-I have a 2-door garage doow with a single torsion bar above.
cables came loose. noticed pulley too close to support so had to move
it. Have tried to tighten cables but they still stay loose.
Does this mean the torsion bar needs to be adjusted (not by me) or
is there some trick to tightening the cables?
Had new torsion bar installed 3 years ago and replaced opener six
months ago. (FYI)
Noticed that door must be rubbing occasionally against support edge of
On May 20, 4:01 pm, aem7kcm8_at_hotmail_dot email@example.com (aem7kcm8)
Most torsion bars for double doors have two coikled springs one on
each side ot the center supporting bracket. There are pulleys on each
end of the torsion bar, when the dooor is fully up, the pulleys fill
up with the lifting cables and reduce the tension on the spring.. But
even with the door fully up, there should be a little tension on the
lifting cables to hold the door up (as if there were no connection to
the door opener)
Find a neighbor with a similar type of torsion bar installation, they
are quite common, and study and learn how they work, then you can look
at your situation and figure things out. This is not rocket science,
but basic homeownership 101.
Hmm, didn't notice OP's handle till you mentioned it. No relation that I
am aware of. Sorting the stack by name doesn't show any other posts by
them (not curious enough to google them), so I assume they are a newbie
Spraying the springs with cosmoline or similar will go a long way to
keep them functional. Biggest reason for failure is micro-corrosion
giving the crack a place to start. Better springs are usually painted
or given a coating to reduce this tendency.
Your replacement charge was a tat high, but probably in line for the
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