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May 03, 2012 by Lilly | Posted in Cats

How do I get my cats to use a catflap?

Installed a new catflap today, but the cat's aren't interested. I tried to bribe them with food but they only come through when i hold it open for them, which kind of defeats the point of a cat flap. I know they can use a catflap because we have one on the garage door which they use, but only if they have to.


Prop it open slightly so they see it opens just like their other one,but i wouldn't worry too much as they do use a cat flap when they have to,so don't open the front door for them as they will not bother otherwise,so if they ask to go out ignore them sounds harsh but if desperate to go out they sure will use it, we used to press our cats heads against it to show it does open,then after a week or so they would bang into it to open the flap themselves,but i had one timid cat who no matter how many times i showed her she would not use it end of,so you know they can use it so if they are out side call them for their food at feeding time,they sure will use it to get to their food when hungry!

Blackcat | May 03, 2012
Aug 07, 2010 by Kamichi | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

I need some good advice...?

My garage door is a manual door...the type where when you unlock it, it rolls up at the top. I find it quite annoying sometimes having to get out of the car in the pouring ran to open it, and then lock it and run to the house. Is it possible to get this same garage door automated so that when I press the button from inside my car, it opens up? How much would this cost to have installed? Can I do it myself?


There are several models/types of garage door opener. The best being made now are from a company called Chamberlain. They also make Craftsman, Liftmaster, Master Mechanics and several others. And range from $150 at at a hardware store, to about $300 to have one installed by a professional. They are all pretty much the same just different cases, and horsepower and usually come with 1 remote. but with a Liftmaster they're made a little better and more durable since that is the brand sold by garage door companies. Any one of them can be added to your existing door as long as it is working well. You just need to make sure you have at least 4 inches of room between the door and your ceiling when the door is open, and a way to get electricity to the garage door opener once its installed. It isn't too difficult to put one up yourself, they come with step by step instructions you need to follow very precisely. But most people that do usually wish they'd called a professional in the end anyway.

| Aug 09, 2010
Steve Tower | Aug 07, 2010
I would go to the local home center or Sears and ask the guy who sells openers. If that does not succeed, go to Liftmaster's web site and contact them and ask.
bugear001 | Aug 07, 2010
I wouldn't attempt to install an automatic garage door opener unless you are a "very" well adept handyman and have the sufficient tools. Call a garage door company and ask what they would charge to install an opener. I'd buy one instead of having the company supply one for you. They will only mark up the price.
robin | Aug 07, 2010
Get 3 estimates for installation. This is a tricky job as sometimes the door needs some work. I use to sell these openers at the hardware store for $139 with remote. The installation will take about 6 hours, maybe less. You are probably looking at $600 roughly. Good luck!
boy boy | Aug 07, 2010
im a builder in uk ...if you are in uk ...get in touch with the garage door centre ...yellow pages..they are a good outfit
Lyric Osazuwa | Aug 09, 2010
Go to CLBFF.webs.com They answerd all my questions!! They are soooo good!!

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  • Chamberlain

    Liftmaster 877max Wireless Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry

    Health and Beauty (Chamberlain)

    Rating (270 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Chamberlain

    LM877 Max KeyLess Remote

    I bought the LM877Max to work with my old Liftmaster garage door opener which was manufactured after 1993. The order came as promised and the instructions seemed very clear. I started to program according to the instructions but after I finished the garage door did not open. I tried and tried but still nothing. I went on the internet to see if I missed something. After a futile many hours of searching still could not find the answer. There was no phone number to call for tech support and the only help line I can find is that I have to register on the Liftmaster website to write an email for help. Luckily as soon as I did that, I got an email back with a phone number to call. I immediately call this number and after a whole long pre-recorded spill, I finally got to talk to a person. The technician was very kind and ask me to go to the garage and take me through step by step to program. After a few minutes the door opened and everything worked. The only different between what he told... 4/5 The Budget Gardener - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Liftmaster 877max Wireless Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry (Misc.) I bought the LM877Max to work with my old Liftmaster garage door opener which was manufactured after 1993. The order came as promised and the instructions seemed very clear. I started to program according to the instructions but after I finished the garage door did not open. I tried and tried but still nothing. I went on the internet to see if I missed something. After a futile many hours of searching still could not find the answer. There was no phone number to call for tech support and the only help line I can find is that I have to register on the Liftmaster website to write an email for help. Luckily as soon as I did that, I got an email back with a phone number to call. I immediately call this number and after a whole long pre-recorded spill, I finally got to talk to a person. The technician was very kind and ask me to go to the garage and take me through step by step to program. After a few minutes the door opened and everything worked. The only different between what he told... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 18, 2012

    Works well. Easy to install.

