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Old 01-25-2016, 02:13 PM   #1
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well the hits keep coming. This morning the cable popped on my garage door and since itís the old style springs itís pretty much the same to replace.

Anyone on here do garage doors? Iím in South Fort Worth (20 and Trail Lake)
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Only thing I know about garage doors is...

These, suck!

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Old 01-25-2016, 03:43 PM   #3
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Those must be from Overhead Garage Door then

they just came out and told me parts to fix it would be $400-500 and a new door installed is $550. Went to Lowes and showed them pictures and they told me it was a $20 spring and cable set
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:52 PM   #4
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Those must be from Overhead Garage Door then

they just came out and told me parts to fix it would be $400-500 and a new door installed is $550. Went to Lowes and showed them pictures and they told me it was a $20 spring and cable set
Yeah, I leave the garage door repairs to the garage door repair people....had a neighbor almost lose an arm trying to replace a broken spring....those things are dangerous. Good luck!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:55 PM   #5
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Too bad im down here in san antonio i could help.
is it TORSION SPRING (ABOVE THE DOOR) OR EXPANSION (TWO SPRINGS ON EA. SIDE)

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Old 01-25-2016, 04:06 PM   #6
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Too bad im down here in san antonio i could help.
is it TORSION SPRING (ABOVE THE DOOR) OR EXPANSION (TWO SPRINGS ON EA. SIDE)
Bingo. Two different systems, but a little knowledge and elbow grease will fix either. If you're being told that $20 would do it..... I'm starting there.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:48 PM   #7
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Expansion spring, there is a spring with a braided line on both sides. One of the braided lines busted
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:11 PM   #8
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Hit up foizmonster on here....he does garage doors if I remember right
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:26 PM   #9
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You can fix it yourself......buy new cable at Lowes or wherever......lift door to full open position, place vice grips below bottom rollers to hold door up while you're working on it. Springs will be relaxed when door is in open position. Look at cable on side that's not broken, attach new cable. You can unhook the side that's not broken to tell how much tension is on that spring, hook new cable up with approximate same tension....adjust accordingly.
Just be sure door is in full open position before messing with extension springs.
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Tyge on here has a garage door business
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:09 PM   #11
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You can fix it yourself......buy new cable at Lowes or wherever......lift door to full open position, place vice grips below bottom rollers to hold door up while you're working on it. Springs will be relaxed when door is in open position. Look at cable on side that's not broken, attach new cable. You can unhook the side that's not broken to tell how much tension is on that spring, hook new cable up with approximate same tension....adjust accordingly.
Just be sure door is in full open position before messing with extension springs.
Thanks, after looking at some youtube stuff I think youíre right doesnít seem that hard.

If anyone ever calls a garage door company donít call Over Head Garage Door theyíll try to hustle ya. He told me that the springs and cables arenít made any more. I just got back from Lowes where I had the choice of 4 brands
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:10 PM   #12
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No help here but when my old door broke that cable I called Bruce's garage door in watauga it was about 100 bucks if I remember. Wish I could help I owe you.

Good luck
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Craig Cox, fort worth fireman, don't have his number but can get it if you need it.
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