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    Garage door locks


    House is a raised ranch, one car garage underneath the bedrooms.
    I donít have a power garage door opener for my door, and donít really want one.
    Currently the garage door has a manual slide-deadbolt type lock that goes through a slot in the rail like this:


    Routine for taking the bike for a ride is: go downstairs to the garage, unlock and raise the door, roll the bike out to the driveway, go back in the garage, close and lock the door, go upstairs, exit the front door and lock up with my house key, and then walk down steps to the driveway.

    What Iím envisioning is some type of similar deadbolt type lock that I can go downstairs, manually open the door, roll the bike out, close the door, and then hit a button on a small remote to activate the lock (or even activate it via my phone). I donít want a keypad or anything on the outside of the door.

    Anyone familiar with anything along these lines?

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    Re: Garage door locks

    Never going to work, best bet is this if you don't want to spring for an opener.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Clopay-G...5480/202089765

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    Re: Garage door locks

    So this actually peaked my curiosity and I can test it at work, maybe, just maybe a
    365lm
    321lm
    841lm

    Might, might work. Totally not designed to but it's a long shot and just what you want.

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    Re: Garage door locks

    We had something like this growing up on two manual garage doors.
    https://www.amazon.com/Garage-Door-L...79142143&psc=1

    Or if you're really into fabbing shit up,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2iGCjkMaug

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    Re: Garage door locks

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    We had something like this growing up on two manual garage doors.
    https://www.amazon.com/Garage-Door-L...79142143&psc=1
    Yup. That's the way we rolled.

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    Re: Garage door locks

    This is basically what I’m envisioning. I kinda remember seeing this on Shark Tank a bunch of years ago, looks like they’re no longer in business though:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EnH29hODU2o

    Quote Originally Posted by G21forme View Post
    So this actually peaked my curiosity and I can test it at work, maybe, just maybe a
    365lm
    321lm
    841lm

    Might, might work. Totally not designed to but it's a long shot and just what you want.
    That 841LM is what I’ve been finding too. If there was a way to activate it via a key fob remote, that would work.

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    Re: Garage door locks

    What about this?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...d-b31d6b1bfbee

    Mount it like the liftmaster.
    It just need to put the deadbolt through the track enough to block the wheels of the door from going up
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYMHc7Gb9G4

    or mounted like this homemade version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9hSp2FClIA

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    Re: Garage door locks

    Quote Originally Posted by LuvDog View Post
    What about this?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...d-b31d6b1bfbee

    Mount it like the liftmaster.
    I think weíve found a winner! Thanks.
    Since itís battery-powered, I could mount it to the door and drill two holes in the rail.
    Or if I mounted it to the wall outside the rails like the liftmaster, and used it to block the wheels, I could adapt a plug-in DC transformer to avoid batteries altogether.

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    Re: Garage door locks

    I think mounting it to the door would be a problem... I doubt the deadbolts have a long enough throw to reach the track??? Maybe if the entire housing is narrow enough to fit in the track, then it would work.

    But I think mounting on the wall and just blocking the wheels would be easier to make work.

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    Re: Garage door locks

    Update, used LuvDogís suggestion, found one new-open-box on eBay for about half price of amazon.
    Drilled two holes in the rail above the wheel, layered up varying thicknesses of plywood and osb scraps to line up with the holes, mounted it. Works great.
    Uses 4AA batteries (and has a small backup battery). Going to dig through all the old chargers I have kicking around to find a 6V output so I can plug it in and not have to worry about batteries.
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    Re: Garage door locks

    Looks like a clean setup

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