installing torsion springs

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Old 05-04-02, 02:35 PM
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Can an average diy-er install torsion springs? We have a double garage door and one of the springs broke this morning. Also, do we need to replace both springs? Thanks
 
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Old 05-04-02, 02:55 PM
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jonesad,
No, the avarade, nor expert DIYer can replace garage door springs. This is positively a job for the professional garageman. Replaceing and properly tightening door springs can be very dangerous.
And, you will hear different advice on spring replacement. As info, I gambled five years ago and replaced one spring. So far so good. I can't remember, but it may not be that much more to replace both springs at the same time.
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Frewalt is correct. This is not a job for a DIYer. springs come in pairs. Even though only one broke, the other is not far behind it.
For a pro, this is an easy job, and not at all expensive. There are 134 different springs. Your door requires one of them, and you do not know which one. The pro can tell you. Good Luck
 
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