Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
DTro

Garage Door Spring Broke

Recommended Posts

Just happened to me. frown

Is this a pro job? Can I do this myself? I've heard that it can be dangerous.

I don't even know where to buy a spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never had to have a stretch style replaced, however 2 years ago I had one of my twist style springs bust on me. I had a local company replace them as it wasn't that much more than what I could buy two new springs for and I was also told it was a dangerous job to do. I watched the guy change them out and all I have to say is I'd personally never do it myself. Those springs are under a lot of load!

Stretch style spring, or twist style spring?

Stretch= do it yourself

Twist= Let a pro take care of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have replaced two different stretch styles in the last couple years. Really pretty easy. I bought the replacements at Fleet Farm.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it above the door torquetion spring (sp) or the coil springs on each side.If your mechanically incline and read instructions well and follow precautions there both fairly easy the torque spring being more dangerous and tougher.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has the two springs above the door opening in the middle.

I spoke with one repair tech. Sure, he'll get right back to me. That was 6 hrs ago......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got into this a few years back. First thing I learned was that you have to make sure you get the correct replacement, and you have to replace both at the same time - something about a need to balance out the load. You need to make a couple of bars to turn the springs to tighten them. 15-18 inch 1/2 diameter bars. Make sure the cables are wound tight. Then tighten the springs but be sure to count how many times you move the spring end and do the same number of moves on the other side.

If the bars get away from you they can get pretty nasty. Be careful or have your brother-in-law do it for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a pro do this..

It can be done, but not recommended. I am in the construction business, and I hire all the doors done. Much safer and they don't charge much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd also recommend having someone do this. I had one replaced a few years back and after watching the replacement I sure wouldn't want it getting away from me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I install garage doors I put the instructions back in the plastic bag and staple them to the header.

Darren, save yourself some fishing time and have a guy come out and fix your door.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have installed all 3 of my garage doors and two more at my parents. For me the springs where the easy part (a little tedious, but easy). Now hanging the track and lining everything up was the hard part.

It is up to your Dtro! I would price out doing it your self and have a garage dude come out. Step back and see what you are saving and if it would worth it. For me, I would say the magical mark would be around a $50.00. Anything under, it would be worth it for to have someone do it. Anything over, I would be doing it my self.

I like to save money and do things my self, but everyone is not like this.

Good luck dude and do not blow your scalp off!

No, I would say the biggest chance of injury would be during the tightening faze. One of the tightening bar tools could slap you in the head or arm, when you go to tighten the locking screw. You have more chance of gett the Bagebebe's scared out of you by something letting loose and the spring unloading. Just got to start back over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You cheapo shack!! laugh

From my point of view, don't call someone out unless you plan to at least consider hiring them. With Diesel at almost $4.50 a gallon, it would be respectful to the contractor to be up front about hiring him/her.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I meant you call them and get a quote over the phone, but good add note Roofer. If they want to come out, more power to them.

Like you said, with the price of gas now-a-days, to live good you have to be cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, I think I'll probably just pay someone to do it.

I verbally told a guy I'd like him to come over this weekend (said he could) and fix it, but I guess we define "call you right back" a little differently as I never heard back from him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I don't hear back from someone soon, I move on. To me that just reflects the type of work they will do. I think you are doing the right thing by having someone do it. I'm sure you could but in the chance you get injured is $50 worth not being able to fish all summer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this morning I called Superior Garage Door blindly and his response was, "can we get it done today?"

um.....yeah

$200 and 30 minutes later I was back in business. Upgraded springs that are warrantied for 10yrs and I'm still in one piece.

Sure is a breath of fresh air to call upon services that know how to do business. Answers the phone, is polite and knowledgeable, and makes sure you are happy before they leave.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
$200 and 30 minutes later I was back in business.

The mythical garage door tension spring has had a bad reputation put out on it in the years past.

