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[Home Depot] Chamberlain 1¼ HP Smartphone-Controlled Garage Door Opener w/ Battery Backup

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[Home Depot] Chamberlain 1¼ HP Smartphone-Controlled Garage Door Opener w/ Battery Backup

Pretty cheap for a high power garage door opener that comes with all the bells and whistles. Not belt drive but for the 8 seconds l use the garage door it doesn't really matter to me.
This comes with a DC motor and soft opening and closing
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Not really all of the bells and whistles if it doesn't have belt drive. Also, why so much power needed? Door should be properly balanced so it can be opened easily by hand.
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engineered wrote:
Apr 30th, 2018 9:40 pm
Not really all of the bells and whistles if it doesn't have belt drive. Also, why so much power needed? Door should be properly balanced so it can be opened easily by hand.
Moar whorsepower moar Betta.
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Good deal comes with MYQ inbuilt but not sure if it requires MYQ gateway.
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Just a noob questions:
Isn't Belt drive is the best opener? I thought they last long and they are quite. Am I right?
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DC motor allows a soft start/stop opening and closing of the garage door.
Can't ever go back to a chain drive.
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cowbunpants wrote:
Apr 30th, 2018 9:44 pm
Moar whorsepower moar Betta.
Less money in your wallet.
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I'm unsure whats going on with these new Chamberlain motors. There is no mention of whether they use DC motors anymore which worries me.
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vkizzle wrote:
Apr 30th, 2018 10:20 pm
DC motor allows a soft start/stop opening and closing of the garage door.
Can't ever go back to a chain drive.
This garage door opener is a DC motor.
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Thanks OP. I'd prefer a belt drive though. Will wait for the next deal.
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Pretty happy with the Chamberlain HD750WFC/LW6000WFC when it went on sale at Lowes last month. Not as much HP but it lifts my single door just fine. And it is super quiet. You can barely hear it working. The integration with SmartThings is a bit disappointing though unless you buy a contact/tilt sensor which seem to be pretty expensive in Canada. In any case, I would gladly trade power for a belt drive any day if the unit is strong enough.

By the way, installation is pretty complicated even for home handymen. And in Montreal, installers charge an absurd amount. One in particular wanted to charge me $350. But while perusing the interwebs I saw that Canadian Tire does installation for $99. We called them and they asked us if we bought the opener from their store. Our exact response was "well we have it already". So they took this to mean we bought it from them and agreed to do the installation. A few days later, the installer shows up and it is the exact installer that was going to charge us $350!
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nextguy wrote:
May 1st, 2018 6:47 am
Pretty happy with the Chamberlain HD750WFC/LW6000WFC when it went on sale at Lowes last month. Not as much HP but it lifts my single door just fine. And it is super quiet. You can barely hear it working. The integration with SmartThings is a bit disappointing though unless you buy a contact/tilt sensor which seem to be pretty expensive in Canada. In any case, I would gladly trade power for a belt drive any day if the unit is strong enough.

By the way, installation is pretty complicated even for home handymen. And in Montreal, installers charge an absurd amount. One in particular wanted to charge me $350. But while perusing the interwebs I saw that Canadian Tire does installation for $99. We called them and they asked us if we bought the opener from their store. Our exact response was "well we have it already". So they took this to mean we bought it from them and agreed to do the installation. A few days later, the installer shows up and it is the exact installer that was going to charge us $350!
haha, my goodness. So U picked the guy who knows his stuff...maybe. Hopefully Canadian Tires in Ontario have the installation service for $99 too.
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Installation is not hard but you gotta be a handyman. Took me about a day for two doors, I installed two couple months back. I could do it a lot quicker if I was doing it for a friend but for my own home, I do it nice and slow.

Very important, reinforcement of the door and the door bracket. Here is how I did mine. The reinforcement bracket from Homedepot was too short so this was the only way.
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Here is a picture before all the wiring went up.

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If you want it to be quiet, make sure you have some rubber/cork insulation between the opener and ceiling.
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samguan wrote:
May 1st, 2018 8:56 am
Installation is not hard but you gotta be a handyman. Took me about a day for two doors, I installed two couple months back. I could do it a lot quicker if I was doing it for a friend but for my own home, I do it nice and slow.

Very important, reinforcement of the door and the door bracket. Here is how I did mine. The reinforcement bracket from Homedepot was too short so this was the only way.
I self installed my Chamberlain opener too and used this reinforcement bar purchased from Home Depot on the door.
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