Retractable Garage Door Gear
Retractable garage door gear lifting mechanisms are ideal for people making their own door or replacing the existing lifting mechanism on an old door with obsolete parts.
All gears have multi-position springs location to give great flexibility and improved door balance.
The door gear replaces the entire lifting mechanism from the existing door, including support arms, door springs, door tracks, brackets and roller spindles.
The gear packs are for Metal / GRP / Timber Garage doors. The maximum obstruction in front of the garage is 1140mm (3ft 9ins) on the 2134mm (7ft) high door.
- AP150 Gear pack to lift 45 - 70kg (150lbs)
- AP200 Gear pack to lift 71 - 90kg (200lbs)
- AP250 Gear pack to lift 91 - 113kg (250lbs)
- Short Arm Door height: 6ft to 6ft8ins
- Standard Arm Door height: 6ft 8ins to 7ft 5ins
- High Arm Door height: 7ft 5ins to 9ft
Retractable gears are ideal for use with automatic electric operation. If the door is not electrically operated, we can also supply a range of manual door lock packs.
Fixing plates are recommended for steel, aluminium and GRP garage door to provide a suitable fixing for the door arms.
Note: Although a confident D.I.Y person should be able to carry out this work we recommend that you engage the services of a specialist installer.
This door gear has been designed for quick and easy installation. Through careful design it is possible to adjust the door after installation for very smooth operation. To obtain these benefits read the instructions RIGHT through BEFORE installation.
Caution: ALWAYS raise and prop the door in the open position before fitting, adjusting or removing the springs.
All instructions are given from within the garage.
Please Note. Although a confident D.I.Y person should be able to carry out this work we recommend that you engage the services of a specialist installer.
|a - Track stabiliser bracket||x 2||x 4|
|b - Track support bracket||x 2||x 4|
|M10 washer||x 4||x 4|
|M10 x 30 set and nuts||x 2||x 2|
|c - Track with tracket bracket||x 2||x 2|
|Rubber buffer and bracket||x 2||x 2|
|d - Top roller bracket||x 2||x 2|
|Circlips||x 4||x 4|
|e - Top roller spindles||x 2||x 2|
|Top weather strip||x 2||x 2|
|Rubbing strips||x 2||x 2|
|f & g - Bottom weather strip with activation arm and top spring anchor fitted||x 2||x 2|
|h - Spring||x 2||x 2|
|Spring anchor bolt||x 2||x 2|
|M10 nuts||x 4||x 4|
|M10 washers||x 4||x 4|
|i - Spring anchor bracket||x 2||x 2|
|M8 x 60 Hex head coachscrews||x 4||x 4|
|M8 x 40 Hex head coachscrews||x 8||x 8|
|No 12 x 3/4" self tapping screws||x 14||x 14|
|M8 x 20mm bolts & nuts||x 8||x 8|
|M8 washers||x 16||x 16|
|M10 x 90 coachbolts & nuts||x 8||x 8|
|M10 x 60 Hex head coachscrews||x 4||x 4|
|M10 washers||x 12||x 12|
|For Arcadian add extra|
|M8 x 40 coachscrews||x 4|
|No. 12 x 3/4" self tapping screws||x 22|
|Firstly unpack and identify the parts (right hand assembly shown).|
STEP 1: FRAME DETAILS
STEP 2: FITTING ROLLER BRACKETS & WEATHER STRIPS
GO STRAIGHT TO STEP THREE IF TOP ROLLER BRACKETS AND WEATHER STRIPS ARE PRE-FITTED.
Locate the top roller bracket flush with the top of the door matching the same overhang as the top weather strip. On doors OVER 50mm (2") thick; lower the top roller bracket by the same amount. ie door thickness 62.5mm (2 ½") lower the bracket by 12.5mm (½"). Fix the roller bracket and weather strip using No. 12 x ¾" self tapping screws.
TAKE GREAT CARE NOT TO DRILL RIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR FACE.
STEP 3: POSITION DOOR IN OPENING
Wedge the door in to the opening allow 10mm side clearance, 10mm clearance between the top of the door and the header and allow at least 10mm ground clearance.
STEP 4: INSTALL THE TRACKS
Locate the track over roller, support rear of the track allowing between 25mm and 40mm fall to the rear.
