2 car garage. Very heavy door, supported by two torsion springs. One
spring broke today. I could barely lift the garage door, right now it
is fixed in the up position with a C clamp on the rail.
I am relatively handy when it comes to say making fuel tanks, fixing
boats or repairing diesel generators etc, meaning that I can figure
out problems and address them, often with the help of these
My weakness is lack of hand-eye coordination. So I am afraid that I
could somehow improperly insert some tool into the spring while
winding, and break my arm or teeth.
So, if possible I would like to do this repair myself, this
Sunday. The weather is turning for snow and both keeping the garage
open with cars inside, and closed with cars outside, are bad
0. How much could it cost to hire a pro to replace one spring,
1. Are all garage springs the same? If not, how can I find out what
kind I need?
2. Are there some modern thingamagiggys for winding springs that are
3. How unsafe is the process of winding springs
4. Is it a wise idea to replace both springs at the same time?
5. Are these different quality springs, is it the kind of business
where you get what you pay for?
I need some input for making a decision. (pro vs. DIY and 1 vs 2
springs) If I decide to do it myself, I will ask for more help but
will consult google first.