    0 5/5 RoyB "RoyB" (Raleigh, NC USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Liftmaster 877max Wireless Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry (Misc.) I ordered the 877MAX from Amazon (Sold by Sanford and Son Overhead Doors and Fulfilled by Amazon) but actually received the 877LM instead. I contacted Liftmaster about the difference and received the following"The 877LM will only work if the garage door has a yellow learn button and 2 yellow antenna wires. This keypad will work with the 8550 model opener.The 877MAX will work with more than one kind of opener. If the garage door has a green, orange, red, purple and yellow learn button with 2 yellow antenna wires, this keypad will work. It is sort of like a mini- universal."A bit of nuisance but the 877LM does work well with my 8550 opener. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 16, 2012

    Works on Multiple Garage Doors

    0 5/5 Schlermie (Silicon Valley, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Liftmaster 877max Wireless Garage Door Opener Keyless Entry (Misc.) I didn't have any difficulty programming the unit like some others commented in their review. I pretty much just followed the directions, and it worked. My garage door opener has a green learn button...not sure if that's relevant. I also want to comment that a single unit will operate more than one garage door. My house has two garage doors, so I mounted the keypad between the two doors. After programming the keypad for the first door, you just need to repeat the programming instructions, and give it a different 4-digit code for the second door. Voilà! One keypad controls both doors. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 9, 2013
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  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain LiftMaster Sears Craftsman 41C4220A Gear & Sprocket Assembly Kit

    Home Improvement (Chamberlain)

    Rating (924 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Chamberlain

    Great Product; Relatively Easy Installation

    I benefited greatly from comments others made about this product and how to install it, and I thought I'd add mine for any who are looking at getting this. My 11-year-old Liftmaster chain drive garage door opener stopped working and had the same worn out sprocket that so many have described, with the white snow shavings, etc. I too feared I'd have to spend $100s getting it fixed, then I found this great product on Amazon. I installed it last night, the whole process, including finding tools and adjusting the chain and door afterward, took me about 2.5 hours, but the actual removal and installation of the part took only about an hour. Garage door works great now, and is quieter than before.For the installation, I did what the reviewer before me did, which means I didn't remove all of the stuff the instructions said to remove. Here's a fairly detailed step-by-step of what I did -- my inner and outer "trolleys" (the things that slide the door along the rail and that have... 5/5 bantcher - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chamberlain LiftMaster Sears Craftsman 41C4220A Gear & Sprocket Assembly Kit I benefited greatly from comments others made about this product and how to install it, and I thought I'd add mine for any who are looking at getting this. My 11-year-old Liftmaster chain drive garage door opener stopped working and had the same worn out sprocket that so many have described, with the white snow shavings, etc. I too feared I'd have to spend $100s getting it fixed, then I found this great product on Amazon. I installed it last night, the whole process, including finding tools and adjusting the chain and door afterward, took me about 2.5 hours, but the actual removal and installation of the part took only about an hour. Garage door works great now, and is quieter than before.For the installation, I did what the reviewer before me did, which means I didn't remove all of the stuff the instructions said to remove. Here's a fairly detailed step-by-step of what I did -- my inner and outer "trolleys" (the things that slide the door along the rail and that have... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2009

    Works like a charm, but what a lot of work it is.......