With the track JUST TOUCHING the bottom of the roller drill 2 x 6mm pilot holes in the middle of the slots in the track brackets. Fix 2 x M8 x 60 coachscrews.
Slide on track support bracket and fasten to a suitable support using 1 x M8 x 40mm coachscrews and washer ensuring track is square to door and allowing fall as above. Fit rubber buffer by drilling 9mm hole in track and secure with M8 x 30mm bolt / nut / washer as fitted. Position rubber buffer towards rear of track but not so far as to allow door arm to hit spring anchor bolt. Door must stop against rubber buffer not arm against anchor bolt.
STEP 5: INSTALLATION OF ACTIVATING ARMS
Locate the bottom weather strip allowing 3mm (1/8") gap, fix using No. 12 x ¾" self-tapping screws. Identify the two activating arm bracket holes in the weather strip (outer holes). Drill two 10mm holes through the frame to accept the M10 X 90mm COACHBOLTS. Feed coachbolts from the outside and securely fasten the activating arm. On doors with bottom slotted plate - locate door bracket and mark fixing position in the MIDDLE of the slots, drill 2 x 5mm PILOT holes and fix using M8 X 40MM coachscrews and strengthening plate.
TAKE CARE NOT TO DRILL RIGHT THROUGH THE GARAGE DOOR.
IMPORTANT. For proper operation the frame must be square. If the frame is out of square the bottom weather strip MUST be square to the door. Otherwise the door will not operate correctly.
STEP 6: INSTALLATION OF SPRINGS
Open the door and prop it firmly in the fully open position. The top spring anchor is fitted as shown. (REFER TO STEP 8 IF RE-ADJUSTMENT IS REQUIRED FOR A GOOD BALANCE).
Locate spring over top spring anchor pin, hook spring anchor bolt over bottom of spring anchor pin, hook spring anchor bolt over bottom of spring, locate bottom spring anchor bracket through spring bolt by about 25mm. Locate suitable fixing position and through one hole drill 10mm hole to accept M10 X 90mm coachbolt and drill 6mm pilot hole in the other fixing for M10 x 60MM COACHSCREW. Tighten spring about 25mm each side at this stage.
STEP 7: INSTALLATION OF TRACK SUPPORTS
STEP 8: DOOR ADJUSTMENT
Is the gap between the top and the bottom weather strips still 3mm (1/8") if not, SLIGHTLY loosen the coachscrews/ nuts in the bottom activating arm bracket and raise the door to achieve gap, then re-tighten coachscrews/nuts.
Are the top rollers just touching the bottom of the tracks? If not adjust front track brackets and re-tighten.
Is the door clear of the frame during opening and closing? If not check first that the tracks are square, see STEP 7. If door still catches frame, adjustment can be obtained by adjusting door brackets, loosen coachscrews/ nuts SLIGHTLY adjust then re-tighten screws / nuts.
In order to prevent the top weather strip damaging soft timber frames, a pair of running strips are included. These should be fitted as shown with the centre of the rubbing strip placed over the top weather strip contact point (this contact point will be different on a manual door to one fitted with an electronic opener).
NOTE: Adjustments will NOT overcome incorrect fitting. Great care should be taken to ensure that your door frame is square and the door is square. Also that the activation arms are vertical and true to each other.
OILING THE DOOR:
For the smooth running of the door it is important to oil the moving parts.
- The four pivots on the activating arm
- The roller wheels
- The top spring attachments
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Adjust springs only when the door is in the open position.
Before removing springs or spring anchor bolts use a prop to securely keep the door in the open position.
NEVER ADJUST OR REMOVE THE SPRINGS WITH THE DOOR IN THE CLOSED POSITION.
(UK mainland only)
|0 - 200g||£1.99||2-3 working days delivery via Royal Mail 48 (Untracked).|
|200g - 2kg||£3.49|
|< 200g||£2.99||1 - 2 working days via Royal Mail 24 (untracked)|
|200g - 2kg||£4.99|
|2k - 20kg||£6.95||1 - 2 working days courier (Tracked)|
|20kg - 40kg||£14.99|
|40kg - 60kg||£19.99|
|60kg - 250kg||£29.99|
|0 - 20KG||£9.99||Next working day Courier (Tracked). Delivery Monday-Friday. Available for most items. Orders placed before 2pm.|
|20kg - 40kg||£19.99|
|40kg - 60kg||£29.99|
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