I hope the OP ordered the springs with the cones attached.
I tried to remove the cones off the old springs, and concluded it wasn't
even close to worth the effort to buy a spring without the end cones.
If your springs have cones, and you have winding bars and a six-inch vise
grip, the job is easy to do (if your flag ends and center supports are
Just follow *all* the advice in the DDM videos and you'll do just fine.
replying to Shlomo Baumgard , Garagedoorguy wrote:
Removing and adding tension are not the only dangerous parts to the process.
With larger much stronger high cycle springs it could be too much and cause the
door to shoot up like a rocket the second the second the set screw is tightened
after putting tension on the new spring. Always clamp the door down befor added
tension to be safe. I've replaces 1000's and 1000's pairs of springs over the
past 12 years in the garage door business. If you run into anything you don't
understand I can probably explain it to you. How did you measure you wire
diameter on the existing spring to give to the guy calibrating the new springs?
On Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:38:23 +0000 (UTC), Shlomo Baumgard
I've found the first time I do something, I do an excellent job and it
goes perfectly. The second time I do a fine job, everything is fixed
and nothing more is broken.
The third time deep down inside I think I know what I'm doing and even
if I try hard not to think that, that's the time I'm likely to foul up.
But I don't have garage door springs or even a garage.
(Used to in junior high and high school. It never occurred to me, or my
mother I think, that it could be adjusted so it was easier to open.
Coil springs, not tension springs.) For that matter, it never occurred
to me that when the garbage disposal made terrible noises, it was
broken. Or that when the dish washer filled the room with steam, the
gasket should be replaced. All these things were like this when she
bought the house when I was 10, and though I fixed other things, even
when I was 10, these three things seemed to as fixed and unchangeable as
They are pain. I've done quite a few. Including on big bay doors at
the dealership where I worked.. That was when I was a "young feller".
Not sure I'd do the big ones today, but I'll still tackle an 8 footer.
With care and the proper winding bars.
Not something for the beginning DIY homeowner to tackle.
Shlomo Baumgard;3285677 Wrote:
> Garage door spring broke in half. Torsion type.
> On a bar across the door.
> Do people usually replace them as a DIY.
> Or is it something nobody does themselves?
There are many website that help you to fix garage door parts and other
things that you can fix yourself. You may also get videos from youtube
for fixing door spring issues.
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i'LL ADmit, I haven't bought any for more than 10 years, except needle
nose vice grips, that I treat pretty delicately. There's been no need
to buy the two models I have, because so far they are indestructable.
I also have the one with the bicycle chain, but so far, I've never used
Why not you find one on ebay because there are many companies who
offering variety of products with long life guarantee and many other
features that you need.
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