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coltsfan 07-27-2006 09:06 PM

Installing garage door ???
 
My garage door came off track and twisted as a result, I am going to replace the door and the rails, How hard a job is this??

redline 07-27-2006 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by coltsfan
My garage door came off track and twisted as a result, I am going to replace the door and the rails, How hard a job is this??

What twisted the door or the rails?

The major concern when replacing a garage door is the spring. It is very dangerous if the tension is not properly released.


do a web search on how to replace a garage door. It is easier if you have two people.


:thumbsup:

coltsfan 07-27-2006 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redline
What twisted the door or the rails?

The major concern when replacing a garage door is the spring. It is very dangerous if the tension is not properly released.


do a web search on how to replace a garage door. It is easier if you have two people.


:thumbsup:

Both the door and the frame twisted, I got a little carried away trying to get the door up.:eek:

Pearce Services 07-28-2006 05:58 AM

If the spring is running parallel to the horizontal portion of the tracks, they are extension springs, and are relatively easy to work on for a DIYer. If the spring is above the door header, parallel to the door, it is a torsion spring, which is not a DIY project, since the springs are very dangerous.

Most Residential door have extension springs.

indymedic 08-02-2006 07:21 AM

DIY Garage door
 
I did it myself several years ago. I used one of those springs you tension with a dril. The scary part was undoing the old spring.

I probably took a big risk, but I just reached around the corner and clipped the cable with some cutters. Hindsight is 20/20 and I absolutely wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Installing the new door was a breeze. The new opener was a bit more trouble, simply because it was a new installation and there is a serious lack of framing to hang it from.

The directions that came with the door were very good, I think it was a Dalton brand.

Junebug 08-11-2006 02:59 AM

This happened to our roll up door, hubby got it back on track somehow...


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