    First, I wanted to offer compliments to other reviewers that described the symptoms of the gears being bad - the "snow", the stop-and-starts, the stop working altogether but can still hear the motor running - nailed it exactly. Very clear to me after reading those that this was exactly the product I needed. It is exactly what it says it is - an OEM Liftmaster gear replacement assembly. The directions that come with it are excellent - step-by-step, and it explains exactly what you need to do. The directions are the best part of this product - if they were not so well done, it would be impossible.No knock against the product, but installation was considerably more work than I expected. I had visions of undoing a couple of screws, popping out a gear, putting in the new ones, and being done - boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. The process can best be summarized as "take your garage door opener completely apart, removing all pieces, wires, etc. Around 30 to 50 screws,... 5/5 Kentucky Reviewer (Louisville, KY) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chamberlain LiftMaster Sears Craftsman 41C4220A Gear & Sprocket Assembly Kit First, I wanted to offer compliments to other reviewers that described the symptoms of the gears being bad - the "snow", the stop-and-starts, the stop working altogether but can still hear the motor running - nailed it exactly. Very clear to me after reading those that this was exactly the product I needed. It is exactly what it says it is - an OEM Liftmaster gear replacement assembly. The directions that come with it are excellent - step-by-step, and it explains exactly what you need to do. The directions are the best part of this product - if they were not so well done, it would be impossible.No knock against the product, but installation was considerably more work than I expected. I had visions of undoing a couple of screws, popping out a gear, putting in the new ones, and being done - boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. The process can best be summarized as "take your garage door opener completely apart, removing all pieces, wires, etc. Around 30 to 50 screws,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 23, 2008

    Worked! Here are a few tips.

    This is one of those time consuming jobs with little annoying issues. Here are my tips so hopefully you can avoid the problems I had, making your job much faster than mine was. The sprocket on the top of my unit broke so I just had to replace the drive gear and shaft. No other parts were worn or damaged so I didn't bother with them. The annoying part is that you unscrew the screws on the shaft plate from the inside of the unit and there isn't alot of room for your hand motion. I used the smallest ratchet in my set. A couple things to be aware of during this step is that you can remove the back panel with the circuit board by unplugging the circuit board. It has a multi-pin plug that is very similar to computer drive plugs. Also, I recommend wearing mechanics gloves b/c the unit is made from stamped metal so there are lots of sharp edges and corners which easily cut up your knucles and scrape fingers. One other problem I had was with my chain. Since the sprocket broke the... 4/5 BTM (Jeffersonville, IN) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This is one of those time consuming jobs with little annoying issues. Here are my tips so hopefully you can avoid the problems I had, making your job much faster than mine was. The sprocket on the top of my unit broke so I just had to replace the drive gear and shaft. No other parts were worn or damaged so I didn't bother with them. The annoying part is that you unscrew the screws on the shaft plate from the inside of the unit and there isn't alot of room for your hand motion. I used the smallest ratchet in my set. A couple things to be aware of during this step is that you can remove the back panel with the circuit board by unplugging the circuit board. It has a multi-pin plug that is very similar to computer drive plugs. Also, I recommend wearing mechanics gloves b/c the unit is made from stamped metal so there are lots of sharp edges and corners which easily cut up your knucles and scrape fingers. One other problem I had was with my chain. Since the sprocket broke the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 6, 2011
    List Price: $39.99
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    Includes: Gear and Sprocket, Worm Gear, Grease, Motor Shaft Bearings, Sprocket Bearings,Instructions
    Compatible with CHAIN Drive Chamberlain Sears Craftsman Manufactured operators 1984-current


  • Liftmaster/Chamberlain

    Liftmaster 828LM Garage Door Opener Internet Gateway

    Home Improvement (Liftmaster/Chamberlain)

    Rating (240 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Liftmaster/Chamberlain

    Perfect reason why the product is a dealer only item

    0 5/5 Norm - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Liftmaster 828LM Garage Door Opener Internet Gateway Short and simple, this product works. Granted, the application for smartphones is a little bit on the clunky side, but it is well worth the investment. The negative reviewers are a perfect example of why this product isn't sold on the Liftmaster website. It only works on certain doors and even then, you need a very basic understanding of connectivity. Many don't have that and blame the product when it is the type of door they are using it on. If you want this product to work on just about any door, you can do what I did. I have a Liftmaster door opener that doesn't use security plus or MyQ. Simple solution. Purchase the LiftMaster 888LM Security+ 2.0 MyQ Wall Control Upgrade. Just search Amazon for 888LM and there you go. Install the new wall control first, then program the 828LM to the wall control. Took me just over 10 minutes to install both and have it working on my smartphone. Works like a charm. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 15, 2013

