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Uses for old garage door opener

Hey all, so I replace my old garage door opener this weekend and just wondering what to do with the old one. The old one works, it was just 15 years old and would sometimes open when the neighbors would open/close their door (the old one did not have any dip switches and could be reprogrammed for $125 (I bought a brand new one for $150 with motion sensing, belt drive, very quiet). Anyway, since the old one still works, just thought you guys might have some ideas on what to do with the old one.
The only idea I have so far is hooking it up to my back yard gate but with my dogs back there, I wouldn't want the neighbors to accidentally open my doors and have my dogs wander off.

No idea is bad, it could spawn a good idea from someone else.

It's a craftsman 1/2 hp chain drive. Keypad still works as well as the two remotes. If anyone wants to buy it cheap, shoot me some numbers.
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paint lighting bolts on it.


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That's what I'd do

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lol yea sometimes m3f is not the best place to go for advice

but I was thinking have 2 garage doors so one opens but then theres another one there behind it
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Not much you can do besides put it on craigslist and hope to get maybe 40 bucks for it.

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I would use it as a wall for my tennis game...
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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=178730.msg3779151#msg3779151 date=1283112735]
Not much you can do besides put it on craigslist and hope to get maybe 40 bucks for it.
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+1

Or you can take the actual door and modify it for shelving. Then sell the motor and track.

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Id make some skateboard ramps out of it (boxes) and sell them to kids of craigslist


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I think the only thing he replaced is the garage door opener. Not the actual garage door.


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