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  Reply # 2016046 14-May-2018 20:58
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If you're in this situation, just connect your generator to your house wiring with your suicide lead.

 

Oh wait, you mean your generator's in your garage too?  Bugger.

 

 

 

I had a similar situation recently when I had a blown circuit breaker. I can lift my door up a few inches and fish out a wire which is connected to the release lever (roller door).

 

You should be able to put an external manual release on at least one of those doors.

 

Another option for you is to not have a permanent battery but to put a permanent connection external to your garage so you can just connect up your car to provide temporary power.

 

 

 

Personally, I'm planning to cut a door into my breezeblocks and enable pedestrian access that way.

 

 




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  Reply # 2016215 15-May-2018 11:39
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elpenguino:

 

If you're in this situation, just connect your generator to your house wiring with your suicide lead.

 

Oh wait, you mean your generator's in your garage too?  Bugger.

 

 

 

I had a similar situation recently when I had a blown circuit breaker. I can lift my door up a few inches and fish out a wire which is connected to the release lever (roller door).

 

You should be able to put an external manual release on at least one of those doors.

 

Another option for you is to not have a permanent battery but to put a permanent connection external to your garage so you can just connect up your car to provide temporary power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually we have been thinking generator too, so that might indeed be the way to go, although i don't know if I can be bothered with powering one up and connecting it just to get the car out of the garage in the morning.

 

Using the car battery would be inspired if it wasn't for the fact that the car is inside the garage and I am outside :)


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  Reply # 2016218 15-May-2018 11:42
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If you have that many power cuts, maybe a carport is for you :-)


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  Reply # 2016361 15-May-2018 15:51
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a door on the side of the garage would be easier


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  Reply # 2016468 15-May-2018 19:20
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I've had a small UPS on one of mine for a few years and its been great.  I've had to use it a few times with no issues.  I know at some stage I'll get caught out if I don't replace the battery at some stage.  When ever I've needed to use it, its been pissing with rain and at night.




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  Reply # 2016499 15-May-2018 20:32
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GregM:

 

I've had a small UPS on one of mine for a few years and its been great.  I've had to use it a few times with no issues.  I know at some stage I'll get caught out if I don't replace the battery at some stage.  When ever I've needed to use it, its been pissing with rain and at night.

 

Thanks Greg, a useful reply at last. Cheers.




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  Reply # 2016501 15-May-2018 20:33
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Jase2985:

 

a door on the side of the garage would be easier

 

As the garage is built into a hill, some tunnelling would be required. Bring your shovel and concrete cutter and we'll take a crack at it.


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  Reply # 2016503 15-May-2018 20:35
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nickrout:

 

GregM:

 

I've had a small UPS on one of mine for a few years and its been great.  I've had to use it a few times with no issues.  I know at some stage I'll get caught out if I don't replace the battery at some stage.  When ever I've needed to use it, its been pissing with rain and at night.

 

Thanks Greg, a useful reply at last. Cheers.

 

 

 

 

I had a few people take the piss that I did this, but I'm glad I did.  I made a shelf that hangs down from the roof right beside the motor for the door. 


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