Garage door rollers

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Old 07-27-17, 07:33 AM
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Garage door rollers

Need to replace 30 garage door rollers. Ebay has the nylon wheel type for one quarter the cost at the big box stores. I am sure they both are made in Asia. Anyone have performance history with nylon rollers purchased from ebay? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 07-27-17, 07:55 AM
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Seeing that all garage doors are installed with steel wheels I would think Nylon would not hold up. However, if the material is Rulon then it's superior to steel and requires little or no lubrication.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 03:28 AM
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How big are your doors (heavy or light duty) Nylon rollers are fine if they have actual ball bearings. They make your door run quieter than steel. Even buying steel rollers you should look for a roller with actual ball bearings as apposed to the light duty bushing style... Be aware if you try to change the bottom roller, that bracket has tension on it and you could end up in the ER if you try to remove it.
 
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Doors are 9' wide by 8' high and weigh 150 pounds. I would change the lowest rollers with the door fully up so there is little or no tension from the extension springs. Is there a problem with this approach?
 
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150's not to bad but I would still use the heavy duty ball bearing nylon roller. Changing the bottom roller with the door clamped open and remove the lift cable tension by pulling it off the front pulley is safe
 
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