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planet 12-18-2010 03:24 PM

Size of Garage Door Torsion Spring
 
Recently, one of my garage door torsion springs was broken. I will ask a professional to replace the torsion springs. Before I call them, I want to know if the torsion springs can be replaced by the little large springs.

The size of my broken torsion spring is 22' length, 2' internal diameter, 0.207' wire diameter. I am thinking to replace two torsion springs with the size of 22' length, 2' internal diameter, 0.218' wire diameter. From the research online, the 0.207' wire diameter spring is rated as 90 lb, and the 0.218' wire diameter spring is rated as 100 lb.

Is there any problem to replace the 0.207' wire diameter spring with the 0.218' wire diameter spring?

Thank you in advance!

Ron6519 12-18-2010 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by planet (Post 553266)
Recently, one of my garage door torsion springs was broken. I will ask a professional to replace the torsion springs. Before I call them, I want to know if the torsion springs can be replaced by the little large springs.

The size of my broken torsion spring is 22' length, 2' internal diameter, 0.207' wire diameter. I am thinking to replace two torsion springs with the size of 22' length, 2' internal diameter, 0.218' wire diameter. From the research online, the 0.207' wire diameter spring is rated as 90 lb, and the 0.218' wire diameter spring is rated as 100 lb.

Is there any problem to replace the 0.207' wire diameter spring with the 0.218' wire diameter spring?

Thank you in advance!

The springs should have been matched to the weight of the door. Unless you know the springs were incorrect, why would you change the size?
The door will go up faster but will require additional force to get and keep it down. If you have an opener, it will cause a premature failure of the unit as the opener is engineered to guide a door, not hoist it up and down.
Ron

Joe Carola 12-18-2010 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by planet (Post 553266)
Recently, one of my garage door torsion springs was broken. I will ask a professional to replace the torsion springs. Before I call them, I want to know if the torsion springs can be replaced by the little large springs.

Why do you want to know before you call and ask when you can just ask them? They are the ones who will recommended and install for you anyway.

planet 12-19-2010 04:29 PM

Thank you all for the advices! I will check with the people who will replace the springs for this.


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