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Posted by Aaron(former garage door pro) on December 23rd, 2000 10:22 PM
In reply to Ditto... by Wick on December 14th, 2000 06:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Use caution........... by doug seibert on 09/27/2005

just a pice of advice if u want to do this yourself u will need winding bars to wind the spring or springs and a 7/16 wrench that u can fit in a very tight space preferably a boxend ratchet wrench also a good pair of vice grips.the winding bars are usually about 7/16" in diamater and can be bought from garage door companies or often a metal fabricator for un der 20 for the how part first is be sure all tension is off the spring or both springs if a double door remove the cable and cable drums from the bar and then slide the spring off the bar take the spring to a garage door pro or some good hardware stores sell sure to get an exact match to the original replace the spring on the bar put the drums and cable back on turn the bar until the cable is as tight as possible by hand then lock the vice grips down so they hold the bar in place and keep the cable tight.the spring must be turned in 1/4 turn increments the number of turns on a spring is equal to door hieght and since u r using 1'4 turns it will be door height times 4 unless u have a commercial grade door it will number of panels in the door times 4 1'4 turns by the way to have a pro do this is usually less than 50 dollars hope i helped

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