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pre-wire for garage door

Posted by sprint23 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 0:13

I'm in the process of building a house, and I want to pre-wire the garage for the garage door and opener. How do I go about doing this. I've read a couple things on the internet, and I want to make sure I've got this right. 1 wire from right side of garage opening, 1 to left side (both for sensors), and 1 wire to wall for opener, all ran to box in ceiling above where motor will be. Does that sound right? thanks

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RE: pre-wire for garage door

Yes it does sound right. The wiring for the door sensors and the wall control is color coded and the color code must be followed for everything to work properly. The colors depend on the manufacturer. If you have decided on the opener you are going to install you should contact the dealer and see if you can order the correct wire.

RE: pre-wire for garage door

"The colors depend on the manufacturer."

You can use any color code you want as long as you are consistent. The electrons do not care about insulation color.

There is no reason to have boxes for the control wiring.
It is power limited and requires very little in the way of protection for safety.

You will need a 120 V receptacle on a circuit with enough capacity in the ceiling near the unit's location.

Unless the garage walls are to be finished with drywall, outside of the 120 V outlet there is no real reason to do anything ahead of time.

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