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  
dakotakid31

Garage door torsion spring replacement.

Recommended Posts

I'm not sure about the cost as it's been about 6 years. I do recall they suggested replacing both at the same time because it puts more stress on the older spring. Also It's cheaper to do 2 at the same time as opposed to doing 1 spring on two occasions. Look in your local paper or phone book some of the garage repair businesses will offer discount coupons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This has been discussed back and forth many times in this forum. You can google and get the instructions and then it simply boils down to whether you want to screw around and do it with the attendent risks, or spend $100-$150 to have a pro do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we paid about the same as Stick 3-4 years ago ... torsion installed. I would have tried it but the door looks like it weighs about 1,000 lbs. and the price was right. St. Cloud Overhead. Ask for Gary, I used to work with his wife.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please be careful. Years ago, a neighbor of mine had his arm broke by one of those springs.

After all - hunting season is just about here - and fishing is still going - we can't have a clipped wing for this fall....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just had mine done not that long ago...100 bucks and it took him like twenty minutes....hire it out...it's worth it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats why i didnt ask "how" to do it. Just wanted a idea of what it would cost. More than happy to pay a couple hundred to have both sides done. I need my arms to much..lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For anyone thinking of replacing their own springs. Hire it out. If you still are set on doing it yourself, you need to know that there is a left and a right spring. I didn't know that and got very lucky I didn't get hurt. One has red paint on the end and the other black. I don't remember which one was which since I tried it years ago. Whoever you buy them from should be able to tell you which one goes were.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do both sides at the same time. My dad replaced one of mine when it broke, then replaced the other side 2 weeks later. They are probably due to break again based on usage. I adjusted the tension on my door about a month ago and forgot how much pressure those springs put out. The process is not difficult to do but there is some danger if you don't know how to do it. Have steel rods that fit the holes precisely, you don't want any slop. Stand off to the side when tightening the springs, etc. I know how to do it but will hire someone to do it when the time comes. When you figure the total cost minus the cost of the springs, you aren't paying much for the labor and experience.

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

    • I have to stop procrastinating, ice will be here before I know it! I made a little progress lately, I painted the inside, installed cedar accessory boards and thermostat and hopefully by this weekend have the rubber flooring down. I also ordered the termination cap for the furnace, should be seeing that in the next week or so. I also have a custom cushion being built to fit my bench seating. Got a question on rattle reels, I am looking at the all aluminum ultimate  rattle reels. Anybody use them? They seem a little spendy but not too concerned about the price, looking to see if there are any reviews out there. If those don’t seem to fit your need, what other brands have u used and feedback on them would be nice also. I will take some pics this weekend for a quick update.  
    • Sport's Show is a great place. I purchased the grey Frabil for under $200.00 But that was 5 years ago
    • You mean like Chicago is doing with Hossa?  Great idea...think of the space that would clear up!
    • Six of us shot 10 on public land Saturday near Worthington.  Good day until the wind really kicked up at the end of the day.
    • I have trail camp pics of some yearlings sparring.
    • yea but dave we will never really know now will we!!!!!!!! woulda shoulda......... its  W for da good guys and  L fer dem other ones!!!!!!!!!
    • Parise Update:    Zach Parise, battling an undisclosed injury, was in a red jersey and skating on a line with Joel Eriksson Ekand Eric Staal. The goal for the past several days was for him to make his season debut this weekend. But early in practice, Parise left the ice and did not return. "I talked briefly with Chuck, but he said it was a setback. I don't know how much of a setback or anything," Boudreau said. "I know I talked to him before practice and he felt great. That's why he was in a red color and was ready to go. The next thing I know, somebody told me he went off. I don't know why he went off. Obviously, something didn't feel right."   My feelings is that he needs to be put on the LTIL and get 100%.
    • 4 at the most, maybe only 2 if they don't beat the Ravens....
  • Our Sponsors