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Would need a lot more info on the actuator before answering that question.

 

-Xathros

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Neither of those are directly usable with your existing garage kit.  The first one has a controller but it does not appear that it has any inputs aside from the remote and it has separate momentary direction control buttons.  A regular GDO would move the door from limit to limit with a single input and monitor it's safety switches and halt and/or reverse direction if any safety sensors were triggered. These do not have any safety or limit controls unless you plan on building all of that yourself.  While I am no expert on the subject, I highly suspect your local building codes would not permit this.  Not sure how your doors open and close that a 6" or 12" stroke would be sufficient.  If pinned to a door near the hinge, these may not be strong enough to push or pull against the leverage even a light breeze will have when looking at the square footage of an entire door.

 

-Xathros

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scrapping this idea.  found this while searching.  need the ceiling clearence because of a lift being installed in garage.  If I use 2 openers one for each door keeping pivot points on door in same location but move the opener inline with door jamb, would it work?  

 

thx drew

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Dependin on the current draw of the actuators you could make it work with 2 IOLincs or my preference wiuld be one DIN Relay plus the ISYNetwork module. One relay used to control direction the other to apply/remove power. Do the actuators have built in limit switches?

 

 

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There are gate openers specifically designed for doors such as yours. The actuators work in unison, so only one I/O Linc is needed. I use GTO Access. Just search for gate, not door operators.

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There are gate openers specifically designed for doors such as yours. The actuators work in unison, so only one I/O Linc is needed. I use GTO Access. Just search for gate, not door operators.

how did you hook these up to work with your isy?  Found this gate opener on ebay, says gto. would this work http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mighty-Mule-FM200-Automatic-Gate-Opener-Single-Gates-Up-to-12-Feet-or-300-Pounds/301552119282?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28772%26meid%3Dcd42774ea8dd4eee8806a3a63f002a8d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D261380075432&rt=nc

 

then I found this http://www.smarthome.com/skylink-dm-100-swing-door-opener-with-magnetic-lock.html

only thing is I might exceed the weight limit.  1 wood door might weigh around 150 lbs

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A dual arm gate operator is what you need. Both door swing open or closed concurrently. A solution is a GTO 2002 XLS Dual Arm Gate Opener. The GTO control panel allows using a push button to control the operators. I ran a pair of wires to an I/O Linc. GTO is the manufacturer of Mighty Mule, so there's probably a dual-arm Mighty Mule gate operator.

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