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Locking sliding garage doors from both sides?

My neighbor and I share a garage door that we'd like to keep secure. Without walking around the block, it's easier for me to open it from within and easier for him to open it from without. Currently, the door is locked with a latch and a padlock on the outside, but I'd like to be able to unlock it from the inside too. Is there a solution?
posted by TheNewWazoo on Mar 25, 2016 - 17 answers

Painting a Peeling Garage Door

The paint on our wooden garage door is seriously peeling, and I want to re-paint it. How should I go about this? What tools do I need? What kind of paint should I use? Brand recommendations welcome. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Sealing a door from exhaust fumes. Difficulty level: rental.

There is a door between my apartment and my landlords' garage. On the garage side, the cracks around the door are taped over with some sort of tape, and there is a big piece of styrofoam which blocks noise reasonably well. There is a nice air exchanger system in the apartment. But right next to this door is a bathroom which is a bit of an air circulation dead-end, and still smells a bit exhaust-y on occasion. What additional non-permanent steps can I take, affecting my side of the door, to further seal it off? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Sep 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me diagnose my automatic garage door opener weirdness

I have a two-car garage with a LiftMaster automatic garage door opener that is misbehaving and it's driving me crazy. It seems to be randomly just opening the door long after it is closed and I can't figure out why. I've seen the other questions about garage door openers but was hoping for some advice specific to my situation. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Feb 22, 2013 - 15 answers

Temperamental garage door

Starting a couple of weeks ago, our automatic garage door sometimes goes down about 1/5 of the way and then goes back up. [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Feb 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Automated Garage Door Broken

After record heat waves here in Wisconsin, one day my automatic garage door closed, and as it touched the ground, I heard the top panel of the door "pop" into place. From that point on, it won't open without someone there to manually lift it through about 50% of the way open. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Garage door woes...

Since retraining ourselves to shut the garage door isn't working, we are looking for an automated solution. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Garage door opener is possessed!

My Genie Excelerator garage door opener is possessed....need help/suggestions/experience from the hive. [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on May 11, 2011 - 7 answers

The mystery of the open garage door

Why did I find my garage door open this morning? I haven't opened it with the garage door opener entry pad for several days, and I know it was closed completely the last time I used it. [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Jan 25, 2008 - 20 answers

My garage door opener is possessed. Help!

My garage door opener has been acting funny, but it's very intermittent, which of course drives me nuts. Every once in a while, about 1-2 seconds after the garage door closes, it'll open back up. Sometimes, if I just close it again, it'll stay closed. But lately, it'll take 5-6 tries until it'll stay shut. The garage door opener is a Genie Pro Stealth, and I've already tried adjusting the limiters and such on the opener, and it actually worked perfectly for about 6-7 months, but lately it started acting up again. I tried adjusting the limiters again, and of course it worked for 2 days, then started reversing again. Does anybody have any idea what might be causing this and how I can fix it?
posted by edjusted on Feb 21, 2007 - 15 answers

AAAA! I'm in garage door torsion spring hell! AAAAA!

Please help save me from garage door torsion spring hell! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I check remotely whether the garage door is open or closed?

A method of determining the opened/closed status of my garage door [More inside] [more inside]
posted by smcniven on May 7, 2004 - 6 answers

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