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HELP! Electric winch for automatic door?

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Hi Friends,

   I'm starting my coop this weekend, and I'm still trying to figure out how to get a dependable automatic door opener without spending the big bucks!  I've seen the add-a-motor, but so many people say that theirs have broken and needed repairs. 

 

My idea was to use an electric winch (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WW1QVI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=30ZW2W618XKXQ&coliid=IVH7AUOJL7MTW), and set it on a timer.  However, this would require some electrical work to convert the remote to a timer.   I have ZERO electrical knowledge.  Anyone have ideas on if/how this would work?  I appreciate any ideas or suggestions! 

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A 1500 lb. winch is way overkill.

An automobile window motor or antennae linear motor are sufficient and available on E-bay.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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