    Updated Feature = No Annual Fee

    0 5/5 EzBiker - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Liftmaster 828LM Garage Door Opener Internet Gateway Liftmaster is no longer charging an annual fee to use this device and app. I have this working on my Android, Apple, and Blackberry devices. This eliminates buying extra remote controls for your garage door opener. I'm now looking forward to adding the remote light switch devices to this internet gateway device. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 30, 2012

    Works Great

    I had a new garage door installed today and decided to get this device despite the negative reviews. All I can say is, it works extremely well. It didn't take me very long to setup (I have a wiring closet, and just added it to an empty port on a bridge) and basically you just create an account, add a location (like Home), and then Add a Device by pressing the Learn button on the opener. It could not have been easier. I did it from a laptop near the opener because you only have three minutes from the time you press the Add button to the time you can press Learn, and I didn't feel like running down and then back to confirm that the device added. It would be nice if in the future you could add the opener from a mobile device like an iPhone, but the instructions were quite clear (at least on my version) that it had to be done from a computer. Once the opener was paired with the gateway, the lights changed on the gateway to signify a device was added, and the door showed up on my... 5/5 Stephen Pace (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews, October 30, 2012
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    Fast and easy installation through in-home router
    Compatible only with LiftMaster® Security+2.0TM garage door openers, gate operators (models CSW24V, CSL24V and LA500), and accessories enabled by MyQ® technology
    Features MyQ® enabled technology for two-way communication, putting freedom and control into the hands of the homeowner
    Enables homeowner to operate the garage door, gate operator, or turn on/off lights in or around the home using a smartphone or computer, from anywhere in the world
    No annual activation fee


  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist

    Home Improvement (Chamberlain)

    Rating (82 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Chamberlain

    Some additional details on this product

    I installed 2 of these units in my garage and am reasonably satisfied with them. My biggest complaint is that the laser dot should be brighter. When entering the garage on a bright summer day it is difficult to see the dot. One of my cars is silver and the other is dark gray. I can't see the dot until it hits my dash which is black in both cars.The installation was extremely straightforward since the units were attached to a Chamberlain system. One potential "gotcha" is that the wiring that comes with the unit is too short for most garages. You will likely need to buy some additional two conductor wire and spice it to the end of the existing wire.These units can be used with non-Chamberlain systems or for that matter in a garage without any opener system. Each unit is supplied with a plug in the wall AC adaptor. With the unit attached to the adaptor, the laser stays on all the time. Obviously, I can't comment about how long the unit would last when set... 3/5 R. Zimmermann (Illinois) - See all my reviews, May 25, 2009

    Worth The Effort

    We added these to a Genie screw driver opener, but really if you don't have a Champerlain opener with the dedicated input for these laser lights then all installs will be the same. Your objectives is to:a. Mount each light on the ceiling with a single screw. We mounted two lights because we had two parking spaces in our garage.b. Run the wires to the garage door opener control head. We chose to run the wire up through the ceiling and into the crawl space above, and then drill a single 1/4 hole above the door opener and drop them down to the opener through this hole. If you drill the holes at the light end, where the middle of the light will be when mounted, then the wires won't show. A much cleaner installation for very little extra effort.c. Attach the wires to one of your openers bulb socket so the laser lights go on/off with the garage door opener when you open/close the door, and off when the lights automatically turn off. This is made... 3/5 Steve - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist (Electronics) We added these to a Genie screw driver opener, but really if you don't have a Champerlain opener with the dedicated input for these laser lights then all installs will be the same. Your objectives is to:a. Mount each light on the ceiling with a single screw. We mounted two lights because we had two parking spaces in our garage.b. Run the wires to the garage door opener control head. We chose to run the wire up through the ceiling and into the crawl space above, and then drill a single 1/4 hole above the door opener and drop them down to the opener through this hole. If you drill the holes at the light end, where the middle of the light will be when mounted, then the wires won't show. A much cleaner installation for very little extra effort.c. Attach the wires to one of your openers bulb socket so the laser lights go on/off with the garage door opener when you open/close the door, and off when the lights automatically turn off. This is made... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2012

