(Originally published June 2007)
This time instead of half-way down, I got to within a foot of the ground before 'brzzrt-thud-thud-whirrrrrrr'. I released the safety catch on the opener, re-tightened the cable, then tried closing it again. I think I got about 30 'brzzrt-thud-thud-whirrrrrrr's before I got within inches of the ground. One more tightening, one more 'brzzrt-thud-thud-whirrrrrrr'.
I unlocked the side door to the garage, since it only locks from the inside, and opened the big door again, then dropped it to the ground without the opener attached. One final tighten, and now the door goes up, the door goes down. Door goes up, door goes down.
And if you've ever been thrown into a pool with all your clothes on, just imagine that pool being bathwater warm and extremely salty. That's how I felt by the time this was all done. It should go without saying that I was NOT early for work.
Oh, Just Shut Up and Lie Down Somewhere
3 weeks ago