My house has a 7 ft. garage door installed in a garage with a 12 ft.
ceiling. I want to install a lift for my car, but when the garage door
is open, I have about 5 feet of unused space between the garage door
and the ceiling. I would like to install more vertical track and
longer cables so that when the door is open it's 1 foot (or so) from
the ceiling instead of 5 feet.
Anyone ever done this? Got any ideas?
I don't see why you can't. My garage has 12 foot ceilings with 9 foot
doors. The door tracks extend upward (higher than the door) by about 2
feet, yielding about 11 feet of clearance. I bought and installed a
Revolution lift (made by Rotary Lift) and it worked out well although I
can't raise the lift to it's full height because the car roof would hit the
garage door opener motor. An option would be to re-mount the motor upside
down and reverse the sensors, but in my case it was not necessary.
The cars I store on and under the lift are 60's vintage classics and they
are low enough to fit.
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