- Garage door woes
I’d be very careful about bodging anything to do with the springs on garage doors.
I replaced the wire on one side of mine a year or so back – the energy stored in those springs is huge.
You really don’t want some bodge job going ‘spoing’ as your nearest and dearest are walking past.Posted 4 years agotowzerMember
get a bolt and get somebody with a grinder to shave the head – also have a check for low profile bolts
get a bit of metal that fits pivot hole, cut to length, drill a hole in each end (through) and put on two big washers and 2 big R clips on it either sidePosted 4 years ago
Any garage door experts around today?
I’ve got a Henderson double door on my garage and one of the hinges has failed. There’s a large pin joining the arm/spring assembly to the bracket on the frame which has sheared.
Here’s a photo of the other side which still works – the round pin is visible in the centre:
I’ve called 2 repair places and both have said the part isn’t available so all the gear would need to be replaced (c. ££900!).
Anyone had any similar experiences? Advice, recommendations?
Cheers in advance.Posted 4 years ago
the energy stored in those springs is huge
that’s very true. In fact I’m not sure how I’d stretch the thing far enought to re-join the 2 sections even if I can get a part
Have you spoken to Henderson
no, the local door repair place told me they no longer make garage doors. A bit of googling suggests they still do spares although I can’t find the bit I need. Will give them a call anyway.Posted 4 years agokingkongsfingerMember
Open the garage door and then dismantle the arm,it will not be under tension when open. Take it to a local car repair shop to get it welded. Im in the door game, Henderson’s are well known(as are all large manufactures) for pulling your pants down on after sales/spares, its where they make there money. A new door maybe cheaper!!! (Hormann, Cardale et al are all the same)Posted 4 years ago
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