Do one and you will see they are very gentle and kind when done correct grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't doubt that I could've done it myself, but I think I've actually tacked enough stuff in my house to make up for this one wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dtro,

That is a very good way to look at it and I am agreeing with you more and more every year

grin

"Off set the expenditure" is look'in more better all the time cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So you made the guy his fuel for a few days........

Don't you enjoy helping the world go round, rather than just worrying about yourself only, and saving a few bucks???

I understand this is a small project and a DIY HSOforum, but if we all did our own everything, we may as well go back to being farmers and trade with the natives. lol smile

Glad you got it fixed! Now you can rest easy it was done correctly and has a warranty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Hall of Fame? You must be joking...... Every player starts out like that. No one starts out with a 23 m dollar contract. He still averaged about 15 million per year for his career, that average probably goes up if he plays past 2018. I think he will be ok.
    • Joe was also the 74th highest paid player the year he won the MVP. You may say he is over paid now but he was underpaid 1st half of his career. @Bobby Bass   I don't think Joe is a future Hall of Famer, not even close to borderline but a great player none the less. I think if the Twins would have made a deeper playoff runs back when Morneau was healthy and Santana was Cy-young would have helped. But Joes playoff numbers are terrible. I could maybe see HOF if he would have stayed at catcher his entire career though..... But he will more than likely end up winning a gold glove at 2 positions, and with one being catcher that is pretty elite.
    • Big Dave most if not all pro contracts are paying you for what you have already done with the hope that you will continue to produce. Looking at todays contract Joe's is not to out of line for a future Hall of Famer
    • Great! He is finally earning a contract close to what he is being paid. 
    • thx.  directions are on the site below. just across river from college    http://www.munsingerclemens.com/the-gardens/munsinger-gardens 2 areas, up top and down by river
    • Free agency is far from a sure thing, if there are young centers out there (big if) you have to compete with maybe 10 or 20 other teams and pay way over what you should. You have control of nothing and are at the whims of a player everyone is chasing. Same with trades, very easy to swing and miss. By most account we were in on Ryan Johansen with the Preds but Columbus wanted Jones over Brodin and I don't blame them. 
    • Good stuff but time wiill tell. Not buying the "oh we might lose him as a UFA"...so what, with that kind of money we could buy just as good and younger to give us more of a future...which we desparately need to be thinking about.  Fletch is walking a tightrope and it is going to break IMO.
    • Come on BB, you are better than that. You as much as anyone know that ONE player doesn't make an NHL Team a Stanley Cup contender so why put that blame on him. Sure, a player like Crosby certainly helps, but we aren't talking about the money that Crosby is getting here either. Comparing Koivu's contracts to equivalent players with similar production is quite compelling. He has performed better than many of his peers for his current contract and with the lower AV of his new deal if he continues similar numbers it will be a bargain. I wasn't too happy about the NMC either, but I take that as a bargaining chip so CF didn't have to go with a longer term deal. 2 years is sufficient and I think it works well for both parties. You are right, there are many people out there with more knowledge about the market and what he could have gotten elsewhere and when it may have made sense to sign him, but the fact is you don't want to wait to sign him until after the season for if no other reason at all than to allow him to be a UFA and hear other offers. This will be my last post about the Koivu extension because clearly we don't see eye to eye on whether it made/makes sense, but I assure you there are a large number of "hockey minds" that are in agreement with me on this. Here is some afternoon reading for you: https://www.hockeywilderness.com/2017/9/20/16332552/mikko-koivu-contract-extension-minnesota-wild-criticism-overpaid-chuck-fletcher-cap-space
    • Red admiral i believe.
    • Btw......for you bass purists .... a couple days before the above success, I located mostly largemouth with one smallmouth on the edge of bulrushes adjacent to a deep drop off.  Probably a dozen fish in 20 casts with a Senko. Nothing of any real size. Always fun getting fish on four or five consecutive casts.
  • Our Sponsors