COMMUNITY FORUM

reauterry

04:57AM | 02/22/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
56 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I had a spring break on my garage door no problem putting new in but how to I get the new spring to stay in the wound up possision?

I had if for a while then it broke loose and the door went flying. Thanks Terry

doug seibert

04:32AM | 02/23/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Here's a site with some info.....read it all first......

"Read......Understand......and Follow...."

http://truetex.com/garage.htm


reauterry

06:13AM | 02/23/06
Member Since: 02/23/04
56 lifetime posts
I found a spring from the last owners of the house he said was up in attic just so happens to be my brother -in-law any way got it changed and used electric drill to wind it up this time and it stayed thanks for your help and that was a good web site.

Thanks again

Terry

Billhart

06:58AM | 02/23/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Yes, there are a couple of types that have a "crank" on them that alloww you to wind the springs with a drill or ratch.

But the majority of torsion springs require the use of two steel bars that go into holes and used to rotate the spring 1/4 turn each time.

And they are prone to kickback and breaking arms.

Now I will do most anything small projects (and some large) from concrete to electrical to plumbing, to DW, to appliacne, to structural.

But when spring broke in my door I had it down. I have a HEAVY 18 ft WOODEN door. Took two guys almost any hour. Most of that time was disassembling and reassembly to replace the spring.

And that for $125.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A sticky keyhole just needs a little lubricant. The problem is that WD-40, spray silicone, and other liquids attract more ... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2