This topic brought back an old memory. My old garage door (from the late 50) had the large springs on each side of the door. The springs were huge and under tension when the door was down. I nursed this poor door along for years. Then..... one night I went to the garage to get my favorite daddy beverage. Coming back I heard an awful sound and the next thing I knew I was slammed into the side of the wall, which made me spill my daddy drink (you can see where my priorities lie). Of all things, the spring mount just happened to snap right at the moment when I should not have been where I was. The spring alone weighed probably 15 pounds and a formidable flying projectile as I will attest. Fortunately, the event gave me no more brain damage than I already have but as you might imagine the general of the house said "the damn door is gone". And like Forest Gump: That was all she had to say about that.. My message is, restore the door. Sajeev has a really cool door and he did a great job bringing it back to its original beauty. However, don't neglect the hardware that makes doors function!!! If you have one of those old doors with the large springs on either side, be sure your mechanisms are inspected routinely. These springs flying around will damage your prize ____fill in the blank____ residing in the garage, or your noggin as it was in my case... If you have the modern style with the spring wrapped around a bar above the door, don't mess with it... Get the pros out if it needs to be adjusted. Be safe out there ladies and gents... Motor on!!!!
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