    Takes 5 minutes to install

    Don't use those annoying looking "tennis balls" hanging from the ceiling! get this laser parking assist to give your garage that clean sleek look it used to have.I bought this and installed it on my Chamberlain 3/4 HP Whisper Drive in about 5 minutes. It comes with wires and a power plug. If you are using this with a Chamberlain, you will not need to connect the power plug. All you do is connect 2 wires onto the quick connect plugs on the garage opener that control the safety sensor and that's it.When you open the garage door, and walk pass the eyes, the laser comes on. The laser shuts off after awhile but once you walk pass the sensors again, the laser comes on. This is perfect if you leave your garage door open, leave and come back. It will trigger the laser no matter what goes through the garage.The light pulsates and you point and adjust it to where you want it to beam. I wish it was brighter, but it works.Easy to install,... 5/5 Dat Hong (Phila, PA) - See all my reviews, November 19, 2009
    List Price: $25.95
    Easy to install
    Works with your Chamberlain unit safety sensors
    The red light turns on when the laser detects you are in the right spot
    Chamberlain universal laser garage parking assist guarantees safe parking every time
    Works automatically


  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain PD210D Power Drive 1/2-Horsepower Security-Plus Chain-Drive Garage Door Opener, Blue and White

    Home Improvement (Chamberlain)

    Rating (93 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Chamberlain

    Easy, Affordable, and Quiet

    I installed two of these chain driven Chamberlains for two doors. My wife was not available to help me with the install (she is not easy, affordable or quiet [just kidding, dear]). However, I was able to do them both myself with the help of a 6 ft ladder, a Makita cordless, a socket set, and a screwdriver.It took me about 38 minutes to assemble the first one and 20 minutes for the second one. After that, each unit required about an hour to attach brackets and mount. A fairly easy job that required some skill. I needed to purchase the screws/bolts required to mount the unit to the support (they give most but not all screws/bolts as every garage is different). My garage required installing brackets to the supports as well.I like my wires neat, so I purchased an Arrow electric staple gun - a good move (the one I bought can handle rounded and squared staples along with one size of nail). Installing the sensors is required, and putting up all of the keypads... 5/5 Mithras (Cleveland, OH) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chamberlain PD210D Power Drive 1/2-Horsepower Security-Plus Chain-Drive Garage Door Opener, Blue and White (Tools & Home Improvement) I installed two of these chain driven Chamberlains for two doors. My wife was not available to help me with the install (she is not easy, affordable or quiet [just kidding, dear]). However, I was able to do them both myself with the help of a 6 ft ladder, a Makita cordless, a socket set, and a screwdriver.It took me about 38 minutes to assemble the first one and 20 minutes for the second one. After that, each unit required about an hour to attach brackets and mount. A fairly easy job that required some skill. I needed to purchase the screws/bolts required to mount the unit to the support (they give most but not all screws/bolts as every garage is different). My garage required installing brackets to the supports as well.I like my wires neat, so I purchased an Arrow electric staple gun - a good move (the one I bought can handle rounded and squared staples along with one size of nail). Installing the sensors is required, and putting up all of the keypads... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2004

    Garage opener

    0 5/5 "fold100" (Fort Worth, Texas) - See all my reviews This review is from: Chamberlain PD210D Power Drive 1/2-Horsepower Security-Plus Chain-Drive Garage Door Opener, Blue and White (Tools & Home Improvement) I bought this is a gift for my father, he loved it. This product was easy to install it only took about 1/2 hour to install. The extra security features are wonderful and ease my father's mind. Having the convenience of not getting out of the car has been wonderful. The product shipped in 2 days and we got it on the 3rd day. It opens smooth with almost no noise! Thank you for this product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 2, 2003

