Rex Burkheimer wrote:
> > After that, I just had to tighten the garage door
> > spring a few turns
> It probably should be mentioned here that adjusting those springs is not for
> the faint of heart. I understand (not from experience) that they can bite
> you bigtime if you don't know what your are doing.
You are correct. It's similar to undoing a coil
spring on a car: It can be done safely but it isn't
to be taken lightly.
One thing that helped immensely, my father had just installed
a garage door so he had the know-how and also the correct
metal rods that fit exactly into the adjusting holes. Without
slop it makes it a lot safer; I wouldn't try it with just
a long screwdriver or whatever else fit in the hole.
Trevor Boicey, P. Eng.
Ottawa, Canada, email@example.com
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