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canada goose outlet boston That may work on many garage door openers, but this one is a Genie screw drive opener, and it has no hole in the traveler. I could drill a hole through the body of the canada goose factory sale traveler, but I would want to know more about the internal structure of the traveler so I do not weaken it or damage something inside. canada goose outlet boston

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canada goose outlet factory To place the bolt, I viewed the end of the release lever and placed the drill buy canada goose jacket bit so it appeared to be just under the bottom of the release lever. After drilling the first hole, I let the top of the bit rest on the bottom of the release lever and pushed the second hole through the other Masonite shield. canada goose outlet factory

canada goose outlet location I considered some kind of pin I could remove by pulling a cord, but it would either fit loosely enough that the bad guys might be able make the lever release, or they could hook and remove it to gain entry, after all. canada goose outlet location

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