Experience of an older gentleman- new garage door.

Twisted_Metal

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Feb 26, 2004
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Bloomington, MN
My guy used a "Surewinder" on the springs.


I saw the tool but didn't get to see him use it.

There's a video in the link.

Neat tool, but expensive.
 

Knuckle Dragger

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Nov 2, 2002
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Waddell AZ
Two 3/8s extensions and some common sense is all you need. I would never pay to have the springs replaced. Lot's of scary stuff out there but the reality is they are like anything else, take your time and don't be a dumbass and you're fine.
 

danbrennan

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Mar 13, 1999
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Brighton, MI
"My wife couldn't understand why I didn't want to drive 1.5 hours 1 way to try and swap something I've never worked on in my life and hope it was right when I left. jim"

Your wife and my wife should start a club .. 😀
 

danbrennan

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Two 3/8s extensions and some common sense is all you need. I would never pay to have the springs replaced. Lot's of scary stuff out there but the reality is they are like anything else, take your time and don't be a dumbass and you're fine.
I paid someone to replace a spring the first time, did it myself the second time. It went okay, but it's one of those "just don't make any mistakes" jobs.
 

dcozzi

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May 1, 2002
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Phoenix, AZ
Gotta love experienced labor.
Even if you did it yourself, you would have to order/pick up the door sections, install them, then dispose of the old panels. I would have trouble hanging them by myself and there would probably be some dings in my new door by the end of it all. (Along with some blood and cuss words.)
 




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