into the garage.
A side door is very useful though as I can get into the garage from the patio doors to my beer fridge in an emergency!
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11-02-2019, 11:03 PM
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Re: New Garage Doors

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
I've had a standard manual up and over garage door for the last thirty years, I have had to make some parts for it over the years to keep it working but fancy a new electric rolly door, but what happens in the event of a power cut? Bearing in mind I don't have a side door, and I wouldn't be able to get my car out!....I might just leave it be and make it more secure.
A power cut could be a problem if the electric door is the only way into the garage. There is a back door into ours and the electric door could be opened manually with a turning handle. A slow process but possible if it came to it.

One good thing that came of the failed electric door venture was that the new up-and-over door looks much smarter than the one that had been there since the house was built.

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11-02-2019, 11:06 PM
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Re: New Garage Doors

Never let a power cut stop access to the Beer Fridge!
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11-02-2019, 11:08 PM
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Re: New Garage Doors

The beer fridge is in the garage.
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11-02-2019, 11:18 PM
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Love those garage doors Tabs!
Mine is a manual up and over too
A pain because you have to leave them open most of the time
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11-02-2019, 11:25 PM
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Re: New Garage Doors

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The beer fridge is in the garage.
Mine is.
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12-02-2019, 12:24 AM
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Re: New Garage Doors

We had an electric door put in a few years ago which was one of the best things we did. There is an internal door from the utility room to the garage so if there were a power cut we could still open it using the method mart mentioned.
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12-02-2019, 08:14 AM
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Hi

I don't have a garage any more so not an issue for me.

My old garage had an electric roller door but was always too full of stuff to get the car in.
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Re: New Garage Doors

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The beer fridge is in the garage.
If there was a power cut - warm beer! Yuk!!
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12-02-2019, 11:07 AM
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Re: New Garage Doors

Originally Posted by mart ->
A power cut could be a problem if the electric door is the only way into the garage. There is a back door into ours and the electric door could be opened manually with a turning handle. A slow process but possible if it came to it.

One good thing that came of the failed electric door venture was that the new up-and-over door looks much smarter than the one that had been there since the house was built.
That's a very nice garage door Mart, better not let Mrs Fox see it or she'll want one....You know what women are like...
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