Coil Spring Adjustments


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Old 10-13-04, 12:45 PM
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Coil Spring Adjustments

How bad is it to adjust the coil springs. I need to remove some tension from mine.
 
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Old 10-13-04, 03:52 PM
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BAD!!!

There are variances in springs, cables, etc., but most spring work should be done professionally. CAN BE DANGEROUS.

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What type of hardware to you have?
Jamb/track or jamb/ pivot?
 
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I don't know the these terms, but the dual coil spring is mounted on the garage door header and has a reel at each end of the spring rod.

The reel has a cable that attaches to the bottom of the door.

The door is a five panel metal door.

The tracks go up both sides of the door and curve overhead.

I just added some weight to the door and it works great now.
 
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Old 10-21-04, 07:55 PM
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Dan,

I'm glad the extra weight helped solve the problem.

The type door/springs you described do sound like the one's I have, definitley not a diy project to fool with those springs.

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The type of equipment you have is a Jamb/Track. The track mounts to the door Jamb and the door travels up and then horizontally.

The spring mechanism has a "knuckle" on each outside end with 4, 3/8ths holes and a square headed course threaded machine screw, which acts as a set screw.

With the door in the down position and latched. (Generally the door open, its just in your way.)

With two 3/8th's rods, 24" long. Insert one of the rods into a hole in the "knuckle" and holding tightly to the rod, loosen the set screw, and when you feel the load or tensioun, that is the spring "unloading". Now insert the second bar for leverage. And to Keep the door balance;
 
 

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