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Tom,
Have you tried local door companies? I replaced 4 of my home 10 x 8 springs a few years ago, & just picked them up local. They were very reasonable, & were able to match what I had from their stock. They stock all different types, & cut to spec for each door. It would be tough to do that on line.
Joe
 

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not yet
just broke this morning:furious:

thanks for the heads up:thumbsup:
The local guy will be able
to give you the best advice too.

If you haven't done this before....
Pretend that you are holding
a cocked, loaded gun to your head. :thumbsup:
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
thanks Neo:thumbsup:

i have installed and adjusted a few of these doors including this one:thumbsup:
the supplier is out of business,i called the guy who does my garage doors
and he doesn't install these

again thanks for the info and concern
 

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thanks Neo:thumbsup:

i have installed and adjusted a few of these doors including this one:thumbsup:
the supplier is out of business,i called the guy who does my garage doors
and he doesn't install these

again thanks for the info and concern
No insult intended.
Having seen the result of a guy
who didn't have the proper respect
for the energy stored in these things
I'm kind of boorishly evangelistic. :whistling
Holding a man's guts in with your
shirt can make a lasting impression.
 

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absolutly none taken,like i said ive worked with these before and respect the great energy these can store,and i would say the same thing you told me:notworthy
 

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those springs can be under tremendous tension and can hurt you bad apparently,its like anything else tho get the right parts,tools and info and
it was relatively easy
 

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Are you being dramatic Neo?
The situation was.
The bar he was using spun with the spring
and opened him up from the belt buckle
to the collar bone.
Turns out, there isn't all that much
holding your intestines in after all.
 

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thanks for sharing-sure it wasn't a pretty site. maybe someone will happen upon this and be reminded of the stored energy in a spring and the damage it can do.
 

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Tensioning one of those things is terrifying. I made the mistake of releasing the clamp on the bar with a 24" wrench attached. Unless you have done it before you have no idea what that looks like. I was 12" away form having my skull beat to a pulp. It's like sticking you head in a propeller, maybe worse.
 
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