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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Broken Garage Door

falling garage door

Today I was surprised with an emergency project. When I got home from work, I pulled into the garage as usual and then pushed the button to close the garage door. I was rewarded with some loud grinding and crashing and the garage door beginning to fall off of the track. This is not exactly what I was hoping for especially with my car in the garage. Fortunately, Elizabeth's car was not there or it probably would have been hit by the falling door.

I managed to get my car out, lower the door, and do some repairs but I think I'm going to have to call a pro on this one. I got the wheels back on (two fell off when it came off the track) and the door back in the track. I also straightened out some of the bent track and the door itself but some of the parts are probably going to need replacing. The following pictures show the "fixed" condition. It was considerably worse.

bent trackbent support