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    Garage Door torsion springs

    Does anyone know of a Des Moines supplier who will sell springs and winding bars?



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Two years ago I replaced the torsion bar on my garage door and I am pretty sure I bought the supplies from Wayne Dalton Central Iowa. This is their website.

    Wayne-Dalton Central Iowa in Ankeny, IA | 385 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    If it's a common brand Menard's can probably help you. That's where I went when one of mine broke, which scared the bejeebers out of me when it happened. Sounded like a 30-06 going off.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Careful with those things. Buddy of mine got hurt pretty good installing one.



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Careful with those things. Buddy of mine got hurt pretty good installing one.
    I used to do them my self maybe 30 to 50 of em. They are not hard to do just dangerous. I am older and wiser now. Call Adams door on NE 14th. 1-800-622-0011. You will be safe and you don't have to lift a finger.


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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Amega replaced both of mine for $230 installed.



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    I used to do them my self maybe 30 to 50 of em. They are not hard to do just dangerous. I am older and wiser now. Call Adams door on NE 14th. 1-800-622-0011. You will be safe and you don't have to lift a finger.
    I bought my springs from them (did it myself though).



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    There are only three things you need to know for this project if you do it yourself...

    9...1..1

    Good luck



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Quote Originally Posted by nfrine View Post
    There are only three things you need to know for this project if you do it yourself...

    9...1..1

    Good luck
    Obviously I have not done this before, but with the proper tools and some common sense it does not seem like that big of a deal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jcats322 View Post
    Obviously I have not done this before, but with the proper tools and some common sense it does not seem like that big of a deal.
    I have done it several times. You need to see what happens when things get away from you. If you are lucky, your soiled pants will clean up just fine. If you are not lucky, your dog won't even recognize you.



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    That spring has a LOT of power. I've helped with a couple, and IMO it's a scary business. One I was not involved in ended in my buddy's hand being skewered by a piece of shattered 2x4, when the spring tension broke it. I'd definitely leave it to the people who have the proper tools.


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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    That spring has a LOT of power. I've helped with a couple, and IMO it's a scary business. One I was not involved in ended in my buddy's hand being skewered by a piece of shattered 2x4, when the spring tension broke it. I'd definitely leave it to the people who have the proper tools.
    What was he using the 2x4 for, or was it from the frame?



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    One of my springs shot across the yard.


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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Just noticed the torsion part- the springs I replace myself were the ordinary/older style spring. Not sure if I would mess with one of these.



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    Re: Garage Door torsion springs

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Careful with those things. Buddy of mine got hurt pretty good installing one.
    I second this! Be Careful. I'm a "do-it-yourselfer" and will (& have) tackle pretty much any project in my house. But, I will never work on the torsion springs on a garage door. I have a friend who is blind in one of his eyes, along with a nasty scar on his face, because of one of those springs letting loose when working on it.


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