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Re: winding garage door springs

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Subject: Re: winding garage door springs
From: "TONY CLARK" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 22:05:56 -0600
> Do I just need a couple rods of the appropriate size to wind a little more
> tension into the spring?  Presumably I should put a rod in, hold it, and
> loosen what looks like a set screw, then wind a turn into it, reset the
> set screw, test, etc.?

For heavy doors, use pretty good steel rods . . I had one that bent my sorry
rebar rods when I put some heavy tension on them.
> Doors are pretty heavy... Should I do this with the garage door up or
> down?  Seems like the spring would have less tension on it if the door was
> up, but I dunno about how much access I'd have...

Mine would be impossible to access if the door is up

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