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Craftsman 8' Extension Kit for Garage Door Opener
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Craftsman 8' Extension Kit for Garage Door Opener

Item# 00953726000P | Model# 53726 | Added on July 26, 2010
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Allows Craftsman chain drive garage door openers to handle a garage door up to 8' high. Includes front section of an SSR rail. New chain/cable is used, replacing original from carton.

  • For use with current Craftsman chain drive garage door openers
  • Works on garage doors up to 8' high
  • Includes rail extension, mounting brackets, and all necessary hardware
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10 found this review helpful
by Mike13
April 21st, 2007
Unfair

I purchased this product not because I wanted to but I had to. All of the garage door openers available only work on a 7 ft high door where as the standard door here in the South is 8 ft by 10 ft. So, in order to have one work, you must add 30-40% to the price of the opener. So, yes, I had to have the extension which does its intended job correctly. I'm just more bothered by that fact I had to purchase such an expensive extra in order to utilize my original purchase.

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12 found this review helpful
by Anonymous
August 13th, 2008
8 foot extension

Garages built after 1990s are all more than 8 feet. Sears should not sell somethng less than 7 feet and then tax additional $50 to sell a kit. It is like take it or leave it. I would not have bought it had I known earlier that it needed a kit to increase the height from 7 to 8 or to 9 feet. This is NOT fair. There is no disclosure on the box that it does not fit garages more than 7 feet. You will know only when the installer arrives and tells you that he cannot work with it unless you by a kit. He has to make a 2nd trip. Whos is at fault?

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Dwh1142

Should be included

Over priced

June 18th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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MADK

8 ft. extension

It was not as sturdy as I thought it should, it carries a lot of weight opening the garage door. I thought they had made improvements on the newer style but they did not.

February 27th via sears.com
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bevswift

awesome product and service

just the item needed to install the garage door opener, was easy to install to make our 8 ' door open properly and I'm a very satisfied customer, I will purchase this again if needed

February 8th via sears.com
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hookedontronics

works great

Purchased this item for my taller than normal garage door along with my new craftsman garage door opener. Works great. It is just a piece of metal really so it's kind of hard to screw up. Also comes with a longer chain.

February 4th via sears.com
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Bucko1978

Makes the opener work!

Mandatory for an 8' door

November 22nd, 2013 via sears.com
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MELANIE THOMPSON
February 28th, 2013
boldbiker

rail was to short

<p>sears don't care to fix this problem the kit needs a extra center sec which if you buy the 10 ft kit you get then you got to cut it to make it work whit the 8 ft chain had the same thing go wrong with my 2 10 ft kits</p>

August 3rd, 2012 via sears.com
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LisaBerthelette

8' extension for the Craftsman garage door opener 3.5 HP

I bought the garage door opener (works awesome) and then had to purchase the extension kit for my 8' garage doors. All works very well, very smooth. No issues, Installer gave the Craftsman a thumbs up.

March 19th, 2012 via sears.com
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jpanaro

too expensive

I was forced to purchase this as i have a 8ft garage door. everything fit fine and was good quality, but 49.99 was way too much considering the whole unit was 149.00.

March 15th, 2012 via sears.com
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gdcronin

Glad I got it.

<p>The box for the opener stated that the opener is for a 7 foot tall door. So I had to buy this since I have an 8 foot tall door.</p>

September 21st, 2011 via sears.com
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mtells

The Craftsman 8' extension didn't work

I bought the extension, the installer arrived and the piece in the box was virtually the same size as the one that it wanted us to replace. A waste of the day for the installer and he and I are baffled by the problem.

If anyone has any suggestions as to why it didn't work, please let me know...

I now have to return the two kits that I purchased.

January 19th, 2011 via sears.com
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Anonymous

8 foot extension

Garages built after 1990s are all more than 8 feet. Sears should not sell somethng less than 7 feet and then tax additional $50 to sell a kit. It is like take it or leave it. I would not have bought it had I known earlier that it needed a kit to increase the height from 7 to 8 or to 9 feet. This is NOT fair. There is no disclosure on the box that it does not fit garages more than 7 feet. You will know only when the installer arrives and tells you that he cannot work with it unless you by a kit. He has to make a 2nd trip. Whos is at fault?

August 13th, 2008 via sears.com
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SneakyMonki

you MIGHT need this

I have an 8 foot sectional garage door. After looking at the set up, I think if I would have just installed the original pieces (shorter pole and chain) it would have still worked. The only thing is that the garage door wouldn't fully open (it would be a foot short) which would be ok in my opinion, my car isn't over 7 foot tall anyhow. The main complain I have is the price, i picked up the 3/4 hp opener at a good price of $150. The extention kit cost $50. That's adds an extra 33% to the cost of the opener. Oh well you live and learn.

February 16th, 2008 via sears.com
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samohio

i agree wiyh mike of upstate sc

i also had to pay the extra $50 to purchase the extension if i wanted to open my door fully. it was a waste of time {had to move the hanging bracket twice, run around finding parts, and disassemble and reassemble whole unit}. it was a waste of money {purchased unit for $130, then another $50 for extension}. now i have an extra rail system i have no use for.

May 9th, 2007 via sears.com
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Mike13

Unfair

I purchased this product not because I wanted to but I had to. All of the garage door openers available only work on a 7 ft high door where as the standard door here in the South is 8 ft by 10 ft. So, in order to have one work, you must add 30-40% to the price of the opener. So, yes, I had to have the extension which does its intended job correctly. I'm just more bothered by that fact I had to purchase such an expensive extra in order to utilize my original purchase.

April 21st, 2007 via sears.com
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