Garage door springs

Old 02-03-14, 01:29 PM
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Garage door springs

I need to replace my springs. I know I have to weigh the door ( 9 x 7 ). What I don't know is - once I have the weight, do I split that between the 2 springs, or do I get each spring rated for that other words......

If the door weighs 200 lbs. do I get 2 x 100 lbs. springs, or do I get 2 x 200 lbs. ?.

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Look on the outside of the springs.
There should be a color code right on the spring that will tell which one to buy.
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Old 02-03-14, 02:22 PM
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IIRC...and it's been a while...if the door is get two springs rated at 200. Pretty sure it says on the package/label.

If you buy a 2 pack at HD, Lowes or similar...the instructions are pretty clear.
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If you use two springs and your door weighs 200 pounds, then you will need two springs rated at 100 pounds each. Here is a real good web site with tons of great info:

Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs

I have ordered springs from them as well, good and quick service.

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