    Easy Installation. Good Choice for a Basic Garage Door Opener

    We installed this garage door opener on a single door garage. It was a new installation, so we had to install a mounting bracket using our own components and run electricity to the unit and wall switch. We have installed multiple garage door openers (replacement & new installations) & found this unit easy to manage & easy to install.Installation: FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. There are pictures throughout that give you specific locations for assembly. 60% of the assembly clips together without hardware. The sensors clip on to the rail track (or there are flanges for optional attachment) & the only thing you need to be aware of is that the sensors need to "see" each other - there is plenty of adjustment. All of this is explained in the instructions.Wiring: the opener comes with little staples, but these staples aren't very user friendly for attachment to sheetrock (they are short & small & you'll end up hitting your hand because there is no room to hold on to... 5/5 Carrie (Midwest) - See all my reviews, October 30, 2010
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    Comes with handy multi-function wall-mount panel
    Includes protector system and security plus technology for added security
    Also includes a single-button remote control with battery and visor clip
    Industrial-strength chain-drive garage door opener
    For easy garage door operation and increased security


  • 2gig

    2gig GDR1 Universal Garage Door Receiver

    Photography (2gig)

    Rating (11 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    2gig

    wrong keychain unit

    0 3/5 jerry - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 2gig GDR1 Universal Garage Door Receiver (Electronics) This receiver DOES NOT work with the 2GIG-KEY1-345 keychain that is suggested, you must obtain the 2GIG-KEY2-345 to make it work. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 5, 2013

    Works Great, Very Easy to Set Up.

    0 5/5 Mr Fixit (NJ) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 2gig GDR1 Universal Garage Door Receiver (Electronics) I ordered this item after having my 2gig alarm system installed . The remotes that we have with our system have the capability of operating an accessory device so I figured why not try and make access to the house a little easier than punching in a code on the garage door opener key pad. I plugged in the device in a open outlet that is located above one of my 2 garage door openers.I ran a 2 conductor cable over to my garage door opener and connected the wires to the terminals that the push button wires are connected to. The unit programs easy and basically works the same as pressing the door opener button that is mounted on the wall inside the garage. This module does not connect to the alarm system in anyway. I would definitly consider purchasing this if you are looking for an accessory to your 2gig alarm system. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 15, 2013

    Misleading Product Description

    0 2/5 Jeffrey L Cummins - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 2gig GDR1 Universal Garage Door Receiver (Electronics) Unfortunately I ordered this product based mainly on the description of the product stating is was 'Universal', my bad. It is 'universal' as long as you have the one transmitter that works with it. I haven't had a chance to check it out since I had to order the transmitter for it and haven't received yet. Other than that it looks simple enough and should work fine. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 26, 2013
    List Price: $45.99
    Control any garage door operator with 4-Button Key Ring Remotes
    For use with up to 10 4-Button Key Ring Remotes
    Simple design plugs directly into standard 110 VAC outlet
    4-Button Key Ring Remote transmitter codes persist in memory during loss of power
    Easy to install using two conductors directly connected to the garage door operator or existing wall-mounted push button


  • How To Install A Garage Door Opener

    eBooks

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)

    Thorough, friendly and useful

    0 5/5 Grace Darby (Oakland, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: How To Install A Garage Door Opener (Kindle Edition) This is a very useful book. It's thorough and clear.Here's what I like about it:1. It starts with a clear statement of what is needed. I hate it when I get half way through a project and find that I'm missing something critical!2. It explains the different kinds of openers and how to make the best decision about which one to use. Very helpful when heading to home depot!3. How to remove the old door - with illustrations! I like the quick tips he gives (like keep the old and new opener separate so the parts don't get confused!)4. Programming the interface - very helpful.and my favorite part:5. Trouble-shooting. It never works out the way the manual says for me - so I especially appreciate a man who gives me clear trouble-shooting tips.Well done. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 6, 2012


  • LIFTMASTER

    Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Gear Kit - Part #41A2817

    Home Improvement (LIFTMASTER)

    Rating (307 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    LIFTMASTER

    With this kit and a little time, you can repair your garage door opener.

