<VV> Dor Springs

Padgett pp2 at 6007.us
Sat Oct 8 22:31:55 EDT 2005

>2. Install safety cables ASAP. I have them on mine, and the last time a
>spring snapped, it was fully contained. Basically, it's a piece of steel 
>that threads through the spring and is secured at either end. Lowes and Home
>Despot both sell the kits, and they're cheap.

This bears repeating: install the safety wires and make sure they are 
*firmly* attached at each end. When the door is down, the springs are fully 
extended and under the maximum pressure (why the spring above the top of 
the door is really safer, it is retained by the rod)..

If you do have a door with cables along the rails, inspect the cables for 
fraying at least every six months and replace when you see the first broken 
strand. Please.


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