- YES! Your Hooks Rack comes with mounting brackets that allow you to mount your Hooks Rack either vertically or horizontally on a wall, and either flush or dangling from the ceiling.
Not all my panels are standard 21” wide panels, can I still us the Hooks Rack?
- YES, our Hooks Rack fits all sizes of garage door panels, even custom sizes.
Can I stack the racks on multiple garage door panels?
- YES, as long as they are the standard 21” or wider panels. With the included mounting hardware you can stack the racks on all four panels.
- NO, our racks are especially designed to stack in line with each other
- YES, as long as their path up and down does not interfere with anything hanging on the walls or from the ceiling of your garage it is fine to let your rods hang over the end.
- Use this link to see a video of rods hanging over the end of the door - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efT3yu7TCBI
- Ours uses a patent protected Hooks system so rods can be loaded from the front, the competitors closed loop system requires threading the rods in from the side, in some small garages and with some rods this is not possible. Also our system installs quickly, without tools on all sizes of door panels, ours 99% of the time won’t require making holes in your garage door, theirs will much more often, and also, generally ours has the more competitive price.
- YES, it will require some tools and some more time and you will need to make holes in your garage door, but our competitor’s system requires most of their customers to mount their units in this manner.
My garage door has a 2 ½” deep horizontal rail for stabilization against high winds, referred to as a “Strut”, that runs through the area between the hinges. Can I still use the Garagius Storage System?
- YES, The top part of the rack that attaches to the top hinge should clear the “strut” and the rest of unit has over a 3” clearance for this purpose.. Usually the struts are not in the way as they were likely installed near the top, bottom and middle of the panels. Should you be unlucky enough to have any part of the bottom alignment leg of the Hooks Rack happen to land on a strut you can cut off the alignment leg in a place that allows your rack to hang vertical when strapped down. Should your “strut” align with the zip tie attachment loop, this will only cause your rack to be slightly offset and you should attach normally.
How much clearance do I need between the top of my car and the garage door when it is open and hence in the up position?
- 5 ¾” plus the amount the largest reel hangs away from it’s rod. (Measure between the upper most part of the car and the bottom of your garage door panel while the garage door is in the up position to find your clearance height)
Can I hang other items besides fishing rods on the Hooks Rack?
- YES, within reason, you can hang Kayak Paddles, Hockey Sticks, Brooms, Racks, lightweight Shovels, Garden Tools and much more. Please Read Restriction Questions 11 and 12 if adding more than 12 pounds to the garage door.
Is it important that I hang my items so that the weight is evenly distributed?
- Depends on your spring type. If you have a Coil Tension Bar type that is mounted along the wall over your garage door then it does not matter. Since the bar runs between the two pulleys and keeps them in sync, then pulling the door up is like lifting it up from both ends at the same time and it does not make any difference if the weight is in the middle or at either end. If you have the spring type with two springs, one along each rail running perpendicular to the door, then your pulleys are independent. Putting a little weight, like a few fishing rods, off center isn’t likely to have any effect as the garage door guiding wheels that attach the garage door to the tracks while floating in the garage door hinges. If the weight gets a little more off center with the spring type garage this could cause extra wear on some parts that, over a period of time, could require the part be replaced.
Weight Restriction: Is there a maximum weight I add to my garage door?
- YES, Unless you adjust your springs for additional weight. I have put this in capital letters and bold to signify the importance of you reading and understanding this paragraph. Firstly, it is important that your track for garage door rollers is installed properly, that being the straps or rods holding the track are bolted on top horizontally through the minimum 2” by 8” wood planks instead of screwed vertically into the 2” by 8” wood planks. Regardless if you decide to add Garagius products you should repair that fault before something happens. If you are unable to easily repair that fault and can only add more support by screw bolts that go vertical into the rafter planks, then that should be done. Research suggests that currently over 95% of garage doors over 4 years old are unsafe, based on the information of garage door repairman and garage door service contract companies. The remaining % have been checked or serviced in the last 2 years. There are two types of door counterbalance systems.
- The coil tension bar system: it is mounted along the wall over your garage door, and the spring type system with two springs, one along each rail running perpendicular to the door. All springs and coil tension bars deteriorate with time. Supposedly having weak springs or a misadjusted coil tension bar will cause additional wear on your garage door opener’s motor and motor drive assembly. So perhaps you ask:
- Fortunately there is a simple test. To test your springs or coil tension bar detach your garage door from the lift mechanism on your garage door opener. Then lift your garage door to the point that it balances between wanting to go up and wanting to go down. If your balance point is above half way up, (some say 1/3 up) the opening then your tension bar should be adjusted and your springs replaced.
- Spring Type: Unfortunately, if you have the spring type you cannot adjust the springs and you have to replace them. This is not as bad as it sounds, as the springs are color-coded on the end to help you find the spring you want and readily available at most home improvement stores, most for between $14 and $30 for the pair. Make note of your color before you make the trip, and if you are planning on adding one of our bags, go up a level. If you are planning on adding any combination of bags and chests that equal 2 go up two levels. If you are unlucky enough to not have a color-coded spring then you need to gently lower the garage door to the bottom till it rests on a level bathroom scale. This will tell you the weight of the door and the spring you will need. The changing of the springs is not too difficult if you are somewhat handy and you remember not to work on them unless the garage door is ALL THE WAY UP. Nevertheless, be careful and work on the springs from around the end so it can’t whip out and hit you, even if it wants to.
- The Coil Tension Bar type: Usually these only require adjustment. The advice we got from repairmen that charge $59 to $79 to do this was, “don’t do it yourself as it can be dangerous.” We are passing onto you the advice we got and that is if one were going to try to do this oneself, watch several Youtube videos before trying it. If you are planning on adding more than 12 lbs, or your springs already need adjustment, you might consider waiting till you have them hanging on your garage wall to get a correct read on how much adjustment you will need.
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