    I was faced with the decision to purchase a new garage door opener for about $230 or repair the existing opener from 1992 which lacks some of today's safety features. Since I don't use this garage door often and I don't have children, I opted to save some cash and do the repair myself. I have no previous experience of doing these types of garage door opener repairs, but as a do-it-yourselfer I figured it was worth the attempt.The kit came with detailed instructions which broke the process down into 5 main steps each with multiple individual tasks. The instructions were not exact for my opener, but were close enough to get the point. The steps start with removing the motor with the worm, removing the chain stem with the gear, replacing the worm, replacing the gear, and finally reassembling everything. Once the first two steps were completed I brought the parts inside to work on. I had the most trouble removing the tightly set pin to replace the gear. About two hours... 5/5 L. T. Beasimer "www.LBphoto.net" (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews, March 22, 2008

    Not for the faint of heart....

    This was a lot of work, more than I had anticipated, despite the excellent reviews here, warning of the many nuts, plugs, and pins involved.The directions were so-so. I found that they were written very generically with the intent to apply to variations of the models. The diagrams could have been more clear...for example, I had trouble figuring out where the retainer clip and limit drive gear (2A) was. It's the white thing on the end of the sprocket assembly shaft. My advice is to take your time and move very slowly through the instructions, step by step. There were a few things that delayed me:* The sprocket assembly had to be lifted up through the hole in the chassis, and I only had 2 inches of clearance between the top of the opener and the ceiling of the garage. This meant that the opener had to come down a few inches. I suspended it with rope and bungees since taking it down completely would have meant un-bolting it from the chain axel, and I didn't... 5/5 Spumanti (Mountain View, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Gear Kit - Part #41A2817 This was a lot of work, more than I had anticipated, despite the excellent reviews here, warning of the many nuts, plugs, and pins involved.The directions were so-so. I found that they were written very generically with the intent to apply to variations of the models. The diagrams could have been more clear...for example, I had trouble figuring out where the retainer clip and limit drive gear (2A) was. It's the white thing on the end of the sprocket assembly shaft. My advice is to take your time and move very slowly through the instructions, step by step. There were a few things that delayed me:* The sprocket assembly had to be lifted up through the hole in the chassis, and I only had 2 inches of clearance between the top of the opener and the ceiling of the garage. This meant that the opener had to come down a few inches. I suspended it with rope and bungees since taking it down completely would have meant un-bolting it from the chain axel, and I didn't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 24, 2009

    A replacement part - with instructions!

    0 5/5 J. Fritz "Jack-of-all-trades" (St. Louis, MO) - See all my reviews, January 11, 2007
    Liftmaster 41A2817 Drive Gear Replacement Kit
    Craftsman
    Chamberlain
    Sears


  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain WD832KEV Ultra Quiet and Strong 1/2 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener

    Home Improvement (Chamberlain)

    Rating (164 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Chamberlain

    REPLACED 17-YR OLD LIFTMASTER DOOR-OPENER

    We've had a Liftmaster garage door opener that has worked well since the house was built 17 years ago. However, this year, a major (nylon) gear went on the drive shaft, and I had to have a repairman fix it for $100+ in parts and labor. Therefore, I decided to replace the entire drive unit BEFORE it had to be done in an emergency situation, for a whole fistful of dollars.For those who don't know, "Liftmaster" and "Chamberlain" are the same company. "Liftmaster" is the brand for pro-products (through professional installers), and "Chamberlain" is the name of the company, as well as the brand name for DIY products for you and me. BUT they are the same company, same product.One thing off the top: IF your garage door is more than 7 feet tall, you need to order an extension for the belt shaft (that goes between the motor and the door). Do this before you begin, or you'll be stymied until you get the extra part, WHICH DOES NOT come in the box... 5/5 Timothy James Dean "Author and Reader" (Planet Earth) - See all my reviews, October 21, 2013

