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Still here, still repairing stuff

Out in the garage today. I wanted to install the new garage door opener. But then I found what an Obama-rig the garage door track hanging was. Total POS. At some point it pulled right off the wall, because they installed the crossbar with the nailheads facing the direction that the door springs pull in. And if you’ve ever dealt with garage door springs, you know that those are some hefty sons of guns. So I’m fixing that by attaching a 2x4 pocket to the studs, cut into the drywall, then using another 2x4 to put a T cap on the doubled 2x4s that support the tracks now. I’ll turn them 90 degrees too, so for once they will be pulled on in the direction that they’re stiff. Dumbo did the install 35 years ago on the flexible side of the boards, so the garage door springs have been bending the double 2x4 crossbar like it’s a bow and arrow. Duh.

Drew fix. And it will be all better. Forever.

It’s just that this has eaten up half my morning. Crap.

And THEN I can get around to installing the door opener. I hope ...



Posted by Drew458    United States   on 11/08/2012 at 12:54 PM   
 
  1. oh heck. I guess you’ll be too busy to fly over here for some odd jobs.

    Well I guess the storms are over, for now anyway, so no time off for you.
    The older I get, the less I look forward to moves.

    Thanks for reply explaining the filter stages. Pretty interesting stuff there.The instruments that originally find the kind of microbes or tiny things not see by naked eye have to be darn sensitive I would guess.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   11/08/2012  at  01:38 PM  
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