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Old 11-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #16
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The one's that you refer to, are a little more "user friendly".
They're somewhat, safer.
(Notice, I said "somewhat"!)
The potential power in one of those "torsion" springs is more then you
can imagine.
It's also very easy to over or under adjust those springs if you have
limited experience.
This can affect the longevity of the springs - the opener - and cause
problems: later, down the road.
The type of "torsion" springs (adjustable with a drill) can be "DIY".
Be careful!!!

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Old 11-26-2011, 11:35 AM   #17
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well i just removed the spring and all the tracks, that was pretty easy, i would have thought there was more tension on that spring, but i guess a single car garage and non insulated made it lighter i guess
so this afternoon i tackle taking the old door down and installing the new one
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #18
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wow that was pretty easy
finished it up this afternoon
very happy with it
thanks everyone for the help!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:31 AM   #19
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Good work.

Post up some pictures.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #20
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The only part of an install that's a little tricky, is adjusting the springs so the door is balanced. At all points along the path, it should stay put when you let it go,as you raise or lower it, manually.
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yah with the ezspring it was easy
they had a recommended spring tension (11 1/4 turns) and that didnt hold the door, so i started to turn about 1/4 turn at a time and try
so i had about 12 turns and they say you can go -1/2 turn to +2 1/4 turns
very impressed with clopay products
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i can adjust these springs with a drill
I installed a windstorm rated garage door several years ago. It used the springs that are adjusted with a cordless drill, probably the same as what you have. Adjusting the tension was easy and exactly as described in the installation instructions. The install took me two days, but I'm very slow and there was a lot of extra bracing required that would not be part of a standard garage door.

Do you have another exit door in your garage? Assuming it assembles like mine, once you put the door sections together, you can not get out through the garage door until you are ready to raise it.

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Old 12-04-2011, 06:12 PM   #23
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yah i have a man door on my garage

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