    Quieter, more opening/closing options, but some compatibility issues

    I replaced an existing, old Chamberlain model, so I was able to reuse the brackets, which made installing it a little easier, but even then, it is not a minor project to install. Be prepared to spend a lot of time getting it right. You need to have a good mechanical sense and be very, very patient installing this. The instructions could also be clearer, with better illustrations. Otherwise, it is better done by a professional, which, of course, adds a lot to the cost.Other than that, though, this model does represent a significant upgrade from my 20 year old Chamberlain.Pros:1) It is noticeably quieter. It uses a long rubber ribbon to pull the "trolley" back and forth. My previous opener used a metal screw drive, which tended to squeak and squeal. Now, all you hear is the wooden door being jostled around as it is pulled up and down. This sound was always there but drownded out by the other noises made by the old opener2) More features and options to... 4/5 Bill Nicholas - See all my reviews This review is from: Chamberlain WD832KEV Ultra Quiet and Strong 1/2 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) I replaced an existing, old Chamberlain model, so I was able to reuse the brackets, which made installing it a little easier, but even then, it is not a minor project to install. Be prepared to spend a lot of time getting it right. You need to have a good mechanical sense and be very, very patient installing this. The instructions could also be clearer, with better illustrations. Otherwise, it is better done by a professional, which, of course, adds a lot to the cost.Other than that, though, this model does represent a significant upgrade from my 20 year old Chamberlain.Pros:1) It is noticeably quieter. It uses a long rubber ribbon to pull the "trolley" back and forth. My previous opener used a metal screw drive, which tended to squeak and squeal. Now, all you hear is the wooden door being jostled around as it is pulled up and down. This sound was always there but drownded out by the other noises made by the old opener2) More features and options to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 18, 2013

    Quiet, Strong, but Odd Instructions/Missing Parts

    I've been with a manual garage for over a decade, so I was anxious to put the Chamberlain WD832KEV Ultra Quiet and Strong 1/2 HP Belt Drive Garage Door Opener on my house so my life would be easier.Installation was a bit tedious, but not horribly difficult. It would have been much easier if the instructions actually fit the device shipped and/or the parts that were included fit what the instructions say. It's either one or the other, either I was shipped a unit that was missing the correct parts or the instructions are not correct for this unit. (The part in question is the belt tensioner, which from what we can tell is either not necessary or not part of this unit. There are other reviews here and elsewhere that speak to this issue.)Either way, we figured out a work-around and got the thing to work correctly.It is very quiet and does the job, the lights are nice. I don't plan on using any of the fancy-schmancy radio controls and various digital... 3/5 Addison Dewitt "I'm nobody's fool." (Out there, in the dark.) - See all my reviews, October 17, 2013
    List Price: $248.00
    Price: $159.99
    You Save: $88.01 (35%)
    Protector System safety sensors will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object
    Quick-install rail system provides faster and easier installation: assembles in 60 seconds, Home Link compatible
    Belt drive system for the ultimate in quiet performanceUltra-quiet operation featuring our exclusive Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS)
    Every time the remote control is usedPosiLock theft protection assures that once the door is closed, it stays locked
    Timer-to-Close feature can automatically close the garage door after 1, 5, or 10 minutes


  • Safety Innovations

    Child Proof Deluxe Door Top Lock

    Toy (Safety Innovations)

    Rating (96 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Safety Innovations

    Best Door Locks for keeping babies in or out

    0 5/5 Dana N. Miller (Arizona) - See all my reviews, February 8, 2013

    Very smart childproofing

    0 5/5 Michael's Mom (Seattle, WA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Child Proof Deluxe Door Top Lock (Toy) When I first got these door childproofing locks, I wasn't sure how they worked. Basically, the main piece sits on the top of the door. You screw the other piece into the door frame, and then the main piece slides on and off to lock and unlock the door. There is only one screw total, and it takes just about a minute to set one up on a door.It's a very smart product. My daughter instantly figured out how it works, but she can't reach it because it's at the top of the door. Even my 4 yr-old can't open it. This is a great way to keep your kids out of certain rooms.Best yet, it can be opened from either side of the door.You'll love it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 20, 2009

    Great Idea

    0 5/5 Lorna Wright (Sacramento, Ca) - See all my reviews, April 5, 2009



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