The Clopay Garage Door Low Headroom Conversion Kit bay be required if you have less than 15 in. of headroom in your garage (see More Info below for a PDF of our How to Measure guide). Easily converts your new track to accommodate your low headroom application. Detailed installation instructions and all necessary hardware included.
This kit is a life saver of you have a lower ceiling. The kit was expensive but an excellent option. Instructions were mediocre but okay. The fit was not great. I had to mess around with it a lot to get things to work smoothly. Track was about 1/2" off where it met the main vertical track. But now it works okay.
Customer review from homedepot.ca
Aug 21, 2018
Used for Liftmaster 8500 Wall-Mounted Opener In order to use a wall-mounted Liftmaster 8500 garag...
Used for Liftmaster 8500 Wall-Mounted Opener
In order to use a wall-mounted Liftmaster 8500 garage door opener, I needed to have a starter angle on the top rail so that my pull-back sectional garage door would glide back when lifted. This did exactly what I needed it to do on my existing double-rail track.
On my existing horizontal top rail, I chiseled out the rivets that held it to the bottom rail and bolted on the new starter angle that came with this kit. I had to drill a few holes, but the carriage bolts that came with the kit were easily fastened without interfering with my door rollers. I adjusted the existing top garage rollers to align with the new starter angle.
Took about an hour to install because I wanted to be sure I was doing it right. I had a lot of unneeded parts left over, but the kit had all the rail parts I needed to do the job.
Make sure you have a chisel, hammer, pliers, screwdriver for popping out the chiseled off rivets, plus metal drill bits and a socket set. Having a drill bit that fits your sockets is handy too. Optional but not necessary, use a hacksaw or reciprocating saw to even out the rail ends when finished.
I installed the new clopay door and it was relatively easy. However I needed the low clearance ki...
I installed the new clopay door and it was relatively easy. However I needed the low clearance kit so I went to Home Depot and bought one of three remaining kits. It was two weeks later due to a death in the family that I opened the box only to discover four of the ten pieces were missing along with the instructions. I selected the best of the three boxes at the store because they all were obviously repackaged. This is quite frustrating since the pieces contained on the box are clearly shown on the outside of the package. Anyone working there should have identified the fact the package was incomplete. Since I don’t trust HD personnel and their ability to ensure the items purchased are present when re packaging, I will order online, be forced to pay the additional shipping fees and wait a week or more to finish the garage door project losing the functionality of the doors. It is a simple task to check repackaged products but apparently this did not happen. I should have listened to other reviews from those who had this same issue. Very frustrated!
Response from Clopay Customer CareMay 29, 2018
JPL14, Thanks for the feedback on the Low Headroom Kit. We will get this information over to our team to see if any improvements can be made to the packaging to ensure all parts are contained in the box, even when repackaged.